Friday, February 10, 2012

Gravy Train: "Top Chef" auditions in Atlanta, get funky at The Boom Boom Room

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Sushi Nami
Pack your knives and all that jazz. "Top Chef" is holding an Atlanta-area audition on February 25 at Empire State South. Truth be told, the audition information says no knives are needed - but don’t forget your A-game (seriously, it’s a requirement).

Tavern 99 is bringing sexy back with The Boom Boom Room, a new weekend bar-within-a-bar concept in the Buckhead bar’s back room. They’ll serve a menu of flatbread pizzas (including some dessert pizzas), and DJ Romeo Cologne will spin 70’s and 80’s funk on Fridays. The Boom Boom Room is open Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

Brown’s BBQ, which has been in the catering business for a while now, recently opened a brick-and-mortar location at 2148 Johnson Ferry Road in the Chamblee area. They’ve got all the classic barbecue favorites. Brown’s is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Sunday.

What Now Atlanta reports in on Big Kahuna, a new Cali-Mex restaurant opening in SunTrust Plaza downtown. According to the press release, the restaurant will “feel like sitting in a friend’s beach house,” which should be interesting in the middle of downtown. The owners plan to open multiple locations.

Sushi Nami, which currently has a location in Alpharetta, is opening a new Sandy Springs outpost on Glenridge Drive. Sushi Nami’s menu includes a large variety of sushi, plus small plates and entrees for people who “don’t like raw stuff.” The new location will open near the end of the month.

New York Butcher Shoppe, which has locations in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, recently opened a Midtown location on Monroe Drive. They carry a selection of sandwiches, prepared meals, and specialty meats.

Tomorrow’s News Today breaks the news that Slack’s Hoagie Shack has closed in TOWN Brookhaven. This is the first concept to fail in the fairly new development.

Over on Decatur Metro, word is that Colbeh Persian Kitchen will take over the Zucca Pizza space on Decatur Square. Zucca isn't closed yet, but it sounds like their days are numbered.

Teriyaki Experience will be one of the newest additions to the airport. They’ll open a location in the Atrium by next year. The quick-service restaurant currently has one Atlanta location on Howell Mill Road.

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