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Atlanta Police raided the 'Virginia Highland Food Truck Wednesdays' event last week. Five trucks received citations for lack of proper permits. The AJC's Jon Watson spoke with Officer John Chafee of the APD, who said the License and Permits Unit "was responding to an anonymous complaint regarding food trucks operating in the Virginia Highlands area.” Event organizer Bettie Cagle confirmed that this weeks event will take place as planned.
Chef Shane Devereux (The Lawrence, Top FLR, and Dinner Party) will take on the roll as Corporate Chef for The Peasant Restaurants group. Initially, Devereux will focus on Downtown's Peasant Bistro, and possibly lend a hand at sister restaurant Campagnolo. Devereux remains to be a partner at The Lawrence and will continue to work there every Thurs.-Sun. night, Eater reports.
NaanStop is officially open Downtown at 64 Broad St. Based on the former Calif. food truck, NaanStop is open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. offering classic Indian dishes with a modern twist.
In case you missed it, H&F Bread Co. now sells bread from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at its new space (1401 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.) near Bone Garden Cantina. More recently, we hear that celebrated head baker Rob Alexander has left H&F for Alon's Bakery. More details as they arise.
Swit Bakery and Cafe on the Westside has closed, but plans to reopen as a bistro and bar with a new name.
Mamanoes Grocery Shop, "an old-school but upscale bodega" based out of Birmingham, Ala., will soon open on the corner of Tenth and Peachtree St. in the former Jocks & Jills Sports Grill space. Originally scheduled for Aug. 21, the store's opening was postponed "[d]ue to unforeseen circumstances."
Specializing in Northern Thai cuisine, Mint 3 (132 10th St.) has opened in the space that formerly housed The Tenth. MidtownPatch reports that according to signage, Mint 3 is open daily for lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., for dinner at 5 p.m., and will stay open until 2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.
What Now, Atlanta reports that Olde Towne Tavern and Grille (360 Pharr Road) recently reopened as Tavern 360. Olde Towne originally opened in Jan. 2012 and announced that the establishment was under new management via Facebook in Jul.
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