Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gravy Train: A new chef at Abattoir, Decatur is tasty

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Farm Burger
  • Farm Burger helps earn Decatur a tasty title
Tyler Williams has been named the new Executive Chef at Abattoir. Williams has worked at Bacchanalia since 2010. In the official release, chef-owner Anne Quatrano said “[Williams] is extremely dedicated to creating a one-of-a-kind culinary experience for our guests while sharing our passion for fresh ingredients.”

Southern Living included Decatur on their list of Top Ten Tastiest Towns in the South. The article gives shout outs to Cakes & Ale, No. 246 and Farm Burger. Voting is now open to pick the tastiest town of them all, so head on over and support Decatur. As of this posting, we’re lagging way behind other foodie cities like Charleston and New Orleans.

Kevin Gillespie was included in the food and wine section of Forbes 30 Under 30, a who’s who of up-and-comers around the country.

What Now Atlanta has details on East Paces Tavern, a new California and Mexican spot replacing a former Abbadabba's location in Buckhead.

Starting January 2, Chick-fil-A is adding Tortilla Soup to their menu - available through the end of March. The soup has shredded chicken and navy, northern, and black beans, topped off with with seasoned tortilla strips. According to Chick-fil-A, seasonal soups may become a regular thing - much like their popular special edition milkshakes. The soup was field tested at Atlanta-area Dwarf House and Truett's Grill locations.

The Pullman in Kirkwood, set to open in early 2012, is chugging along and posting daily pictures of their progress on Facebook. The gastropub will open in the formers Ace’s/Jak’s All In space.

The Sun Dial was included in a list of the World’s Best Spinning Restaurants. Good to know Atlanta is keeping up with trendy spots like Vegas and Dubai- though Singapore one-ups us with a restaurant that rotates vertically.

Tattoos and booze? Inkaholiks, a Buckhead tattoo parlor/lounge/salon hybrid, is applying for a liquor license. Just hope the artists aren’t tossing one back in between clients!

Atlanta coffee shops have been the target of a series of laptop thefts over the past few months, and it’s always nice to hear that someone finally got caught! After a recent robbery at Drip in Glenwood Park, police apprehended several suspects for the thefts. They were also able to track down many of the stolen items via Craigslist.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit celebrated the grand opening of their new Kennesaw location last Friday. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is located on Ridenour Boulevard.

Note: Updated to reflect East Paces Tavern will replace a former Abbadabba's, which now has a new Buckhead location on Roswell Road.

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