Atlanta Restaurant Updates: new places & faces
Posted 03 November 2004 - 07:27 PM
SHOUT, the latest entry from the Here to Serve group- TWIST, GOLDFISH and NOCHE, will bring 18,000 square feet of dining excitement to the former COUNTRY PLACE location in Midtown's Colony Square. It will feature a bi-level layout with two kitchens; a tapas bar and a 4,00 square foot roof top bar. A hot spot at 14th@ Peach.
Speaking of 14th @ Peach, look out for a Bob Amick, Bill Johnson collaboration in the sleek 1180 Peachtree Tower (aka Symphony Tower) by spring of 2005.
The former COMMUNE location at 14th and Howell Mill (Westside) is being renovated into a Thai restaurant, slated to open in 6 weeks.
The Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead's AU PIED DU COCHON top toque, Chef Pery, is the former head chef at the Intercontinental Houston.
Posted 04 November 2004 - 10:25 AM
The ever changing Atlanta restaurant scene will have some new places and new faces coming this fall.
The Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead's AU PIED DU COCHON top toque, Chef Pery, is the former head chef at the Intercontinental Houston.
details on the new Au Pied du Cochon in Atlanta
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:44 PM
1. Look out for a possible HereToServe, Bill Johnson collaboration at Atlantic Station.
2. Word on the street is that Gary Meenie of CANOE fame is looking at a Brookwood Station location-WOLFGANG PUCK EXPRESS-on the developments third level.
3. CASSIS, a tapas bar, located at 511 Peachtree Street, across from Crawford Long Hospital, is under construction at a former niteclub site.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:51 PM
3.CASSIS,a tapas bar ,located at 511 Peachtree Street-across from Crawford Long Hospital-is under construction at a former niteclub site.
Interesting choice for a name, given that there was a restaurant of the same name in the old Nikko/Grand Hyatt not so very long ago. But then the target demographic is unlikely to know that.
Location very close to Django, a restaurant/nightclub sort of affair that on our single visit a couple of months ago was serving pretty terrible food and worse drinks.
Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:35 PM
QUINONES ROOM, named for James Quinones, the FLOATAWAY manager who was killed by a drunk driver several years ago, will raise the Atlanta fine dining bar yet another notch.
There will be one seating for 25 to 30 people, per night, with several servers who will mix drinks, serve, and generally take complete care of diners' every need. Depending on the wines, the eight or nine course dinner will run from $80 to $200 a head. The menu will change daily and the tab will be paid upfront.
Posted 07 December 2004 - 04:43 PM
Posted 09 December 2004 - 10:59 AM
TABLE 1280 RESTAURANT and TAPAS LOUNGE, a restaurant and tapas bar, will face the piazza and sculpture garden which will highlight the expansion's urbane village of the arts. It will have a dramatic glass front that will allow people watching from within the restaurant, as well as a patio. A family-oriented cafeteria will take over the current museum dining space and the lobby of the new Wieland Pavilion will offer a coffee bar.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 05:06 PM
Chef Winslade is returning to the fold as he was the opening chef for TOM TOM.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:55 PM
Profile on Chef Winslade from Buckhead Life Restaurants
Bluepointe and Chef Ian have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, and numerous regional and local publications and broadcast programs. Chef Ian also was selected as the “2000 Chef of the Year” by Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, was named “Rising Star of America Cuisine” by the James Beard Foundation and cooked at the Beard House in February 2001.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:31 AM
The bigger rumor is that it is in preparation for heading up Bob Amick's third resto under construction, 1180 Peachtree Tower (14th@Peach), a French brassiere tentatively titled TROIS.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:25 AM
Raving Brands, the parent corporation of MOE'S, MAMMA FU'S et al, will be rolling out two new brands.
BONEHEAD'S, a seafood concept and a still developing bar-be-que concept.
FOGAO GAUCHO, a Marietta based Brazilian steakhouse is planning a downtown Atlanta location.
PERI PERI, a unique roasted chicken fast food concept from Here to Serve, has opened in midtown's Colony Square next to it's soon to be opened sibling, SHOUT.
THE REAL CHOW BABY, a create your own stir fry resto and bar, will open this month in the hot Howell Mill corridor in West intown.
Edited by micropundit, 10 January 2005 - 06:31 PM.
Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:53 PM
THE SPOTTED DOG, a gastropub, will open this spring in the former Fire house no. 11, next to the North avenue Marta station.
SAMPAN will be the name of the upscale asian restaurant that replaces COMMUNE in the toney Westside shopping district.
Word on the street is that uber chef Kevin Rathbun is already eyeing a second location site. It may be right across the street from RATHBUN'S.
Posted 19 January 2005 - 08:32 AM
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 05:21 PM
Joel Antunes of JOEL will be opening FORUM SUNDRY SHOP, a food, beer and wine shop in the Forum development where the restaurant is located. A Buckhead version of STAR PROVISIONS?
The Atlanta Braves are opening CHOP HOUSE II at Turner Field. It will be several levels above the original both in terms of location and offerings.
Watch out for MILLTOWN ARMS, a gastropub, opening this Spring in the increasingly trendy Cabbagetown neighborhood.
Last, Patti Roth, the opening chef at Downtown's LUXE, has moved on.
Posted 26 January 2005 - 03:35 PM
FATBURGER,a long time LA mainstay,has opened it's first ATL location in the Buckhead plaza,Piedmont & Sidney Marcus.
Before they land in Atlantic Station,in a location directly across from New York fave ROSA MEXICANO,the Here to Serve group is intereted in opening a pizza joint on Monroe Drive near I-85 called PIEBAR.
Edited by micropundit, 27 January 2005 - 12:25 PM.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 02:51 PM
Chef Doug Turbush,late of NAVA,has been tapped to replace Ian Winslade at BLUEPOINTE.Chef Winslade will be the opening chef at the highly anticipated SHOUT,which is scheduled to open in February.Chef Turbush will be replaced at NAVA by Atlanta native,Tom Harvey.
Restaurant Associates-a renowned New York firm that developed such hotspots as BRASSERIE-will open TABLE 1280 RESTAURANT and TAPAS LOUNGE at the High Museum in September.Renzo Piano,the world famous architect who designed the High's $130 million expansion,will design the exterior and Bergmeyer Associates,Inc. of Boston-RADIUS-will work with Piano on the interior.The restaurant will feature white walls,light wood floors and charcol banquettes to match it's cool, American brasserie cuisine .TABLE 1280 will also stock it's cellar with cases of select vintage finds from the great American wine regions,as featured in the High's annual wine auction.
Edited by micropundit, 31 January 2005 - 06:26 PM.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 09:02 AM
The 14th @Peach corridor has seen several new dining options emerge recently. Local media accounts of the soon to be opened SHOUT,an 18,000 sq ft tapas bar/restaurant/lounge,and the still in design 13,000 sq ft restaurant in the 1180 Peachtree tower(aka Symphony Tower) ,which will look directly into the new Symphony Center,have fueled a sense of excitment about the emerging dining scene there. A Calatrava entry would hit an even higher note.
Edited by micropundit, 09 February 2005 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 12:19 PM
Gary Menne,opening chef at CANOE,has left to head his own 9,000 sq ft restaurant in Brookwood Station.The chop house style resaurant will be named TAURUS,Chef Menne's astrological sign.
If you are in the downtown area around lunch, do youself a favor and drop by LES FLEUR De LIS CAFE. It is located in the lobby of the Healy building on Broad street and is truly a taste of France in downtown Atlanta.
Edited by micropundit, 11 February 2005 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:42 PM
Speaking of Bob Amick,press reports out of Orlando have him opening a restaurant in the suburb of Winter Park this fall named LUMA.
Downtown Atlanta could add another upscale restaurant to its expanding roster.The owner of the LANDMARK DINER,an Atlanta based chain-it is now up to 6 locations-of 24 hour diners,is slated to open an upscale restaurant featuring Greek cuisine in the Georgia Pacific tower this fall.
In other downtown news,NIKOLIA'S ROOF has welcomed back Herve Pennequin as sommelier after a 5 year absence.Mr.Pennequin worked in New York,LA and Athens during that time.He is currently one step away from being designated as a Master French sommelier,a first for an American.
CHE,the Buckhead tapas restaurant has closed.Many will remember it as the location of the short lived BLAIS.
Edited by micropundit, 21 February 2005 - 06:35 PM.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:57 PM
Catleberry Hill,Atlanta's emerging downtown arts district,will get some new dining options to go along with its growing gallery roster.The owners of No Mas Productions,the Midtown West Mexican art and furnishings warehouse,will be moving their main warehouse along with two restaurants-WASABI,a Japanese restaurant and NO MAS CAFE- to Castleberry Hill this summer.
Word on the street is that the SIA's team-SIA's,an outside the Perimeter hotspor and MITRA,a Midtown newcomer that is keeping them coming back for more-is looking to Midtown's industrial district for its third restaurant.
Posted 13 March 2005 - 05:00 PM
Phillip Haddad,long of Peachtree Hills favorite PHILLIP'S,has moved on.After a parting of the ways at the eponymous restaurant,Chef Phillip is working at Midtown's MADISON GRILL.He is also offering private cooking lessons.
Former bad boy Paul Luna-LUNA SI,LUNATIQUE-has left the building.After several stints beginning in 1992 with BICE,Paul has packed up his toque and moved to Washington,DC where plys his trade at the OVAL ROOM.
An Atlanta face may be showing up in Charlotte soon.According to reports coming out of the Queen City,a Charlotte outpost of the Here to Serve Restaurants PRIME-a Steak/Sushi spot located in the toney Lennox Square Mall-is in the offing in a proposed Uptown mixed use high rise slated for completion in 2007.
Posted 17 March 2005 - 08:07 AM
According to local press reports,the dynamic brother duo who produced MF SUSHI and NAM-which was just named to the top 10 restaurant listing for 2005 by AJC dining critic,Meridith Ford-is planning a new concept called RED BOWL.No additional information is currently available.We will be following this closely,so stay tuned.
Finally,the proposed tapas bar originally reported to be named CASSIS at 511 Peachtree St now has a sign that says VERVE coming soon and is sporting the steel framing of what should be a killer roof top experience.
Posted 17 March 2005 - 10:36 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:27 AM
While I am on the topic of departing chefs: William Koval,formerly head chef at Dallas'THE FRENCH ROOM,will be cooking with chefs in Atlanta and other cities to hone his skills before he takes the helm at the under construction,Joule Urban Resort's restaurant in downtown Dallas.His mission:to create"the best restaurant in the Soouthwest".
Edited by micropundit, 25 March 2005 - 12:05 PM.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:35 PM
Brookhaven residents and other fans of HAVEN,the 2 year old neighborhood hot spot, will soon have another restaurant in the mix.The owners of HAVEN are planning a summer opening for their latest venture:MIX.Look for an even bigger helping of urban chic in the neo- Buckhead hood.
SAMPAN CAFE,the hip,fast casual spot of the upscale Westside restaurant SAMPAN is now open.The prices are right and it has a witty ,whimsical decor.SAMPAN opens April 21 st.
On a personal note,run-do not walk-to ANN'S SNACK BAR.The eastside home of the "Ghetto Burger"is a culinary experience you have got to have,at least once.After reading about it in ATLANTA MAGAZINE and CREATIVE LOAFINgG for years ,I finally took the plunge.WOW: if it takes two hands to eat a whopper,then it will two people to eat a GB.Half of the fun is watching(and waiting) the process.Everything but the kitchen sink goes on this leviathan. But the wait is worth it! I will spare you the further details except that the address is:
1615 Memorial Drive (I-20 @ Memorial) and the number is 404.687.9207.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:48 PM
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:23 AM
The Atlanta based Raving Brands restaurant portfolio -MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL,MAMA FU'S ASIAN HOUSE-has just added two more restaurants in the Atlanta market.DOC GREEN'S GOURMET SALADS joins the growing restaurant row along in town Ponce de Leon avenue and PJ's COFFEE and WINE BAR in Marietta will serve high end coffees and affordable wines,domestic and imported,as well as cheeses,sandwiches and desserts.Look for these brands to arrive in a neighborhood close to you soon.
TWO URBAN LICKS,the latest of restaurant guru Bob Amick's creations,has not only captured the attention-and wallets-of the locals but it now has the nation's as well.The April edition of eGullet writer and author John Mariani'son-line news letter features the Atlanta hot spot.As if it could get any more popular.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 10:38 AM
atlanta(04/15/2005) - ATLANTA, GA - Restaurateur Kevin Rathbun, owner of the award winning restaurant Rathbun's, and wife Melissa Rathbun & partners Kirk Parks and Cliff Bramble, are opening a new exciting Mediterranean Wine Bar called "KROG BAR" in Inman Park.
KROG BAR will be located in Inman Park at the same complex that Rathbun's is located in called the Stove Works at 112 Krog Street. It will feature Mediterranean-inspired cold "small plates", International wines as well as gelatos and coffee. KROG BAR will be open Monday through Saturday evenings.
The Johnson Studio, who created Rathbun's stunning dining room, is designing an old world look for KROG BAR. KROG BAR will have 40 seats, five tables, a walk-up bar and a patio with five tables overlooking KROG STREET in Inman Park.
Rathbun says, "Krog Bar will offer locals the opportunity to get a small bite, have a great glass of wine and mingle with their friends in the neighborhood". Surrounded by Inman Park, Decatur, Virginia Highland, Cabbage Town and the new growing Downtown area, Krog BAR is the perfect upscale bar setting for this changing warehouse area. KROG BAR will be open in July of 2005.