Fans of Sotto Sotto suffered a momentary panic attack when owner Ricardo Ullio posted a photo on Facebook of a fire at the restaurant, captioned “Nothing like coming to work and seeing that Sotto Sotto almost burned down.” Luckily, the small roof fire was controlled and the restaurant was able to open for business. (via)
What Now Atlanta reports that Dancing Goats Coffee Bar will be the first official resident of the new Ponce City Market. They will move in to a temporary space until a larger, more permanent storefront is available.
A new plan for the proposed restaurant revamp at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been released, and Thomas Wheatley reported that The Varsity, Varasano's Pizzeria and The Real Chow Baby are among the first to be tapped to open locations in the airport. The city’s transportation committee voted on vendors on Wednesday, rejecting several other local favorites.
OpenTable surveyed diners to compile a list of the Top 100 Restaurants of 2011. Atlanta represents with Bones and Woodfire Grill.
A few shifts over at Sprig in Decatur - Britt Cloud has been promoted to Chef de Cuisine and Nick Ladikos joins the team as as General Manager. Their new, seasonal menu also adds half portions for lighter eaters or those wishing to try a few different dishes.
Concentrics is bringing back their yearly cash promotion. Join their email database, follow them on Facebook or visit their website to score $12 off your bill of $25 or more, in honor of 2012. Participating locations are ONE. midtown kitchen, TWO urban licks, TAP, PARISH and Murphy’s.
In openings and closings news this week...
STK officially opens today, so go get you some sexy steak.
Burger Tap opened Wednesday in Morningside.
The new Chipotle at Emory Village is open and ready to serve you mega burritos.
Smashburger will open their Sandy Spring location on December 28.
In case you missed Cliff’s report, Ansley standby Tierra will be closing in February. The owners cite a changing business climate and increasing rent in the area as key factors in the decision.
Gravity Pub, one of the oldest bars in East Atlanta Village, closed down late last week.
Spades, a local Southern cooking meat and three in Kirkwood, has closed.
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