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Friday, October 21, 2011

Gravy Train: Baton Supper Club, Hurricane Grill coming to Georgia

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So, we heard that the team from M. Wells is serving a few pop-up dinners at Gato Bizco in Candler Park, but now Thrillist is reporting that this is just the beginning. The Candler Park restaurant will host a series of supper club dinners called Baton.

Hurricane Grill and Wings, described as having a laid-back, beachy vibe, has signed a large expansion agreement that includes adding 22 locations in North Georgia and Alabama. The wings franchise currently has dozens of locations throughout Florida and a few others scattered around the United States, but none in Georgia. Their casual menu focuses on the 30 flavors of wings, but also includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Hurricane Grill is a full service restaurant with a sports bar-like atmosphere.

Eater confirms that Bluepointe is slated to close, and that we’ll also see Pano’s opening soon, sharing a space with 103 West.

The Boxcar Grocer, a new independent grocery store focused on natural foods, is opening in Castleberry Hill. They will carry local, organic produce and other regional goodies like High Road Craft Ice Cream and Savannah Bee Honey. They plan to be open within the next few weeks.

Urban Daddy introduces us to Tastee Truck - Atlanta’s first grilled cheese food truck. Tastee Truck will be making the usual rounds on the food truck circuit, and plans to spend lots of time in Buckhead serving hungry bar-goers. They offer a few different varieties of cheese, plus add-ons like chorizo, pulled pork, caramelized onions.

Georgia’s first location of Nothing Bundt Cakes (bet you can guess what they sell) is opening soon in Sandy Springs. The cake shop has nine signature flavors and also offers decorated bundt cakes for special occasions.

The newest Yogli Mogli, located in Tech Square opened this week.

And yet another yogurt shop is opening - Swirlin’ Twirlin’ will open this month in Decatur.

Isabella’s Cafe, a short-lived spot in Decatur on West College, has closed.

Justin Amick, General Manager and Beverage Director of Atlanta’s Parish Foods & Goods, recently impressed the pants off of some wine experts, receiving the highest score on the Advanced Sommelier Exam and earning the prestigious Rudd Scholarship. The next phase in the rigorous certification process will be the Master Sommelier Diploma Exam, a test only 186 people have passed worldwide.

Chicago-based Harold’s Chicken Shack seems to finally be moving along on their Edgewood Avenue location, first mentioned on this blog more than two years ago. The fried chicken restaurant has filed for a number of construction permits over the past two weeks.

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