The Beer Growler, a shop out of Athens, is reportedly looking at space in Avondale Estates for their first Atlanta-area shop. Avondale is apparently working on some legislation changes that would make it possible for the shop, which will sell to-go specialty draft beers, to start pouring.
OMG Taco is said to be coming to Little Five Points. The restaurant will serve fusion tacos that combine Korean and Mexican flavors. Sounds a bit similar to the flavors found at Hankook (and also served by the Yumbii truck).
Mike Blum of The Real Chow Baby announced that he’ll be launching a new concept called Yum Bunz that will serve Dim Sum. The restaurant will serve items like bao and steamed dumplings. Blum told Atlanta Magazine that he was inspired by food truck trends and the idea of offering a healthier take on fast food. He hopes to open the first location by late summer/early fall.
Little Cafe Paris closed suddenly after only a few months of serving up coffee and crepes in Ormewood Park. The owner says the closing was due to an immigration issue that prevented the owner from returning to Atlanta.
Cafe 640 (formerly Cafe di Sol) will be hosting a weekly crawfish boil beginning this Sunday. For $14 per person, diners will get a pound-and-a-half of steaming crawfish, local andouille sausage, and fresh corn and potatoes. There will also be live music and $14 Peroni pitchers.
Sweet Auburn Curb Market announced that J. M. Wilkerson Construction won the bid for a major overhaul of the market’s space, to be funded by the federal stimulus. According to Pamela Joiner, the market’s General Manager, they are most excited about making changes to the market’s exterior - giving it a little more curb appeal. The market will remain open during renovations.
Will Harris of White Oak Pastures was named Georgia’s 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Harris, whose Early County farm produces grass-fed beef, is the president of the Georgia Organics Board of Directors as well as the beef director of the American Grass-Fed Association.
You can now have desserts delivered to your doorstep by Sift, an online, delivery-based bakery. The specialize in smaller desserts, serving 1 - 4 people, rather than giant cakes. They offer a variety of cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, tarts and more. They recommend ordering 48 hours in advance, though most items can be made within 24 hours. (via Daily Candy)
Mirko Pasta expects to open their three newest locations - Buckhead, Roswell and Marietta - in June. No date has been announced for the Toco Hills location.
Au Pied de Cochon will reportedly reopen as a "Nouveau Southern" restaurant headed up by Art Smith, who currently operates TABLE fifty-two in Chicago (where he lives), and Art and Soul in Washington D.C. The new spot is slated for September.
3 Legged Cowboy, located on Monroe in Midtown, is closing down this weekend. They plan to continue hosting dance parties in other locations, and the owners told Facebook fans that they hope to find a new location to call home.
Highland Tap will be going smoke-free as of May 1.
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