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Restaurants & Coffee Houses => Metro Atlanta => Topic started by: Carl Muth on November 30, 2009, 10:16:59 PM

Title: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on November 30, 2009, 10:16:59 PM
Kampai (Medlock Bridge and Stonecrest Mall) is building a new location at 1250 Scenic Hwy in Lawrenceville. http://www.kampaisushi.com

Disclaimer:  I am not associated with Kampai Sushi.  
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on November 30, 2009, 10:53:46 PM


New Chops&hops resto going in just South of Athens.  I have no opening date, but some of the principals are folks we/I know.

http://chopsandhops.com/index.php (http://chopsandhops.com/index.php)

Disclaimer:  I am not associated with Chops&hops.  I just wanted to start a discussion on up coming restaurants!

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on December 01, 2009, 08:12:13 AM
Prohibition will open on Thursday, December 3rd at 56 East Andrews Drive in Andrews Square.
http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2009/11/30/speakeasy-called-prohibition-to-open-in-buckhead/?cxntfid=blogs_food_and_more (http://tiny.cc/TKgBb)

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: tanline on December 01, 2009, 10:35:31 AM
Havana has reopened at the corner of Clairemont/Buford Hwy...  Another Havana is scheduled to open in front of NE Plaza on Buford Hwy.  Not sure which is which?  Anybody know which is one is associated with the old Havana?
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Post by: HaagenDazs on December 01, 2009, 11:05:44 AM
I've certainly not taken the time to personally investigate but here's a little tidbit of info from B.G.

http://blissfulglutton.blogspot.com/2009/10/big-trouble-in-little-havana-will-real.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on December 01, 2009, 11:06:37 AM
Havana has reopened at the corner of Clairemont/Buford Hwy...  Another Havana is scheduled to open in front of NE Plaza on Buford Hwy.  Not sure which is which?  Anybody know which is one is associated with the old Havana?

I'm not positive, but I think it's some kind of grudge match between the former owners of the original down by N. Druid Hills.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on December 01, 2009, 12:34:09 PM
Just to revive some info posted on the old AC board...

There's a slightly updated website available for Hugh Acheson's Empire State South which includes a brief overview of his plans for the new restaurant opening in April 2010.

http://www.empirestatesouth.com/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on December 07, 2009, 06:39:00 PM
The Quote function isn't working, so here is some more info that I just Found on Havana Sandwich http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2009/11/havana-restaurant-crisis.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on December 07, 2009, 07:01:28 PM
The Quote function isn't working, so here is some more info that I just Found on Havana Sandwich http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2009/11/havana-restaurant-crisis.html

What's not working about the quote function?    tell me more...  wirks for meeeee?

Thanks for posting about the Havana Sandwich Shop...

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on December 09, 2009, 06:08:02 PM
Hey CALOTP or northside - do you guys know anything about Douceur de France on Alpharetta Street?  It could be one of those things that has been there for a while and I just noticed it.  Then again the website says it's supposed to be open before Thanksgiving.  Of course it's not a huge surprise that they aren't open yet but just wondering...?

http://douceurdefrance.com/ddf_roswell.htm
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on December 09, 2009, 06:31:13 PM
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Post by: Northside Food on December 09, 2009, 08:07:32 PM
Hey CALOTP or northside - do you guys know anything about Douceur de France on Alpharetta Street?  It could be one of those things that has been there for a while and I just noticed it.  Then again the website says it's supposed to be open before Thanksgiving.  Of course it's not a huge surprise that they aren't open yet but just wondering...?

http://douceurdefrance.com/ddf_roswell.htm

Nope. But I haven't been that way in awhile. I'll keep an eye out.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bettylouski on December 09, 2009, 08:32:11 PM
Hey CALOTP or northside - do you guys know anything about Douceur de France on Alpharetta Street?  It could be one of those things that has been there for a while and I just noticed it.  Then again the website says it's supposed to be open before Thanksgiving.  Of course it's not a huge surprise that they aren't open yet but just wondering...?

http://douceurdefrance.com/ddf_roswell.htm

Looks like it's another branch of the one in Mayretta.  http://www.douceurdefrance.com/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on December 13, 2009, 07:25:42 AM

Hot Dog Factory

In Smyrna, 1529 Spring Street next to the old Da Vinci's location.  Hope for a high-end dog option, but it's probably unlikely in this strip and with that name....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on December 13, 2009, 05:17:52 PM
CB is blogging on the Creative Loafing site that the gang at Top Floor have taken a lease on the space above Over da Edge on Boulevard and Edgewood.

Anyone able to fill in any more details on their plans?  Relo?  2nd location?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: TrickyD on December 14, 2009, 04:10:54 PM
Wife has claimed to seen a sign on Canton next to 946 South saying "INC - street food coming soon".  Says it (the sign) looks trendy.  Not sure what that means, but I'll try to drive by and see if I can corroborate the sighting.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on December 14, 2009, 04:24:17 PM
It's from the owners of Red Salt/Salt Factory next door. Same chef.
Word is it may open mid-January.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bogiesmom on December 15, 2009, 07:37:20 AM
Havana has reopened at the corner of Clairemont/Buford Hwy...  Another Havana is scheduled to open in front of NE Plaza on Buford Hwy.  Not sure which is which?  Anybody know which is one is associated with the old Havana?

I'm not positive, but I think it's some kind of grudge match between the former owners of the original down by N. Druid Hills.

I have been to the new one at Clairmont and Buford - same great Cuban sandwich but the black bean soup was not so good - hopefully just an off batch.  BTW, the pub next door is owned by a former owner of Fuzzy's and has some of the same items on the menu.  There is also another Fuzzy's open near the Druid Hills/Buford intersection, which they say is owned by a couple of people who worked at the original.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Katj on December 15, 2009, 09:37:21 AM
I went to the new Havana and had the Cuban sandwich and I agree about the black bean soup, there was something wrong with it. I went back and had the arroz con pollo and it was so unbelievably moist and flavorful.

I also tried the Pirate's Pub the salad was okay, but it is a very small place and there is smoking and that really is not a good thing when you are eating.
I have eaten at Zuffy's too and their Joe Dale's salad was a lot better.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: omnivorous on December 15, 2009, 10:43:08 AM
Reports that a new Thai place is going into the Thai Me Up space by Decatur Square.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on December 15, 2009, 12:16:51 PM
Reports that a new Thai place is going into the Thai Me Up space by Decatur Square.

And in the same vein, I noticed yesterday that the old Thai/Malaysian place on Lenox Road at the intersection of Cheshire Bridge (around the corner from Bamboo Luau) now has a sign, "Moto Bistro & Bar."  It has been under renovation for months now.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on December 15, 2009, 04:21:29 PM
Reports that a new Thai place is going into the Thai Me Up space by Decatur Square.

And in the same vein, I noticed yesterday that the old Thai/Malaysian place on Lenox Road at the intersection of Cheshire Bridge (around the corner from Bamboo Luau) now has a sign, "Moto Bistro & Bar."  It has been under renovation for months now.

IIRC, the former Thai/Malaysian spot was called SEA SIAM.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: FlyinBrian on December 17, 2009, 02:30:37 PM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on December 21, 2009, 09:02:44 AM
Prickly Pear Taqueria Opening Pizza Joint
http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2009/12/prickly-pear-taqueria-opening-pizza.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on December 24, 2009, 07:44:50 AM

second hand tidbit:

In the briefly hot New Orleans Connection space in Smyrna, sounds like someone is hard at work building out a bakery that hopes to to have some breakfast options.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on December 24, 2009, 08:01:54 AM
Reports that a new Thai place is going into the Thai Me Up space by Decatur Square.

Stole this update from DecaturMetro.  New spot is called EatAtThai, second branch of a restaurant in Gainesville.
http://eatatthai.com/index.html (http://eatatthai.com/index.html)

Somehow, I expected to be underwhelmed.  Can anyone raise my hopes?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: omnivorous on December 24, 2009, 09:11:51 AM
Well, I thought Thai Me Up was a pretty decent place, and handy for being 2 blocks from me.  Maybe?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on December 24, 2009, 10:17:03 AM
We can hope, as it would be nice to have a good Thai place in the hood.

That being said, I am forever ruined for Thai after my visits here:
http://www.saipinchutima.com/ (http://www.saipinchutima.com/)

If you ever make it Vegas, you MUST go there...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on December 31, 2009, 09:57:49 AM

Decatur Metro  (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2009/12/31/twisted-taco-coming-to-emory-village-2/) is quoting Atlanta Intown that Twisted Taco is going into Emory Village this spring.  There's a link to AI, but I can't find anything on their site.  So they'll be putting this in about the same time as somebody is allegedly tearing everything up for the new traffic circle out front of the Emory entrance?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on December 31, 2009, 12:28:15 PM
I received a copy of Atlanta Intown in my mailbox today - the item says Twisted Taco is taking the old Emory Bookstore site on Oxford road, next to the Falafel King.  The paper says look at the TT website, but there does not appear to be any information there as of yet.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on January 02, 2010, 10:30:41 AM

Blais tweeting/hinting today that the location for FLIP Buckhead to be "revealed soon".  Wonder of he knows that burgers are so 2009?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on January 02, 2010, 11:10:41 AM

Blais tweeting/hinting today that the location for FLIP Buckhead to be "revealed soon".  Wonder of he knows that burgers are so 2009?

I thought I heard months ago - and posted on the other forum - that they were going to open the second location in the shopping center on the corner of Piedmont and Roswell Roads - Tuxedo Festival or similar - will be interested to see if this is indeed the case.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on January 04, 2010, 02:32:58 PM
Twisted Taco - Northlake area, old Chili's location right off of LaVista, just past 285.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Marmite Loving Euniculus on January 04, 2010, 03:19:58 PM
Twisted Taco - Northlake area, old Chili's location right off of LaVista, just past 285.

Super awesome and in the hood!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: FlyinBrian on January 07, 2010, 07:29:54 PM
Twisted Taco - Northlake area, old Chili's location right off of LaVista, just past 285.

Super awesome and in the hood!

They are taking their sweet time with this build-out.  The sign has been up for months.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on January 14, 2010, 10:04:32 AM
Caper's on Main in Kennesaw is moving to the old Ruffino's location on Barrett Pkwy (West of 41 in the Publix shopping center).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on January 14, 2010, 10:07:03 AM
Chepe's Mexican Grill is going in to the old Scalini's Italian Restaurant 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta GA, 30067
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 14, 2010, 10:34:56 AM

Chef Richard Miley has opened Chops and Hops just South of Athens in Watkinsville.  He is putting the staff through training this week but will be ready for any of us this weekend for sure.

Here is the Website:

http://www.chopsandhops.com/index.html (http://www.chopsandhops.com/index.html)

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on January 24, 2010, 02:11:58 AM

Sounds like the Yoforia in Vinings might actually have opened yesterday?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on January 24, 2010, 10:03:07 AM
Finally! Wife and I love yoforia
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on January 24, 2010, 10:42:59 AM
also looks like a "My Friends Place" snuck into the long long vacant coffee net space on Camp Highland, next to the Mobile in with Roy's Cheesesteaks and the new Caribbean place.  Drove by it this morning and it's already open...

(I know, hardly "coming soon", just didn't seem right to start a thread for MFP)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MoT on January 24, 2010, 12:14:07 PM
Wow. They did sneak in. I was at that new Cactus car wash the other day and missed it! I love the one at Akers Mill. I wonder if the different restaurants are consistent. I like their tuna salad with garlic 1000 Island and carrot sticks, along with a bowl of chicken chili. Only 1 mile from my house. : )

But boy oh boy, that traffic can get backed up there when people are trying to turn onto Oakdale to get to Austell? I guess.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 24, 2010, 01:33:26 PM
also looks like a "My Friends Place" snuck into the long long vacant coffee net space on Camp Highland, next to the Mobile in with Roy's Cheesesteaks and the new Caribbean place.  Drove by it this morning and it's already open...

(I know, hardly "coming soon", just didn't seem right to start a thread for MFP)           


I do fondly remember MFP's chicken salad sandwich and the Mexican wedding soup,  They were fairly close to our office at JCB and I-85, and served as a good lunch provider for a couple years.  At that time JCB was much different than it is today.

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rwcohen on January 24, 2010, 02:14:38 PM
I've lived in Atlanta for 35 years and discovered MFP years ago. I don't think I have ordered anything else but a tuna salad sandwich on white toast and of course some chocolate chip cookies. I wish there was one near my apartment.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on January 24, 2010, 04:26:21 PM
But boy oh boy, that traffic can get backed up there when people are trying to turn onto Oakdale to get to Austell? I guess.

Folks turning there are typically heading cross-country to Veterans Memorial or down oakdale/discovery to get to I20 without going through that ridiculous 285 south to I20 west crawling merge... that backs up for miles in the evening.

Many folks are also taking Pebblebrook over to the back entrance of Vinings Estates to avoid the East-West connector traffic.

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: FlyinBrian on January 26, 2010, 12:52:35 PM
I've lived in Atlanta for 35 years and discovered MFP years ago. I don't think I have ordered anything else but a tuna salad sandwich on white toast and of course some chocolate chip cookies. I wish there was one near my apartment.

I'm a huge fan of their chicken salad, especially in the fall when it's apple season.

-B
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Foodgeek on January 31, 2010, 06:26:40 PM
Stopped by the New Orleans Connection site, since I couldn't remember if they had closed or not (but pretty sure they had) and of course, it is closed. I pulled into the parking lot to get a better look and a woman came to the door with a menu for me, gesturing me from inside to come get it. Victoria's Cafe and Pastries should open next week sometime, she says, and it will be "nothing like New Orleans."

Breakfast and lunch, with pancakes, eggs and such at breakfast and "Celebrity Lunches" with sandwiches named after Carlos Santana and Gloria Estefan. Lots of desserts, cakes and cookies, with specialty cakes made to order.

1669-B Spring Rd in Smyrna.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on February 01, 2010, 04:04:52 AM

second hand tidbit:

In the briefly hot New Orleans Connection space in Smyrna, sounds like someone is hard at work building out a bakery that hopes to to have some breakfast options.

Yea, been hearing about it for a while and watching it creep along...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on February 05, 2010, 04:20:12 PM
Stopped by the New Orleans Connection site, since I couldn't remember if they had closed or not (but pretty sure they had) and of course, it is closed. I pulled into the parking lot to get a better look and a woman came to the door with a menu for me, gesturing me from inside to come get it. Victoria's Cafe and Pastries should open next week sometime, she says, and it will be "nothing like New Orleans."

Breakfast and lunch, with pancakes, eggs and such at breakfast and "Celebrity Lunches" with sandwiches named after Carlos Santana and Gloria Estefan. Lots of desserts, cakes and cookies, with specialty cakes made to order.

1669-B Spring Rd in Smyrna.

Tried stopping in today a couple times between 7am and 11am and nothing happening, one light on in the back and nothing in the cases up front.  Still have the NOC signs up outside.  Did get a look through the window at the chalkboard menu and it is a little odd to have the collection of "celebrity" sandwiches with prices, but absolutely no description of what's on the sandwich.... I like gambling once in a while but think most folks would be more comfortable knowing whats on the sandwich they order.  My guess is that'll change pretty quickly once they open.
Still looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 10, 2010, 07:25:44 PM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: outtolunchatty on February 11, 2010, 12:49:38 AM
And right nest door to that shopping center, in the Kroger shoppong strip it appears a "Haveli" indian resto may be opening soon.....also, theres a sign across the street in the Taco Mac (ellard) shopping center for a sushi place.....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 11, 2010, 04:25:35 PM
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Post by: SalMonela on February 12, 2010, 12:41:44 PM
Unconfirmed rumor that Tin Lizzy folks have taken the lease on the recently closed The Taco Stand in Buckhead.  Atlanta's smallest pub?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: jpellett251 on February 12, 2010, 02:31:16 PM
Cliff Bostock briefly mentioned (http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/dr_bombay_s_underwater_tea_party/Content?oid=1370823) a soon to be opened Cambodian place on Edgewood.  Anyone know anything?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Foodgeek on February 12, 2010, 11:37:11 PM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 13, 2010, 07:08:40 AM
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Post by: Beerbitch on February 13, 2010, 08:11:46 AM
Cliff Bostock briefly mentioned (http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/dr_bombay_s_underwater_tea_party/Content?oid=1370823) a soon to be opened Cambodian place on Edgewood.  Anyone know anything?


It will be on the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard -- 3rd Flr -- being opened by the owners of Top Flr.

As at Top Flr, it will also have djs most nights and be open late.

Scheduled to open 3rd week in March.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on February 13, 2010, 08:56:33 AM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 13, 2010, 09:02:49 AM
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Post by: SalMonela on February 16, 2010, 10:44:58 AM
Cliff Bostock briefly mentioned (http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/dr_bombay_s_underwater_tea_party/Content?oid=1370823) a soon to be opened Cambodian place on Edgewood.  Anyone know anything?


It will be on the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard -- 3rd Flr -- being opened by the owners of Top Flr.

As at Top Flr, it will also have djs most nights and be open late.

Scheduled to open 3rd week in March.

Does anybody know the name of the "new Top Floor"?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on February 16, 2010, 11:25:49 AM
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Does anybody know the name of the "new Top Floor"?

I heard that they are partnering with the folks at Over Da Edge on Edgewood at Boulevard.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on February 16, 2010, 01:03:08 PM
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Does anybody know the name of the "new Top Floor"?

I heard that they are partnering with the folks at Over Da Edge on Edgewood at Boulevard.

I believe they have an agreement to share the parking lot....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on February 16, 2010, 01:12:41 PM
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Does anybody know the name of the "new Top Floor"?

I heard that they are partnering with the folks at Over Da Edge on Edgewood at Boulevard.

I believe they have an agreement to share the parking lot....

That makes sense.  I knew there was something, and I couldn't figure out why they would take the top floor of the nightclub over.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on February 17, 2010, 01:42:28 PM
Atlanta Mag dining blog reports that Hob Nob Tavern plans to open this Friday ath the intersectino of Monrow and Piedmont.  Same ownership as nearby Gilberts on 10th St.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on February 17, 2010, 04:49:53 PM
Atlanta Mag dining blog reports that Hob Nob Tavern plans to open this Friday ath the intersectino of Monrow and Piedmont.  Same ownership as nearby Gilberts on 10th St.

I also put their website here:

http://285foodies.com/forum/index.php?topic=907.0#new
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bbq on February 17, 2010, 08:10:52 PM
according to the AJC

Whataburger finally coming to Atlanta!!

http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/02/17/whataburger-coming-to-metro-area/?cxntfid=blogs_food_and_more
Title: According ABC Smashburger and more burgers also coming soon
Post by: ElementaryWine on February 19, 2010, 10:08:59 AM
http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2010/02/22/story5.html?b=1266814800^2907311
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on February 19, 2010, 10:26:00 AM
Enough with the burgers already! 

Atlanta certainly knows how to take a food trend, beat it to death, prop it back up, and beat is some more.  And then some more.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on February 19, 2010, 10:28:34 AM
New sushi place opening up in West Village in Smyrna...or so the banner says. I can't remember the name though. nobo sushi? or something along those lines.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on February 19, 2010, 10:43:45 AM
Meh.

http://heavytable.com/smashburger-in-st-anthony/
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Post by: Barnum on February 19, 2010, 11:11:22 AM
Meh.

http://heavytable.com/smashburger-in-st-anthony/


shouldn't this go in the "coming soon to St. Anthony Minnesota" thread?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on February 19, 2010, 11:19:32 AM
I put it out there as a review on Smashburger - I would assume that, since it's a chain, the food will be pretty much the same there as here.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 22, 2010, 02:31:25 PM
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Post by: outtolunchatty on February 23, 2010, 03:46:51 PM
Yum, mystery food, my fav..i will try to check it out next week if no one else does.....
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Post by: GabrielsDad on February 23, 2010, 05:55:44 PM
More burgers comin', this time to the old Voila spot in Decatur.

http://www.farmburger.net/ (http://www.farmburger.net/)

As reported on DecaturMetro, from the folks who brought you Farm 255 in Athens.  
http://tinyurl.com/ya5zylt (http://tinyurl.com/ya5zylt)

Potential?  Perhaps....

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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 24, 2010, 01:06:06 PM
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Post by: Beerbitch on February 24, 2010, 01:09:01 PM
CB is blogging on the Creative Loafing site that the gang at Top Floor have taken a lease on the space above Over da Edge on Boulevard and Edgewood.

Anyone able to fill in any more details on their plans?  Relo?  2nd location?

I've answered this elsewhere but:

2nd location/music/late night/asian food/scheduled to open late March

It will be called Third Flr.
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Post by: LizR on February 26, 2010, 01:50:58 PM
Banner in front of the old Just Loafin' on Boulevard now says "Coming Soon: Buccs B. B. Que".

Personally, I think that is a weird concept for that spot. There is a bunch of good bbq in the general area already. And a similar try for take-out bbq failed about three blocks south on Blvd (who knows why). But whatever; I wish them luck!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on February 27, 2010, 09:25:26 AM
Banner in front of the old Just Loafin' on Boulevard now says "Coming Soon: Buccs B. B. Que".

Personally, I think that is a weird concept for that spot. There is a bunch of good bbq in the general area already. And a similar try for take-out bbq failed about three blocks south on Blvd (who knows why). But whatever; I wish them luck!

The BBQ spot south of I-20 was the Oklahoma BBQ spot that moved to East Point (if memory serves me right)

I don't see how they can make a go of BBQ in that spot unless they carve out a portion of the parking lot to put a smoker. If they don't smoke on prem, I doubt I'll be going there...
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Post by: LizR on February 27, 2010, 06:05:05 PM
I was thinking that the addition that they built on the front deck was going to be some kind of smoker...
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Post by: KoPP on February 27, 2010, 06:39:10 PM
I was thinking that the addition that they built on the front deck was going to be some kind of smoker...

I was wondering about that, although I was thinking it was more for show than anything else since it was up front...
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Post by: LizR on February 27, 2010, 06:46:11 PM
Yeah, and when they were building it it looked like quite a bit of it was wooden, so not sure how that would work.
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Post by: Beerbitch on February 27, 2010, 06:56:06 PM
Their "walk-in" was actually outside in the back of the world's slowest and awkward drive-thru.  Maybe they can use some of that space.  The property line goes quite far back....

I wish them luck.  I'd like an alternative to Wyatt's for smoke to order stuff in our 'hood. (although I love the folks at Wyatt's)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 03, 2010, 04:58:18 PM
The old Katie's at 1580 Holcomb Bridge Road--Sue She or Su Shi, some cutesy name. Drove by on 92 so didn't get a good look. Some Asian lettering, one would guess a punny name for a sushi place. However, I thought I saw "catering" still on the door. Mebbe a work in progress.

Northside, are you on top of this breaking story?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on March 03, 2010, 05:05:54 PM
As far as I can tell, it's now an Asian catering place specializing in japanese. I don't *think* they are open for lunch or dinner. Or if they are, it's not a weekend. It's been a few months since i was in that shopping center to look.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 03, 2010, 08:50:44 PM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on March 04, 2010, 01:32:04 PM
The last i talked to any of them was December. Susan (the older, manager type lady) said they had a lead on a place in the Publix shopping center. But I haven't heard anything since.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on March 05, 2010, 10:34:16 AM
The former Pizza Hut near Northpoint Mall is apparently re-opening as Woody's Barbecue. It appears to be a Florida-based barbecue chain (www.woodys.com). The menu is somewhat promising, and the area is actually really short on decent barbecue. I'll try to make an inaugural visit as soon as it opens.

Still, this is one of the worst locations for a restaurant in this area. There is literally no way to even see the place from Haynes Bridge, and if you blink on the way to the mall, you'll miss it.  ???
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 05, 2010, 10:41:20 AM
The menu is somewhat promising, and the area is actually really short on decent barbecue.


Not a fan of 'Cue or SATH? Heck I've been to Smokejack only once, so it shows I'm no fanatic, but it easily exceeds "decent". In fact, I like that Yapper Stacey G and I saw he said he thought it's improved over the years, so I've had it on my long short list to return--just have not yet.

And well, I know that Alabama barbecue place brings out the emotions as much as any. Even off the boards I know peeps who love it and peeps who despise. I say "decent".
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Post by: KoPP on March 05, 2010, 10:57:14 AM
The former Pizza Hut near Northpoint Mall is apparently re-opening as Woody's Barbecue. It appears to be a Florida-based barbecue chain (www.woodys.com). The menu is somewhat promising, and the area is actually really short on decent barbecue. I'll try to make an inaugural visit as soon as it opens.

Still, this is one of the worst locations for a restaurant in this area. There is literally no way to even see the place from Haynes Bridge, and if you blink on the way to the mall, you'll miss it.  ???

I've gone to a Woody's up near Charleston - they have some marginal NC BBQ.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on March 05, 2010, 11:07:34 AM
The menu is somewhat promising, and the area is actually really short on decent barbecue.


Not a fan of 'Cue or SATH? Heck I've been to Smokejack only once, so it shows I'm no fanatic, but it easily exceeds "decent". In fact, I like that Yapper Stacey G and I saw he said he thought it's improved over the years, so I've had it on my long short list to return--just have not yet.

And well, I know that Alabama barbecue place brings out the emotions as much as any. Even off the boards I know peeps who love it and peeps who despise. I say "decent".

Love SATH, had Cue takeout once and it was lovely. Actually, by "the area" I was meant something slightly more confined. It takes quite a while for us to get to either Cue or SATH from the Snow Palace. Smokejack is really uneven for me, and sometimes their spices are just, well, wrong. I'm not at all a fan of Dreamland -- too smokey, too bacon-y (in a bad way for ribs), just not my thing. I'd pay good money for even a Slopes to open up within a 15 minute drive. Even the Sonny's (I know, I know) over on Alpharetta Highway closed and then randomly re-opened as a car dealership. So, if Woody's is even halfway decent I'll end up patronizing them on the regular.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on March 06, 2010, 09:44:07 AM
Sign up at the recently (?) closed Phoenix Food and Lounge spot in the West Village:

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_bDslkypbNJo/S5J2uHd3DaI/AAAAAAAAB7Y/YlST8IjJ_bg/s800/sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: tanline on March 10, 2010, 02:30:33 PM
Probably needs its own thread - but since I have not been yet - I will put it here.  The OTHER Havana Restaurant is now open in front of Northeast Plaza on Buford Hwy...  Like I said I have not been able to drop by yet.  Was this the brother on law or brother of the original?  I got confused...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on March 10, 2010, 02:54:31 PM
Just to revive some info posted on the old AC board...

There's a slightly updated website available for Hugh Acheson's Empire State South which includes a brief overview of his plans for the new restaurant opening in April 2010.

http://www.empirestatesouth.com/

According to the website the opening has been pushed back until June.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rwcohen on March 13, 2010, 06:04:31 PM
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Goldberg's is opening in Toco Hills in the next 2 months. Now that should be very interesting. I'll stay with Bagel Palace.



thankyouverymuch
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on March 13, 2010, 06:53:34 PM
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Goldberg's is opening in Toco Hills in the next 2 months. Now that should be very interesting. I'll stay with Bagel Palace.



thankyouverymuch

I wish it was Bagelicious. I still miss the Clairemont location.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bettylouski on March 15, 2010, 02:41:48 PM
Ethiopian restaurant (can't read name driving by) opening in the closed Taqueria El Asadero on Chamblee-Tucker Rd across from Embry Village.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: k8 on March 16, 2010, 02:58:33 PM
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Goldberg's is opening in Toco Hills in the next 2 months.

Rw, any chance you could provide a link to that article? I can't find reference to it on the ABC site or on Google. Many thanks in advance if so.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on March 16, 2010, 04:14:50 PM
Atlanta Magazine's Covered Dish blog reports that:

1. New bakery called Dough will open in the former Son's Place near Little 5 Points.

2. Long closed, former Acapuelco Grill on W. Peachtree will open as The Daquiri Factory.

3. Shaun Doty's YEAH! Burger will open a 2nd locatino (I know the 1st one hasn't even opened yet) in the former gas station/current car detailing place at the intersection of Virginia and North Highland.

And a couple of different media outlets are reporting that Kevin Gillespie's oft mentioned new BBQ venture is going to occupy the onetime Brake-O shop on Piedmont Road and Piedmont Circle (around the corner from Woodfire Grill).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on March 17, 2010, 03:10:14 PM
In Kennesaw on Chastain road where Zucca, MArlow's tavern and a few other places are, there is a sign up for Gumbo's...i assume a new Cajun/creole restaurant coming soon.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on March 18, 2010, 03:29:27 PM
Banner hanging inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market announces "The Greek" gyros & pizza opening soon.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bettylouski on March 18, 2010, 04:11:23 PM
Banner hanging inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market announces "The Greek" gyros & pizza opening soon.

Somwhere (?) I read that the owner is related to Christo's pizza in Marietta.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Daniel on March 18, 2010, 05:36:46 PM
Christo's Pizza is quite the blast from the past for me.  I grew up off of Terrell Mill @ Windy Hill and we used to frequent Christo's when i was like 5-10 probably (80-85)...  Place has been around awhile.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on March 19, 2010, 06:02:09 AM
Banner hanging inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market announces "The Greek" gyros & pizza opening soon.

Here is a BLURB (http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/03/opa-greek-opening-in-sweet-auburn-curb.html) on the "Tomorrow's News Today" Blog.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on March 19, 2010, 07:21:42 AM
Banner hanging inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market announces "The Greek" gyros & pizza opening soon.

Here is a BLURB (http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/03/opa-greek-opening-in-sweet-auburn-curb.html) on the "Tomorrow's News Today" Blog.

"Taking a space that most recently housed DiRienzo's Deli..."

Bummer, I kinda liked that place.  Always seemed busy.  Anyone know what happened to them?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on March 19, 2010, 07:55:59 AM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on March 26, 2010, 03:58:18 PM
THe old Solstice place on Boulevard now has a freshly painted sign that says "Ziba's Restaurant and Wine Bar".
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on March 28, 2010, 01:28:10 PM
Actually now open - Zuma Sushi in Toco Hills - spot that was formerly something else Japanese.  Near Kroger.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on March 28, 2010, 02:30:02 PM
Actually now open - Zuma Sushi in Toco Hills - spot that was formerly something else Japanese.  Near Kroger.

Just drove by that this morning... it is the spot that was the Maldives BBQ.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on March 29, 2010, 07:08:48 AM
Actually now open - Zuma Sushi in Toco Hills - spot that was formerly something else Japanese.  Near Kroger.

Just drove by that this morning... it is the spot that was the Maldives BBQ.

wasn't it a Chinese place for years before that? Red Pepper something?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Foodgeek on March 29, 2010, 09:07:08 AM
Actually now open - Zuma Sushi in Toco Hills - spot that was formerly something else Japanese.  Near Kroger.

Just drove by that this morning... it is the spot that was the Maldives BBQ.

wasn't it a Chinese place for years before that? Red Pepper something?

If it's the spot I'm thinking of - last storefront in the far end of the plaza toward the corner of N. Druid Hills and Clairmont - then yes, it was. In the early 90s it was a Chinese place that had a buffet, then it was a sushi/Japanese spot and after that it appears to have had other incarnations.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on March 29, 2010, 09:43:58 AM
Just to revive some info posted on the old AC board...

There's a slightly updated website available for Hugh Acheson's Empire State South which includes a brief overview of his plans for the new restaurant opening in April 2010.

http://www.empirestatesouth.com/

According to the website the opening has been pushed back until June.

OK... as not to be pigeonholed into a specific opening date, they are now opening in "spring of 2010."
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on April 02, 2010, 03:24:06 PM
while on my way to the Decatur post office on Thursday I saw a guy putting up banners outside the old Depeaux: Farmstead 303 opening soon.
a little research shows that this is from the same owner of Feast nearby. supposed to be an "upscale meat and 3".
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on April 08, 2010, 11:43:14 PM
Bucc's BBQ on Boulevard was open tonight.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on April 09, 2010, 01:16:26 PM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on April 14, 2010, 03:19:51 PM
A farm burger tweet from today teases:

 "word on the street is 2 weeks til you can get your burger on"
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on April 19, 2010, 09:38:12 AM
A farm burger tweet from today teases:

 "word on the street is 2 weeks til you can get your burger on"

Decatur Metro is reporting that they open this Wednesday, which is what I heard from a friend who stopped in last week to talk to the owner or manager.  After standing in line at Taqueria del Sol this weekend, I for one will be glad to have another option within walking distance.
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Post by: jimmy on April 21, 2010, 12:19:46 PM
They are open. Cash only, CC machine is broken.

http://twitpic.com/1hbevi
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on April 21, 2010, 12:40:04 PM
Ziba's Wine Bar on Boulevard is open. Some good early reviews.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on April 23, 2010, 08:45:02 AM
Interesting that a wine bar is replacing Solace, but why open before you have a license? A BYOB wine bar?

http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/04/23/front-burner-brunch-at-burger-king/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on April 23, 2010, 09:14:16 AM
The food at Ziba's is supposedly pretty good. Personally, I'll be glad to give it a shot and BMOB.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on April 26, 2010, 12:36:57 PM
The former Pizza Hut near Northpoint Mall is apparently re-opening as Woody's Barbecue. It appears to be a Florida-based barbecue chain (www.woodys.com). The menu is somewhat promising, and the area is actually really short on decent barbecue. I'll try to make an inaugural visit as soon as it opens.

Still, this is one of the worst locations for a restaurant in this area. There is literally no way to even see the place from Haynes Bridge, and if you blink on the way to the mall, you'll miss it.  ???

Woody's is now open.  To help with advertising and to make sure you don't miss it, they had a guy (or girl?) dressed up in a pink pig suit today.  How cute.  I didn't stop by as I had brought my lunch from home today, but hope to make it in soon. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on April 26, 2010, 02:57:41 PM
Decatur Diner coming soon to the former Atlanta Bread Company space at the corner of Ponce and Church St.
sign say they will be open 24 hours. if the food is good they could make a killing.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on April 28, 2010, 03:52:14 PM
Am told that I-HOP will open a new pancake parlor in Midtown on Ponce de Leon in the former Krystal / Louise's soul food spot later this summer.  Location should make for some entertaining late night people watching.   
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bigedatl on April 29, 2010, 09:56:08 AM
Am told that I-HOP will open a new pancake parlor in Midtown on Ponce de Leon in the former Krystal / Louise's soul food spot later this summer.  Location should make for some entertaining late night people watching.   
And we come almost full-circle, as when I moved to Atlanta in 1987 there was an IHOP at North Ave and Juniper that provided very interesting late night people watching when taking a study break from GaTech.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on April 29, 2010, 12:46:38 PM
West Midtown - Banner on the former Oasis Mediterranean Cafe on 14th St (just down from the mosque) announces coming soon, "Wasabi".

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: napsmears on May 05, 2010, 07:38:04 AM
According to the owner of the liquor store next door, Front Page News is moving into the corner parcel of the Oak Grove strip mall (same mall recently vacated by Queenie's, Rite Aid, etc.). Should put a dent into The Grove's thriving business across the street, maybe even force them to update their menu for the first time.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: waynehoobler on May 05, 2010, 07:11:16 PM
Ethiopian restaurant (can't read name driving by) opening in the closed Taqueria El Asadero on Chamblee-Tucker Rd across from Embry Village.

This place seems to be open now.  I had seen some hustle and bustle going on, but the neon 'open' was only turned on today.  It's the worst font ever, but I think it's called Mesob or Meshob.  I may try it sometime--but Desta and Meskerem are both on restaurant.com, so I'm not sure if this place would have any additional allure, especially if one has a coupon for the other places.

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on May 05, 2010, 09:37:48 PM
Saw a sign for Bai Wei - Healthy Asian at 10930 Crabapple Road, #130 Roswell, Georgia 30075.  It's in the same building as the closed Nirvana, next to Bistro VG.  Looks like they are still in the build out phase.  Couldn't find a website.  I would guess they are still a couple months out from opening.  I suppose the Fish Bowl in the same shopping center can't be too happy about it.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on May 06, 2010, 05:58:48 AM
Saw a sign for Bai Wei - Healthy Asian at 10930 Crabapple Road, #130 Roswell, Georgia 30075.  It's in the same building as the closed Nirvana, next to Bistro VG.  Looks like they are still in the build out phase. 

It looks as if they also took over the former pizza joint next door to Nirvana. If so, this could be a good-size restaurant. They could swamp Fish Bowl if they try to do (gasp!) "authentic" Asian, which FB decidely isn't.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on May 07, 2010, 01:25:37 PM
Looks like Moya on Clairmont is closed and will reopen as "Selam Lounge".  Certainly glad to see another (I assume) hookah lounge...  :P

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bDslkypbNJo/S-RagWAzbGI/AAAAAAAAB_Q/xo8ZGD_9oro/s800/selam.JPG)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on May 07, 2010, 06:07:08 PM
Saw a sign for Bai Wei - Healthy Asian at 10930 Crabapple Road, #130 Roswell, Georgia 30075.  It's in the same building as the closed Nirvana, next to Bistro VG.  Looks like they are still in the build out phase. 

It looks as if they also took over the former pizza joint next door to Nirvana. If so, this could be a good-size restaurant. They could swamp Fish Bowl if they try to do (gasp!) "authentic" Asian, which FB decidely isn't.

Call me a cynic, but any place that call's itself "healthy Asian" probably isn't going the authentic route.  I hope I'm wrong by a mile, but I'd settle for a good place with reasonable prices.  That location is cursed with a pretty bad track record though.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on May 07, 2010, 10:10:55 PM
OK, you're a cynic.   ;)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on May 11, 2010, 06:51:22 PM
52 Bistro is coming or perhaps hath come to the old Slice Cafe location in downtown Alpharetta. I know Northsidefood has to be all over this one. Break the story...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on May 11, 2010, 06:59:46 PM
First I've heard of it. But I've been kinda checked out lately.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on May 13, 2010, 07:40:55 AM
Tastee in the former Happy Herman's on Cheshire Bridge.  At least the falling down sign says "Coming Soon".
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: guitarded_1 on May 13, 2010, 08:33:44 AM
Tastee in the former Happy Herman's on Cheshire Bridge.  At least the falling down sign says "Coming Soon".

It has said that for a LONG time. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 13, 2010, 02:40:14 PM


What do you think, should this have it's own place?

This is about coming soon in various places...


Food and More with John Kessler
Front Burner: Two new Asian markets for Gwinnett, Cabbagetown Market reopens.

http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/05/12/front-burner-two-new-asian-markets-for-gwinnett-cabbagetown-market-reopens/ (http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/05/12/front-burner-two-new-asian-markets-for-gwinnett-cabbagetown-market-reopens/)

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bbq on May 21, 2010, 09:30:25 AM
Tastee in the former Happy Herman's on Cheshire Bridge.  At least the falling down sign says "Coming Soon".

it has been saying coming soon for almost a year now..
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on May 21, 2010, 09:53:18 AM
Tastee in the former Happy Herman's on Cheshire Bridge.  At least the falling down sign says "Coming Soon".

it has been saying coming soon for almost a year now..
Kind of reminds me of the "Coming Soon..." that frequently appeared on a site quite a few of us used to participate on.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on May 21, 2010, 10:09:23 AM
Tastee in the former Happy Herman's on Cheshire Bridge.  At least the falling down sign says "Coming Soon".

it has been saying coming soon for almost a year now..
Kind of reminds me of the "Coming Soon..." that frequently appeared on a site quite a few of us used to participate on.
Oy.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on May 24, 2010, 02:58:19 PM
Just to revive some info posted on the old AC board...

There's a slightly updated website available for Hugh Acheson's Empire State South which includes a brief overview of his plans for the new restaurant opening in April 2010.

http://www.empirestatesouth.com/

According to the website the opening has been pushed back until June.

OK... as not to be pigeonholed into a specific opening date, they are now opening in "spring of 2010."

Yet again...  According to a quick mention on H.A.'s blog the opening is pushed to August.
http://hughacheson.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on June 01, 2010, 02:46:46 PM
Goin' Coastal in the former VA-HI Figo location.  I presume this is a second location but there is no mention on their website. 
http://www.goincoastalseafood.com/index.html (http://www.goincoastalseafood.com/index.html)

It will be interesting to see how they compete with Fontaines.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: guitarded_1 on June 01, 2010, 04:37:24 PM
Goin' Coastal in the former VA-HI Figo location.  I presume this is a second location but there is no mention on their website. 
http://www.goincoastalseafood.com/index.html (http://www.goincoastalseafood.com/index.html)

It will be interesting to see how they compete with Fontaines.

It will be much more interesting to see how a new and unestablished seafood restaurant survives when the gulf oil spill has wreaked havoc upon seafood supplies and prices.  Talk about bad timing...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on June 02, 2010, 06:17:55 AM
Goin' Coastal in the former VA-HI Figo location.  I presume this is a second location but there is no mention on their website. 
http://www.goincoastalseafood.com/index.html (http://www.goincoastalseafood.com/index.html)

It will be interesting to see how they compete with Fontaines.

It will be much more interesting to see how a new and unestablished seafood restaurant survives when the gulf oil spill has wreaked havoc upon seafood supplies and prices.  Talk about bad timing...


It isn't completely new. Been attracting a following in Canton.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/9/1344273/restaurant/Atlanta/Goin-Coastal-Canton (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/9/1344273/restaurant/Atlanta/Goin-Coastal-Canton)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: eatnrun on June 03, 2010, 04:08:05 PM
Quote
It will be much more interesting to see how a new and unestablished seafood restaurant survives when the gulf oil spill has wreaked havoc upon seafood supplies and prices.  Talk about bad timing...

It wasn't necessarily "bad timing" on the part of the owners, the restaurant was in the works long before the oil spill took place.  Bad luck for them, maybe.....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: morebread on June 05, 2010, 10:40:22 AM
La Garita Bistro has been "opening soon" for a few months now. I called a couple of times two weeks apart, and both times they said they'd open next week "si dios quiere". But today a 7 PM they are doing a "prueba" which I guess would be a kind of preview or tasting of their stuff. I may just happen to be there.

2785 Cruse Rd, Lawrenceville
lagaritabistro.com
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on June 06, 2010, 07:10:45 AM
There's a taqueria opening in the next week or so at the North end of the State Farmers' Market (next to the sod shed)

It looks very cute and they certainly won't have to go far to get ingredients!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on June 06, 2010, 11:17:52 AM
There's a taqueria opening in the next week or so at the North end of the State Farmers' Market (next to the sod shed)

It looks very cute and they certainly won't have to go far to get ingredients!

Off-topic but not sure it deserves its own thread: How is the State Farmer's Market lately? I haven't been on about 10 years but the one time I did go it was really very limited. Have things changed? I'd love it if it is now a "real" farmer's market.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on June 10, 2010, 03:10:49 PM
Sign on the old Happy Herman's space now says "for lease"...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on June 11, 2010, 07:08:00 AM
There's a taqueria opening in the next week or so at the North end of the State Farmers' Market (next to the sod shed)

It looks very cute and they certainly won't have to go far to get ingredients!

Off-topic but not sure it deserves its own thread: How is the State Farmer's Market lately? I haven't been on about 10 years but the one time I did go it was really very limited. Have things changed? I'd love it if it is now a "real" farmer's market.

I have farmers I've gotten to know that sell there -- This time of year, there are plenty of things in the GA-grown stalls.  Lots of peppers, squash, zuccini, cukes and canteloupes right now.  SC peaches only right now.   The other stalls are more mexi/asian oriented but still fun to browse around and always great avocados, fresh garbanzos, herbs. etc.

The garden area is much, much improved in the last two years.

All in all, I think it's a fun place to go.  There's also the Market Grocery, the big restaurant,  and Hamper House.

From where we live, takes about 15 minutes.  Well, 20 the way I drive.



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Post by: kcschick812 on June 15, 2010, 08:09:22 PM
Just tried Bai Wei in Roswell for dinner tonight ... excellent!  Only had the sushi so can't comment on the authenticity of the Chinese side of the menu.  Really reasonable prices, great service and they're offering 30% off bill before the end of June as an opening special.  Should put the nail in the coffin for FB if they keep it up.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on June 16, 2010, 12:36:44 PM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on June 16, 2010, 12:43:35 PM
Is this the same Bai Wei that they have in Wichita, Kansas kcschick812?  Not sure if you were familiar enough with the restaurant to know if they had anything to do with one another.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on June 16, 2010, 12:49:35 PM
Is this the same Bai Wei that they have in Wichita, Kansas kcschick812?  Not sure if you were familiar enough with the restaurant to know if they had anything to do with one another.

I'll check w/Mom.

BTW, the Wichita restaurant is a decent buffet, as far as buffet stuff goes. Mom and my sister go nuts over the snow crab legs, but I thought the squid was pretty good.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on June 16, 2010, 01:48:47 PM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on June 16, 2010, 02:04:55 PM
I have not been. I think at the Taste of Alpharetta they said they were going to open July 9 or 11 or something like that.

But 52 Bistro, in the old Slice location, has at least a menu posted http://52bistro.com/

Must say, as a grubber I'm not much into ambiance, but I do like the large number of restaurants--most good--located on old houses.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on June 17, 2010, 05:41:42 AM
Just tried Bai Wei in Roswell for dinner tonight ... excellent! 


Since they have no online menu (that I found), exactly what is the theme? Fishbowl-like with sushi?



An office colleague brought me a photocopy of a menu section of their flyer. It's the "specialties" list, and it includes stuff like baking (sic) salmon w/miso sauce, seafood Szechuan, Peking duck, French style baking duck breast (sic), crabmeat braised soft tofu, and beef asparagus roll.


Here are some I have no idea what they are: crispy skin fried flanders, mango flanders (actually four flanders disjes??) and Boston cheese baking lobster.

They also list ma po tofu as a specialty, and since it's one of my all time faves, guess I'll have to get by to try their version.

Also to find out what a flanders is.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on June 17, 2010, 06:46:58 AM
Just tried Bai Wei in Roswell for dinner tonight ... excellent! 


Since they have no online menu (that I found), exactly what is the theme? Fishbowl-like with sushi?



An office colleague brought me a photocopy of a menu section of their flyer. It's the "specialties" list, and it includes stuff like baking (sic) salmon w/miso sauce, seafood Szechuan, Peking duck, French style baking duck breast (sic), crabmeat braised soft tofu, and beef asparagus roll.


Here are some I have no idea what they are: crispy skin fried flanders, mango flanders (actually four flanders disjes??) and Boston cheese baking lobster.

They also list ma po tofu as a specialty, and since it's one of my all time faves, guess I'll have to get by to try their version.

Also to find out what a flanders is.

"Flanders was a zombie?"  Sorry - one of my fav Simpsons quotes...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on June 17, 2010, 07:01:13 AM
Flanders is the northern region of Belgium.  Damn good beer up there.
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Post by: Minerva on June 17, 2010, 07:26:41 AM
Yum. Crispy fried beer....
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Post by: KoPP on June 17, 2010, 07:28:57 AM
I think they mean flounder.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on June 17, 2010, 07:40:10 AM
So if there are this many misspellings, could it mean that the restaurant is owned by some "ethnic" group and thus has a badge of "authenticity"? ;)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeamor on June 17, 2010, 08:46:15 AM
So if there are this many misspellings, could it mean that the restaurant is owned by some "ethnic" group and thus has a badge of "authenticity"? ;)

I think this is a question best answered by Loundry.   ;D
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: eatnrun on June 17, 2010, 07:02:33 PM
Just tried Bai Wei in Roswell for dinner tonight ... excellent!  Only had the sushi so can't comment on the authenticity of the Chinese side of the menu.  Really reasonable prices, great service and they're offering 30% off bill before the end of June as an opening special.  Should put the nail in the coffin for FB if they keep it up.

Just tried it today for lunch.  They are offering 30% off during the month of June so it was a good deal.  The food was excellent although the service was a little awkward (the server seemed inexperienced and a little unsure of himself).  Its not a deal breaker for me since I figure they are still working out the bugs.  Also the ambiance needs a little tweaking.  They need some audible background music to take the edge off the stilted silence.  I will go back for the food, though. They truly do have healthy choices with lots of chicken, tofu, veggies, brown rice and sushi which is all fresh and nicely prepared. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: BBQgeek on June 18, 2010, 11:34:41 AM
Spotted signs going up on the former Backyard Burger at 92 and Sandy Plains for "Nicky's Diner"
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on June 18, 2010, 11:47:05 AM
Spotted signs going up on the former Backyard Burger at 92 and Sandy Plains for "Nicky's Diner"

A drive-through "Diner"?  I assume this was a standard Backyard Burger?  That should be entertaining.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: eatnrun on June 18, 2010, 02:46:23 PM
Spotted signs going up on the former Backyard Burger at 92 and Sandy Plains for "Nicky's Diner"

As someone who lives nearby, I find that interesting - I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on June 19, 2010, 08:08:16 AM
In Smyrna, on Spring Road (where the short lived "health food" restaurant was):

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bDslkypbNJo/TBy_xZEhZXI/AAAAAAAACEw/mxprHq1BWAQ/s400/L13P.jpg)

The track record in that new little strip is bad, mostly aimed at fast and cheap food, so not sure if I'm expecting much.  With Davinci's not too far up the road I think they'll have a tough time.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on June 19, 2010, 07:38:43 PM
In Smyrna, on Spring Road (where the short lived "health food" restaurant was):

The track record in that new little strip is bad, mostly aimed at fast and cheap food, so not sure if I'm expecting much.  With Davinci's not too far up the road I think they'll have a tough time.

Does it look to be dine in or carry out/delivery? With Bellas, Fortunados, and Zucca up the road, the pizza scene in Smyrna is pretty crowded.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: eatnrun on June 20, 2010, 11:19:21 AM
Spotted signs going up on the former Backyard Burger at 92 and Sandy Plains for "Nicky's Diner"

Aw geez, "Nicky's Diner, Homestyle Cooking" going up across the street from "Donnie's Homestyle AYCE".    Gonna be a showdown!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rwcohen on June 26, 2010, 04:23:31 PM
Moss & Turner is reported to be taking over Joel location
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on June 26, 2010, 04:31:17 PM
Interesting... I know that complex was the site of their new place that got sidetracked when the developer/owner hit financial problems.  Guess it worked out in the end.  I'll look forward to seeing what they can do with that kitchen.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on June 26, 2010, 08:09:42 PM
i hope M&T keep the smyrna location going.... now that i discovered the burger i would be sad indeed!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on June 28, 2010, 07:03:27 AM
I got a 2nd-hand report of a "Stevi B's" going in to what used to be the Vinings Grill in the Publix shopping center at the corner of the E-W Connector and S. Cobb Drive in Smyrna.  Their website does seem to validate a location opening up August 12th...Not August, Early August, or Mid August, but it's gonna be on the 12th !! :-)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on June 29, 2010, 04:44:57 AM
Local Three !

The expanded Kessler Article:
http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/06/28/muss-turner-crew-to-take-over-joel-brasserie-space/?cxntfid=blogs_food_and_more

and the brand spanking new facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Three/128572657181442?ref=ts
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on June 29, 2010, 07:21:12 AM
Tilted Kilt in the old Max & Erma's on Mt. Vernon & Abernathy.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on June 29, 2010, 07:59:25 AM
Tilted Kilt in the old Max & Erma's on Mt. Vernon & Abernathy.
Wow. from bad to worse.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bbq on June 29, 2010, 06:26:18 PM
the last "worst" meal i had was at a tilted kilt in johns creek...

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on July 03, 2010, 04:28:31 PM
Just saw a rumor on Facebook that Souper Jenny is opening a new location next to Alon's in Morningside.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MoButter on July 03, 2010, 07:15:08 PM
Just saw a rumor on Facebook that Souper Jenny is opening a new location next to Alon's in Morningside.

I would be very surprised if this were true. But what do I know?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 06, 2010, 08:10:06 AM

Interesting article about "Scene Cafe" opening across from the civic center, serving Mediterranean and East African.  Sorry, but seems a little too avant-garde trying to open a "see and be seen" restaurant and "lounge" in this neighborhood (and on a slightly related note, what is up with all these "lounges" with 3-month half lives popping up all around town?).

Post from What Now Atlanta here (http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/07/06/scene-cafe/) 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Stew on July 07, 2010, 10:01:15 AM
Republic Social House now open across Cherokee from Bluebird in Grant Park .. haven't been yet

When I googled around for it I found this scary as hell description though

http://www.urbandaddy.com/atl/nightlife/10205/Republic_Social_House_A_Giant_New_Rooftop_in_Grant_Park_Atlanta_ATL_Graves_Bar (http://www.urbandaddy.com/atl/nightlife/10205/Republic_Social_House_A_Giant_New_Rooftop_in_Grant_Park_Atlanta_ATL_Graves_Bar)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on July 07, 2010, 03:28:11 PM
Republic Social House now open across Cherokee from Bluebird in Grant Park .. haven't been yet

When I googled around for it I found this scary as hell description though

http://www.urbandaddy.com/atl/nightlife/10205/Republic_Social_House_A_Giant_New_Rooftop_in_Grant_Park_Atlanta_ATL_Graves_Bar (http://www.urbandaddy.com/atl/nightlife/10205/Republic_Social_House_A_Giant_New_Rooftop_in_Grant_Park_Atlanta_ATL_Graves_Bar)


It now makes roof-deck #3 within 2 blocks after 6 feet under and tin lizzies.   You can stand up there and look right or left and see what's happening at the other two.  The deck is gorgeous.   Almost as though you are in South Beach but instead looking out over the cemetery.


I'm not a late-nighter but slightly scary that they are giving away free whiskey at close to 2 am.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on July 07, 2010, 03:28:46 PM
Just saw a rumor on Facebook that Souper Jenny is opening a new location next to Alon's in Morningside.

I would be very surprised if this were true. But what do I know?


They're going into what I think was called Pomodoro right next door.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on July 07, 2010, 07:48:18 PM
Couldn't believe my eyes, but website confirms that The Flying Biscuit is opening a branch in the former Artuzzi's location on Mansell near Highway 9 (http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/locations.aspx).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeamor on July 08, 2010, 12:32:33 AM
Couldn't believe my eyes, but website confirms that The Flying Biscuit is opening a branch in the former Artuzzi's location on Mansell near Highway 9 (http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/locations.aspx).
Yep.  Signs in window say July 12 opening.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 08, 2010, 05:18:31 AM
Just saw a rumor on Facebook that Souper Jenny is opening a new location next to Alon's in Morningside.

I would be very surprised if this were true. But what do I know?


They're going into what I think was called Pomodoro right next door.

I certainly have no inside knowledge, but the "for lease" sign was still up at the Pomodoro site as I drove by this morning.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on July 08, 2010, 06:30:37 AM
I don't have inside knowledge either other than the check-out girl at Alon's!

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeamor on July 08, 2010, 09:40:32 AM
Banner up for Yoforia in Old Alabama Square in John's Creek on Old Alabama Rd (next to Fresh Market & Walgreens)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 08, 2010, 10:02:00 AM
Banner up for Yoforia in Old Alabama Square in John's Creek on Old Alabama Rd (next to Fresh Market & Walgreens)

with lots of discussions here and there about the huge number of frozen yogurt stands popping up here and there, I will say that I like the self serve and weigh format at Yoforia (been to the one in Vinings a number of times) much better than my visit to pinkberry last weekend where we paid 10 bucks for 2 smalls (each with 2 toppings because THEY decide what is reasonable in number and amount of toppings).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on July 08, 2010, 10:28:37 AM
agree with Barnum. The self serve is genius. You take as much as you like, and as many toppings as you like. It's cheaper for wife and I and we can choose how many mochi balls to add instead of the arbitrary number by the server.
That said, i think they make more money on it too since people don't realize how expensive it is to pile on the toppings or fill the GIGANTIC cups with yogurt. I've seen many many people with massive servings which must be $10 at least.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rebelliousrose on July 08, 2010, 11:12:38 AM
Also I just plain liked the flavor of the Yoforia yogurt better. And one of the toppings at Pinkberry was like some sort of cinnamon crunch cereal and it was honestly horrid- tasted chemical and disgusting. I had taken my companion to Yoforia in Vinings and he adored it- had the best time playing with all the flavors and the gadgets, and Pinkberry was just lacking for both of us.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 08, 2010, 11:32:47 AM
speaking of pinkberry, as we stood in line last weekend for the half price yogurt between 5-7, we both tried a sample of their summer special flavor of watermelon frozen yogurt with diced watermelon and cucumber and some watermelon/cucumber juice and both almost spit it out... a really odd sweet, salty, and mushy combination that didn't work for us.  About that time we realized the small print on their banner that it was only this flavor that was half price. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rebelliousrose on July 09, 2010, 01:42:24 PM
Empire State South has a hiring notice up on craigslist. Must be coming along....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 09, 2010, 02:02:19 PM
According to "Tomorrow's News Today", Sprig is coming to the Vista Grove shopping center this fall.

Details HERE (http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/07/sprig-restaurant-starts-to-sprout-in.html)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 10, 2010, 11:44:02 AM

Drove by the old Atlanta Ribs location (in the little strip next to the Publix on the East-West Connector, just west of S. Cobb Drive in Smynings) and noticed a "Twisted Taco Coming Soon" banner.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on July 10, 2010, 11:51:28 AM
oh. joy.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 10, 2010, 12:01:22 PM
oh. joy.

joy or sarcasm?  I'm betting sarcasm!

At least it's more promising than the "Steve B's Pizza Buffet coming soon" sign around the corner...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on July 10, 2010, 01:18:52 PM
oh. joy.

joy or sarcasm?  I'm betting sarcasm!

At least it's more promising than the "Steve B's Pizza Buffet coming soon" sign around the corner...

Is it? Have you eaten at twisted taco? I ate once at the one in kennesaw, it was outlandishly bad.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 10, 2010, 01:35:06 PM
oh. joy.

joy or sarcasm?  I'm betting sarcasm!

At least it's more promising than the "Steve B's Pizza Buffet coming soon" sign around the corner...

Is it? Have you eaten at twisted taco? I ate once at the one in kennesaw, it was outlandishly bad.

That bad?  I guess I assumed it was better than that...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on July 10, 2010, 01:37:33 PM
oh. joy.

joy or sarcasm?  I'm betting sarcasm!

At least it's more promising than the "Steve B's Pizza Buffet coming soon" sign around the corner...

Is it? Have you eaten at twisted taco? I ate once at the one in kennesaw, it was outlandishly bad.

That bad?  I guess I assumed it was better than that...

I thought so. Of the 3 tacos i chose as part of the lunch combo, all of them were absolutely awful. Maybe i just mis-chose, or they were having a bad day. I know some people at my work like the place...soooooo...i guess to each their own!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on July 10, 2010, 03:24:03 PM
I've eaten at the one on Holcomb a couple of times. It wasn't worth a return visit. I don't recall it as terrible, per say. But I wasn't excited to eat my food, which is usually a bad sign. =)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on July 10, 2010, 05:24:57 PM
Not sure if this belongs in 'Closed' as well - who knows.

Drove by Ixtan Lounge today (formerly Piebar than Eros World Tapas) and their were workers changing the sign.  This could be:
A.  A new restaurant
B.  The same owners again re-branding the 'not sure if we want to be a restaurant or a nightclub' location.

Anyone with insight?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on July 10, 2010, 08:24:45 PM
Quote
Not sure if this belongs in 'Closed' as well - who knows.

Drove by Ixtan Lounge today (formerly Piebar than Eros World Tapas) and their were workers changing the sign.  This could be:
A.  A new restaurant
B.  The same owners again re-branding the 'not sure if we want to be a restaurant or a nightclub' location.

Anyone with insight?

I stopped in (Sat at 9pm) and it was dark.  Thereare two signs that are coverd up and there weren't any notices about what was going on.  No big shock that they closed.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: waynehoobler on July 11, 2010, 09:44:42 PM

At least it's more promising than the "Steve B's Pizza Buffet coming soon" sign around the corner...

Twisted Taco northlake (my hood) gets some of the worst reviews I've ever seen on yelp.  There's a Stevi B's in the neighborhood and it fills a nice niche, particularly if you have young kids.  It's a bit of a guilty pleasure, and I've found that I feel best if I put my nose in the air and declare 'this smores pizza is disgusting and beneath me!' prior to snarfing down 3 slices...


Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on July 12, 2010, 07:40:42 AM
is there any news on the Decatur Diner? it looks pretty close but I'm hearing that it could be as late as Labor Day. I really hope not .....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on July 12, 2010, 02:21:34 PM
Rumor has it there is a Twisted Taco coming to Smyrna next to Smyrna Bicycles on the East-West Connector (near the Publix shopping center).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 12, 2010, 02:47:44 PM
Rumor has it there is a Twisted Taco coming to Smyrna next to Smyrna Bicycles on the East-West Connector (near the Publix shopping center).

yes, saw the banner this weekend and reported earlier in this thread... kicking of this discussion about how horrible Twisted Taco is...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on July 12, 2010, 03:01:34 PM
Yoforia in Johns Creek Fresh Market plaza

Some mexican place in the old famous Daves by Northpoint Mall
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on July 15, 2010, 10:09:17 AM
Rumor has it there is a Twisted Taco coming to Smyrna next to Smyrna Bicycles on the East-West Connector (near the Publix shopping center).

yes, saw the banner this weekend and reported earlier in this thread... kicking of this discussion about how horrible Twisted Taco is...
I'll have to try it for myself....I like tacos. A non-foodie friend of mine swears by their Fried Pickles.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on July 16, 2010, 08:27:37 PM
According to Omnivore Atlanta http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/07/16/goin-coastal-opens (http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/07/16/goin-coastal-opens), Goin' Coastal is now open.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: k8 on July 19, 2010, 05:11:56 PM
Napoleon's 'Good Food & Ale' is opening soon in Vista Grove in the N.Decatur/OakGrove area. Same folks who run Front Page News. Menu looks pretty great: http://www.napoleonsga.com

This is in addition to an upscale fresh-n-local (Sprig) opening on the other side of the strip. Both will have patios.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 22, 2010, 04:20:21 AM
I think it was mentioned a ways back, but the sign is up on the south west corner of Virginia and Highland, soon to be #2 "Yeah Burger"
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on July 22, 2010, 06:24:59 AM
This has KOPP written all over it:

http://www.aleyeahbeer.com/

All kidding aside, if they do it right this will be a great addition to our side of town.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on July 22, 2010, 06:35:53 AM
City of ATL needs to allow a good deal more businesses to develop - tax base dontchaknow?

If they build it, I will come...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on July 22, 2010, 08:40:28 AM


Snellville (used to be Snailville), has passed it's Sunday liquor law..  I am betting a couple new restaurants are coming soon to my town.  ?

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on July 22, 2010, 09:05:04 AM
Near downtown Roswell there is a new place opening up, Lucky's Burgers & Brew.  No clue as to when they are supposed to open but there is a "Now Hiring" sign out front.  It is in the same shopping center as Thumb's Up near the cemetery. 

http://roswell.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=668045&GUID=EE16A2A6-49D4-42E4-97C0-C95D2CA143DC&Options=&Search=
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Roxro on July 30, 2010, 12:21:39 PM
Just saw another serve yourself frozen yogurt place is opening in Roswell (near intersection of King and Woodstock/Crossville).  That makes three of them within about a two mile area.  I would be happier for a good quality ice-cream or gelato store or even a Pinkberry.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on August 02, 2010, 07:34:32 AM
spotted at the old Famous Dave's BBQ location on North Point Parkway yesterday: "coming soon: Rio Nuevo".
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on August 02, 2010, 03:08:09 PM
Tomorrow's News Today is reporting that Zaxbys is opening on Roswell Road across from Fresh Market.  High traffic area.

http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/mystery-buckhead-restaurant-revealed.html

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on August 02, 2010, 05:48:43 PM
Tomorrow's News Today is reporting that Zaxbys is opening on Roswell Road across from Fresh Market.  High traffic area.

http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/mystery-buckhead-restaurant-revealed.html



yeah, and I had somehow assumed that with all the hype (a couple days of clues) that it would be something a little more earth-shattering...certainly not fast food...  maybe it's bloggers sweeps week?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on August 03, 2010, 07:41:32 AM
Tomorrow's News Today is reporting that Zaxbys is opening on Roswell Road across from Fresh Market.  High traffic area.

http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/mystery-buckhead-restaurant-revealed.html



yeah, and I had somehow assumed that with all the hype (a couple days of clues) that it would be something a little more earth-shattering...certainly not fast food...  maybe it's bloggers sweeps week?
I do believe it's the first Zaxby's inside the Perimeter (or at least north of I-20). I like the quality of their chicken, but the sauces are less than good, IMO.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Corky on August 03, 2010, 08:28:20 AM
spotted at the old Famous Dave's BBQ location on North Point Parkway yesterday: "coming soon: Rio Nuevo".

Probably going to be like every other restaurant that has been in that building---FAILED. I hate myself when I am so negative.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on August 03, 2010, 09:42:06 AM
Probably going to be like every other restaurant that has been in that building---FAILED. I hate myself when I am so negative.

But you're right... Another Chotchkie's-esque mall restaurant is not going to last long.

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on August 03, 2010, 09:44:54 AM
Well, there's a ton of competition in that area and it's mostly from very well established chains. That's not a neighborhood I go to when I'm looking for something new and different.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 03, 2010, 09:53:32 AM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: stangc on August 04, 2010, 07:13:59 PM
Tomorrow's News Today is reporting that Zaxbys is opening on Roswell Road across from Fresh Market.  High traffic area.

http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/mystery-buckhead-restaurant-revealed.html



yeah, and I had somehow assumed that with all the hype (a couple days of clues) that it would be something a little more earth-shattering...certainly not fast food...  maybe it's bloggers sweeps week?

There is a Zaxby's on Memorial across from Kroger at Belvedere Plaza. It kills the Popeye's next door. 
I do believe it's the first Zaxby's inside the Perimeter (or at least north of I-20). I like the quality of their chicken, but the sauces are less than good, IMO.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on August 04, 2010, 10:56:28 PM
Near downtown Roswell there is a new place opening up, Lucky's Burgers & Brew.  No clue as to when they are supposed to open but there is a "Now Hiring" sign out front.  It is in the same shopping center as Thumb's Up near the cemetery. 

http://roswell.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=668045&GUID=EE16A2A6-49D4-42E4-97C0-C95D2CA143DC&Options=&Search=

Now Open sign out front. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on August 06, 2010, 08:28:40 AM
According to What Now Atlanta, Aliyah Island Grill (Piedmont Road at Lindberg MARTA - one of Atlanta's cursed spots) opening as Encore:
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/05/encore-restaurant/


According to Tomorrow's News Today, Doc Greens on Ponce being turned into a Real Chow Baby:
http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/doc-is-out-new-baby-expected-soon.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on August 06, 2010, 09:34:12 AM
According to What Now Atlanta, Aliyah Island Grill (Piedmont Road at Lindberg MARTA - one of Atlanta's cursed spots) opening as Encore:
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/05/encore-restaurant/


According to Tomorrow's News Today, Doc Greens on Ponce being turned into a Real Chow Baby:
http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/doc-is-out-new-baby-expected-soon.html


Funny - I've driven by Doc Greens numerous times over the past couple of months and thought it had been closed a while  :D
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/06/doc-greens/

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on August 09, 2010, 07:56:03 AM
According to What Now Atlanta, Aliyah Island Grill (Piedmont Road at Lindberg MARTA - one of Atlanta's cursed spots) opening as Encore:
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/05/encore-restaurant/


According to Tomorrow's News Today, Doc Greens on Ponce being turned into a Real Chow Baby:
http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/08/doc-is-out-new-baby-expected-soon.html


Funny - I've driven by Doc Greens numerous times over the past couple of months and thought it had been closed a while  :D
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/06/doc-greens/




how about giving us back (though next door to the original location) Tortilla's? oh to dream.....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 10, 2010, 09:07:49 AM

J.K fills us in again...  Peter Chang is coming back ---- and other things too....


http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/08/05/front-burner-update-on-peter-changs-return-to-atlanta-gillespie-talks-ice-cream/ (http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/08/05/front-burner-update-on-peter-changs-return-to-atlanta-gillespie-talks-ice-cream/)

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Post by: shoeshine boy on August 11, 2010, 07:48:14 AM
is there any word on the Decatur Diner in the old Atlanta Bread Company location? they look ready to go. what's the hold up?
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Post by: Barnum on August 11, 2010, 08:07:26 AM
is there any word on the Decatur Diner in the old Atlanta Bread Company location? they look ready to go. what's the hold up?

Their WEBSITE (http://empirediner.grantechit.com/) says October for the Decatur location.

Interesting that 3 of 4 locations are opening up in September and October.
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Post by: SalMonela on August 11, 2010, 01:11:50 PM
Decatur Metro scoops the 'coming soon' of Square Pub in the former Pharmhouse space on the Decatur Square.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on August 11, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
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Post by: Melomom on August 12, 2010, 06:26:25 AM
Decatur Metro scoops the 'coming soon' of Square Pub in the former Pharmhouse space on the Decatur Square.

Further comments on that post say that "The Square Pub" will be an expansion of Mac McGee's.  By the way, one of the Scoutmob coupons for this week was for Mac McGee's, which is completely awesome.
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Post by: Minerva on August 12, 2010, 07:03:52 AM
There's a Jamaican place opening on New Chastain Rd. just west of Canton Rd. in E/NE Cobb. Used to be a hot dog joint for all of about five minutes. Banner says Tropical Flavor, if memory serves.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on August 12, 2010, 07:18:39 AM
is there any word on the Decatur Diner in the old Atlanta Bread Company location? they look ready to go. what's the hold up?

Their WEBSITE (http://empirediner.grantechit.com/) says October for the Decatur location.

Interesting that 3 of 4 locations are opening up in September and October.


oooo...thanks for finding that. the menu looks awesome!! I have a lot of late nights and the post midnight dining options in Decatur are disappointing. it's pretty much Waffle House or Taco Mac.
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Post by: loveATL on August 12, 2010, 07:40:00 AM
Not sure if anything is coming, but there's a construction dumpster in front of the old Fuzzy's location.
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Post by: mikeamor on August 12, 2010, 05:07:32 PM
Tilted Kilt in the old Max & Erma's on Mt. Vernon & Abernathy.
Wow. from bad to worse.

And now the new attempt at the Po' Folks -> Folks -> Black Eyed Pea -> Something Else -> Lobster Trap on Holcomb Bridge in Roswell.
The signage is up.  
It's going to be a Tilted Kilt.
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Post by: Northside Food on August 12, 2010, 05:35:56 PM
Eh.  ::)
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Post by: SalMonela on August 13, 2010, 01:19:36 PM
"Coming Soon" banner at the Pencil Factory Lofts on Dekalb Ave announces that the Beignet Connection is bringing Creole food to the hood soon.  Of course there are a number of coming soon banners sported by this development... Hill Street Tavern, Caramba Cafe, Mr Blackwell's Coffee and I don't know when/if any of them are planning to actually open.


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Post by: Susykm on August 13, 2010, 02:20:00 PM
"Coming Soon" banner at the Pencil Factory Lofts on Dekalb Ave announces that the Beignet Connection is bringing Creole food to the hood soon.  Of course there are a number of coming soon banners sported by this development... Hill Street Tavern, Caramba Cafe, Mr Blackwell's Coffee and I don't know when/if any of them are planning to actually open.




Hill Street Tavern is in the works, same owners as Manchester Arms down on Virginia Ave.
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Post by: bettylouski on August 13, 2010, 07:22:02 PM
Decatur Metro scoops the 'coming soon' of Square Pub in the former Pharmhouse space on the Decatur Square.

Further comments on that post say that "The Square Pub" will be an expansion of Mac McGee's.  By the way, one of the Scoutmob coupons for this week was for Mac McGee's, which is completely awesome.

Word now is that it will not be expansion of Mac McGee's, but rather an "American" style bar with a southwestern themed menu. 
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Post by: Melomom on August 14, 2010, 03:02:17 PM
Thanks bettylouski, just coming to correct the rumor about Mac McGee's.  Though they could sure use more room - it was packed last night.  I will coment further in its thread.
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Post by: tangomonster on August 16, 2010, 04:38:40 PM
Melomom noted this on the Closed thread.  I was looking at an Indian newspaper while eating at Global Mall today and saw an ad.  Madras Woodlands is opening on August 20th! 2201 Lawrenceville Highway.  Buffet 7 days a week for lunch.  It does seem to be related to the original Woodlands, which was superb---says "Mr. Ram Nanjunda and family coming back to Decatur to provide tasty and quality food after a long gap."  Unlike the original, it will serve meat (which will probably expand the customer base rather than limiting it to vegetarians).

I'm already dreaming of their eggplant dish......
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Post by: Uncle Zev on August 18, 2010, 01:55:37 PM
Gameday sports bar is opening on east piedmont near roswell road in east cobb, across from the ymca


formerly chicagos pizza, formerly beef o bradys


i wish them luck.....
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Post by: Minerva on August 18, 2010, 02:50:19 PM
I live not far from that location, and I was soooo hoping it was going to be something interesting in there. Just what the world needs, another sports bar.....
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Post by: Uncle Zev on August 18, 2010, 03:03:10 PM
I live not far from that location, and I was soooo hoping it was going to be something interesting in there. Just what the world needs, another sports bar.....

yeah i live here as well -- that publix is my go to grocery..........was homething for something different

they got it cheap, not sure what the lease is, but i had a broker call me to see if i was interested @ 20k(everything was still in there)


told her i live next to it, not a chance  ;D


also that stadium sports bar opened just at sprayberry, wasn't impressed
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Post by: Lorenzo on August 21, 2010, 07:58:36 AM

http://www.derbiergarten.com/

"Authentic German Biergarten and Restaurant"
300 Marietta St. (Downtown)


Looking for European servers, too, I heard.
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Post by: SalMonela on August 23, 2010, 03:40:23 PM
Latest opening date from the folks at Empire State South - 30AUG.  They must have some confidence in this date as their website says that the are accepting reservation requests for 1SEP.
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Post by: HaagenDazs on August 23, 2010, 05:07:19 PM
Latest opening date from the folks at Empire State South - 30AUG.  They must have some confidence in this date as their website says that the are accepting reservation requests for 1SEP.

Interesting.  From the information on their website, it already LOOKS open.  No specific opening dates or anything of the sort that I saw, but they have detailed menus and events lined up.

http://www.empirestatesouth.com/
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Post by: Jmolinari on August 23, 2010, 06:28:30 PM
2nd location of Tassa Roti Shop is coming to Convington Highway this september. Saw i sign in front of their 1st location today (they're closed mondays)
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Post by: eatnrun on August 23, 2010, 08:48:20 PM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 23, 2010, 09:09:42 PM
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Post by: eatnrun on August 23, 2010, 09:12:47 PM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 23, 2010, 09:52:22 PM
Speaking of Johns Creek, I saw a sign at the corner of Old Ali-bama and Jones Bridge for a new sports bar. The sign pointed in the direction of Jones Bridge towards Old Milton. It was one of those cheesey signs they hammer in the ground, the sports bar is not at that intersection, just the sign.

Did that craptastic American Ale House close and get replaced? Dern, I made mental note and wanted to look it up, but forgot about it and the name, so I can't Google.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on August 24, 2010, 07:34:30 AM
Latest opening date from the folks at Empire State South - 30AUG.  They must have some confidence in this date as their website says that the are accepting reservation requests for 1SEP.

Interesting.  From the information on their website, it already LOOKS open.  No specific opening dates or anything of the sort that I saw, but they have detailed menus and events lined up.

http://www.empirestatesouth.com/

LOVE the Indian Tiffin lunchbox idea. I wonder if they'll be delivering them as well at some point.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 24, 2010, 07:24:10 PM
How about that. Just today I said to passersby that what uOTPia really needs is another burger joint.

Got one at Windward and Highway 9 http://scratchfresh.com/home.html

No menu online (at least yet). They do serve breakfast beginning at 7 am and open until 9 pm.
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Post by: Larkemon on August 24, 2010, 07:43:17 PM
I haven't had the biscuit, but I did try the burger about a month ago.  It wasn't bad. Seems family owned.  I'd say on par with 5 guys, but a bit more friendly atmosphere and a lot less seating. 
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Post by: loveATL on August 25, 2010, 10:59:32 AM
Der Biergarten - German Beergarden to open in Luckie Marietta District in September:

http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/24/der-biergarten/
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Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2010, 11:26:24 AM
Der Biergarten - German Beergarden to open in Luckie Marietta District in September:

http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/08/24/der-biergarten/


See 12 posts up.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on August 25, 2010, 12:17:53 PM
Scratch has been open for a few months now. The Five Guys comparison is easy to make. Flat top burger, etc. They have more topping than Five Guys, and the rest of the menu is more diverse. Watch out for frozen fries and Pepsi products. Boo! But overall I thought the burger was better than Five Guys at a similar price. Best burger in town? Hardly.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 25, 2010, 12:28:14 PM
Scratch has been open for a few months now. The Five Guys comparison is easy to make. Flat top burger, etc. They have more topping than Five Guys, and the rest of the menu is more diverse. Watch out for frozen fries and Pepsi products. Boo! But overall I thought the burger was better than Five Guys at a similar price. Best burger in town? Hardly.

Ah is/was in Johns Creek a BB's Burger (not to be confused with the bagel place). Purty much the same idea: blatant 5 Guys copy, but as good or better...but hardly the best burger in town.

Windward and Highway 9 is the edge of my eating range, but I just heard of them last night when I saw in ad in the local rag.
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Post by: Melomom on August 25, 2010, 01:30:29 PM
Noticed a sign for The Ketch - Saltwater Grill, which seems to be going into the old Taco Stand place on Roswell Road in Buckhead.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 25, 2010, 02:30:16 PM


We are getting a fish market and to-go fish restaurant in Centerville (down 124 from Snellville)..   I'm looking forward to ANYTHING out this way..

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Post by: rebelliousrose on August 27, 2010, 12:48:01 AM
Davio's Italian Steakhouse (????) is open in Phipps. Saw the sign when I went to TJ Maxx.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 31, 2010, 02:21:39 PM
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Post by: Melomom on August 31, 2010, 03:46:53 PM
Actually, I think it may already be open.  Saw a sign for Ibex Ethiopian Restaurant and bar in the North DeKalb Square shopping center on L'ville Highway at North Druid Hills.  I haven't been for my annual Ethipian dinner yet so maybe I will give it a try.
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Post by: Melomom on September 06, 2010, 10:17:34 AM

Blais tweeting/hinting today that the location for FLIP Buckhead to be "revealed soon".  Wonder of he knows that burgers are so 2009?

I thought I heard months ago - and posted on the other forum - that they were going to open the second location in the shopping center on the corner of Piedmont and Roswell Roads - Tuxedo Festival or similar - will be interested to see if this is indeed the case.

Saw a sign today confirming that Flip will indeed open (it says this fall) in that shopping center.
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Post by: Sycamore on September 06, 2010, 10:19:13 PM
Just learned that Cafe Lily in Decatur has opened a Tapas Lounge.
I need to check this out.

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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on September 07, 2010, 10:27:47 AM
'Cue (the barbecue joint in Milton) is set to open a second location in Cumming. Will be on GA-20 about a mile east of 400. Hopefully there will be more parking here!
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Post by: chefmoss on September 09, 2010, 12:53:48 PM
Roswell Tap in the old Freedlands on Highway 9 in Roswell
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 10, 2010, 04:20:05 PM
Speaking of Johns Creek, I saw a sign at the corner of Old Ali-bama and Jones Bridge for a new sports bar. The sign pointed in the direction of Jones Bridge towards Old Milton. It was one of those cheesey signs they hammer in the ground, the sports bar is not at that intersection, just the sign.

Did that craptastic American Ale House close and get replaced? Dern, I made mental note and wanted to look it up, but forgot about it and the name, so I can't Google.

<crickets>

Well anyway, yes it is in the old AAH location. Gee whiz, minimal beer selection even for a sports bar, typical fare but hopefully the kids menu means it is non-smoking, correcting one of the mistakes the short-lived previous place made. http://yatessportspub.com/index.html
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Post by: HaagenDazs on September 10, 2010, 04:45:03 PM
Roswell Tap in the old Freedlands on Highway 9 in Roswell

Address is:
1090 Alpharetta Street
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Post by: grumpypickle on September 10, 2010, 06:20:09 PM
Same owners as Freedland's, before fire. I am so glad that the eyesore of the burned out building is being replaced by a local pub!
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Post by: shoeshine boy on September 13, 2010, 07:09:18 AM
Same owners as Freedland's, before fire. I am so glad that the eyesore of the burned out building is being replaced by a local pub!

so awesome to hear that. Sean Freedland plays in my hockey league. if he can get folks to come by after games he'll really rake in the dough! :)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 13, 2010, 04:23:24 PM
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Post by: jimmy on September 14, 2010, 02:49:45 PM
New location of Udipi in Smyrna - anyone been?

http://udipicafegeorgia.com/
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Post by: loveATL on September 14, 2010, 09:43:58 PM
Not sure if this belongs here so move if needed.  According to CL, Ron Eyester to open the Family Dog, a bar in Morningside.  Address listed as 1402 N Highland which is fairly generic for the building there so I'm thinking that it is the Pomodoro spot.  Would be great to have  neighborhood pub in the area.

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/09/14/ron-eyester-to-open-the-family-dog-a-bar-in-morningside
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Post by: Lorenzo on September 15, 2010, 09:18:40 AM

http://www.derbiergarten.com/

"Authentic German Biergarten and Restaurant"
300 Marietta St. (Downtown)

Looking for European servers, too, I heard.

Now open, I believe, as of a day or two ago.  The web site now lists food and drink menus.  I'd go tonight but have a commitment. Someone needs to check it out and report.  When I walked by on Monday there were still workmen buzzing around.
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Post by: rebelliousrose on September 15, 2010, 10:01:59 AM

http://www.derbiergarten.com/

"Authentic German Biergarten and Restaurant"
300 Marietta St. (Downtown)

Looking for European servers, too, I heard.

Now open, I believe, as of a day or two ago.  The web site now lists food and drink menus.  I'd go tonight but have a commitment. Someone needs to check it out and report.  When I walked by on Monday there were still workmen buzzing around.

Oh, that's the site of the old Wine Loft. It's a great space but parking is incredibly limited and very expensive. it's right next to Rise Sushi Lounge.
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Post by: SalMonela on September 17, 2010, 02:16:55 PM
Deckard's Kitchen & Kegs is opening later this week in the shopping plaza across from City Hall East.   
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Post by: secret chef on September 22, 2010, 03:22:54 PM
I saw a Coming Soon sign for "Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine" in Alpharetta/Roswell, Hwy 9 & Mansell Rd, in the center with Longhorn and The Counter.

Presumably (hopefully), this is the same Chef Pete who used to have a place in Norcross at Spalding & Holcomb Bridge and before that a little shack of a place on Winters Chapel & Peeler.

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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 22, 2010, 03:34:55 PM
I saw a Coming Soon sign for "Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine" in Alpharetta/Roswell, Hwy 9 & Mansell Rd, in the center with Longhorn and The Counter.



The unit all the way in the back? Oy if so a tough spot--completely hidden from the road, but I will certainly give Chef a shot.
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Post by: papagatt on September 22, 2010, 05:33:57 PM
it's is the same chef pete
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Post by: secret chef on September 22, 2010, 07:18:48 PM
I saw a Coming Soon sign for "Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine" in Alpharetta/Roswell, Hwy 9 & Mansell Rd, in the center with Longhorn and The Counter.



The unit all the way in the back? Oy if so a tough spot--completely hidden from the road, but I will certainly give Chef a shot.

Yes, it's the place in the NW corner of the center -- it was once something like La Brasa Grill, I think.

Chef Pete has a knack for making something out of nothing, so I hope he can pull it off.

I tend to think that he props up his restaurant business with the catering side & his traveling smoker-trailers.

I managed to get them to supply my office w/ BBQ lunch a couple of times when he was operating out of Norcross.
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Post by: Corky on September 22, 2010, 08:12:16 PM
Is that the same place that used to be in a little cement shack in front of a Winn Dixie, with signs that said "You can't beat Pete's meat" and other sayings?
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Post by: secret chef on September 23, 2010, 10:59:36 AM
Yes, I am pretty sure that's the same place.

I have been a long time fan of their pulled pork, andouille sausage and cajun beans.

Another great slogan of theirs: "You don't need teeth to eat Pete's meat!"   ;D
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 23, 2010, 11:47:45 AM
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Post by: Sadlebred on September 25, 2010, 08:49:32 PM

And a couple of different media outlets are reporting that Kevin Gillespie's oft mentioned new BBQ venture is going to occupy the onetime Brake-O shop on Piedmont Road and Piedmont Circle (around the corner from Woodfire Grill).

A friend of mine goes to school with the wife of one of the owners of Woodfire. Apparently, the BBQ venture is well in the works with plans going along nicely. She wasn't able to give me an opening date.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 29, 2010, 01:05:55 PM
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Post by: HaagenDazs on September 29, 2010, 03:10:09 PM
Chicago-style eateries have officially become the new cuisine du jour, haven't they.  As long as you don't count self-serve frozen yogurt as a cuisine.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 29, 2010, 03:53:28 PM
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Post by: jimmy on September 30, 2010, 09:00:28 AM
P. Red's BBQ on Chattahoochee near Howell Mill.
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Post by: HaagenDazs on September 30, 2010, 09:36:32 AM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 30, 2010, 09:36:49 AM
P. Red's BBQ on Chattahoochee near Howell Mill.

Oy, always had them high on my list of examples on how NOT to expand. Liked them a lot when they had one location. They went up to three or four and thought they were okay at best. Then they went back down to one.

Let's hope they learned something first time around.
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Post by: BrianInAtlanta on October 03, 2010, 05:44:33 PM
Talked to Joey Riley at Kalediscope (Brookhaven) last night and he said he was now shooting for a second week in November opening.
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Post by: Barnum on October 03, 2010, 06:04:14 PM
P. Red's BBQ on Chattahoochee near Howell Mill.

Oy, always had them high on my list of examples on how NOT to expand. Liked them a lot when they had one location. They went up to three or four and thought they were okay at best. Then they went back down to one.

Let's hope they learned something first time around.

Drove down Chattahoochee on the way to FLIP Saturday afternoon and saw the words "BBQ" and the always popular plane-parts sticking out of the roof of a building as I drove by... must be this place...
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 05, 2010, 10:20:24 AM
BB's Bagels (McFarland Road in south Forsyth) announced on twitter this morning that they are opening a second location. Their tweet said "Old Milton and State Bridge Rd". I'm not sure exactly where they are talking about, since Old Milton kinda turns into State Bridge if you continue driving east. But I thought I would pass this along.

http://twitter.com/bbsbagels
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Post by: Barnum on October 05, 2010, 11:21:04 AM
Can we handle yet another frozen yogurt place?

"Red Mango" coming soon banner in the strip on the north west corner of Clairmont and North Decatur Road.  I think this was a T-Mobile store most recently.
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Post by: chefmoss on October 05, 2010, 11:27:23 AM
BB's Bagels (McFarland Road in south Forsyth) announced on twitter this morning that they are opening a second location. Their tweet said "Old Milton and State Bridge Rd". I'm not sure exactly where they are talking about, since Old Milton kinda turns into State Bridge if you continue driving east. But I thought I would pass this along.

http://twitter.com/bbsbagels
Hmmm this could be good news!  I wonder if they are buying back their old New York Bagel spot.  That place has gone way downhill since the split.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 05, 2010, 12:17:30 PM
BB's Bagels (McFarland Road in south Forsyth) announced on twitter this morning that they are opening a second location. Their tweet said "Old Milton and State Bridge Rd". I'm not sure exactly where they are talking about, since Old Milton kinda turns into State Bridge if you continue driving east. But I thought I would pass this along.

http://twitter.com/bbsbagels
Hmmm this could be good news!  I wonder if they are buying back their old New York Bagel spot.  That place has gone way downhill since the split.

Yes would be great news. That's an interesting theory about NY Bagel--though not sure that quite fits the description.

Roots, I was thinking Madras Chettinad/Publix shopping center perhaps?
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 05, 2010, 01:04:02 PM
I had lunch at Madras Chettinad today and didn't notice anything that looked like BB's. But I also didn't look past Publix.

And speaking of BB's... what is their relationship, if any, to the other bagel joints around here? For example... Essex in Johns Creek is very similar. Or the NY Bagels ya'll speak of.
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Post by: Jmolinari on October 05, 2010, 01:15:35 PM
uTOpia can answer more accurately, but it sounded like BBs supplied Essex the dough or something along those lines, which explains the similarity
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 05, 2010, 01:16:31 PM
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Post by: Corky on October 06, 2010, 04:00:23 PM
BB's Bagels (McFarland Road in south Forsyth) announced on twitter this morning that they are opening a second location. Their tweet said "Old Milton and State Bridge Rd". I'm not sure exactly where they are talking about, since Old Milton kinda turns into State Bridge if you continue driving east. But I thought I would pass this along.
 
http://twitter.com/bbsbagels
Hmmm this could be good news!  I wonder if they are buying back their old New York Bagel spot.  That place has gone way downhill since the split.

Yes would be great news. That's an interesting theory about NY Bagel--though not sure that quite fits the description.

Roots, I was thinking Madras Chettinad/Publix shopping center perhaps?

Drove by the ex NY Bagel place today, there is a BB Bagel coming soon sign. Windows were covered in paper and there was a construction truck outside. @Roots, the BB Bagel place is in the strip mall just before the Kroger on the left going out St. Bridge or is it Old Milton? Just wondering if OM changes names to SB there at Jones Bridge? Drat, the Mcfarland location is still closer to home, but, traffic is not as bad if I use Hopewell rather than H9.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 06, 2010, 05:16:04 PM
BB's Bagels (McFarland Road in south Forsyth) announced on twitter this morning that they are opening a second location. Their tweet said "Old Milton and State Bridge Rd". I'm not sure exactly where they are talking about, since Old Milton kinda turns into State Bridge if you continue driving east. But I thought I would pass this along.
 
http://twitter.com/bbsbagels
Hmmm this could be good news!  I wonder if they are buying back their old New York Bagel spot.  That place has gone way downhill since the split.

Yes would be great news. That's an interesting theory about NY Bagel--though not sure that quite fits the description.

Roots, I was thinking Madras Chettinad/Publix shopping center perhaps?

Just wondering if OM changes names to SB there at Jones Bridge?

85.6 percent sure at the aforesaid Publix shopping center.

Wife may have to go to original and get the scoop---and a dozen bagels. I would think since they are taking over a place that housed the same, hopefully should not take long to re-open. Closer for me, but then again time wise, the straight shot down 400 wasn't so bad. I'll run into more traffic resistance at the new location, but still verra happy.

Now if I can get Antico, Fox Bros, Chang, or Dutch Monkey to open a second location near me.

Well not Monkey because I really, really, really want to despise that place.
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Post by: secret chef on October 06, 2010, 07:43:43 PM
During a drive-by today, I saw a new banner for BB's bagels hanging on the building that used to be New York Bagel - that's State Bridge Rd sort of in front of the Kroger shopping center.
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Post by: Corky on October 07, 2010, 12:15:13 PM
BB's on State Bridge is having a soft opening next Thursday. Had lunch at McFarland today. They said they are doing quite a bit remodeling and cleaning up.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 07, 2010, 12:42:58 PM
Thanks for the info, guys. Like Corky, the McFarland location will be a LOT closer to me. Still cool to see them expand. This restaurant has a lot of character. I'm glad to see them doing well.

I'll say this though... my wife has always felt like their McFarland location is dirty, which makes her uncomfortable eating there. As a result, I haven't had a sitdown meal (non-takeout) there in many months. Perhaps the State Bridge location will ease her concerns.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 07, 2010, 12:54:19 PM
And yes, Old Milton changes to State Bridge before Kimball Bridge. The Publix has a State Bridge address, as done Madras Chettinaad.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 07, 2010, 01:49:16 PM
Bride was driving by the old Alpine Bakery and said a "coming soon" sign was up for a deli, butcher, bakery or sumtin'. I was wondering perhaps NY Butcher, though nothing listed as forthcoming on that site.

Anyone with more deets or verifying the name?
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Post by: Melomom on October 07, 2010, 05:54:47 PM
Somehow I missed this post from a week or so ago on Decatur Metro.  Burnt Fork, a new "international bbq" restaurant going into a space just vacated by a takeout Chinese place:

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2010/09/29/burnt-fork-bbq-setting-up-shop-in-old-jin-jin-space/#comments

Sounds good.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 07, 2010, 08:08:01 PM
Oh boy, this one is gonna be good...

K Cafe has quietly opened on Windward Parkway. They are across the street from Five Guys, I think in the space where Carvel Ice Cream used to be. I've seen next to nothing about them. I only learned about them from a competitor in the area. A few google searches reveals that this is a test concept from Krystal, trying to get into the quick serve burger space. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here, but I predict a miserable failure in the making.
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Post by: Lorenzo on October 08, 2010, 08:14:24 AM
Oh boy, this one is gonna be good...

K Cafe has quietly opened on Windward Parkway. They are across the street from Five Guys, I think in the space where Carvel Ice Cream used to be. I've seen next to nothing about them. I only learned about them from a competitor in the area. A few google searches reveals that this is a test concept from Krystal, trying to get into the quick serve burger space. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here, but I predict a miserable failure in the making.

I'm not familiar with the industry lingo. What is "quick serve burger" as opposed to "fast food burger" (which is what Krystal already is)?
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 08, 2010, 08:31:33 AM
I might be getting my terms wrong. Quick serve, meaning places like Panera, Artuzi's, etc. Not fast food, but not full wait service. Most of these newer concept restaurants are falling into this category. See also... Raving Brands :-)

And after reading some more stuff, K Cafe might be more of a sandwich shop rather than burgers. The person I knew who's been there mentioned burgers. Then again, I think this is merely a test concept, so the menu may change frequently.
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Post by: Larkemon on October 08, 2010, 09:21:07 AM
Aren't those called "Fast Casual"?
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 08, 2010, 09:52:36 AM
Duh, yes  :-[
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 08, 2010, 12:54:54 PM
BB's on State Bridge is having a soft opening next Thursday. Had lunch at McFarland today. They said they are doing quite a bit remodeling and cleaning up.

Yes they say they "hope" to hard open by "next weekend". Ah.
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Post by: Larkemon on October 13, 2010, 12:02:49 PM
Tre Vietnamese Dining
3055 North Point Parkway
Suite 100 & 200
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
http://trevietnamesedining.com/

Just saw the sign.  It's between Zaxby's and Lifetime Fitness on N. Point Parkway.  Please please please let there be good Vietnamese food 2 min from my office! :)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 13, 2010, 12:34:07 PM
Tre Vietnamese Dining
3055 North Point Parkway
Suite 100 & 200
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
http://trevietnamesedining.com/

Just saw the sign.  It's between Zaxby's and Lifetime Fitness on N. Point Parkway.  Please please please let there be good Vietnamese food 2 min from my office! :)

It says "authentic".

Yes that would be kewl. One of the missing pieces to the the grubbing puzzle of uD International HQ is a nearby Vietnamese place. Saigon JCB to the east and that place in Rozstock to the west are slightly out of my daily distance range, but if this joint is good, that would be perfect.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 14, 2010, 08:13:03 AM
I agree. With so many options for this in Johns Creek, I'm surprised Alpharetta was lacking.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 14, 2010, 08:16:43 AM
I agree. With so many options for this in Johns Creek, I'm surprised Alpharetta was lacking.

Are you saying there are some good Viet in JC? Kindly elaborate. I can literally walk to the border of JC.
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Post by: Larkemon on October 14, 2010, 08:24:52 AM
The only okay to decent Vietnamese in Johns Creek that I've seen is New Saigon Bistro next to Super H.  It's okay, but quite frankly more Korean style than my tastes.  For example, pho with no cilantro?!?!  Say what? :)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 14, 2010, 08:30:16 AM
The only okay to decent Vietnamese in Johns Creek that I've seen is New Saigon Bistro next to Super H.  It's okay, but quite frankly more Korean style than my tastes.  For example, pho with no cilantro?!?!  Say what? :)

My hair stylist lady is very authentic Vietnamese and she likes that place.
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Post by: Larkemon on October 14, 2010, 08:45:13 AM
The only okay to decent Vietnamese in Johns Creek that I've seen is New Saigon Bistro next to Super H.  It's okay, but quite frankly more Korean style than my tastes.  For example, pho with no cilantro?!?!  Say what? :)

My hair stylist lady is very authentic Vietnamese and she likes that place.

Don't get me wrong... I thought the food was decent to good.  I like lots of herbs (cilantro, basil, scallions, etc) with my soups and I found them not as generous.  The pho was not quite a flavored as I like.  I have lunch there maybe twice a month or so and when I've been there, the majority of the customers are Korean.   The ones that had pho had a plate of sliced (pickled?) onions as a side.  Perhaps a bad conclusion on my part, but I connected the two thoughts... that is, they tweaked the recipes to the likes/dislikes of the majority of the audience.

The good parts for me is that service is above average for a Vietnamese place.  The servers are very friendly and helpful.  The vermicelli dishes were better than average, but I really liked the Pho Bo Kho.
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Post by: AndyBoy on October 14, 2010, 09:45:32 AM
I was getting my Pho fix yesterday and noticed a new Chinese restaurant, Coco's, was opened were Wan Lai was. There is a Coco's Thai restaurant further down Buford but don't know if it is the same owners. I'm still upset that Wan Lai is no longer.
 :'(
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 14, 2010, 10:12:21 AM
So weekend is approaching and with my schedule, this time of the year is the most important to load up on quick eats.

Anyone know if the new BB's is open yet? MoT, can you give them a call? I don't know how to operate a phone.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 14, 2010, 01:25:00 PM
I agree. With so many options for this in Johns Creek, I'm surprised Alpharetta was lacking.

Are you saying there are some good Viet in JC? Kindly elaborate. I can literally walk to the border of JC.

I never said there was "good" stuff in Johns Creek. Just that there were Vietnamese restaurants there. I don't pretend to know anything about this cuisine. I've had beef pho once. Tasted like dish water.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 14, 2010, 02:26:43 PM
I agree. With so many options for this in Johns Creek, I'm surprised Alpharetta was lacking.

Are you saying there are some good Viet in JC? Kindly elaborate. I can literally walk to the border of JC.

I never said there was "good" stuff in Johns Creek. Just that there were Vietnamese restaurants there. I don't pretend to know anything about this cuisine. I've had beef pho once. Tasted like dish water.

You musta had some bad Pho-king Pho then?  Done right it a superflavorful dish, and you can direct what goes into it or not?

Try some at
Pho Dai Loi #2 or right down the street is
Pho Bac

Good stuff... very undishwaterish..  

.
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Post by: loveATL on October 15, 2010, 03:51:28 PM
Not sure if anything is coming, but there's a construction dumpster in front of the old Fuzzy's location.

Turns out that it's a new Title Max - perfect place for broke people to hock their cars for outrageous loan rates.
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Post by: Barnum on October 17, 2010, 08:59:29 AM
So weekend is approaching and with my schedule, this time of the year is the most important to load up on quick eats.

Anyone know if the new BB's is open yet? MoT, can you give them a call? I don't know how to operate a phone.

"not even close" as of this morning.  A huge pile of, what looked like, all the kitchen equipment in the glassed-in section to the left of the front door.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bDslkypbNJo/TLsAqDWvAbI/AAAAAAAACOM/kn238v3irQo/s800/bb_new.JPG)
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Post by: Corky on October 17, 2010, 09:16:25 AM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.

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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 18, 2010, 09:21:43 PM
New joint called Shrimp Basket has opened up in Milton, corner of Morris and Webb Roads. This is the same stripmall as the old Bobby G's. This particular location has seen at least three other restaurants. If you're keeping score at home, those would be Yeti Express, Corner Room Cafe and Nana's Sushi.

I've got a hunch these are the same folks behind the failed Maryland's Crabhouse on Windward. Same decor, similar menu (fried seafood mainly), familiar faces. I'll probably review them on my blog later this week.

And on the door at the old Maryland's location is a handwritten sign that says "Opening soon, Hilltop Steak House and Sports Tavern. Watch for opening. Thx" I'm convinced this is the absolute worst restaurant location in Alpharetta.
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Post by: Larkemon on October 18, 2010, 09:43:11 PM
And on the door at the old Maryland's location is a handwritten sign that says "Opening soon, Hilltop Steak House and Sports Tavern. Watch for opening. Thx" I'm convinced this is the absolute worst restaurant location in Alpharetta.

I used to think the same thing about a location on Holcomb Bridge just west of 400.... that was until Tilted Kilt moved there.  Now that parking lot is never empty... go figure ;)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 18, 2010, 10:05:41 PM
And on the door at the old Maryland's location is a handwritten sign that says "Opening soon, Hilltop Steak House and Sports Tavern. Watch for opening. Thx" I'm convinced this is the absolute worst restaurant location in Alpharetta.

I used to think the same thing about a location on Holcomb Bridge just west of 400.... that was until Tilted Kilt moved there.  Now that parking lot is never empty... go figure ;)

But the one time I went in, we expected it to be packed because the parking lot was. It wasn't. Fwend Whammy and I found no real reason to return. I give them 10 more months.
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Post by: Sadlebred on October 19, 2010, 12:26:43 PM
According to several sources, Flip opens in Buckhead today.
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Post by: MoButter on October 19, 2010, 04:34:45 PM
Would it be too confusing to have a Coming Soon ITP and a Coming soon OTP thread?
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Post by: Beerbitch on October 19, 2010, 04:53:08 PM
Would it be too confusing to have a Coming Soon ITP and a Coming soon OTP thread?
Definitely.
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Post by: HaagenDazs on October 19, 2010, 07:03:35 PM
Would it be too confusing to have a Coming Soon ITP and a Coming soon OTP thread?

I think it would be too.  If you're looking for a certain food type or name of a restaurant, the search bar is there.
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Post by: Larkemon on October 19, 2010, 08:52:55 PM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



Looks like their website is up... complete with menu.

http://www.chefpetescreolecuisine.com/
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Post by: HaagenDazs on October 20, 2010, 09:02:58 AM
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Post by: Lorenzo on October 20, 2010, 09:18:29 AM
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Post by: KoPP on October 20, 2010, 09:40:11 AM
Heck, I'm heading over this weekend to get me some cheap Chang.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 21, 2010, 06:35:02 AM
Bagel Boys in Alpharetta has opened a second location. I just got a nice email from one of their owners. They are on the corner of Webb Bridge and Kimball Bridge near the post office. This location is supposed to have some high-end coffee, something they couldn't offer at the first shop (next to Starbucks).

That part of town is getting saturated with bagel shops now. With the new BB's very close by, Brooklyn and Essex, so you think they all can make it?
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Post by: shoeshine boy on October 21, 2010, 07:25:09 AM
has their been any word on an opening for the Decatur Diner? the web site says October but we're almost done with October and I haven't heard a peep......
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 21, 2010, 09:24:55 AM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



Looks like their website is up... complete with menu.

http://www.chefpetescreolecuisine.com/

Is he open? Thanks to OpenTable, I've forgotten how to call a restaurant. MoT?

I'm hungry.
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Post by: GabrielsDad on October 21, 2010, 09:48:23 AM
Ah, perhaps yet another reason to love my house in Decatur....

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/10/21/a-new-spot-from-the-brothers-fox (http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/10/21/a-new-spot-from-the-brothers-fox)

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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 21, 2010, 09:57:21 AM
Ah, perhaps yet another reason to love my house in Decatur....

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/10/21/a-new-spot-from-the-brothers-fox (http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/10/21/a-new-spot-from-the-brothers-fox)   


Yay!  Though I like the original location, it will be nice to have a shorter drive and a wider menu.

.
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Post by: Girly on October 21, 2010, 10:02:20 AM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



Looks like their website is up... complete with menu.

http://www.chefpetescreolecuisine.com/

red/brown rue gravy

A misspelling of roux or something I've not heard of? Possibilities are endless for both.
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Post by: HaagenDazs on October 21, 2010, 10:14:00 AM
red/brown rue gravy

A misspelling of roux or something I've not heard of? Possibilities are endless for both.

My guess is for a misspelling.  People misspell things alot.  ::)
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Post by: Jmolinari on October 21, 2010, 10:17:26 AM
amybe you'll rue the day you order the gravy?
Maybe it's made on a french street?
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 21, 2010, 10:19:05 AM


My guess is for a misspelling.  People misspell things alot.  ::)

I used to misspell allot a lot.

I may need to take drastic measures and call them myself to find out if they are open.
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Post by: Corky on October 21, 2010, 11:58:32 AM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



I just tried to call Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine, using the number on the web site. I got the message "This number has been disconnected or no longer in service". Geez, I hope that is not an omen. Or, maybe they misspelled the number.
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Post by: JR. Foodie on October 23, 2010, 12:22:47 PM
Costco coming near me in Brookhaven!

They have my beautiful raw Prime Steaks for grillin n chillin! I cant go back to choice ever since I had prime steaks.

I could also waste 300$ for bulk stuff here! WOO HOO!

Out
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Post by: rwcohen on October 23, 2010, 12:44:41 PM
Costco coming near me in Brookhaven!

They have my beautiful raw Prime Steaks for grillin n chillin! I cant go back to choice ever since I had prime steaks.

I could also waste 300$ for bulk stuff here! WOO HOO!

Out

They open Oct 28. I got an invite to a preview on the 27th. Its in my neighborhood too.
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Post by: Melomom on October 26, 2010, 07:49:40 AM
Not sure if these have already been noted, Piedmont Road happenings.  A new place - the name of which escapes me - is opening in that space on Piedmont at Morosgo near the Lindbergh Marta station, which has been many, many things, none of them very successful.  And a sign for Perla Taqueria in the old Mrs. Winner's location on Piedmont just north of Cheshire Bridge.
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Post by: rebelliousrose on October 26, 2010, 11:31:40 AM
Local Three is gathering resumes. Can't wait for the duck fat fryer!
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Post by: foodfechter on October 26, 2010, 08:36:20 PM
Not sure if these have already been noted, Piedmont Road happenings.  A new place - the name of which escapes me - is opening in that space on Piedmont at Morosgo near the Lindbergh Marta station, which has been many, many things, none of them very successful.  And a sign for Perla Taqueria in the old Mrs. Winner's location on Piedmont just north of Cheshire Bridge.


At Piedmont and Morosgo, the sign says "Encore" and "Restaurant - Atmosphere." I have no idea what it's supposed to be, but it doesn't look too promising.
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Post by: LizR on October 26, 2010, 09:51:33 PM
Not sure if these have already been noted, Piedmont Road happenings.  A new place - the name of which escapes me - is opening in that space on Piedmont at Morosgo near the Lindbergh Marta station, which has been many, many things, none of them very successful.  And a sign for Perla Taqueria in the old Mrs. Winner's location on Piedmont just north of Cheshire Bridge.


At Piedmont and Morosgo, the sign says "Encore" and "Restaurant - Atmosphere." I have no idea what it's supposed to be, but it doesn't look too promising.

Maybe they have a sense of humor if they are calling it "Encore"! How about "One More Thyme", "Play it Again Sam's", "Deja Roux", "Deja Vieux"?
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Post by: Melomom on October 27, 2010, 06:41:44 AM
Yes!  I was annoyed I couldn't remember the name since it was so funny (or ironic or sad, depending).  You would think that would be a good location.
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Post by: foodfechter on October 27, 2010, 06:00:05 PM
Yes!  I was annoyed I couldn't remember the name since it was so funny (or ironic or sad, depending).  You would think that would be a good location.

Agreed. I'll definitely try it, as it's within walking distance.

Amusingly, I found this press release just posted yesterday by their apparent new media agency:

 http://www.prlog.org/11027251-encore-restaurant-atlanta-hires-aw-media-group-as-agency-of-record.html (http://www.prlog.org/11027251-encore-restaurant-atlanta-hires-aw-media-group-as-agency-of-record.html)
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Post by: LizR on October 27, 2010, 09:16:15 PM
And that leads to this:

http://www.discoverchefs.com/profiles/view/81
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Post by: loveATL on October 27, 2010, 09:35:35 PM
'Sonny's Place' at Briarcliff and La Vista in new development next to Hawaii BBQ place. 
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Post by: rwcohen on October 27, 2010, 09:39:40 PM
'Sonny's Place' at Briarcliff and La Vista in new development next to Hawaii BBQ place. 

Where the old Broadway Cafe was?
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Post by: loveATL on October 28, 2010, 08:30:47 AM
'Sonny's Place' at Briarcliff and La Vista in new development next to Hawaii BBQ place. 

Where the old Broadway Cafe was?

Yes - in the revamped strip mall next to some sort of paint your own work of art place.
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Post by: totm on October 28, 2010, 10:04:36 AM
Yes!  I was annoyed I couldn't remember the name since it was so funny (or ironic or sad, depending).  You would think that would be a good location.

Agreed. I'll definitely try it, as it's within walking distance.

Amusingly, I found this press release just posted yesterday by their apparent new media agency:

 http://www.prlog.org/11027251-encore-restaurant-atlanta-hires-aw-media-group-as-agency-of-record.html (http://www.prlog.org/11027251-encore-restaurant-atlanta-hires-aw-media-group-as-agency-of-record.html)
Which leads to one of the most spartan websites (http://www.encorerestaurant.net/) I've ever seen.
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Post by: tom richardson on October 29, 2010, 10:23:01 PM
A new place in the old Khima on Howell Mill rd.

http://tomsfolly.com/
 
                                     is it me or is it shilly.
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Post by: Minerva on October 31, 2010, 09:08:17 AM
On the above-named website is this warning:

"We want your honest constructive feedback but we will not tolerate whining.   Whining makes adults look childish and  also annoys our other customers.  If we deem that a person is  whining, we reserve the right to request that they relocate their patronage to a large chain establishment in the suburbs that tolerates that type of behavior."

I love it!
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Post by: tom richardson on October 31, 2010, 10:51:01 AM
In case you have not guessed I'm the Tom in Tom's Folly. I have meet some of you at the Frank Ma dinners and would like to buy your first drink if you come by.
 
   Thanks, Tom
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Post by: Jmolinari on October 31, 2010, 11:41:10 AM
Where is the folly?
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Post by: tom richardson on October 31, 2010, 03:25:46 PM
1954 Howell Mill rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30318
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Post by: Jmolinari on October 31, 2010, 07:59:55 PM
Is it jolly?
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Post by: totm on November 01, 2010, 09:59:04 AM
1954 Howell Mill rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30318
What was in that location before the Folly?  What is the beer selection like?
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Post by: LiveToFeast on November 01, 2010, 10:57:48 AM
Tom-
   When did you guys open?
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Post by: loveATL on November 01, 2010, 12:36:51 PM
Not sure if this belongs here so move if needed.  According to CL, Ron Eyester to open the Family Dog, a bar in Morningside.  Address listed as 1402 N Highland which is fairly generic for the building there so I'm thinking that it is the Pomodoro spot.  Would be great to have  neighborhood pub in the area.

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/09/14/ron-eyester-to-open-the-family-dog-a-bar-in-morningside

Looks like it is both the Pomodoro spot and the Frame Shop spot.  Twitter comment from Ron Eyester - if y ou don't follow him on Twitter you should - esp if you've ever been in the business.  He will crack you up!

'Floorplans for The Family Dog - it's going to be one big ass bar! http://twitgoo.com/1q1vk4 (http://twitgoo.com/1q1vk4)'
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Post by: tom richardson on November 01, 2010, 03:18:20 PM
Re: Tom's we opened last Tues. with no fan fair just to make sure we knew what we where doing(the jury is still out).
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 02, 2010, 12:26:40 PM
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Post by: secret chef on November 02, 2010, 08:47:01 PM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



I just tried to call Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine, using the number on the web site. I got the message "This number has been disconnected or no longer in service". Geez, I hope that is not an omen. Or, maybe they misspelled the number.

I received an email reply from them saying that they "don't have a firm opening date, but it should be sometime in the next couple of months."
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Post by: jimmy on November 03, 2010, 07:56:16 AM
http://www.heirloommarketbbq.com/

http://friedchickenlips.blogspot.com/2010/10/heirloom-market-bbq.html
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Post by: Jmolinari on November 03, 2010, 09:08:15 AM
Heirloom mkt appears to be very close to me! I might have to take one for the 285 team and go investigate with my daughter this weekend!
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Post by: totm on November 03, 2010, 09:22:19 AM
http://www.heirloommarketbbq.com/

http://friedchickenlips.blogspot.com/2010/10/heirloom-market-bbq.html
Are my eyes deceiving me or is that a shot of Fungus himself in the gallery?
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Post by: Jmolinari on November 03, 2010, 09:58:31 AM
photo 7? appears to be,
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Post by: Foodgeek on November 03, 2010, 10:00:18 AM
Yep, that's him.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 03, 2010, 06:16:12 PM
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Post by: Roxro on November 04, 2010, 04:17:12 PM
Noticed a new place called Your Pie opening soon or is open in Roswell on Crossville Road near the Trader Joes.  I see from their website it is a chain (surprise surprise) but is it any good???
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: foodfechter on November 07, 2010, 04:50:54 PM
Your Pie is technically a chain, but it's out of Athens. There's probably still less than 10 of them in about 3 states. I personally ate there a good bit before graduating in May and think it's a solid pizza place. They bake your pie fresh and have a lot of options, plus they have pretty decent sandwiches and gelato. Not particularly cheap, but I like it.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 08, 2010, 01:42:49 PM
Moe's original bar b que

the WEBSITE (http://www.moesoriginalbbq.com/) paints them "bama style" bbq and uses the term "A Southern Soulfood Revival" on their main page.  Most of the locations are in Alabama and Colorado, with our location (349 14th Street... Kool Korners location?) coming soon.



Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on November 08, 2010, 02:36:36 PM
Yes, that's the Kool Korners spot.  I know that they've been in negotiations with the landlord for the space for quite some time.  One has to wonder what Focus Brands (owner of the Moe's burrito brand) has to say about Moe's BBQ coming to town.

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Lorenzo on November 08, 2010, 02:47:46 PM
One has to wonder what Focus Brands (owner of the Moe's burrito brand) has to say about Moe's BBQ coming to town.


Could be interesting.  Looks like Moe's BBQ may have been using the Moe's name longer than Focus Brands (no longer Raving Brands?), but not in GA.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bbq on November 08, 2010, 08:03:39 PM
the moes guys started in colorado and are from alabama, their plan is to spread out into the burbs over the next couple of years.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 09, 2010, 04:47:19 AM
Noticed a new place called Your Pie opening soon or is open in Roswell on Crossville Road near the Trader Joes.  I see from their website it is a chain (surprise surprise) but is it any good???

TWEET THIS MORNING (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5987149&l=1e14bd4488&id=122784501371) (says training in Roswell, opening Friday)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 09, 2010, 04:43:12 PM
Fwend told me he drove by and said that The Old Crow Grill opened in the place occupied for years by Diggers (oh so many good memories) and briefly by some Foxy failure. Could only find a Facebook page. Among the pics are a scanned menu. Appears to be typical bar food with an Irish leaning--some fish n' chips and Shepard's pie http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100788503305558
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Corky on November 09, 2010, 04:53:29 PM
Noticed a new place called Your Pie opening soon or is open in Roswell on Crossville Road near the Trader Joes.  I see from their website it is a chain (surprise surprise) but is it any good???

TWEET THIS MORNING (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5987149&l=1e14bd4488&id=122784501371) (says training in Roswell, opening Friday)

Your Pizza is having a soft opening tomorrow. 11:30A-yem-2:00Pee-yem.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on November 10, 2010, 10:43:24 AM
'Sonny's Place' at Briarcliff and La Vista in new development next to Hawaii BBQ place. 

Where the old Broadway Cafe was?

Sign above store says Sonny's Place - Vegeterian Medditeraniam.  Looks like it should be open very soon.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on November 10, 2010, 02:50:26 PM
One has to wonder what Focus Brands (owner of the Moe's burrito brand) has to say about Moe's BBQ coming to town.


Looks like Moe's BBQ may have been using the Moe's name longer than Focus Brands (no longer Raving Brands?), but not in GA.

Raving Brands (Doc Green's, Flying Biscuit, Monkey Joe's) sold Moe's to Focus Brands (Carvel, Cinnabon, Schlotsky's, Seattle's Best Coffee) in 2007. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 14, 2010, 07:40:17 PM
Bride was driving by the old Alpine Bakery and said a "coming soon" sign was up for a deli, butcher, bakery or sumtin'. I was wondering perhaps NY Butcher, though nothing listed as forthcoming on that site.

Anyone with more deets or verifying the name?

Drove by today. Wasn't sure if they are open yet, but website would seem to indicate yes.

http://thebutchersdelibakery.com/index.html

Not many deets on site.

Established in 2010 with a family atmosphere in mind. We offer a fresh selection of breads, cakes, pastries,deli meats & cheeses at great prices. A place to have a bite to eat, and always be sure to get a good value.

Anyone been?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: The_Scientist on November 15, 2010, 06:28:08 AM
Alvarado's on Buford Highway just south of I-285 is grand opening.  It's the old Regio's site across from Han Il Kwan.  Big signs indicate typical Tex-Mex, no reason to get excited except for one detail: open 24 hours.  If you ever find yourself in dire need of a bean burrito at 4 am, now there's a place for you.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on November 15, 2010, 07:36:23 AM
Alvarado's on Buford Highway just south of I-285 is grand opening.  It's the old Regio's site across from Han Il Kwan.  Big signs indicate typical Tex-Mex, no reason to get excited except for one detail: open 24 hours.  If you ever find yourself in dire need of a bean burrito at 4 am, now there's a place for you.

is this the same spot that was a Taco Bell many years ago?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: waynehoobler on November 15, 2010, 08:43:24 AM
Alvarado's on Buford Highway just south of I-285 is grand opening.  It's the old Regio's site across from Han Il Kwan.  Big signs indicate typical Tex-Mex, no reason to get excited except for one detail: open 24 hours.  If you ever find yourself in dire need of a bean burrito at 4 am, now there's a place for you.

is this the same spot that was a Taco Bell many years ago?

It definitely looks like a former TB.  It's a very cursed location.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on November 16, 2010, 07:57:10 PM
http://twitter.com/AJCFoodandMore/statuses/4590514229743616 (http://twitter.com/AJCFoodandMore/statuses/4590514229743616)

A potentially very interesting addition to the neighborhood....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on November 19, 2010, 10:36:49 AM
Sign in front of the Saba location at Emory Village for a tea house, didn't write the same down so of course I can't remember it now.  When did that Saba close?  Maybe not the best time for a new venture there - just heard that that part of Oxford Road will be closed for two months after the first of the year for the roundabout construction.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rebelliousrose on November 21, 2010, 01:41:00 AM
Something is going into the old Olives Waterside location soon.......this ad was on Craigslist.

We are an up and coming restaurant on powers ferry road just inside the perimeter. Restaurant opening around the middle of December. For inquiries, apply in person at 6450 powers ferry road in Sandy Springs, GA 30339 on November 20, November 27, and December 4, 2-3 pm. The restaurant will be upscale, so experience serving is a plus, but not required. Full time and part time positions are available.

That location is rough.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bbq on November 21, 2010, 06:31:27 AM
that is supposedly peter chang's new place..

that building is in rough shape, we looked at it more than a year and a half ago...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on November 21, 2010, 12:02:15 PM
I've learned today of two new restaurants coming to Alpharetta. The first is called Tifosi Gastropub. I think there are some umlauts or something over one of those letters. I don't know much about them. They have a domain name registered but nothing is out there. They will be in the old KFC space on Main Street, across from Hardees. I can't imagine this space as a gastropub.

The second is Tilted Kilt. They have their eye on the vacant space on Windward where Frontera used to be (and before that, Roadhouse Grill). This is right next to Vinny's and near the Cingular offices. I've never been to a Tilted Kilt before, I know them only on reputation. I also know that they've been successful in Roswell in a formally unlucky space. Maybe they can do it on Windward. This is one of the few locations on Windward that can get cubicle dweller foot traffic. There is no reason there shouldn't be a thriving restaurant here.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: The_Scientist on November 21, 2010, 12:47:48 PM
The second is Tilted Kilt. They have their eye on the vacant space on Windward where Frontera used to be (and before that, Roadhouse Grill). This is right next to Vinny's and near the Cingular offices. I've never been to a Tilted Kilt before, I know them only on reputation. I also know that they've been successful in Roswell in a formally unlucky space. Maybe they can do it on Windward. This is one of the few locations on Windward that can get cubicle dweller foot traffic. There is no reason there shouldn't be a thriving restaurant here.

There's a TK in Kennesaw as well.  It does pretty good biz from the tired businessmen and KSU kids, although it just serves typical bar/chain food.  The waitresses in jailbait schoolgirl uniforms are the main draw.  The place seems like a more respectable Hooters with marginally better quality.  I'm a married man, so I never look at other women myself. :D
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on November 21, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
...and, also on Windward will be a new location for Genghis Grill. They will be in the strip mall with Five Guys, Which Wich, etc. I dislike just about everything in here, I'd imagine this franchise will be no different.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 21, 2010, 01:54:05 PM
...and, also on Windward will be a new location for Genghis Grill. They will be in the strip mall with Five Guys, Which Wich, etc. I dislike just about everything in here, I'd imagine this franchise will be no different.

Went to the one in Chattanooga. Purty craptastic.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 21, 2010, 05:17:10 PM
I'm a married man, so I never look at other women myself. :D

I know your wife... probably get in the biggest trouble sneaking off to an interesting or unusual meal without her ;-)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on November 22, 2010, 12:59:30 PM
I've learned today of two new restaurants coming to Alpharetta. The first is called Tifosi Gastropub. I think there are some umlauts or something over one of those letters. I don't know much about them. They have a domain name registered but nothing is out there. They will be in the old KFC space on Main Street, across from Hardees. I can't imagine this space as a gastropub.

Tifosi is Italian for "fan." Cycling fans in Italy are called simply the Tifosi. (Sorry, 'm a huge cycling fan.) May need to go drag some friends in Roswell up to Alpharetta to go to it.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: jimmy on November 23, 2010, 04:51:49 PM
I received this amazingly promising PR email.
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I'm in charge of marketing and PR at a new Buckhead food and drink spot, Gypsy Stag.  Would love for you to stop in sometime!  The pizza is delish, and the calzones and stromboli are amazing.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 29, 2010, 07:59:09 AM
Sign in front of the Saba location at Emory Village for a tea house, didn't write the same down so of course I can't remember it now.  When did that Saba close?  Maybe not the best time for a new venture there - just heard that that part of Oxford Road will be closed for two months after the first of the year for the roundabout construction.

phone still in service and msg still says they're open... website still says they're there... not solid evidence of them still being there, but I've not heard they're gone.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 29, 2010, 08:08:47 AM

Actually took the time to call new BB's this morning.  They say they're still waiting on a final inspection.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 29, 2010, 11:31:36 AM
Sign in front of the Saba location at Emory Village for a tea house, didn't write the same down so of course I can't remember it now.  When did that Saba close?  Maybe not the best time for a new venture there - just heard that that part of Oxford Road will be closed for two months after the first of the year for the roundabout construction.

phone still in service and msg still says they're open... website still says they're there... not solid evidence of them still being there, but I've not heard they're gone.

Looks like they're still open and the "Houqua Tearoom" is going in under/behind the restaurant:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bDslkypbNJo/TPPiogmntFI/AAAAAAAACPI/94r8EMHeMdY/s800/soba.jpg)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on November 29, 2010, 11:41:20 AM
Folks should be careful as far as the road construction - it's a major intersection, and I think construction may take longer than 2 months if they run into utilities needing to be re-routed.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on November 29, 2010, 12:14:22 PM
Folks should be careful as far as the road construction - it's a major intersection, and I think construction may take longer than 2 months if they run into utilities needing to be re-routed.

The good news is that most of the utilities (water and power) have been rerouted in previous phases over the last year and a half.  The bad news is that the 2 months discussed is actually only for phase 2 of the current 4 phase effort to finish off the grand plan on the new traffic circle.  No matter how you slice and dice it, the new plan has less capacity (from a total lane "bandwidth") and is most likely going to cut down on the amount of traffic that can get through the village... no matter what is being sold as the added efficiency of a traffic circle.  Not sure that I really understand how the "keep the traffic moving" efficiency of a traffic circle works with all the pedestrian traffic.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on December 02, 2010, 09:05:12 AM
Rio Nuevo Cantina on North Point is finally opening today. They'll have some radio personalities there tonight, if that's your sort of thing. I'll pass.

For months they've been building out the space where Famous Dave's and Houlihan's used to be. I'll give them a shot... wishful thinking that they will break the mold of food near the mall.

http://rionuevocantina.com/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on December 02, 2010, 09:45:52 AM
Rio Nuevo Cantina on North Point is finally opening today. They'll have some radio personalities there tonight, if that's your sort of thing. I'll pass.

For months they've been building out the space where Famous Dave's and Houlihan's used to be. I'll give them a shot... wishful thinking that they will break the mold of food near the mall.

http://rionuevocantina.com/

Is it just me or does the website not work?  I can GET to it, but nothing is clickable... not a good start.  :-\
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on December 02, 2010, 10:12:18 AM

http://rionuevocantina.com/

Is it just me or does the website not work?  I can GET to it, but nothing is clickable... not a good start.  :-\
its not just you
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on December 03, 2010, 12:28:53 PM
Local Three has opened for business in the former Joel spot.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on December 10, 2010, 06:53:18 AM
New place down on Moreland south of I-20:

http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/12/09/flying-biscuit-cafe-owner-to-open-new-concept/

I didn't even know that Supreme Fish Delight was closed...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on December 10, 2010, 07:12:06 AM
I wish it wasn't going to be just chicken sausages.......
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on December 10, 2010, 08:03:47 AM
I think they'll have to offer some other non-chicken options (veggie sausage seems to be covered). But I think about Bucc's and have to wonder...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on December 10, 2010, 08:09:53 AM
I'm sure this is their "concept" but I'd like some other options.  Ground chicken (and turkey) just do not appeal to me.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on December 10, 2010, 08:31:04 AM
If it's spiced well, I like it for a while. You can only do so much with ground poultry meat and fat - I guess if you mix in beef or pork fat it'd be better. But then why do chicken in the first place?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on December 10, 2010, 08:40:53 AM
Hopefully their food truck will work well.  Obviously there is a market for it (I think?) and it seems more like food truck food than a brick & mortar place. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on December 10, 2010, 08:41:50 AM
now i want to make some breakfast snausages.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on December 10, 2010, 08:52:35 AM
That is an odd concept for that location. Good luck to them!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on December 10, 2010, 09:07:08 AM
now i want to make some breakfast snausages.

I have some venison sausage I'll trade ya...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Stew on December 10, 2010, 12:59:33 PM
Atlanta is the most pork sausage-deprived place I've ever lived. Seems like every hipster breakfast place around my place (Grant Park) has something against plain ol sausage. Every permutation is available except the one that actually tastes good.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on December 10, 2010, 01:40:53 PM
Atlanta is the most pork sausage-deprived place I've ever lived. Seems like every hipster breakfast place around my place (Grant Park) has something against plain ol sausage. Every permutation is available except the one that actually tastes good.

I can't speak so much for the breakfast part as it's the meal I least often eat out.

But Fox, SATH, 'Cue, and Hot Dog Heaven all have excellent homemade sausage. Others use Patak or Sausage World and I know GG*2 touts another supplier. I can even get a real Maxwell Street 'round here.

I like being depraved with those options.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on December 10, 2010, 02:13:36 PM
Atlanta is the most pork sausage-deprived place I've ever lived. Seems like every hipster breakfast place around my place (Grant Park) has something against plain ol sausage. Every permutation is available except the one that actually tastes good.

Yep. I agree. It's those darn hipsters.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on December 10, 2010, 02:22:56 PM
Atlanta is the most pork sausage-deprived place I've ever lived. Seems like every hipster breakfast place around my place (Grant Park) has something against plain ol sausage. Every permutation is available except the one that actually tastes good.

I can't speak so much for the breakfast part as it's the meal I least often eat out.

But Fox, SATH, 'Cue, and Hot Dog Heaven all have excellent homemade sausage. Others use Patak or Sausage World and I know GG*2 touts another supplier. I can even get a real Maxwell Street 'round here.

I like being depraved with those options.   

Here is some real touting...   Wonderful products and very inexpensive as a walk-in customer.

http://atlantasausage.com/index.html (http://atlantasausage.com/index.html)

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on December 10, 2010, 04:23:36 PM

Actually took the time to call new BB's this morning.  They say they're still waiting on a final inspection.

Another call yesterday (this time to the new location) got the response of "maybe late next week"
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on December 11, 2010, 02:13:20 PM

Actually took the time to call new BB's this morning.  They say they're still waiting on a final inspection.

Another call yesterday (this time to the new location) got the response of "maybe late next week"

BB's Bagels Alpharetta
We passed inspections and ready to roll! Tom rolling his first batch at the new store!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on December 17, 2010, 12:51:10 PM
There's been a sign up at the old Pisces location on Old Milton for something called "Blue Agave Cantina." The intertubes inform me that there are a number of other restaurants by that name in various cities, but I'm unable to determine if there's any relationship between those places and the Old Milton location. Looks like Roots In Alpharetta has blogged about this already, but I thought I'd add the info to this particular corner of the web.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on December 17, 2010, 01:17:53 PM
There's been a sign up at the old Pisces location on Old Milton for something called "Blue Agave Cantina." The intertubes inform me that there are a number of other restaurants by that name in various cities, but I'm unable to determine if there's any relationship between those places and the Old Milton location. Looks like Roots In Alpharetta has blogged about this already, but I thought I'd add the info to this particular corner of the web.

A little Googling indicates it's from the owner of the Palace (eh) in Norcross. Indian>Mexican: interesting jump.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on December 17, 2010, 01:18:35 PM
BB's on State Bridge opened on Wednesday, according to what they said on twitter.

As far as Blue Agave Cantina... I know next to nothing other that what you read on my blog (thanks for reading!). I saw where they were petitioning the city of Alpharetta. Most new restaurants have to do this for sign permits, maybe if they make changes to the facade of the building, etc. Alpharetta is notoriously slow in granting these things for restaurants (see BB's above), so I don't know when Blue Agave will open. I'd gander to guess sometime in the spring, based on past experience.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on December 17, 2010, 02:04:29 PM
Alpharetta/Milton will be getting a cupcake shop called Jilly's Cupcakes. They'll be on the corner of Windward and Hwy 9 in the Kroger shopping center, next to Hallmark. Scheduled date to open is Jan 3.

After the success Dutch Monkey Doughnuts has had in the last year, I'm kinda surprised no one has tried an artisan cupcake shop yet. We'll see how it goes.

http://www.jillyscupcakery.com
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on December 17, 2010, 02:45:00 PM

After the success Dutch Monkey Doughnuts has had in the last year, I'm kinda surprised no one has tried an artisan cupcake shop yet. We'll see how it goes.

http://www.jillyscupcakery.com

Prolly wouldn't qualify as artisan, but Darcie's and Cloud 9 put out some fine cupcakes.

Hmm, Artisan Foods Bakery does have some good stuff, but not sure if I've seen cupcakes among their choices.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on December 17, 2010, 02:57:08 PM
I may have jumped the gun on calling these guys "artisan". We'll have to see. I believe Jilly's will be all cupcakes, or at least they will be the feature. The other joints you mention are in Roswell. I don't know of anyone putting out high end cupcakes above Roswell.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeamor on December 18, 2010, 12:13:55 AM
Looks like a new taqueria is going in at the end of the strip mall located at Mansell and Old Alabama Connector. 
You know, the doomed place that previously housed The French Quarter Too, Yellow Fin and at least one other failed restaurant before that? 
May the gods of commerce have mercy on their souls.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on December 18, 2010, 12:21:10 PM
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Looks like a new taqueria is going in at the end of the strip mall located at Mansell and Old Alabama Connector. 
You know, the doomed place that previously housed The French Quarter Too, Yellow Fin and at least one other failed restaurant before that? 
May the gods of commerce have mercy on their souls.

That's going to be The Taco Stand (Athens), with a little change of style.  So they already have pretty good name recognition and a loyal following of UGA students.  They will have seating and large screen TV's as well as a Bar. 

The lady that owns it has 30+ years experience in the Atlanta FoodService Community and has another successful FoodService Operation in Alpharetta.  Although a lot of experience doesn't guarantee success, it sure gives a restaurant a good leg up.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on December 18, 2010, 04:10:54 PM
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Looks like a new taqueria is going in at the end of the strip mall located at Mansell and Old Alabama Connector. 
You know, the doomed place that previously housed The French Quarter Too, Yellow Fin and at least one other failed restaurant before that? 
May the gods of commerce have mercy on their souls.

That's going to be The Taco Stand (Athens), with a little change of style.  So they already have pretty good name recognition and a loyal following of UGA students.  They will have seating and large screen TV's as well as a Bar. 

The lady that owns it has 30+ years experience in the Atlanta FoodService Community and has another successful FoodService Operation in Alpharetta.  Although a lot of experience doesn't guarantee success, it sure gives a restaurant a good leg up.

Kewl, sort of like Twisted Taco, but hopefully good?

The older I get the more importance the propinquity of places I drink beer becomes. That would be closer than my other options, oft but not always TJ's by default.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on December 31, 2010, 02:57:49 PM
The coffee shop next to Everybody's Emory looks to be opening late January, but they've got a coffee van working in the parking lot until then. They're using Intelligencia, and have some plans to wander with the van once the shops opened. Good news for the mobile crowd.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on December 31, 2010, 05:14:52 PM
The coffee shop next to Everybody's Emory looks to be opening late January, but they've got a coffee van working in the parking lot until then. They're using Intelligencia, and have some plans to wander with the van once the shops opened. Good news for the mobile crowd.

Yes, these are 2 of the 3 guys that ran the place before octane, and ran the day-to-day as octane.  Think it's supposed to be "steady hand coffee".  They certainly don't seem to be giving up, though it's gotta be a little tough having 2 Starbucks within about 2 blocks (counting the one a couple doors down N. Decatur and the one a block down Oxford... both visible from this location).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 01, 2011, 08:21:47 PM
I noticed a new place on 141/Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth called Canvas Creek Grille. They are in the spot where Lowcountry Outpost BBQ used to be. They have a banner sign up and may already be open for lunch. Website hasn't been built out yet. Anyone know anything about them?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Foodgeek on January 02, 2011, 09:16:50 AM
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Looks like a new taqueria is going in at the end of the strip mall located at Mansell and Old Alabama Connector. 
You know, the doomed place that previously housed The French Quarter Too, Yellow Fin and at least one other failed restaurant before that? 
May the gods of commerce have mercy on their souls.

That's going to be The Taco Stand (Athens), with a little change of style.  So they already have pretty good name recognition and a loyal following of UGA students.  They will have seating and large screen TV's as well as a Bar. 

The lady that owns it has 30+ years experience in the Atlanta FoodService Community and has another successful FoodService Operation in Alpharetta.  Although a lot of experience doesn't guarantee success, it sure gives a restaurant a good leg up.

Kewl, sort of like Twisted Taco, but hopefully good?

The older I get the more importance the propinquity of places I drink beer becomes. That would be closer than my other options, oft but not always TJ's by default.

I just read on a different site that this is the same franchise that ran The Taco Stand in Buckhead for a number of years - a location that lost several rounds of flat-screen TVs to smash-n-grab. If it's the same operation, don't expect it to be very good at all. I went a few times when Rio Bravo was on a wait and I wanted something to nosh late-night. Rio Bravo was a pretty big step up from The Taco Stand, and that's saying a lot. Even their beer specials weren't very good.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on January 02, 2011, 11:25:40 AM
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I just read on a different site that this is the same franchise that ran The Taco Stand in Buckhead for a number of years - a location that lost several rounds of flat-screen TVs to smash-n-grab. If it's the same operation, don't expect it to be very good at all. I went a few times when Rio Bravo was on a wait and I wanted something to nosh late-night. Rio Bravo was a pretty big step up from The Taco Stand, and that's saying a lot. Even their beer specials weren't very good.

I can absolutely Guarantee that this is not the same person that owned The Taco Stand in Buckhead.  The lady that owns this is Lee Chadwick (a personnal friend of mine for more than 15 years).

@Foodgeek, if you will send me the link to the other site, I'll get them to straighten that rumor out.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on January 02, 2011, 12:24:30 PM
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I just read on a different site that this is the same franchise that ran The Taco Stand in Buckhead for a number of years - a location that lost several rounds of flat-screen TVs to smash-n-grab. If it's the same operation, don't expect it to be very good at all. I went a few times when Rio Bravo was on a wait and I wanted something to nosh late-night. Rio Bravo was a pretty big step up from The Taco Stand, and that's saying a lot. Even their beer specials weren't very good.

I can absolutely Guarantee that this is not the same person that owned The Taco Stand in Buckhead.  The lady that owns this is Lee Chadwick (a personnal friend of mine for more than 15 years).

@Foodgeek, if you will send me the link to the other site, I'll get them to straighten that rumor out.

What is the other Alpharetta resto she owns? The intertubes give the Athens locations decent reviews. Consensus is the Athens locations are dumps (which isn't always a bad thing to grubbers: KKG, original Havana etc), but good, cheap food.

Still interested--because of the short drive after adult beverages for me--how late they are open (at least watch all MNF or Thursday games I hope) and if it is a sports bar (lots of TVs setup) as implied upthread.

Update: okay looks like she managed the Lark and the Dove (RIP) and does catering and events.
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Post by: Girly on January 02, 2011, 12:46:59 PM
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I just read on a different site that this is the same franchise that ran The Taco Stand in Buckhead for a number of years - a location that lost several rounds of flat-screen TVs to smash-n-grab. If it's the same operation, don't expect it to be very good at all. I went a few times when Rio Bravo was on a wait and I wanted something to nosh late-night. Rio Bravo was a pretty big step up from The Taco Stand, and that's saying a lot. Even their beer specials weren't very good.

I can absolutely Guarantee that this is not the same person that owned The Taco Stand in Buckhead.  The lady that owns this is Lee Chadwick (a personnal friend of mine for more than 15 years).

@Foodgeek, if you will send me the link to the other site, I'll get them to straighten that rumor out.

What is the other Alpharetta resto she owns? The intertubes give the Athens locations decent reviews. Consensus is the Athens locations are dumps (which isn't always a bad thing to grubbers: KKG, original Havana etc), but good, cheap food.

Still interested--because of the short drive after adult beverages for me--how late they are open (at least watch all MNF or Thursday games I hope) and if it is a sports bar (lots of TVs setup) as implied upthread.

Update: okay looks like she managed the Lark and the Dove (RIP) and does catering and events.

There's a blast from the past - Lee catered my wedding reception at Lark and Dove! I don't know how good her tacos are but her catering was great in the early 80's ;) In fact, I've been to several wedding receptions at The Pavillion that was on Roswell and the one that's on J'Ferry (if'n it's still there - it's been a while) and while it was always standard fare, I never had a problem. She's been successful for so many years for a reason and I'll definitely make a run for the border here in Alpharetta for some tacos :)
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Post by: Carl Muth on January 02, 2011, 01:14:18 PM
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What is the other Alpharetta resto she owns? The intertubes give the Athens locations decent reviews. Consensus is the Athens locations are dumps (which isn't always a bad thing to grubbers: KKG, original Havana etc), but good, cheap food.

Still interested--because of the short drive after adult beverages for me--how late they are open (at least watch all MNF or Thursday games I hope) and if it is a sports bar (lots of TVs setup) as implied upthread.

Update: okay looks like she managed the Lark and the Dove (RIP) and does catering and events.

I didn't say that she owned another "Restaurant" in Alpharetta, I said that she has another FoodService Operation" and that she has been in the "FoodService Business" in Atlanta fo over 30 years.

I didn't want to mention the Location earlier because she was busy with getting the place opened and running her Special Events Facility.  Here is a link to her website www.themetropolitanclub.net/

The Taco Stand should be open in the next couple of weeks.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 02, 2011, 01:49:03 PM
So the folks at the Metropolitan Club on Windward are behind this new taco stand? Interesting combination. I've never been to a fully-catered event at the Metropolitan Club, but the light hors D'Oeuvres I've had there were terrific.
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Post by: luckileebob on January 02, 2011, 05:39:14 PM
BB's on State Bridge opened on Wednesday, according to what they said on twitter.

As far as Blue Agave Cantina... I know next to nothing other that what you read on my blog (thanks for reading!). I saw where they were petitioning the city of Alpharetta. Most new restaurants have to do this for sign permits, maybe if they make changes to the facade of the building, etc. Alpharetta is notoriously slow in granting these things for restaurants (see BB's above), so I don't know when Blue Agave will open. I'd gander to guess sometime in the spring, based on past experience.
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Post by: luckileebob on January 02, 2011, 05:49:34 PM
carl is right ...the taco stand in buckhead was a licensing agreement for 5 years and even thought they were great guys..... they were not US. 
this taco stand in alpharetta will have the complete  real athens taco stand menu.... PLUS nitrate free DOGS...never frozen juicy wings that are baked NOT FRIED...
12 beers on tap and 12more in bottles very  carefully selected...
and jager is our house wine !!!  no one will ever ask you if you want bottle or tap because ALL the water and ice is triple filtered...and no attitude added.  we have a local farm producing grain fed never frozen 90% lean beef for our bugers no preservatives ...no antibiotics and  no hormones either !! and ...( on house baked buns...)
same for all the chicken including the wings...hot pretzels ...homemade soup, a bar pie (for when you want a little something)...gonna make you people very happy !!!!
look for us no later than february 1st !!! no kidding  Website up by friday.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on January 02, 2011, 06:04:41 PM
Well the lovely lady only said the same franchise, not the same owners, but it sounds as if each owner has a lot of flexibility.

I guess I'll just wait a few weeks to get the answer to my questions. (http://bestsmileys.com/notlistening/2.gif)
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Post by: Foodgeek on January 02, 2011, 06:21:26 PM
OK, it took me a minute to remember where I read it, but it was in the Omnivore blog at the Loaf: LINK (http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/12/30/gravy-train-blais-on-cnn-new-dowtown-lounge-atlanta-represents-on-chopped#more)

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Online buzz says that Athens-based The Taco Stand is working on a new Alpharetta location at Mansell and Old Alabama Connector. The spot will include a restaurant and a bar. The Taco Stand recently closed their only Atlanta area location in Buckhead - the space is now The Big Ketch.

I did mention that I believe it to be a franchise, though I'm a little suspicious of a franchise that let the Buckhead location be that bad for so long. Still, I wish the new owners/franchisees all the best and the best of luck.

Welcome to 285F, luckileebob. Will we be able to see you at the new location?
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 04, 2011, 07:58:01 AM
Jimmy Davis is reporting on his blog that a Twisted Taco franchise is opening in Johns Creek in the old Garrison's location, State Bridge and Medlock Bridge.

Here's a link for your browsing pleasure:
http://jdtablefortwo.blogspot.com/2010/12/twisted-taco-back-filling-former.html
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Post by: loveATL on January 05, 2011, 07:09:44 AM
According to What Now Atlanta, Pig n' Chik is taking over former Dusty's BBQ/Sage Hill Home Cooking space:

http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/01/04/pig-n-chik-to-open-in-former-dustys-barbecue/
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Post by: loveATL on January 05, 2011, 07:13:01 AM
According to Tomorrow's News Today, Anothter Broken Egg, a FL based breakfast chain, will be opening in Peachtree Battle area in former Savor Specialty Foods space:

http://www.tonetoatl.com/2011/01/another-broken-egg-cafe-breaks-into.html
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Post by: Northside Food on January 05, 2011, 09:21:05 AM
I've eaten at the Another Broken Egg location in Sandestin. It's pretty good. Or it was a few years ago.
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Post by: uptown jimmy on January 05, 2011, 10:25:27 AM
The Taco Stand(s) in Athens are nasty. I'm shocked anyone would want to open another one.

There. I said it.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on January 06, 2011, 07:31:40 AM
I've eaten at the Another Broken Egg location in Sandestin. It's pretty good. Or it was a few years ago.

I had brunch at Another Broken Egg in Destin this past September. good food, nice atmosphere. had something that was like a biscuit beignet. quite tasty.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on January 06, 2011, 03:14:36 PM
Well it appears there is one near Wills Park already, but looks like in the same shopping center as Rosa Marie (Jones Bridge @ Abbots Bridge) is a Brooklyn based Rita's doppelganger, Uncle Louie G's. Anyone been to the Wills Park area location or the states?

http://www.unclelouiegee.com/
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Post by: shoeshine boy on January 12, 2011, 10:09:45 AM
http://decatur.patch.com/articles/our-way-cafe-getting-ready-for-diners

I think this should count as a "coming soon" post.
speaking of which, anybody got a scoop on the Decatur Diner that's been "coming soon" for 7 months?
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Post by: loveATL on January 12, 2011, 11:44:31 AM
Barrellhouse in Technology Square - yet another 'gastrooub.'

http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/01/12/owners-of-the-graveyard-tavern-in-east-atlanta-village-to-open-barrelhouse/
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Post by: rwcohen on January 12, 2011, 04:21:30 PM
La Parillia to open in former Edo space in Toco Hills. Their menu screams for a number 13, I love that combo at these crappy places.

#13  13. One enchilada, one burrito, one chile relleno



tyvm.................
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Post by: totm on January 12, 2011, 04:29:12 PM
La Parillia to open in former Edo space in Toco Hills. Their menu screams for a number 13, I love that combo at these crappy places.

#13  13. One enchilada, one burrito, one chile relleno
It may say chile relleno on the menu but I guarantee that what you get on the plate is a chunk of green bell pepper, some mystery meat, and topped with melted yellow cheese.
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Post by: rwcohen on January 12, 2011, 04:43:30 PM
La Parillia to open in former Edo space in Toco Hills. Their menu screams for a number 13, I love that combo at these crappy places.

#13  13. One enchilada, one burrito, one chile relleno
It may say chile relleno on the menu but I guarantee that what you get on the plate is a chunk of green bell pepper, some mystery meat, and topped with melted yellow cheese.

I got that at Jalisco in Peachtree Battle years ago. I wouldn't eat it and sent it back. Also, never went back there,
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Post by: eatnrun on January 14, 2011, 06:46:06 PM
I remember Jalisco at Peachtree Battle!  I'm talking like 25-30 years ago - early '80's - we used to go to Oxford Bookstore and then eat at Jalisco on Friday nights.  We stopped going there the night we saw roaches casually sauntering across our table while we ate.  (((((shudder))))) 
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 15, 2011, 08:25:14 PM
There's a new Indian joint in south Forsyth on 141/Peachtree Parkway called Zafraan Hyderabadi Indian Restaurant. They are in a new but small strip mall a little south of the First Redeemer Church on the east side of 141. There's also an international grocery store in this same strip mall. I don't know much more about the place. Can't find anything on the interwebs about them. I drove through the parking lot tonight (a Saturday night) and they looked fairly busy. There is a small but growing Indian community in this part of Forsyth County. I'm guessing this is their client base.
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Post by: HaagenDazs on January 17, 2011, 09:04:00 AM
Tre Vietnamese Dining
3055 North Point Parkway
Suite 100 & 200
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
http://trevietnamesedining.com/

Just saw the sign.  It's between Zaxby's and Lifetime Fitness on N. Point Parkway.  Please please please let there be good Vietnamese food 2 min from my office! :)

It says "authentic".

Yes that would be kewl. One of the missing pieces to the the grubbing puzzle of uD International HQ is a nearby Vietnamese place. Saigon JCB to the east and that place in Rozstock to the west are slightly out of my daily distance range, but if this joint is good, that would be perfect.

I got an email that this place is opening today.  There have been several delays in opening, but that's not surprising.  I may head over here for lunch, we'll see how the work load is.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on January 18, 2011, 07:06:54 AM
well, the website says "now open". if you go by ask them to put their menu up on the website.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 19, 2011, 08:15:42 AM
Fresh off the heels of Jilly's opening, there is a new cupcake joint in south Forsyth about to open. There was a lot of talk on twitter yesterday about it as they had a special with one of the deal websites. Anyhoo, the place is called La Cupcakerie and will be across the street from the Avenue Forsyth (I'm told near the Buckhead Pizza). Website also says they bake fresh bread. Here's their spot on the interwebs... http://lacupcakerie1.com/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on January 20, 2011, 08:51:53 PM
FWIW, there is a second location of Jersey Boyz Pizza opening on Jones Bridge in the same shopping center as the revolving door of middling sports bars currently known as Yates.

Seems their original location in Cumming gets mixed reviews. With many other options, not to the least is the new love of my life RosaMia's a few miles down the same road, the all-over-the-place reviews don't have me counting the days until they open.

Roots, that's your area. Have you been to the original?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 21, 2011, 08:14:14 AM
I heard about these guys. They've been in this build out for a few months now. The two locations are difficult for me. Their original shop is on Bethelview Road in south Forsyth. I don't often get up that way. And the new Johns Creek location is also in a location I don't frequent much. I'm almost directly in-between the two.

Quite frankly, with all the new stuff that is opening around here, these guys are way down on my to-try list. Rosa Mia is near the top though!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on January 21, 2011, 09:33:08 AM
Genghis Grill coming to former Blockbuster on Peachtree:
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/01/21/thirsty-dog-tavern-to-reopen-as-genghis-grill/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on January 22, 2011, 10:48:25 AM
Three Dollar Cafe coming to former Loop space on Chamblee-Tucker.  Hopefully they will have a better dinner crowd than the Loop did.

http://www.tonetoatl.com/2011/01/three-dollar-cafe-opening-new-location.html
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Post by: HaagenDazs on January 24, 2011, 08:03:53 AM
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Post by: loveATL on February 03, 2011, 07:50:38 AM
Urban Flats to re-open at Lindburgh
http://www.tonetoatl.com/2011/02/kod-at-lindbergh-urban-flats-reopening.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MadBob on February 06, 2011, 08:40:24 AM
Urban Flats to re-open at Lindburgh
http://www.tonetoatl.com/2011/02/kod-at-lindbergh-urban-flats-reopening.html


I wonder who the operator is and who is still holding the "rights" to the Atlanta/Georgia Region? I also wonder if it will open as a "Company Owned" or will it be a Franchise operation.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 09, 2011, 06:57:09 AM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



I just tried to call Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine, using the number on the web site. I got the message "This number has been disconnected or no longer in service". Geez, I hope that is not an omen. Or, maybe they misspelled the number.

Well the websites is if it has finally opened. Can anyone confirm, refute? MoT, what say you?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 11, 2011, 11:26:57 AM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 12, 2011, 05:51:23 PM
Not sure if it's a coming soon or an I missed it all this time...is there some kind of European deli near Alpha Soda on Haynes Bridge near Milton? I was driving and didn't want to take my eyes off the road too long, but I think that be what I did see.
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Post by: Larkemon on February 15, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
Bride was driving by the old Alpine Bakery and said a "coming soon" sign was up for a deli, butcher, bakery or sumtin'. I was wondering perhaps NY Butcher, though nothing listed as forthcoming on that site.

Anyone with more deets or verifying the name?

Drove by today. Wasn't sure if they are open yet, but website would seem to indicate yes.

http://thebutchersdelibakery.com/index.html

Not many deets on site.

Established in 2010 with a family atmosphere in mind. We offer a fresh selection of breads, cakes, pastries,deli meats & cheeses at great prices. A place to have a bite to eat, and always be sure to get a good value.

Anyone been?

Looks like they are finally open.  I kinda thought they had just run out of money and destined to never open.  Saw a sign that says serving Boar's Head meats but I don't know any other details.  The web site above looks disabled.  I wonder if they have a different address now.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Hrothgar on February 16, 2011, 08:23:46 AM
Decatur residents may not believe this, but the Decatur Diner opened on Valentine's Day. FOR REALZ.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Carl Muth on February 16, 2011, 08:34:01 AM
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Decatur residents may not believe this, but the Decatur Diner opened on Valentine's Day. FOR REALZ.

I'll laugh my Butt Off if it closes by Easter!

BTW the Taco Stand in Alpharetta is open; has any one been out there yet?
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 16, 2011, 08:54:40 AM


BTW the Taco Stand in Alpharetta is open; has any one been out there yet?

Yes. The moderating chefs I think left the thread in the bar section. But at least two of us have commented. It's right in my 'hood. So neighbors seem to for the most part a +1 on what I said. Food good, service needs some work. I've gotten sundry reports of long waits.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on February 17, 2011, 07:24:02 AM
Decatur residents may not believe this, but the Decatur Diner opened on Valentine's Day. FOR REALZ.

it's true! so far I've also heard that the food is excellent! we'll be out late on Friday night and trying their food out in the wee hours of the morning.
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Post by: LegendsDeli on February 18, 2011, 10:47:04 PM
Legends Deli & Cafe
5430 McGinnis Ferry Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Real NY stlye Deli (Boars Head) opening on or around March 11,2011
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on February 19, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
Franco's Italian Tavern
12030 Etris Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

Just noticed a new sign up in the Sweet Apple Village shopping plaza (Roswell).  Tag line says Wood Fired Pizza and Fresh Pasta.  Couldn't find a website though.  It's taking over the space that formerly housed Village Slice Pizza (good riddance).  Seems like they've been building the spot out for a while now.  I'm guessing they'll be ready to open soon. 

Oh.. and it was light brown paper covering the windows :)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on February 19, 2011, 05:59:44 PM
Not exactly a "coming soon," but Cafe Efendi in Alpharetta is moving to a new location (the strip at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Old Milton where The Tinder Box is). Last day at the current location is allegedly March 12, to be followed by a two-month "transitional period" before re-opening at the new spot.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 20, 2011, 12:31:52 PM
Saw they are having a franchise seminar at the Ritz Carlton, so I am guessing coming soon is Tasti D Lite http://www.tastidlite.com/

Looks like they are enormously popular in the Mecca of Chains, New York.
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Post by: Carl Muth on February 20, 2011, 12:38:21 PM
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Saw they are having a franchise seminar at the Ritz Carlton, so I am guessing coming soon is Tasti D Lite http://www.tastidlite.com/

Looks like they are enormously popular in the Mecca of Chains, New York.

They have tried this market back in 2006 and it didn't get too far.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 20, 2011, 04:21:24 PM
Sazon closed. I liked my one trip, but Mambo's Cafe is closer and much better, so I never made a second trip. I guess neither did many. However, in its place is Tasca Latin Bistro. Site under construction, but menu up http://www.tascabistro.com/

Hours? Found out about them with an ad in the Revue & News. Went to their web page and Facebook page. Your guess is as good as mine.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: secret chef on February 20, 2011, 08:20:34 PM
Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine-Coming Soon- In the Mansell Oaks strip mall (same place as Longhorn Steaks on Mansell Rd.) On opposite end from Longhorn. To the left of BirdWatchers Supply. I have no idea if this is the same Chef Pete of Dumpwoody fame or not.



I just tried to call Chef Pete's Cajun Cuisine, using the number on the web site. I got the message "This number has been disconnected or no longer in service". Geez, I hope that is not an omen. Or, maybe they misspelled the number.

Well the websites is if it has finally opened. Can anyone confirm, refute? MoT, what say you?

I drove by today and I didn't see any signs of life in that location (shopping center with Longhorn & The Counter).  It still looks like a vacant building to me.  At least a few months ago, they had a "coming soon" banner out there.  I am thinking that they are not re-opening any time soon...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on February 21, 2011, 08:31:34 AM
Not exactly a "coming soon," but Cafe Efendi in Alpharetta is moving to a new location (the strip at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Old Milton where The Tinder Box is). Last day at the current location is allegedly March 12, to be followed by a two-month "transitional period" before re-opening at the new spot.

Interesting. I like the current location as I think this house has character. Neat place to eat a meal. I guess having frontage on Main Street is better for business.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on February 21, 2011, 08:45:54 AM
Not exactly a "coming soon," but Cafe Efendi in Alpharetta is moving to a new location (the strip at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Old Milton where The Tinder Box is). Last day at the current location is allegedly March 12, to be followed by a two-month "transitional period" before re-opening at the new spot.

Interesting. I like the current location as I think this house has character. Neat place to eat a meal. I guess having frontage on Main Street is better for business.

Same thoughts from me.  I liked the old building, but I'm guessing a lot of drive by traffic doesn't even realize its there (that doesn't seem to hurt Pure).  I wonder if they'll build out the new location to give it some ambiance or if it will be just some generic strip mall gyro shop.  Who knows, maybe it's a lease situation where the landlord didn't want to adjust.  As for location on Main Street, even though it's on Main, I think that strip mall is horrible to get out of if you want to travel northbound.  I wonder if that will be a deterrent.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on February 21, 2011, 11:11:59 AM
Not exactly a "coming soon," but Cafe Efendi in Alpharetta is moving to a new location (the strip at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Old Milton where The Tinder Box is). Last day at the current location is allegedly March 12, to be followed by a two-month "transitional period" before re-opening at the new spot.

Interesting. I like the current location as I think this house has character. Neat place to eat a meal. I guess having frontage on Main Street is better for business.

Same thoughts from me.  I liked the old building, but I'm guessing a lot of drive by traffic doesn't even realize its there (that doesn't seem to hurt Pure).  I wonder if they'll build out the new location to give it some ambiance or if it will be just some generic strip mall gyro shop.  Who knows, maybe it's a lease situation where the landlord didn't want to adjust.  As for location on Main Street, even though it's on Main, I think that strip mall is horrible to get out of if you want to travel northbound.  I wonder if that will be a deterrent.

From what I overheard, one of the main motivations for the move is that the new location is big enough to accommodate large parties and special events. They have apparently had to turn down a number of opportunities because of a lack of space. I'll be very interested to see if the new location has the right kind of ambiance. Of course, if they're still serving the Iskender kabob then I'll be back even if there's no ambiance at all.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 21, 2011, 11:22:32 AM
Not exactly a "coming soon," but Cafe Efendi in Alpharetta is moving to a new location (the strip at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Old Milton where The Tinder Box is). Last day at the current location is allegedly March 12, to be followed by a two-month "transitional period" before re-opening at the new spot.

Interesting. I like the current location as I think this house has character. Neat place to eat a meal. I guess having frontage on Main Street is better for business.

Same thoughts from me.  I liked the old building, but I'm guessing a lot of drive by traffic doesn't even realize its there (that doesn't seem to hurt Pure).  I wonder if they'll build out the new location to give it some ambiance or if it will be just some generic strip mall gyro shop.  Who knows, maybe it's a lease situation where the landlord didn't want to adjust.  As for location on Main Street, even though it's on Main, I think that strip mall is horrible to get out of if you want to travel northbound.  I wonder if that will be a deterrent.

From what I overheard, one of the main motivations for the move is that the new location is big enough to accommodate large parties and special events. They have apparently had to turn down a number of opportunities because of a lack of space. I'll be very interested to see if the new location has the right kind of ambiance. Of course, if they're still serving the Iskender kabob then I'll be back even if there's no ambiance at all.

Mebbe I'm the ultimate good luck charm (I've been told many times) and the place is packed only when I'm there. From my many visits over the years, I'm sure lack of business at their current location is not an issue whatsoever. Moving into bigger digs, perhaps.

Like I mentioned before, the only ambiance that does seem to do it for me is restaurants in old houses. But even if they pull a Wildflour and go from a kind groovy place to generic poster child, I'm with the snow man.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on February 22, 2011, 07:51:51 AM
Erwoods Kitchen & Keg opened this weekend in the Crabapple area. According to some of my friends on twitter, this place is being opened by the same fella behind Tifosi Gastropub. I know nothing else about it. And since I don't get over to Crabapple very often, it'll probably be a while before I try it.

Here's their site on the interweb. Like Tifosi, there isn't much there:
http://www.erwoods.com/
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 22, 2011, 08:02:30 PM
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Post by: Barnum on February 27, 2011, 03:15:31 AM
teasing tweet from Fox Bros. last night saying "coming soon to Decatur!"... so I guess The Big Tex Cantina is still in the works?
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Post by: Melomom on February 27, 2011, 08:11:38 AM
Walked by the Fox Bros cantina space the other day and they look to be making progress.  I am sure that space needed a lot of work based on what I saw of it in its previous incarnation.
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Post by: rwcohen on February 27, 2011, 09:10:30 AM
Walked by the Fox Bros cantina space the other day and they look to be making progress.  I am sure that space needed a lot of work based on what I saw of it in its previous incarnation.

Where is it gonna be?
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Post by: Barnum on February 27, 2011, 09:33:48 AM
Walked by the Fox Bros cantina space the other day and they look to be making progress.  I am sure that space needed a lot of work based on what I saw of it in its previous incarnation.

Where is it gonna be?

What used to be Nathalie's Fish house (and the place next store?).
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Post by: KoPP on February 27, 2011, 02:39:08 PM
Walked by the Fox Bros cantina space the other day and they look to be making progress.  I am sure that space needed a lot of work based on what I saw of it in its previous incarnation.

Where is it gonna be?

What used to be Nathalie's Fish house (and the place next store?).
Decatur downtown on Commerce?
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Post by: Barnum on February 27, 2011, 02:43:51 PM
Walked by the Fox Bros cantina space the other day and they look to be making progress.  I am sure that space needed a lot of work based on what I saw of it in its previous incarnation.

Where is it gonna be?

What used to be Nathalie's Fish house (and the place next store?).
Decatur downtown on Commerce?

No.  Their address was Ponce (as with everything in that little strip, including Sushi Avenue and Cafe Lily), even though physically they were on Ponce de Leon Place, south of Ponce, where it dead ends into Swanton Way (a block south of Cakes & Ale.)
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Post by: Hrothgar on February 28, 2011, 11:30:41 AM
Yeah, we get our dogs groomed at The Fur Side (highly recommended, btw. Daniel is a saint), which is right next door, and I peeked in the open door of the space on Sat. I only got a quick look and I'm no construction expert, but it appears they're done with demo/removal and are just beginning to build it back up. I'm sure they're shooting for a late spring/early summer opening. Will be a heady time with them and the amazing new Cakes & Ale space/bakery/(walk-up?) opening up.
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Post by: bbq on February 28, 2011, 05:52:47 PM
we are shooting for a may opening. if all goes well of course.

it needed a ton of work, complete gut and rebuild.
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Post by: Roxro on March 01, 2011, 12:12:45 PM
New self-serve frozen yogurt called Slimberry's coming to Alpharetta, Rte 9 and Haynes Bridge and, surprise-
new frozen yogurt and cupcake bakery in Crabapple near Sip, Element, Can Taqueria.

For those who cannot stand driving more than five miles for a fro-yo, fix, move to north Fulton.

After these new ones open, I may do a grand tasting tour.
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Post by: Barnum on March 01, 2011, 12:58:51 PM
we are shooting for a may opening. if all goes well of course.

it needed a ton of work, complete gut and rebuild.

Looking forward to it!  You've set the bar pretty high and I, for one, hope to see you come up with some new, unusual, and tasty things like you've done with the 'que.
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Post by: KoPP on March 01, 2011, 01:14:55 PM
I for one am hoping the bar is low so I don't have to climb up on the barstools.

Looking forward to the place. A soft opening would be fun...
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 01, 2011, 01:48:45 PM
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Post by: Roxro on March 01, 2011, 02:04:25 PM
I mean by Bagel Boys, Mambos. 
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on March 01, 2011, 02:06:25 PM
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on March 01, 2011, 02:51:28 PM
new frozen yogurt and cupcake bakery in Crabapple near Sip, Element, Can Taqueria.

Is this Froyo/Cupcake combo joint in Crabapple called Kokopelli Bakery? Or am I thinking of another place?
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Post by: Melomom on March 01, 2011, 03:25:08 PM
Stopped at Piece of Cake in Decatur today for a cupcake and noticed that the storefronts to the east all have for lease signs in the windows.  Is Trackside not re-opening there, or did I just not see them?  anyone heard anything about 5th Earl?
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Post by: Melomom on March 01, 2011, 03:27:41 PM
In answer to my own question, must have missed it.  Seems a March opening is in the works:

http://decatur.patch.com/articles/the-track-is-back-almost
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Post by: Roxro on March 01, 2011, 03:54:04 PM


Is this Froyo/Cupcake combo joint in Crabapple called Kokopelli Bakery? Or am I thinking of another place?


Yes, it is Kokopelli Bakery.  Interestingly it is across the street from Scoops (opened last summer) that also serves cupcakes and other baked goods along with ice-cream and a massive amount of candy.
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Post by: Hrothgar on March 01, 2011, 04:08:21 PM
Stopped at Piece of Cake in Decatur today for a cupcake and noticed that the storefronts to the east all have for lease signs in the windows.  Is Trackside not re-opening there, or did I just not see them?  anyone heard anything about 5th Earl?

After months of wrangling with their insurers and/or the building owner, the owners of 5th Earl decided to cut bait. Based on the still oft-repeated laments over this fact I see on blogs and forums, I really wish they'd reconsider and open up in a new spot.

There's reason to hope the bakery portion of Cakes & Ale will step into this gourmet sandwich void. And there is Duck's, but they're closed in the evenings when I would be able to patronize them.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 01, 2011, 04:21:05 PM


This place is in the Bagel Boys and Mambo's Cafe shopping center. 11770 Haynes Bridge is the address.
http://myslimberry.com/contactOurLocation.html



Website sez opening March 1. That's coming soon, I think. Let me check my....oy, daughter has baseball practice, oldest son swimming. They may need something to kewl down afterwards.

I hear it makes a great dessert after Peruvian food too.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 02, 2011, 07:38:54 AM


This place is in the Bagel Boys and Mambo's Cafe shopping center. 11770 Haynes Bridge is the address.
http://myslimberry.com/contactOurLocation.html



Website sez opening March 1.

As my mamma would say, they lie like a rug. Brown paper all over the windows. Light brown. You know what that means. Claims "coming soon." Way to keep your website updated froyo Chef.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 02, 2011, 02:55:41 PM


After these new ones open, I may do a grand tasting tour.

Here's some Roxy music for you.

Yogurt Mountain
John's Creek
11720 Medlock Bridge Rd
Suite 162
Duluth, GA 30097
678.417.6725
http://www.yogurtmountain.com/
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Post by: Roxro on March 02, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
Every time at look at these fro-yo sites they seem to be singing the same song and it's not Roxy Music to my ears, or make that taste buds.  I'm still thinking Red Mango or Pinkberry beats out these self serve joints.






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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 03, 2011, 04:25:47 PM
However, in its place is Tasca Latin Bistro. Site under construction, but menu up http://www.tascabistro.com/

Hours? Found out about them with an ad in the Revue & News. Went to their web page and Facebook page. Your guess is as good as mine.

Ah well site has been updated, with hours and chef profile. *Ping* Redondo Beach Andy, chef/owner was the chef at your beloved Sia's.

Shockingly, I will try soon.
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Post by: Barnum on March 04, 2011, 05:56:00 AM
WNA is reporting that BAD DOG TAQUERIA (http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/03/03/bad-dog-taqueria-to-open-at-emory-village/) is coming to Emory Village to replace the recently departed Sprouts.

I actually think that is a really good fit for the village.
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Post by: bbq on March 13, 2011, 07:47:09 PM
VIP Sports Bar and Lounge to go into the old Kirkwood public house spot in kirkwood...

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Post by: KoPP on March 14, 2011, 10:52:22 AM
Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand is supposed to open this week, but driving by this morning it looks like there's still some stuff to be done (unless the drapes on the north side wall are decoration.)

According to their Tweet, Wed. - plumbing problems right now...

489 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, GA, 30312
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Post by: Barnum on March 14, 2011, 11:34:26 AM
Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand is supposed to open this week, but driving by this morning it looks like there's still some stuff to be done (unless the drapes on the north side wall are decoration.)

According to their Tweet, Wed. - plumbing problems right now...

489 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, GA, 30312

http://www.thesausagestand.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delias-Chicken-Sausage-Stand/145754822122169

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Post by: SalMonela on March 16, 2011, 01:36:57 PM
Anybody know any details behind the "Fiesta Farmers Market" sign that is now hanging at what was formerly the Hong Kong Supermarket in Fiesta Plaza on Buford Highway? 
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Post by: Foodgeek on March 16, 2011, 03:28:31 PM
Anybody know any details behind the "Fiesta Farmers Market" sign that is now hanging at what was formerly the Hong Kong Supermarket in Fiesta Plaza on Buford Highway? 

If no one else gets to it first, I'll be sure to check it out on our trip this Saturday.
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Post by: chefmoss on March 17, 2011, 06:43:24 AM
Aurelios pizza, my favorite Chicago thin crust pizza is opening in East Cobb.  Signs are up in the plaza just south of Kohl on Johnsons Ferry, same plaza as Red Sky and Ali's Cookies.   
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Post by: shoeshine boy on March 18, 2011, 01:07:33 PM
not the kind of food we usually discuss but.....Chick-Fil-A building in the former Taco Bell location outside of Northlake Mall. they'll make a fortune!
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Post by: SalMonela on March 18, 2011, 01:54:13 PM
not the kind of food we usually discuss but.....Chick-Fil-A building in the former Taco Bell location outside of Northlake Mall. they'll make a fortune!

Reminds me of a story recoutned by local publicist Melissa Libby about having to escort Julia Child on a PR tour in Atlanta many years ago.  Already way behind schedule, Julia insisted they stop somewhere for lunch.  Stressing about where to eat that would be suitable for the great chef (and how much further behind schedule they would get), you can imagine her shock - and relief - when Julia suggested that they stop at McDonalds.

All that to say, hardly an inappropriate post (even if mine is).  Melissa if you read this, sorry if I butchered your story!
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on March 18, 2011, 02:11:01 PM
Sidney's Pizza (Vickery Village in south Forsyth) is set to have a reopening soon. Someone bought out the original owners and have expanded the floor space. They really needed the extra room.

I thought this place made a pretty good pie and never got the attention they deserved. It is usually packed and crawling with families and young kids. But overall they are probably the most successful restaurant in this struggling development.

Let's hope the new owners stick to the exact recipe and can maintain consistency.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on March 21, 2011, 05:27:37 PM

GG>-  From a supporter.


(http://aroundhere.net/Mike2/285Fpics/Reyssignone22.jpg)


(http://aroundhere.net/Mike2/285Fpics/Reyssigntwo22.jpg)


(http://aroundhere.net/Mike2/285Fpics/ReyssignTuesday22.jpg)


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Post by: Minerva on March 22, 2011, 09:50:19 AM
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Post by: Lorenzo on March 22, 2011, 10:21:23 AM
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Post by: HaagenDazs on March 22, 2011, 11:11:22 AM
Is it just me or does that description read like something from The Onion?
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Post by: The_Scientist on March 22, 2011, 11:47:43 AM
Big, splashy restaurant openings with lots of "experience" are out of style right now. The recession is easing, but hardly out of the woods yet, and investors and diners aren't chasing high concepts. This seems like an idea whose time has already past. Someone is destined to burn through a lot of money before it folds. That name is a self-parody too. D'oh!  ::)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on March 22, 2011, 12:13:26 PM
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Post by: Carl Muth on March 22, 2011, 12:21:15 PM
Big, splashy restaurant openings with lots of "experience" are out of style right now. The recession is easing, but hardly out of the woods yet, and investors and diners aren't chasing high concepts. This seems like an idea whose time has already past. Someone is destined to burn through a lot of money before it folds. That name is a self-parody too. D'oh!  ::)

One of the reasons that I created my website www.FoodServiceResource.com is for people that are interested in going into the resto biz, but don't have a lot of experience.  There you can find downloadable checklists, templates and other free tools.  Since my website is FREE for Restaurant Operators (and anyone else interested in going there), this isn't shameless self-promotion.
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Post by: KoPP on March 22, 2011, 12:21:42 PM
Isn't do a deer? A female deer?
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Post by: SalMonela on March 22, 2011, 12:32:45 PM
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Post by: LizR on March 22, 2011, 01:48:51 PM
Is it just me or does that description read like something from The Onion?

LOL!!!! I thought for sure it was a hoax at first. Sounds like a terrible concept to me - and I also thought "d'oh" immediately.

Wow. Just wow.
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Post by: KoPP on March 22, 2011, 02:51:09 PM
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Post by: Lorenzo on March 22, 2011, 04:03:17 PM
Ah, I overlooked that it said Do would be at 955 WEST Marietta St., so yes, that wouldn't be the space I was thinking of on Marietta St that used to be various other "ill-fated" restaurants.  "Acoustix Lounge and Bar" you say, Sal?  Doesn't sound like my cuppa tea.  And with Antico so close, I don't see myself getting pizza from Do, especially if I have to navigate past a video waterfall and sea of iPads.  D'oh!
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Post by: shoeshine boy on March 23, 2011, 07:13:48 AM
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Post by: Girly on March 28, 2011, 06:15:51 PM
00 or Double zeros or Double O...there may have been cocktails involved when I was told...is opening April 16 or 18th in what I THINK may be the old Good Ol Days. They said it was across from American Pie. I am assuming the name refers to the flour in the pizza dough? Eye-talian. I for one am glad the pizza wars aren't over :)

ETA - found it - it's Double Zero

http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/03/10/iberian-pig-owner-to-open-new-restaurant/
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Post by: Lorenzo on March 29, 2011, 07:38:12 AM
00 or Double zeros or Double O...

"Double aught"?
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 01, 2011, 07:04:50 PM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 01, 2011, 07:28:03 PM
One of these J. Buffalo Wings coming to Rozwell, Alpharetta Highway and Mansell. Limited reviews out there aren't bad. However, pretty naive supporter "This Atlanta franchise is the only one I know of in the country that will serve you shrimp fried rice with a side order of buffalo wings! "

Shoot, places like that are everywhere. Long lost Hong's Bros on Piedmont Road, late 80s-to-early-90s was among the first I knew of, but so many of those kinds of joints around. Borneo Wings is an example near me that pulls it off pretty well.

http://www.j-buffalowings.com/
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Post by: MadBob on April 02, 2011, 09:03:14 AM
J Buffalow Wings at the corner of Cruise Rd. and Sugarloaf Pkwy in Lawrenceville!  Good food and friendly staff! I always enjoy the food taht we get there, and if you want hot, be prepared for the heat!
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Post by: mikeamor on April 02, 2011, 11:49:53 AM
A banner is up at the old Hollywood Video building on Old Alabama across from Kroger.
 Chepe's.  (http://chepesmexicangrill.com/)  Always friendly, always fresh!
A small chain out of Canton with 4 locations.
The people in the photo gallery look happy and their food has lots of squiggles squirted on it.


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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 03, 2011, 09:33:55 AM
Hmmm, actually the Erwood's Facebook page lists pizza and "Chef Trevor". Perhaps no more Peter Principle and Trevor is back to the grubber cuisine that he excelled at. Now is it anything like Vito Goldberg's? Do I have to do everything?
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Post by: Roxro on April 06, 2011, 05:10:21 PM
I just noticed Barkers Red Hots is going in near Roswell High School by the Trader Joes at the intersection of King and Woodstock Rds.  Should be a great location with all of the high school kids in walking distance.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 06, 2011, 06:08:02 PM
I just noticed Barkers Red Hots is going in near Roswell High School by the Trader Joes at the intersection of King and Woodstock Rds.  Should be a great location with all of the high school kids in walking distance.

Good news gal. Have not made it to the Mayretta location, but did enjoy in a previous lifetime at Underground.

Slimberry update is there is no update. Website had opening date as March 1. Finally, in the middle of the month, it said April 1. As of a day or so ago, it still says that. We passed yesterday on the way back from Erwood's. Still "coming soon" with brown paper covering windows. What are they doing in there? Yogurt Creations also not opened, but bride reports work clearly being done and she saw equipment being carried in last week.
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Post by: Larkemon on April 06, 2011, 07:23:10 PM
I just noticed Barkers Red Hots is going in near Roswell High School by the Trader Joes at the intersection of King and Woodstock Rds.  Should be a great location with all of the high school kids in walking distance.

Good news gal. Have not made it to the Mayretta location, but did enjoy in a previous lifetime at Underground.

That's cool.  Always down for a good hot dog :)
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Post by: Roxro on April 06, 2011, 07:29:36 PM
What are we going to do if Slimberry doesn't open soon????  Guess I'll just have to grab a cupcake.
Have been enjoying Cloud 9 with buy one get one free coupons.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 06, 2011, 09:27:21 PM
What are we going to do if Slimberry doesn't open soon???? 

Not sure. My froyoholic middle child is chomping at the bit. They all seem to be very happy with Yoforia though.
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Post by: LizR on April 06, 2011, 10:25:08 PM
What are we going to do if Slimberry doesn't open soon????  Guess I'll just have to grab a cupcake.
Have been enjoying Cloud 9 with buy one get one free coupons.

Every time you guys post about Slimberry, I read it as Slimeberry...which, I suppose, could be slimming. In several ways.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 06, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
What are we going to do if Slimberry doesn't open soon????  Guess I'll just have to grab a cupcake.
Have been enjoying Cloud 9 with buy one get one free coupons.

Every time you guys post about Slimberry, I read it as Slimeberry...which, I suppose, could be slimming. In several ways.

+1. I like the previously maligned name of Shrimp Happens much better. I hope the froyo is better at Slim(e) than the shrimp at Happens.
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Post by: Roxro on April 07, 2011, 07:26:45 AM
I personally think Slimberry is a poor choice of names.  I guess it is a take on Pinkberry, but it makes me think it is going to be a all sugar free (obviously not my concern).  Hmmm, maybe I should get a cupcake first at Cloud Nine and put my fro-yo and toppings complete with their whipped cream on top. There must be a reason some yogurt places sell cupcakes on the side. ;)
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Post by: KoPP on April 07, 2011, 07:36:35 AM
I personally think Slimberry is a poor choice of names.  I guess it is a take on Pinkberry, but it makes me think it is going to be a all sugar free (obviously not my concern).  Hmmm, maybe I should get a cupcake first at Cloud Nine and put my fro-yo and toppings complete with their whipped cream on top. There must be a reason some yogurt places sell cupcakes on the side. ;)
Sorry - all this talk reminds me of:


Owner: We sell forbidden objects from places men fear to tread.
       We also sell frozen yogurt, which I call ``Frogurt''!

Owner: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse!
Homer: [worried] Ooooh, that's bad.
Owner: But it comes with a free Frogurt!
Homer: [relieved] That's good.
Owner: The Frogurt is also cursed.
Homer: [worried] That's bad.
Owner: But you get your choice of topping!
Homer: [relieved] That's good.
Owner: The toppings contains Potassium Benzoate.
Homer: [stares]
Owner: That's bad.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 07, 2011, 07:44:53 AM
Roxro, you talked me into it. I did very much enjoy the red velvet cupcakes from Cloud 9 at the Taste of Roswell, but have yet to get into their store. I will take the family today.
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Post by: Elijah Snow on April 08, 2011, 04:46:06 PM
"Burrito Gorilla" has a sign up at the former Flippin' Out Burger location at State Bridge/Jones Bridge in AlphaCreek. The series of tubes indicates that they are a "chef-driven burrito restaurant," whatever that might mean.  ;)
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Post by: hallucinex on April 13, 2011, 03:49:06 PM
At North Point Mall where the Joe's Crab Shack used to be there's a sign up for a "Spice Brick Oven".
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Post by: chefmoss on April 14, 2011, 07:20:56 AM
At North Point Mall where the Joe's Crab Shack used to be there's a sign up for a "Spice Brick Oven".
http://www.sagewoodfiretavern.com/alp_news.html

It's part of sage's empire.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
OUR NEWEST CONCEPT

SPICE Brick Oven Kitchen
Tapas & Bar
Opening Spring 2011

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Post by: Hrothgar on April 14, 2011, 04:02:57 PM
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Post by: Jmolinari on April 15, 2011, 07:29:01 AM
The Great Atlanta Pizza Wars are ESCALATING.

And we're all the winners:)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 18, 2011, 11:36:20 AM
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Post by: SalMonela on April 18, 2011, 12:15:25 PM
The Piedmont Ave location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers will open tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am according to their facebook page.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on April 19, 2011, 07:19:06 AM
The Piedmont Ave location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers will open tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am according to their facebook page.

always disappointed when a restaurant claims to have fresh ground burgers but still won't cook it med rare for me. hopefully their med is like FarmBurger's.
beer prices are a little high. $4 for a pint of Yuengling? better be a true pint!
one other note for the owners: learn how to spell "guinness".
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Post by: SalMonela on April 19, 2011, 12:09:57 PM
The Piedmont Ave location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers will open tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am according to their facebook page.

always disappointed when a restaurant claims to have fresh ground burgers but still won't cook it med rare for me.

Shoeshine boy, you've hit a nerve with me too.  Especially a restaurant that claims to control their product from farm to table (are you listening Farmburger?).  So if the product isn't in question, is it the food handling skills of their kitchen staff?  Flip offers up a steak tartare burger, and I don't recall seeing their parking lot littered with dead bodies.
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Post by: KoPP on April 19, 2011, 12:14:59 PM
The Piedmont Ave location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers will open tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am according to their facebook page.

always disappointed when a restaurant claims to have fresh ground burgers but still won't cook it med rare for me.

Shoeshine boy, you've hit a nerve with me too.  Especially a restaurant that claims to control their product from farm to table (are you listening Farmburger?).  So if the product isn't in question, is it the food handling skills of their kitchen staff?  Flip offers up a steak tartare burger, and I don't recall seeing their parking lot littered with dead bodies.
The 'Best Burger in Atlanta' stuff on the AJC was bogus due to this problem. How can you judge a burger if it isn't cooked to order?
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Post by: Lorenzo on April 19, 2011, 12:22:54 PM
I've chimed in on the cooked-to-order issue before.  I prefer a burger rare, not even medium rare.  I don't care how miraculously juicy some of these high-end burgers that are cooked to medium are said to be--I want the juices to be red.
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Post by: Sadlebred on April 19, 2011, 02:52:22 PM
From the Patch: "Yotopia will be occupying a space at the Shops at Comet Trail development by the beginning of June if all goes as planned. The Shops at Silver Comet is located at 4626 Camp Highland Road and is 0.1 mile west of the South Cobb Dr. and East/West Connector intersection. Twisted Taco, Firehouse Subs and FedEx/Kinkos are some of the businesses currently in the retail specialty center."

The other nearest Fro-yo places are Cowwhateveritscalled in Vinings and Yoforia in Vinings. There is a Carvel in the adjacent shopping center. I go to the bike shop in the same strip mall, and there was no activity of a build out last week.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 19, 2011, 03:42:27 PM
*Ping* Roxro. Bride reports that she believes Yogurt Creations is open. She had to drop off something at Sea Ventures and said it looked like somebody was at the counter. We need a report by noon ET tomorrow Rox.
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Post by: Roxro on April 19, 2011, 06:10:25 PM
*pong* UTOpia- where is Yogurt Creations?  All of these yogurt shops are making my head spin and brain freeze. 
Not sure I have time to taste test fro-yo this week as I am in the midst of Easter dinner preps- tomorrow I'll be making Bacon Marmalade to top my pimento cheese (inspired by recent trip to Empire State South).
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Post by: Elijah Snow on April 19, 2011, 06:56:01 PM
"Burrito Gorilla" has a sign up at the former Flippin' Out Burger location at State Bridge/Jones Bridge in AlphaCreek. The series of tubes indicates that they are a "chef-driven burrito restaurant," whatever that might mean.  ;)

Email from the chef/owner today. Reads, in part:

"I am so happy to announce the GRAND OPENING of the first of my two new restaurants (located right next to each other). The BURRITO GORILLA opens tomorrow night. For a week, we'll just serve dinner; then after that, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Executive chef-created burritos, tacos and all kinds of specials."

The rest of the e-mail gives hints about the menu, all of which sound interesting. I feel about new restaurants the same way I feel about trailers for summer movies. Mostly, that involves me fervently hoping they don't suck.  ;)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on April 21, 2011, 10:19:11 AM
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 21, 2011, 10:43:38 AM

This place is apparently going to be great.  The sign is now warning us of "the greatest grand opening in Roswell history."  Perhaps the owner has children under age of 4 and perhaps they came up with that text...

I think they are being modest. They say their wings are world famous, but I heard so are the legs, thighs, and breasts.

Enough with the coming soon. Any inside info on the soft opening?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on April 21, 2011, 10:54:26 AM

This place is apparently going to be great.  The sign is now warning us of "the greatest grand opening in Roswell history."  Perhaps the owner has children under age of 4 and perhaps they came up with that text...

I think they are being modest. They say their wings are world famous, but I heard so are the legs, thighs, and breasts.

Enough with the coming soon. Any inside info on the soft opening?
It is, of course, a cauldron of awesomeness.
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Post by: AndyBoy on April 21, 2011, 11:24:54 AM
Are the waitresses going to be wearing outfits like the mannequin has on?
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Post by: totm on April 21, 2011, 12:10:45 PM
Are the waitresses going to be wearing outfits like the mannequin has on?
Go to their website Andyboy.  It basically says if you want to wait tables there you should not have a problem be dressed that way and if you want to work in any other capacity you better be able to work with waitresses dressed that way.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on April 21, 2011, 12:28:10 PM
Are the waitresses going to be wearing outfits like the mannequin has on?
Go to their website Andyboy.  It basically says if you want to wait tables there you should not have a problem be dressed that way and if you want to work in any other capacity you better be able to work with waitresses dressed that way.

I wonder if you have to have the same IQ as the mannequin?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: AndyBoy on April 21, 2011, 03:57:15 PM
Are the waitresses going to be wearing outfits like the mannequin has on?
Go to their website Andyboy.  It basically says if you want to wait tables there you should not have a problem be dressed that way and if you want to work in any other capacity you better be able to work with waitresses dressed that way.

Well that might get me in there.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 21, 2011, 04:12:26 PM
Are the waitresses going to be wearing outfits like the mannequin has on?
Go to their website Andyboy.  It basically says if you want to wait tables there you should not have a problem be dressed that way and if you want to work in any other capacity you better be able to work with waitresses dressed that way.

I just filled out an application. Under "job you are applying for" I put "uniform." After getting shot down when I applied to be one of Kez' lackeys, I don't think I can stand another rejection.

Ring phone, dernit! Just ring!
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 21, 2011, 07:37:35 PM
I took one for the team.

*pong* UTOpia- where is Yogurt Creations? 

You don't want to know. Your beloved Cloud 9 and Melomom's beloved Yoforia are both much better. It's not even close.

The kicker is that I really wanted to like this place. Help me forget where it is.

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Post by: Roxro on April 21, 2011, 07:56:53 PM
Two new restaurants in the works for Roswell's Canton Street.  First is Slate (I think affiliated with Indigo) which was offering grilled sliders tonight at Alive After 5.  The chorizo was very good and I don't usually like sliders because they are often dry.  In addition they had regular burgers and bratwurst burgers (all slider size).  Promising.

Then, down the street is a restaurant whose name I forgot, but I spoke with the chief and saw their menu.  Reminded me of the Empire State South, but I could be fantasizing.  Should open sometime in June.

Not new, but certainly welcome, Flying Biscuit was giving away biscuits with chicken sausage gravy.  Yummmm.
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Post by: secret chef on April 22, 2011, 08:43:04 AM

Add this to the e-mail I got from U Restaurants this morning about Fritti:

Quote
Friends -

Handcrafted Ferrara oven being built at Fritti this week and next
We are replacing our ovens at Fritti with a handcrafted Ferrara oven. The Ferrara family has been in the business of building ovens in Naples for three generations, spanning over 100 years. Stefano Ferrara learned his craft from his father Natale, who in turn learned it from his father Stefano.
 
The oven is made using the highest-quality materials to assure heat retention up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Stefano constructs the oven with Santa Maria bricks from Campania and Biscotto di Sorrento. The sand used in the mortar is volcanic sand from Mount Vesuvius. Stefano will be here building the oven until next Tuesday, April 19. Stop by if you want to see the work in progress and meet Stefano!

The Great Atlanta Pizza Wars are ESCALATING.

Here's another update on Fritti's new oven: http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/04/22/fritti-brings-in-the-big-guns-for-new-pizza-oven/
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 22, 2011, 10:15:36 AM

Someone wake me up when an actual, honest-to-freaking-goodness ice cream joint opens in Alpharetta.


I know you did say "Alpharetta" but I saw an advert for this place in the local rag. It should be in your 'hood, no? http://www.ice-cream-social.com/Home.html
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on April 25, 2011, 10:24:43 AM

Someone wake me up when an actual, honest-to-freaking-goodness ice cream joint opens in Alpharetta.


I know you did say "Alpharetta" but I saw an advert for this place in the local rag. It should be in your 'hood, no? http://www.ice-cream-social.com/Home.html

Thanks. I think I tried these guys at Taste of Forsyth, or maybe it was a competitor. I'll try to get up that way soon.
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Post by: TrickyD on April 25, 2011, 11:49:17 AM
Two new restaurants in the works for Roswell's Canton Street.  First is Slate (I think affiliated with Indigo) which was offering grilled sliders tonight at Alive After 5.  The chorizo was very good and I don't usually like sliders because they are often dry.  In addition they had regular burgers and bratwurst burgers (all slider size).  Promising.

Then, down the street is a restaurant whose name I forgot, but I spoke with the chief and saw their menu.  Reminded me of the Empire State South, but I could be fantasizing.  Should open sometime in June.

Not new, but certainly welcome, Flying Biscuit was giving away biscuits with chicken sausage gravy.  Yummmm.

The other restaurant is Table and Main, opening this summer(?).  Website is here.  http://tableandmain.com/index.php (http://tableandmain.com/index.php)

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Post by: KoPP on April 26, 2011, 09:35:01 AM
The Cockpit is now open, boys...

http://thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com/

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Post by: shoeshine boy on April 26, 2011, 10:05:11 AM
The Cockpit is now open, boys...

http://thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com/



fify
you forgot to highlight the important part of that sentence. :)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....Table & Main
Post by: ryan.pernice on April 26, 2011, 04:02:36 PM
"Table & Main | a southern tavern" is opening in Summer 2011 at 1028 Canton Street in Roswell, GA.

We will serve cuisine best described as "Simple. Seasonal. Southern." created by Chef Ted Lahey (currently at Pricci).

Our menu includes Southern dishes like Country Fried Veal Chop, Plow Point Farms Fried Chicken, Bone-In Pork Chop and a whole lot of other favorites Southerners are likely to recognize.

I'd love for everyone to check out the website (www.tableandmain.com (http://www.tableandmain.com)) or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/tableandmain (http://www.facebook.com/tableandmain)) to learn a bit more about the restaurant.

Hope to see you soon in the Dining Room!

Best,
Ryan

--DISCLAIMER: I own the restaruant. Tend to be a bit biased.
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Post by: hallucinex on May 13, 2011, 02:14:36 PM
In the Cafe Efendi spot there will be a "La Casa Italian Grill".  Just saw a banner.
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Post by: Melomom on May 14, 2011, 09:16:13 AM
On our morning walk my friend and I stopped to peek in at the new Tex-Mex place the Fox Bros. folks are opening in Decatur.  The manager, Cindy, couldn't have been friendlier, she invited us inside to look around and gave us the scoop.  She said they are getting ready for server training and plan on opening, first just for dinner, the week of the Decatur Arts Festival (which I think is the week of May 23).  She was very excited about the menu, said there will be a lot of great food and desserts (you know I liked to hear that!).  It is pretty incredible how different, and good, the space looks.  There is a beautiful, rustic-looking wood bar, a large open dining room, lots of cool artwork, a patio, and also a game room in the back (which we didn't look at).  Even with the space next door it is all a lot bigger than I would have thought.  I will definitely look forward to checking them out.
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Post by: Elijah Snow on May 14, 2011, 09:34:38 AM
In the Cafe Efendi spot there will be a "La Casa Italian Grill".  Just saw a banner.

The last e-mail the Efendi folks sent out prior to their closing gave no indication as to when they will re-open in their new location. I hope it's soon, as there is a depressing lack of Mediterranean restaurants of any kind in this area.
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Post by: KoPP on May 15, 2011, 01:34:47 PM
Cindy is a great person - she was management at the Fox Bros, and she'll  do a great job at the new spot.
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Post by: Roxro on May 24, 2011, 06:27:29 PM
Two more new offerings on Canton Street in the heart of Roswell- Roswell Provisions (looks like wine and cheese place) by the people who have Kadycakes upstairs and Little Steak Alley (or something like that) by the folks at Salt and INC across the street.  
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Post by: Minerva on May 25, 2011, 05:45:18 AM
Regarding Canton Street, has anyone mentioned Slate? It's going into the space that was formerly Taste on the northern stretch of Canton. Chef/owner is the same as Indigo, which is very high-rated for its food and ambience. Slate will be less formal and open for lunch and dinner.
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Post by: Roxro on May 25, 2011, 07:22:13 AM
Tasted a sample of Slate at Alive after Five and the mini-sliders were very good.  Hope the chorizo ones make the menu.
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Post by: Roxro on May 25, 2011, 11:46:06 AM
Just noticed Mirko Pasta is opening up in shopping area near Cloud 9 (they now have cupcake bottoms to put froyo into).
Was curious about Mirko but lost enthusiasm after checking out their website and seeing it is a chain.  Anyone been to Mirko?

Luckily, I don't have to worry about great pasta, since buying the Kitchen Aid pasta attachment for my DH and pasta maker supreme-o.
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Post by: Girly on May 25, 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Just noticed Mirko Pasta is opening up in shopping area near Cloud 9 (they now have cupcake bottoms to put froyo into).
Was curious about Mirko but lost enthusiasm after checking out their website and seeing it is a chain.  Anyone been to Mirko?

Luckily, I don't have to worry about great pasta, since buying the Kitchen Aid pasta attachment for my DH and pasta maker supreme-o.

Weird, I think I saw that there's a  Mirko also opening in East Cobb - next to a Gigi's Cupcakes...which is 2 doors down from Pinkberry!  ;D
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Post by: Barnum on May 29, 2011, 11:19:04 AM
On the corner of Highland Pkwy and Oakdale (just off S. Cobb Drive, in with Roy's Cheesesteaks) it looks like "Simply Delicious Caribbean Cuisine" is gone.. not sure when that happened... with this sign up:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SgN1IF4sK4c/TeJv-yFh_EI/AAAAAAAACaA/qq24Y9mgpzM/s800/bhbbq.JPG)

Very Promising, gotta say that it's about time somebody leverages the longstanding BuckHeathen BBQ traditions!   ;D
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on May 30, 2011, 04:02:43 PM
Another Smyrna Opening, this one in the old Fortunato's spot:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YGsFDrD8fQ8/TeQFs9cDT0I/AAAAAAAACag/4Hy6eic7W9M/s800/siracusas_pizza.JPG)

Found this FACEBOOK PAGE (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Siracusas-New-York-Pizzeria/177785155604694?sk=wall#!/pages/Siracusas-New-York-Pizzeria/177785155604694?sk=info)
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Post by: Minerva on June 06, 2011, 08:08:21 AM
The two guys who own Salt and INC on Canton are opening Little Alley Steak across the street in the space just vacated by Roswell Clock. Same exec chef as other two restos, with steak house concept. They are unsure of time frame for opening, thinking maybe sometime in the fall.

With Slate and Table and Main poised to open a bit farther north on Canton, plus all the existing eateries there, I'm beginning to wonder if the historic district isn't reaching some kind of restaurant saturation point.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on June 12, 2011, 06:52:34 PM
Has this been posted?  On the way out of town for a quick trip Saturday, I noticed that what was the Athens Express on Clairmont near the VA now has a sign that says Cafe 155 (which is the state route number for Clairmont I believe) or similar.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on June 12, 2011, 06:56:01 PM
Has this been posted?  On the way out of town for a quick trip Saturday, I noticed that what was the Athens Express on Clairmont near the VA now has a sign that says Cafe 155 (which is the state route number for Clairmont I believe) or similar.

The next website I went to answered my question.  From decatur Metro:

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2011/06/12/kitschn-155-takes-over-retro-arbys-building-on-clairmont/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on June 13, 2011, 07:19:13 AM
I haven't seen this talked about so......my Decatur spies tell me that the old El Tesoro location on Church Street just down from Twain's will become a "Six Feet Under-style seafood place". must be in the very early stages since their doesn't seem to be any work going on there.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: waynehoobler on June 13, 2011, 10:51:15 AM
Has this been posted?  On the way out of town for a quick trip Saturday, I noticed that what was the Athens Express on Clairmont near the VA now has a sign that says Cafe 155 (which is the state route number for Clairmont I believe) or similar.

I've kept up with their facebook page since first reading about them on tonetoatl.  Looks like they opened today, the menu is on the fb, the prices are reasonable.  I'm curious to try it.

I liked looking at the pictures of how they gutted and cleaned up the building.  Personally, I wish that they had restored it to its 1969 Arby's glory (natural stone walls, golden roof), but they painted it some wacky retro colors instead.  Nonetheless, it should be interesting to see how they do.
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Post by: Hrothgar on June 16, 2011, 10:16:22 AM
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Post by: Melomom on June 16, 2011, 09:07:17 PM
Saw a sign for a "pie shop" on Roswell Road in Buckhead across from the fire station just north of Paces Ferry.  Said opening June 15, but I couldn't see it from the street as I drove by.  I guess they are taking on Piece of Cake...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on June 22, 2011, 02:09:30 PM

Blais is back....


http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/06/22/richard-blais-to-open-midtown-restaurant/?cxntlid=thbz_hm
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rebelliousrose on June 23, 2011, 09:08:19 AM

Blais is back....


http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/06/22/richard-blais-to-open-midtown-restaurant/?cxntlid=thbz_hm

Epic restaurant fail coming in 3...2...1...
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Post by: chefmoss on June 23, 2011, 11:28:53 AM

Blais is back....


http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/06/22/richard-blais-to-open-midtown-restaurant/?cxntlid=thbz_hm

Epic restaurant fail coming in 3...2...1...
Wow- that is harsh.  Blais can cook- I hope he does well.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on June 23, 2011, 12:23:47 PM

Blais is back....


http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/06/22/richard-blais-to-open-midtown-restaurant/?cxntlid=thbz_hm

Epic restaurant fail coming in 3...2...1...
Wow- that is harsh.  Blais can cook- I hope he does well.

I agree!  Any disclosure along with a caustic statement like that?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rebelliousrose on June 23, 2011, 01:24:24 PM
Call 'em like I see 'em. Although perhaps Bob Amick's business sense and big ego will rein in Richard Blais' even bigger ego. Richard hasn't actually run a kitchen since he left One. He used to be a really good chef when he was at Fishbone, but since then? Also, that's a really rough location; no foot traffic and no parking, but Amick made a success out of One with the same challenges.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: NicolasBour on June 23, 2011, 04:17:56 PM
Call 'em like I see 'em. Although perhaps Bob Amick's business sense and big ego will rein in Richard Blais' even bigger ego. Richard hasn't actually run a kitchen since he left One. He used to be a really good chef when he was at Fishbone, but since then? Also, that's a really rough location; no foot traffic and no parking, but Amick made a success out of One with the same challenges.

 Unless you care to elaborate/explain your vague negative comments about someone perhaps you should keep them to yourself?  Repeating the same crap here and in other forums just makes you look bitter.

Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Lorenzo on June 23, 2011, 05:01:28 PM
Hey Nicolas, how is RB treating you? (and no, that's not RB as in Richard Blais)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: NicolasBour on June 23, 2011, 07:29:12 PM
Hey Nicolas, how is RB treating you? (and no, that's not RB as in Richard Blais)

  Things are great out here, garden is in full operation and we are on schedule to do the Resto. rennovation in 2 months.  Plus the weatehr is just amazing! :)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on June 23, 2011, 09:06:39 PM
In the Silver Comet Shops (next to the Publix shopping center) at the East-West Connector and South Cobb Dr. in Smyrna, there is a sign for Yotopia frozen yogurt "coming soon." It doesn't look like much work has been done in the space, which is a former Smoothie King. This may be the website: http://myyotopia.com/. That will make 3 places to get food in the same strip center--there is already a Twisted Taco (which is usually busy) and a Firehouse Subs.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on June 23, 2011, 09:28:24 PM
Hey Nicolas - hope things go well for opening! Take lotsa pics!


Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on June 23, 2011, 10:09:18 PM
Call 'em like I see 'em. Although perhaps Bob Amick's business sense and big ego will rein in Richard Blais' even bigger ego. Richard hasn't actually run a kitchen since he left One. He used to be a really good chef when he was at Fishbone, but since then? Also, that's a really rough location; no foot traffic and no parking, but Amick made a success out of One with the same challenges.

Other than commenting on the chef's ego, warranted or unwarranted, I don't really see why people are complaining so much about RR expressing her opinion. I hardly think that her post here or on the AJC site will cause said "epic failure". I could be wrong but I don't think so. She's not saying that he is a liar or a cheat or the like, just that she doubts his ability to make this venture successful. So this hardly fits the definition of libel, which has to be a deliberately false and malicious statement in writing. I understand that some of the folks who are upset are chefs who sympathize about how hard it is to run a restaurant, but people are still entitled to their opinions. Just MHO.

I've liked some of Richard's ventures, but he does tend to skip around a bit, and I have a really sort of comical thought when I imagine him doing "simple American", when a great deal of his fame in Atlanta came from the exact opposite. Not sure why he would want to go in that direction given his history and the fact that the folks who will want to go to see-and-be-seen probably would enjoy some frozen nitro at this point. My guess is that Concentrics is trying to get the most bang for the buck, combining a famous name with a popular food style that he doesn't really have a history of doing. I'd hazard a guess that it will be all locally-sourced, farm-to-table, snout-to-tail (but not too much snout or tail if it is simple American) comfort food, and the menu will proudly anounce said facts. The problem is that this type of resto, while it can be great, is already yesterday's news and over-saturated, even in Atlanta.It has been a while with this type of stuff. I wish him luck but I also wish that someone would think outside the box, especially given his creativity.But I digress on what I would like to be coming soon, instead of what is.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Hrothgar on June 24, 2011, 03:39:47 PM
My guess is that the "simple American food that tastes great" bit was meant to be a somewhat tongue-in-cheek on the part of Blais and Amick. It will not surprise me at all if they come up with a menu consisting of blue plate items like meatloaf and chicken pot pie, but when the "meatloaf" actually hits the table, it will be tartare glazed with vaporized ketchup and gravy cubes, while the "chicken pot pie" will be a de-boned chicken wrapped and roasted around the outside of a clay pot filled with confetti vegetables and "puff" pastry that the diner is asked to blow into to inflate.

Or something like that.  8)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on June 24, 2011, 04:04:32 PM
I wouldn't be surprised at some Blais-ian interpretations of classic dishes.  But keep in mind, what won him Top Chef All-Stars was him getting back to basics and just cooking good food.  Yes, there was usually something on the plate that screamed rB but it wasn't the focus of the dish.  When he was at OMK there was a lot of basic good food.  Element and Blais were mostly, for lack of a better term, molecular gastronomy.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rebelliousrose on June 27, 2011, 05:15:58 PM
Call 'em like I see 'em. Although perhaps Bob Amick's business sense and big ego will rein in Richard Blais' even bigger ego. Richard hasn't actually run a kitchen since he left One. He used to be a really good chef when he was at Fishbone, but since then? Also, that's a really rough location; no foot traffic and no parking, but Amick made a success out of One with the same challenges.

Other than commenting on the chef's ego, warranted or unwarranted, I don't really see why people are complaining so much about RR expressing her opinion. I hardly think that her post here or on the AJC site will cause said "epic failure". I could be wrong but I don't think so. She's not saying that he is a liar or a cheat or the like, just that she doubts his ability to make this venture successful. So this hardly fits the definition of libel, which has to be a deliberately false and malicious statement in writing. I understand that some of the folks who are upset are chefs who sympathize about how hard it is to run a restaurant, but people are still entitled to their opinions. Just MHO.

Thank you, Liz, very gracious, very true, and much nicer than what I was going to say. My opinions of Richard Blais are influenced by professional experiences with him, and tend to be strongly negative for that reason. I'd like to be important enough that I could cause a restaurant's success or failure by simply expressing an opionion- if I could, a lot of the city's really good restaurants would have survived and flourished!  ;) I'd also like to point out that I said Bob Amick has made a success out of equally difficult locations.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: biskuit on June 27, 2011, 06:25:01 PM
This should be good - from the Spice Route Supper Club to Cardamom Hill: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/covereddish/diningnews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10255176
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on June 27, 2011, 08:39:01 PM
This should be good - from the Spice Route Supper Club to Cardamom Hill: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/covereddish/diningnews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10255176

That does sound good. And, finally, a great restaurant name, which seem to be few and far between lately.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Beerbitch on June 28, 2011, 08:04:16 AM
This is the plan for the old El Toro/Redfish/Crazy Horse building:


http://straightfromthea.com/2011/06/27/atlanta-housewives-attend-private-preview-of-peter-thomas-bar-one-photos-video/


Neighborhood not too happy.

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on June 28, 2011, 09:57:42 AM
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Post by: Beerbitch on June 28, 2011, 04:15:01 PM
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Post by: KoPP on June 28, 2011, 06:07:11 PM

If I never see another "certified Angus burger" again in my life, I will die happy. 



I'm always relieved to know that the hamburger came from a cow... ;D
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on June 29, 2011, 10:43:35 AM
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Post by: Larkemon on June 29, 2011, 11:26:03 AM
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on June 29, 2011, 12:40:51 PM
Glorious Events is replacing Sodexho in the United Way Bistro area downtown. I know they cater in Chastain - anybody have any experience with them?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on June 29, 2011, 02:59:18 PM
This is the plan for the old El Toro/Redfish/Crazy Horse building:


http://straightfromthea.com/2011/06/27/atlanta-housewives-attend-private-preview-of-peter-thomas-bar-one-photos-video/


Neighborhood not too happy.



That is, ummm, interesting. And kind of funny. Don't see it working, but what do I know.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: KoPP on June 29, 2011, 04:08:55 PM
This is the plan for the old El Toro/Redfish/Crazy Horse building:


http://straightfromthea.com/2011/06/27/atlanta-housewives-attend-private-preview-of-peter-thomas-bar-one-photos-video/


Neighborhood not too happy.



That is, ummm, interesting. And kind of funny. Don't see it working, but what do I know.

I think the big problem is going to be when it closes in the wee hours - I hope for the neighborhood's sake that the cops can keep noise problems down.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on July 07, 2011, 10:15:36 PM
Not sure if this has been posted, but No. 246 from Chef's Fry (JCT Kitchen) and Belline (formerly of Floataway) is opening in Decatur next week.

http://www.no246.com/ (http://www.no246.com/)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on July 08, 2011, 08:40:34 AM
Not sure if this has been posted, but No. 246 from Chef's Fry (JCT Kitchen) and Belline (formerly of Floataway) is opening in Decatur next week.

http://www.no246.com/ (http://www.no246.com/)

They are working really hard to finish the space, I walk by there early most mornings and they are there at 6 am.  Looks like it will be a great space and a great addition to downtown Decatur!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on July 16, 2011, 03:13:45 PM
On the corner of Highland Pkwy and Oakdale (just off S. Cobb Drive, in with Roy's Cheesesteaks) it looks like "Simply Delicious Caribbean Cuisine" is gone.. not sure when that happened... with this sign up:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SgN1IF4sK4c/TeJv-yFh_EI/AAAAAAAACaA/qq24Y9mgpzM/s800/bhbbq.JPG)

Very Promising, gotta say that it's about time somebody leverages the longstanding BuckHeathen BBQ traditions!   ;D

Looks like they have a bigger plan than a lot of folks who've come into this little strip.  This has gone up in the last couple days:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nVlsByR4cy8/TiHwRNgl0gI/AAAAAAAACcQ/uZBAfAENO78/s800/bhbbq_deck.jpg)
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Post by: Elijah Snow on July 21, 2011, 11:31:23 AM
In what may or may not be actual news, the long-proclaimed "Blue Agave" restaurant on Old Milton has actually put up a sign out front. The name is now "Azul Agave." Still no indication of an actual ETA on opening.
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Post by: FlyinBrian on August 05, 2011, 07:26:14 AM
Another Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is opening at Ansley Mall:

1544 Piedmont Rd, Suite 219
Atlanta , GA  30328
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Post by: Jmolinari on August 05, 2011, 07:44:57 AM
Another Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is opening at Ansley Mall:

1544 Piedmont Rd, Suite 219
Atlanta , GA  30328

The fries here, ordered extra crispy, beat teh PANTS off 5 guys and are really really good fries.
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Post by: Davo7 on August 09, 2011, 02:27:46 PM
In Shallowford Corner shopping center, BBQ 1 is going in where the old Amore's Pizza place was. Anyone been to the other branch?
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 09, 2011, 02:42:13 PM
In Shallowford Corner shopping center, BBQ 1 is going in where the old Amore's Pizza place was. Anyone been to the other branch?

If you mean the place on Lower Roswell road, the answer is yes.. there is a thread on here about it...

http://285foodies.com/forum/metro-atlanta/sam's-bbq1/msg363/#msg363 (http://285foodies.com/forum/metro-atlanta/sam's-bbq1/msg363/#msg363)

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Post by: Northside Chip on August 10, 2011, 05:18:56 AM
In Shallowford Corner shopping center, BBQ 1 is going in where the old Amore's Pizza place was. Anyone been to the other branch?

Actually, I think you are referring to Grand Champion BBQ which is at the corner or Shallowford Rd and Johnsons Ferry Rd in the Publix shopping center. Owner trained with Sam and the gang at BBQ1 and it shows. I had a sample of the pulled pork and it was unsauced, moist, and juicy. I have yet to make it there for a full meal so had not yet wanted to do a full write up.

NC
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Post by: Minerva on August 10, 2011, 06:04:47 AM
In Shallowford Corner shopping center, BBQ 1 is going in where the old Amore's Pizza place was. Anyone been to the other branch?

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I believe you're referring to Grand Champion BBQ? It's already open, and it isn't connected to Sam's BBQ1 other than that one of the owners used to work for Sam.
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Post by: Davo7 on August 10, 2011, 01:07:52 PM
Thanks for the update. Look forward to the reviews
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Post by: Minerva on August 10, 2011, 02:21:01 PM
There already is a thread on it on this board. Personally, I like it a lot.
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Post by: Melomom on August 18, 2011, 03:37:23 PM
A friend of mine was talking to one of the ladies who owns the dry cleaners in the front of the Watershed/Farm Burger building on W. Ponce in Decatur.  Turns out the dry cleaner ladies own the building - who knew? - and they have had a LOT of interest in the Watershed space.  They can't disclose any real details yet but apparently one person owns a restaurant in New York and is looking in the Atlanta area.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on September 04, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
On the corner of Highland Pkwy and Oakdale (just off S. Cobb Drive, in with Roy's Cheesesteaks) it looks like "Simply Delicious Caribbean Cuisine" is gone.. not sure when that happened... with this sign up:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SgN1IF4sK4c/TeJv-yFh_EI/AAAAAAAACaA/qq24Y9mgpzM/s800/bhbbq.JPG)

Very Promising, gotta say that it's about time somebody leverages the longstanding BuckHeathen BBQ traditions!   ;D

Looks like they have a bigger plan than a lot of folks who've come into this little strip.  This has gone up in the last couple days:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nVlsByR4cy8/TiHwRNgl0gI/AAAAAAAACcQ/uZBAfAENO78/s800/bhbbq_deck.jpg)

Food and More had a blurb on it a week or so ago:

http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/08/25/buckhead-barbecue-co-to-open-soon-in-smyrna/

And I stopped on the way by today because a bunch of folks sitting outside on the deck.  They said they'd be opening on Tuesday.  I asked if they'd be smoking meat on site and got an oddball response, so I assume the answer is no.  The article seems to highlight their 8 sauces.  I''m looking forward to trying them and want them to be fantastic (this is close to home) but I've never had great experiences with bbq places that pay more attention to the sauce than the meat.  On the positive side, sounds like another Dave Poe relation involved with this one.

Their FB page:

http://www.facebook.com/BuckheadBarbecue?sk=wall#!/BuckheadBarbecue?sk=wall

(This is in the same strip as Roy's Cheesesteak)

Added later:  Looking at their facebook page, they say they have new southern pride smokers out back.  Good sign.  A little surprised someone a couple days from opening up would go for a non-informative goofy remark with no follow-up instead of talking up his 'que.  Still hoping the que is good!
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Post by: Sadlebred on September 05, 2011, 06:16:44 PM
A Piece of Cake is open on Cobb Parkway in the small shopping center in front of Kroger and C&S Oyster Bar. They only have a banner up, no permanent sign yet. Mr. Sadle bought me a chocolate cake with chocolate icing for my birthday since a Piece of Cake is one of my favorite bakeries. It didn't disappoint; delicious!
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Post by: loveATL on September 10, 2011, 09:00:03 AM
Sushi Itto Japanese Restaurant in old Harvest Bread location on Briarcliff at La Vista.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on September 12, 2011, 07:07:52 AM
La Parilla opening somewhere in the Toco Hills shopping center. no idea where in the center but we saw their name listed on the main sign this past weekend. the old Edo building maybe?
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Post by: loveATL on September 13, 2011, 01:18:46 PM
From What Now Atlanta - Modern coming to former Copeland's location at Tower Place:
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/09/12/modern-restaurant-to-replace-copelands-of-buckhead/

I saw the banner on the railing on Sun but I had just gotten a massage and wasn't in a mental place to remember the restaurant details listed  ::)
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Post by: shoeshine boy on September 15, 2011, 07:09:22 AM
La Parilla opening somewhere in the Toco Hills shopping center. no idea where in the center but we saw their name listed on the main sign this past weekend. the old Edo building maybe?

drove through the shopping center after a late night Steak N Shake binge. La Parilla is indeed going into the old Edo building which has been subdivided from the original design.
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Post by: loveATL on September 24, 2011, 04:26:55 PM
Red Pepper Taqueria (bc Atl needs another taqueria!) on Bcliff at La Vista in former Artuzis spot.
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Post by: loveATL on September 27, 2011, 07:49:13 AM
Burger Tap (bc Atl needs another burger joint!) in former Caramba Cafe location on North Highland.
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Post by: Lorenzo on September 27, 2011, 09:35:45 AM
Burger Tap (bc Atl needs another burger joint!) in former Caramba Cafe location on North Highland.

Related to Highland Tap?
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Post by: loveATL on September 27, 2011, 01:02:54 PM
Not sure - only saw small blurb in Creative Loafing http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2011/09/26/gravy-train-georgia-represents-on-top-chef-hd1-opens (http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2011/09/26/gravy-train-georgia-represents-on-top-chef-hd1-opens)

Burger Tap (bc Atl needs another burger joint!) in former Caramba Cafe location on North Highland.

Related to Highland Tap?
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Post by: shoeshine boy on September 28, 2011, 07:29:59 AM
I guess this counts as coming soon. the James Joyce Pub reopening as a sports bar: http://decatur.patch.com/articles/james-joyce-to-close-reopen-as-sports-bar

I hope they don't ditch the whole menu. I really liked their Brunch.
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Post by: Roxro on October 14, 2011, 05:36:48 PM
Lazaro's (Cuban) on corner of Woodstock and Canton Street in Roswell.
Recently opened in Roswell at corner of Woodstock and Crossville (next to Orange Leaf fro-yo) is Phish Pfood Cafe serving breakfast and lunch.
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Post by: Barnum on October 17, 2011, 12:48:11 PM
Atlanta Eater has a very short blurb today that Pano's will open on the second floor of 103 West... guess that's not too far from the long-ago discussed St. Regis locale...

http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2011/10/17/bluepointe-to-close.php

(also in there is discussion of BluePointe closing its doors the end of November)
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Post by: Barnum on October 24, 2011, 01:41:59 PM
Sushi Itto Japanese Restaurant in old Harvest Bread location on Briarcliff at La Vista.

We were across the street at Sonny's today and it appears that Sushi Itto has a "Grand Opening" banner up.
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Post by: totm on October 27, 2011, 07:45:06 AM
Yet another Twisted Taco on Windward Parkway in the same complex as Wildflour and Sri Krishna Villages.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on October 27, 2011, 12:49:35 PM
Yet another Twisted Taco on Windward Parkway in the same complex as Wildflour and Sri Krishna Villages.

It'll actually be a Twisted Taco Express. I don't know what the "express" distinction means exactly.

I'd imagine they'd get some overflow crowd from Wildflour since they are directly next door.
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Post by: Melomom on October 28, 2011, 10:45:44 AM
Storefront on Roswell Road in Buckhead (between Peachtree and E. Andrews, across from the Pie Shop) has a sign for "Half Baked," appears to be a casserole shop.  Traffic goes by too fast for me to see if they are open yet.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on November 04, 2011, 01:24:40 PM


Newsflash: Yum Bunz + Guy Wong

Yum Bunz will specialize in those fluffy Chinese steamed bread buns filled with an assortment of both savory and sweet fillings.

GG>-  Very interesting, I wonder where it will be located, Decatur ?

http://www.chowdownatlanta.com/newsflash-yum-bunz-guy-wong/ (http://www.chowdownatlanta.com/newsflash-yum-bunz-guy-wong/)

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Post by: GabrielsDad on November 04, 2011, 01:43:42 PM
I wish it was going to be Decatur, but the CL says West Midtown...

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2011/11/04/gravy-train-atlanta-food-trucks-on-eat-street-guy-wongs-new-project-cow-calendars-and-more (http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2011/11/04/gravy-train-atlanta-food-trucks-on-eat-street-guy-wongs-new-project-cow-calendars-and-more)
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on November 05, 2011, 12:17:13 AM


Newsflash: Yum Bunz + Guy Wong

Yum Bunz will specialize in those fluffy Chinese steamed bread buns filled with an assortment of both savory and sweet fillings.

GG>-  Very interesting, I wonder where it will be located, Decatur ?

http://www.chowdownatlanta.com/newsflash-yum-bunz-guy-wong/ (http://www.chowdownatlanta.com/newsflash-yum-bunz-guy-wong/)   

More on this :

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2011/11/04/christiane-lauterbach-upgrades-miso-izakaya-to-3-stars

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Post by: jonnymack on November 13, 2011, 01:50:36 PM
Georgia Pit BBQ, on South Cobb Dr in Smyrna next to JR Crickets in the old Bruester's ice cream space. Banner on outside declares it's open for business.

http://www.georgiapitbbq.com/ (http://www.georgiapitbbq.com/)  Given it's proximity to me, not sure how I missed this.
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Post by: SalMonela on November 14, 2011, 11:38:16 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Waffle House has purchased a parcel of land at the corner of Int'l Blvd and Centennial Park Blvd to open a "showcase" Waffle House [showcasing the hickeys on the waitresses' necks perhaps?].  No timeline for opening set.

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Post by: totm on November 14, 2011, 11:57:35 AM
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Waffle House has purchased a parcel of land at the corner of Int'l Blvd and Centennial Park Blvd to open a "showcase" Waffle House [showcasing the hickeys on the waitresses' necks perhaps?].  No timeline for opening set.
Heard that on WABE this morning.  It is to have 43 seats which is 20% more than your average Waffle House.
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Post by: LizR on November 14, 2011, 03:31:08 PM
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Waffle House has purchased a parcel of land at the corner of Int'l Blvd and Centennial Park Blvd to open a "showcase" Waffle House [showcasing the hickeys on the waitresses' necks perhaps?].  No timeline for opening set.
Heard that on WABE this morning.  It is to have 43 seats which is 20% more than your average Waffle House.

After years and years of turning onto Sam's Crossing from College Ave, I recently nothiced the Waffle House museum on College. Wonder if that will stay put? Anyhow, maybe they could take some of the monster trucks from the 1996 olymipcs and park them outside the new "showcase" Waffle House right in the middle of tourist-central. Yee haw, ya'll!
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Post by: shoeshine boy on November 15, 2011, 07:17:47 AM


After years and years of turning onto Sam's Crossing from College Ave, I recently nothiced the Waffle House museum on College. Wonder if that will stay put? Anyhow, maybe they could take some of the monster trucks from the 1996 olymipcs and park them outside the new "showcase" Waffle House right in the middle of tourist-central. Yee haw, ya'll!

there's no doubt that the WH Museum will stay put. the reason it's there is because that buidling is the original Waffle House and after they were able to purchase the property they spent a couple of years restoring the building. they don't serve any actual food there. I remember buying Chinese food from there when it was called Hunan Express when I first moved into the neighborhood back in 2001.
a Waffle House downtown in the midst of all those hotels will make a FORTUNE!!!
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Post by: HaagenDazs on November 19, 2011, 11:33:26 PM
There's evidently a new Cuban restaurant opening in downtown Roswell.  I think it's named Luis' or something similar.  I was driving by and noticed a new green sign and what appeared to be a building still under renovation.  The location is odd but not much more odd than the tucked away and hidden Artisan Bakery... the new Cuban place is next to Corner Grocery on Woodstock.  Any Roswell folks have any more info on this?
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Post by: Minerva on November 20, 2011, 09:45:19 AM
There's evidently a new Cuban restaurant opening in downtown Roswell.  I think it's named Luis' or something similar.  I was driving by and noticed a new green sign and what appeared to be a building still under renovation.  The location is odd but not much more odd than the tucked away and hidden Artisan Bakery... the new Cuban place is next to Corner Grocery on Woodstock.  Any Roswell folks have any more info on this?

A few months ago I met the young chef opening this place and mentioned I spent many moons in South Florida and was picky about my Cuban food. He said I would have no complaints with the authenticity of his, so I am looking forward to the opening. Wish I could remember his name......
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Post by: peachE on November 20, 2011, 02:08:47 PM
The name looks like Lazaro's from the sign.  Not sure of their opening date.
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Post by: HaagenDazs on November 20, 2011, 09:10:26 PM
The name looks like Lazaro's from the sign.  Not sure of their opening date.

Funny, I drove by the intersection and from a distance (in the daylight) it looked like Lupe's.  Guess I'll just have to park and go look.  ;D
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Post by: TrickyD on November 21, 2011, 08:20:38 AM
The name looks like Lazaro's from the sign.  Not sure of their opening date.

Funny, I drove by the intersection and from a distance (in the daylight) it looked like Lupe's.  Guess I'll just have to park and go look.  ;D

Their website is http://lazaroscuisine.com/ from the sign.  Says opening Mid November?
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Post by: The_Scientist on December 03, 2011, 04:16:04 PM
SmashBurger is up to six locations in the area, on its way to 20 according to plans.  :o The one in Kennesaw just opened in the strip on Barrett Parkway in front of the mall.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: LizR on December 03, 2011, 08:32:21 PM
SmashBurger is up to six locations in the area, on its way to 20 according to plans.  :o The one in Kennesaw just opened in the strip on Barrett Parkway in front of the mall.

I'm holding out for a Shake Shack to come to Atlanta.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on December 03, 2011, 10:07:39 PM
A new Carribean place "Jerks" is opening soon on Spring Rd. in Smyrna. I couldn't see a date from the road, but the signage is up. It's in the same shopping center as Lucky 13 pizza.
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Post by: Barnum on December 05, 2011, 04:51:37 AM
A new Carribean place "Jerks" is opening soon on Spring Rd. in Smyrna. I couldn't see a date from the road, but the signage is up. It's in the same shopping center as Lucky 13 pizza.

On the other end, where the little Mexican place was?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on December 05, 2011, 12:09:17 PM
A new Carribean place "Jerks" is opening soon on Spring Rd. in Smyrna. I couldn't see a date from the road, but the signage is up. It's in the same shopping center as Lucky 13 pizza.

On the other end, where the little Mexican place was?

I'm not sure where the Mexican place was. There is also a Subway in the same little shopping center. If you are coming from Cobb Parkway going west towards Smyrna, pass the QT and McDonalds at Cumberland Pky. It's on the right.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: SalMonela on December 12, 2011, 01:08:10 PM
Cozee Teas shared plans to open in early January at 225 E. Ponce in Decatur.  Loose leaf teas, coffees, etc.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on December 13, 2011, 11:51:57 AM
Coming soon... like TODAY, the Chipotle in Emory Village (Oxford road in old book store) opened.  Not glamorous, but always nice to have another option in the village.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: TrickyD on December 13, 2011, 12:33:31 PM
Slate Table and Tap, sister restaurant to Indigo that burned earlier this year, is opening today in Roswell.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Slate-Table-and-Tap/218386154844124
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Post by: loveATL on December 16, 2011, 08:11:30 AM
Burger Tap (bc Atl needs another burger joint!) in former Caramba Cafe location on North Highland.

Now open.  Glanced in last night -  bright open space.  Looks like counter service with at least 20 beers on tap.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on December 23, 2011, 08:56:16 AM
Twelve06 in Smyrna on Cumberland Blvd is open. I can't find a website:

http://smyrna.patch.com/articles/twelve06-southern-food-from-a-big-heart
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twelve06/195822347151996
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Post by: The_Scientist on December 23, 2011, 09:52:16 AM
Izba Crepes on Windy Hill next to Barker's is gone.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on December 28, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
Dos Amigos Cantina is opening in a  "few weeks." Same group as Social Vinings and the Vinings Fish Co.

http://www.greatfoodinc.com/Great_Food_Inc/Dos_Amigos.html
http://smyrna.patch.com/articles/dos-amigos-cantina-opening-soon
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: FlyinBrian on December 28, 2011, 09:35:50 AM
Izba Crepes on Windy Hill next to Barker's is gone.
According to the sign over the door, $3 Cafe will be filling the vacancy.  I find this odd considering a well established $3 Cafe closed just down the street.  Perhaps there was more to that story?
-B
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 03, 2012, 10:36:22 PM
A few changes coming to Main Street in Alpharetta... Alfresco will open on the corner of Old Milton and Main Street. Looks to be a pizza/pasta joint. It was reported a while back that Cafe Efendi was looking at this space. I guess the deal fell through as Cafe Efendi has signed a lease on the old Durty Kelly space. This is in a newer strip mall a little ways up on Main Street.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: bettylouski on January 04, 2012, 07:30:18 AM
Ariana (?) Afghan restaurant on Roswell Rd, just north of 285.
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Post by: Barnum on January 13, 2012, 03:47:43 PM
A new Carribean place "Jerks" is opening soon on Spring Rd. in Smyrna. I couldn't see a date from the road, but the signage is up. It's in the same shopping center as Lucky 13 pizza.

On the other end, where the little Mexican place was?

I'm not sure where the Mexican place was. There is also a Subway in the same little shopping center. If you are coming from Cobb Parkway going west towards Smyrna, pass the QT and McDonalds at Cumberland Pky. It's on the right.

Coming soon signs gone... now just generic "for rent" signs up...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 25, 2012, 06:54:35 AM
I've heard that the new location of China Inn (Johns Creek, 141 south of McGinnis Ferry) quietly opened this week. Have not been by to try it out yet.

In the closed thread we discussed this restaurant's move from Chamblee to Johns Creek.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: hallucinex on January 26, 2012, 06:08:10 PM
In the old "The Spot" burger location at Hwy 9 and Devore Road in Alpharetta there is a new place going in either called The Oasis or The Palms .. sorry I was driving by and couldn't quite remember.  There was a palm tree on the sign.  ;) I know that building sat vacant for 9 months so it's good to see something going in there.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 26, 2012, 06:40:04 PM
In the old "The Spot" burger location at Hwy 9 and Devore Road in Alpharetta there is a new place going in either called The Oasis or The Palms .. sorry I was driving by and couldn't quite remember.  There was a palm tree on the sign.  ;) I know that building sat vacant for 9 months so it's good to see something going in there.

Is this a trend.   My gosh I hope so.

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on January 26, 2012, 07:07:24 PM
In the old "The Spot" burger location at Hwy 9 and Devore Road in Alpharetta there is a new place going in either called The Oasis or The Palms .. sorry I was driving by and couldn't quite remember.  There was a palm tree on the sign.  ;) I know that building sat vacant for 9 months so it's good to see something going in there.

Is this a trend.   My gosh I hope so.

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Good luck to them.  They sit on essentially a shortcut road that people use to get from Hwy 9 to Haynes Bridge.  The view of the restaurant is blocked by the Bank of America building and difficult to see unless you are looking for it.  I do hope the new place is good and/or interesting but judging from prior tenants it's going to be an uphill battle.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Elijah Snow on January 26, 2012, 08:25:31 PM
In the old "The Spot" burger location at Hwy 9 and Devore Road in Alpharetta there is a new place going in either called The Oasis or The Palms .. sorry I was driving by and couldn't quite remember.  There was a palm tree on the sign.  ;) I know that building sat vacant for 9 months so it's good to see something going in there.

It's the Seven Seas Cafe, purports to be Mediterranean. Pretty sure this link is to them: http://www.sevenseascafe.net/
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 27, 2012, 10:36:33 AM
Thanks for the info, guys. I also saw them working in there a few days ago but didn't notice a sign. I agree with the comments about location. Also keep in mind that Cafe Efendi just reopened a little bit up Main Street from here. These two facts don't bode well for this new joint.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on February 01, 2012, 04:18:36 PM

As has been widely reported, Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun's, Krog Bar, Kevin Rathbun Steak), along with his business partners (wife Melissa Rathbun, Cliff Bramble, and Kirk Parks) is planning to open KR SteakBar in the ADAC West building. Slated to open in late summer, the restaurant will feature a menu of "small plate steaks meets Italian fare." The space, including outdoor patio, is being designed by The Johnson Studio.

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Post by: LizR on February 02, 2012, 02:51:04 PM
Where is the ADAC West building?
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Post by: jimmy on February 03, 2012, 02:23:50 PM
Near Paul's restaurant in Peachtree Hills (off Peachtree near the Peachtree battle shopping center)
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Post by: LizR on February 03, 2012, 08:57:50 PM
Thanks Jimmy!
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Post by: SalMonela on February 07, 2012, 08:11:35 AM
Wasn't sure if this post should go under "Closed" or "Opening Soon" but I'm gong the the glass half full approach.  Decatur Metro posts that Zucca on E. Courthouse Square is going to be replaced by Colbeh Persian Kitchen.  No further details known (aside from the fact that they've applied for a liquor license).

While I liked Zucca, there's no shortage of decent 'za in Decatur.  A good Persian restaurant will be a welcome addition to the area.
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Post by: SalMonela on February 09, 2012, 01:28:45 PM
Now open in N. Druid Hills [from their FB page] 

Cupz & Cake is a full service coffee bar and dessert market. With a In-house Baker and a Barista Master, our ability to provide custom services is limited only by our customer's imagination. All items in the shop are sold as minis (mini cakes, mini pies, mini chocolates, mini pastries, etc... )Full cakes and pies are offered on the Cupz & Cake website.

Address 1171 LaVista Rd
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Post by: MadBob on February 11, 2012, 07:20:42 AM
Burger Tap (bc Atl needs another burger joint!) in former Caramba Cafe location on North Highland.

Now open.  Glanced in last night -  bright open space.  Looks like counter service with at least 20 beers on tap.

Burger Tap is open. I went in for a 1/4 lb burger with Gruyere Cheese, crispy onion shreds, and a Truffle Oil glaze, Onion Rings and a Hopsecutioner.
Burger a little on the small side (for me) but with lots of flavor cooked med rare and the bun lite and flavorful. I liked the Onion Rings, thinly sliced and crispy, (a little oily though) with great flavor. Not a large portion. A very nice pour of the Hopsecutioner.

Now, the burger was $5.80, Rings 2.80 and the beer was 4.50. With tax a little over $14.00. After leaving I was still hungry and a little miffed at the price verses quantity of food. Food was good don't get me wrong, but after around an hour I felt that maybe that was enough as I didn't have that gorged feeling and still had a good taste in my memory.

Would I go back? Yep. And it is also right across the street from Alon's Bakery on Highland Ave!



 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Hrothgar on February 15, 2012, 10:30:28 AM
Wasn't sure if this post should go under "Closed" or "Opening Soon" but I'm gong the the glass half full approach.  Decatur Metro posts that Zucca on E. Courthouse Square is going to be replaced by Colbeh Persian Kitchen.  No further details known (aside from the fact that they've applied for a liquor license).

While I liked Zucca, there's no shortage of decent 'za in Decatur.  A good Persian restaurant will be a welcome addition to the area.

Agreed...I have virtually zero experience with Persian food, but I'm also annoyed when when we get the nth iteration of the same cuisine (pizza, fro yo -- okay, I guess it doesn't apply to bars) in downtown Decatur. So I welcome this bit of variety.

Now if we could just get some Vietnamese on the square and possibly, maybe, a ramen-ya? I keep trying to talk the Umaido guys into opening a branch.  ;)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: jimmy on February 15, 2012, 02:55:25 PM
http://www.facebook.com/CucinaAsellina?sk=info
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on February 21, 2012, 07:28:20 AM
not to the level of food we normally discuss here but.....
Del Taco is returning to Atlanta!!!
http://whatnowatlanta.com/2012/02/16/del-taco-plans-to-open-60-atlanta-metro-area-locations/

I always liked their food better than Taco Bell. I hope they take over and renovate all those abandoned Mrs. Winner's and El Pollo Loco locations.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: omnivorous on February 24, 2012, 09:14:50 AM
Wow, I couldn't tell you the difference with a gun to my head, but my girlfriend flipped out when I passed this on to her ;D
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on February 27, 2012, 07:47:55 AM
lol! apparently she's not alone. my brother who ate very little but Del Taco in high school drove out to Snellville for the opening of the first store. he said the lines were out the door!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on February 27, 2012, 01:43:01 PM
BRG Burger Joint coming to Atlantic Station:
h
http://midtown.patch.com/articles/bgr-the-burger-joint-coming-to-atlantic-station

Yes, Atlanta needs yet *another* burger joint  ::)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Larkemon on February 28, 2012, 10:05:18 AM
Karachi Broast and Grill
10971 Crabapple Rd
Roswell, GA, 30075
http://karachi.thedeviser.com/ka/

Just saw the sign up today.  Don't think they are opened yet.  They are in Celino's old location.  Looks like they have another location in Norcross.  From the website and menu online, it looks like they are targetting Muslim customers with a "100% Halal" menu.  Food looks interesting.  What will be really interesting is if they can make a go of it in a location that is notoriously difficult, while targetting such a demographic in a very conservative area of Roswell.  I hope for their sake and my belly they are successful.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on February 28, 2012, 10:09:47 AM
Rumor has it an indonesian place is going in where Tomo used to be in Vinings, and a persian place in that same shopping center.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: TrickyD on March 02, 2012, 12:22:10 PM
The name looks like Lazaro's from the sign.  Not sure of their opening date.

Funny, I drove by the intersection and from a distance (in the daylight) it looked like Lupe's.  Guess I'll just have to park and go look.  ;D

Their website is http://lazaroscuisine.com/ from the sign.  Says opening Mid November?

A little later than November, but Lazaros seems open now (maybe just for lunch).  It seems small, but they have a nice outside area now.

No update on the website, but they had a neon "open" sign in the window.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Minerva on March 02, 2012, 02:29:41 PM
They are indeed open. Info is on their Facebook page, which is linked from their website.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: TrickyD on March 02, 2012, 02:46:10 PM
They are indeed open. Info is on their Facebook page, which is linked from their website.

I don't see anything about Facebook on their website, just a coming soon graphic and yahoo maps directions.  Can you link the FB page here?  Is there additional info on the FB page like menu or anything like that?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Girly on March 02, 2012, 03:29:30 PM
They are indeed open. Info is on their Facebook page, which is linked from their website.

I don't see anything about Facebook on their website, just a coming soon graphic and yahoo maps directions.  Can you link the FB page here?  Is there additional info on the FB page like menu or anything like that?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lazaros-Cuban-Cuisine/224547517590571
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on March 04, 2012, 09:21:00 PM
Stax Burger Bar in Roswell on Grimes Bridge and 92 in the plaza where Wolf Camera used to be.  More Burgers...hmmm.  Anyone have any details?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Corky on March 05, 2012, 05:18:40 AM
Stax Burger Bar in Roswell on Grimes Bridge and 92 in the plaza where Wolf Camera used to be.  More Burgers...hmmm.  Anyone have any details?

Just wonder if they are related to the Stax R&B record label out of Memphis? Some of the best Southern soul ever recorded. Man, it's way too early on Monday a-yem to be writing this. Please don't flame me...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on March 05, 2012, 07:55:31 AM
Rumor has it an indonesian place is going in where Tomo used to be in Vinings, and a persian place in that same shopping center.
I'd heard that another sushi restaurant went into the old Tomo space.  Still good sushi and at a decent price point.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Jmolinari on March 05, 2012, 08:13:48 AM
Rumor has it an indonesian place is going in where Tomo used to be in Vinings, and a persian place in that same shopping center.
I'd heard that another sushi restaurant went into the old Tomo space.  Still good sushi and at a decent price point.

that makes me sad. Was hoping for something different
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on March 05, 2012, 02:25:05 PM
Stax Burger Bar in Roswell on Grimes Bridge and 92 in the plaza where Wolf Camera used to be.  More Burgers...hmmm.  Anyone have any details?

A call to them today yields that they're currently doing training, to open in a couple week.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on March 05, 2012, 09:05:55 PM
Stax Burger Bar in Roswell on Grimes Bridge and 92 in the plaza where Wolf Camera used to be.  More Burgers...hmmm.  Anyone have any details?

There's a family of restaurants in the Greenville, SC area with the name Stax. Wonder if they are any relation?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on March 05, 2012, 09:28:29 PM
Stax Burger Bar in Roswell on Grimes Bridge and 92 in the plaza where Wolf Camera used to be.  More Burgers...hmmm.  Anyone have any details?

There's a family of restaurants in the Greenville, SC area with the name Stax. Wonder if they are any relation?

I don't think it is. I could go for some Stax Omega right now.....(G'vile is my hometown, and I still go up as often as I can. I have many good memories of eating at the Stax restaurants growing up...)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: jimmy on March 06, 2012, 11:10:52 AM
Stax Burger Bar in Roswell on Grimes Bridge and 92 in the plaza where Wolf Camera used to be.  More Burgers...hmmm.  Anyone have any details?

There's a family of restaurants in the Greenville, SC area with the name Stax. Wonder if they are any relation?

I don't think it is. I could go for some Stax Omega right now.....(G'vile is my hometown, and I still go up as often as I can. I have many good memories of eating at the Stax restaurants growing up...)

Same here (JL Mann, what!) - Stax Omega was a breakfast favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on March 07, 2012, 01:43:14 PM
Word is Tasty China coming to Emory area - per CL:

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2012/03/07/tasty-china-coming-to-emory-area
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Hrothgar on March 07, 2012, 03:12:47 PM
Word is Tasty China coming to Emory area - per CL:

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2012/03/07/tasty-china-coming-to-emory-area

You have just made my wife very, VERY happy.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Lorenzo on March 07, 2012, 04:02:47 PM
Word is Tasty China coming to Emory area - per CL:

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2012/03/07/tasty-china-coming-to-emory-area

With three locations and the famous chef long gone, it's now just a chain.  I'll stick with Gu's.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Hrothgar on March 09, 2012, 02:52:21 PM
Word is Tasty China coming to Emory area - per CL:

http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2012/03/07/tasty-china-coming-to-emory-area

With three locations and the famous chef long gone, it's now just a chain.  I'll stick with Gu's.

Actually, I've seen many folks express the opinion that at least one of the locations was improved without Chang's influence. I know some of the best meals I had at the original were during a time when he was abroad (though I also had a few amazing ones when he was in back). Regardless, it's a cuisine that's not well-represented in that immediate (Emory/Decatur) area, so I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

In other area news, one of if not our favorite baker in Atlanta, Maria Moore Riggs, owner of Little Red Hen Bakeshop (http://LittleRedHenBakeshop.com) (sells at the Decatur Farmer's Market, among others, and supplies Farm Burger and a few other places with goodies) is opening an artisan doughnut shop called Revolution Doughnuts (http://www.revolutiondoughnuts.com/) in Decatur next door to Ale Yeah! this May.

Also, Hankook Taqueria is rumored to be moving into the former Cakes & Ale location.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Melomom on March 09, 2012, 07:43:49 PM
In other area news, one of if not our favorite baker in Atlanta, Maria Moore Riggs, owner of Little Red Hen Bakeshop (http://LittleRedHenBakeshop.com) (sells at the Decatur Farmer's Market, among others, and supplies Farm Burger and a few other places with goodies) is opening an artisan doughnut shop called Revolution Doughnuts (http://www.revolutiondoughnuts.com/) in Decatur next door to Ale Yeah! this May.

Uh oh, this sounds very dangerous!  Doughnuts are my favorite indulgence, the trek to Sublime Doughnuts has been the only thing separating me from complete and utter ruin...
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MadBob on March 10, 2012, 07:02:56 AM
Doughnuts and Ale!!! "Kill" two birds with one stone on a trip to Decatur! Might even grab some artisan Pork Belly Bacon or some Cheese from Ale Yeah while you are there....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on March 22, 2012, 10:37:40 AM


Also, Hankook Taqueria is rumored to be moving into the former Cakes & Ale location.

please, PLEASE if there's a God let this rumor be true!!!! I'm addicted to their Fried Green Tomato tacos and the Bibimbop.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on March 22, 2012, 11:09:50 AM
Sadly tis not to be. place called the pinewood confirmed for the spot.

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/03/18/the-pinewood-opening-in-old-cakes-and-ale-spot-on-w-ponce/ (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/03/18/the-pinewood-opening-in-old-cakes-and-ale-spot-on-w-ponce/)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on March 22, 2012, 06:18:47 PM
 :( :( :( :( :( :(
maybe they'll take over something else.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on March 29, 2012, 07:28:49 AM
Sitting across the street at REV (in Smyrna, on Spring road east of Atlanta road), looks like Boca Mexican Grill about to open in what was most recently Victoria's Cafe.  Rumor has it that this is being done by the owner of Taverna Fiorentina.  The finishes are much nicer inside, but this place is still relatively tiny from a seating perspective.


http://www.facebook.com/pages/BOCA-Mexican-Grill/235591049851321?v=info
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on March 29, 2012, 08:46:44 AM
Bhojanic coming to Buckhead:
http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2012/03/29/bhojanic-to-open-buckhead-location/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on March 29, 2012, 01:59:28 PM
Rumor has it an indonesian place is going in where Tomo used to be in Vinings, and a persian place in that same shopping center.
I'd heard that another sushi restaurant went into the old Tomo space.  Still good sushi and at a decent price point.

that makes me sad. Was hoping for something different
Has anybody who lives/works in that area of Cobb seen a name?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on March 30, 2012, 08:49:14 AM
Rumor has it an indonesian place is going in where Tomo used to be in Vinings, and a persian place in that same shopping center.
I'd heard that another sushi restaurant went into the old Tomo space.  Still good sushi and at a decent price point.

that makes me sad. Was hoping for something different
Has anybody who lives/works in that area of Cobb seen a name?

Hoki

http://hokiatlanta.com/
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: shoeshine boy on April 16, 2012, 07:58:12 AM


Also, Hankook Taqueria is rumored to be moving into the former Cakes & Ale location.

sooooo....went to lunch at Hankook on Friday so I talked with them directly about the possibility of them opening a location in Decatur. they said that they really wanted the old Watershed location but the landlady was being difficult. they are continuing to look in the area though including a spot across from the CDC Emory campus. *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Roxro on April 25, 2012, 04:04:36 PM
Coming summer of 2013, the owners of Table & Main in Roswell are opening an Italian restaurant on Canton Street.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: rwcohen on April 25, 2012, 08:05:15 PM
ATLANTA (April 25, 2012) — Fox Brothers Restaurant Group (FBRG), who brought you Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, is proud to announce the opening of a new concept they are calling Fox Bros. Rib Joint. Located in Decatur, Ga., in the old Maddy’s space, this fast-casual concept will focus on finger-licking food, quick service and a relaxed ambiance. There will be ample indoor and outdoor seating. The rib joint is set to open in summer of 2012. This is the third concept for FBRG, following Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, both located in Atlanta. For more information call Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q at 404-577-4030. Fox Bros. Rib Joint is located at 1479 Scott Boulevard Decatur, Ga. 30030.

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/ (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on April 26, 2012, 09:56:14 AM
Rio Bravo being raised from the dead!
http://www.tonetoatl.com/2012/04/cantina-becoming-rio-bravo-reboot.html#more
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: jimmy on April 27, 2012, 01:14:07 PM
Sitting across the street at REV (in Smyrna, on Spring road east of Atlanta road), looks like Boca Mexican Grill about to open in what was most recently Victoria's Cafe.  Rumor has it that this is being done by the owner of Taverna Fiorentina.  The finishes are much nicer inside, but this place is still relatively tiny from a seating perspective.


http://www.facebook.com/pages/BOCA-Mexican-Grill/235591049851321?v=info


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7119056739_c8bff6b969_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatitatlanta/7119056739/)
BOCA Mexican Grill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatitatlanta/7119056739/) by jwsobeck (http://www.flickr.com/people/eatitatlanta/), on Flickr

Three tacos with rice/beans for $6 - not a bad deal. al pastor was good, liked the fish as well. lengua was dry and chewy. wouldn't really recommend the tamale either -- not enough filling, too much masa.

Salsa bar was notable, tasty.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: loveATL on May 03, 2012, 09:50:53 AM
Gino's NY Pizza coming to former Franco's spot on Cheshire Bridge
http://vahi.patch.com/articles/gino-s-ny-pizza-to-open-on-cheshire-bridge
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Roxro on May 05, 2012, 10:06:59 AM
Two new places opening on Atlanta St in Roswell- Ricky's Fish Camp (where NOLA was) and Moon Lake Hookah Restaurant and Lounge (think I got that one right/close as I was driving by) near the gas station right off of Canton.
Also, another restaurant opening on restaurant row on Canton.  They've applied for a liquor license but no name on the sign. 
Indigo is not going to re-open....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Roxro on May 10, 2012, 01:16:07 PM
Pure Taqueria is opening in Roswell- Alpharetta Hwy and Crabapple (across from the old cemetery).
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on May 10, 2012, 02:55:46 PM
Pure Taqueria is opening in Roswell- Alpharetta Hwy and Crabapple (across from the old cemetery).

You mean Alpharetta hwy & Woodstock?  Either way good to know.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on May 11, 2012, 07:52:40 AM
Pure Taqueria is opening in Roswell- Alpharetta Hwy and Crabapple (across from the old cemetery).

You mean Alpharetta hwy & Woodstock?  Either way good to know.

Yes on Highway 9 just north of Woodstock- across from Thumbs Up and that burger place.  They were out there working by 8 this AM. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeamor on May 11, 2012, 12:01:11 PM
Pure Taqueria is opening in Roswell- Alpharetta Hwy and Crabapple (across from the old cemetery).

You mean Alpharetta hwy & Woodstock?  Either way good to know.

Yes on Highway 9 just north of Woodstock- across from Thumbs Up and that burger place.  They were out there working by 8 this AM.

We went a couple of times to the Alpharetta location but the parking and seating were so frustratingly limited we never bothered to go back.  Hope this new location is a little roomier with better parking.  We liked their food and service.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: GabrielsDad on May 22, 2012, 02:58:09 PM
The Optimist opens this week from the folks behind JCT and No. 246.

http://optimistoysterbar.tumblr.com/ (http://optimistoysterbar.tumblr.com/)

HATE tumblr, LOVE the look of the menu.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: totm on May 23, 2012, 10:44:03 AM
The Optimist opens this week from the folks behind JCT and No. 246.

http://optimistoysterbar.tumblr.com/ (http://optimistoysterbar.tumblr.com/)

HATE tumblr, LOVE the look of the menu.
Kind of odd draft list, IMO.  The fish dishes sound good.  Do seafood restaurants really have to have 4 non seafood entrees?  Is a JPG menu better than a PDF menu?  Not if I have to zoom the JPG menu to be able to read anything.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: jimmy on May 23, 2012, 02:22:08 PM
The Spence | The Optimist | The Pinewood | Watershed

All open this week, or have opened in the last few days.

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on June 20, 2012, 12:59:55 PM
Meat and Potato Kitchen and Bar has opened in Johns Creek in the outparcel restaurant space where Star Diner and Rio Bravo used to be (State Br and Medlock Br). I don't know much about their owners or concept at this point. FB site makes them look like a high-end steakhouse. An early yelp review wasn't kind. Would appreciate any intel if ya have some. Thanks.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on August 10, 2012, 08:12:05 PM
http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2012/08/08/reports-on-dancing-goats-coffee-and-more.php

Eater Atlanta reports that "The people behind Taverna Fiorentina are opening a second Italian trattoria this year. MezzaLuna Ristorante will start serving in September under the direction of co-owners Paolo Tondo, the chef, and Reyes Scott, the sommelier."

My guess is that this is the replacement for the closed Boca Mexican restaurant.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: HaagenDazs on August 17, 2012, 10:07:15 AM
Pure Taqueria is opening in Roswell- Alpharetta Hwy and Crabapple (across from the old cemetery).

You mean Alpharetta hwy & Woodstock?  Either way good to know.

Yes on Highway 9 just north of Woodstock- across from Thumbs Up and that burger place.  They were out there working by 8 this AM.

We went a couple of times to the Alpharetta location but the parking and seating were so frustratingly limited we never bothered to go back.  Hope this new location is a little roomier with better parking.  We liked their food and service.

Was told yesterday that they will open on 9/17. Looks like they've still got some work to do... so we'll see.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Roxro on August 28, 2012, 03:00:58 PM
Vin25 Bisto and Wine Bar is slated to open today in the spot occupied by Mittie's Tea Room- 25 Plum Street right off of Canton in Roswell's historic district.  Don't know much more....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeinatl on August 30, 2012, 09:42:43 AM
Vin25 Bisto and Wine Bar is slated to open today in the spot occupied by Mittie's Tea Room- 25 Plum Street right off of Canton in Roswell's historic district.  Don't know much more....

Had dinner there last night. Absolutely top notch.  Some friends and I went and we tried two apps, 1 small plate,  3 entree, and 3 deserts, not to mention lots of wine.  Everything was great.  Highlights are the arancini, pork chops, and the panna cotta.  The owner is very friendly and obviously very passionate about wine. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on September 08, 2012, 02:07:54 PM
ATLANTA (April 25, 2012) — Fox Brothers Restaurant Group (FBRG), who brought you Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, is proud to announce the opening of a new concept they are calling Fox Bros. Rib Joint. Located in Decatur, Ga., in the old Maddy’s space, this fast-casual concept will focus on finger-licking food, quick service and a relaxed ambiance. There will be ample indoor and outdoor seating. The rib joint is set to open in summer of 2012. This is the third concept for FBRG, following Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, both located in Atlanta. For more information call Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q at 404-577-4030. Fox Bros. Rib Joint is located at 1479 Scott Boulevard Decatur, Ga. 30030.

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/ (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/)

I've heard that this isn't happening... at least at the old Maddy's location?  Anybody have any info they want to share?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on September 08, 2012, 03:01:48 PM
ATLANTA (April 25, 2012) — Fox Brothers Restaurant Group (FBRG), who brought you Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, is proud to announce the opening of a new concept they are calling Fox Bros. Rib Joint. Located in Decatur, Ga., in the old Maddy’s space, this fast-casual concept will focus on finger-licking food, quick service and a relaxed ambiance. There will be ample indoor and outdoor seating. The rib joint is set to open in summer of 2012. This is the third concept for FBRG, following Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, both located in Atlanta. For more information call Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q at 404-577-4030. Fox Bros. Rib Joint is located at 1479 Scott Boulevard Decatur, Ga. 30030.

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/ (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/)

I've heard that this isn't happening... at least at the old Maddy's location?  Anybody have any info they want to share?


The info is here on the board.....

http://285foodies.com/forum/metro-atlanta/fox-bros/msg27238/#msg27238 (http://285foodies.com/forum/metro-atlanta/fox-bros/msg27238/#msg27238)


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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on September 08, 2012, 03:09:28 PM



Gunshow

Go Kevin Go....

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Barnum on September 08, 2012, 04:42:43 PM
ATLANTA (April 25, 2012) — Fox Brothers Restaurant Group (FBRG), who brought you Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, is proud to announce the opening of a new concept they are calling Fox Bros. Rib Joint. Located in Decatur, Ga., in the old Maddy’s space, this fast-casual concept will focus on finger-licking food, quick service and a relaxed ambiance. There will be ample indoor and outdoor seating. The rib joint is set to open in summer of 2012. This is the third concept for FBRG, following Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, both located in Atlanta. For more information call Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q at 404-577-4030. Fox Bros. Rib Joint is located at 1479 Scott Boulevard Decatur, Ga. 30030.

http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/ (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2012/04/25/fox-bros-rib-joint-taking-over-old-maddys-location-on-scott-blvd/)

I've heard that this isn't happening... at least at the old Maddy's location?  Anybody have any info they want to share?


The info is here on the board.....

http://285foodies.com/forum/metro-atlanta/fox-bros/msg27238/#msg27238 (http://285foodies.com/forum/metro-atlanta/fox-bros/msg27238/#msg27238)


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thanks... missed that.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Roxro on October 09, 2012, 06:49:06 AM
Pure Taqueria on Highway 9 in Roswell is open- bigger, louder and more crowded than the Alpharetta location.  If you are wanting to have a conversation, sit outside.  If you want to get a drink at the bar, be prepared for a long wait. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: mikeamor on October 09, 2012, 08:04:41 AM
Pure Taqueria on Highway 9 in Roswell is open- bigger, louder and more crowded than the Alpharetta location.  If you are wanting to have a conversation, sit outside.  If you want to get a drink at the bar, be prepared for a long wait.

+1 On the noise.  We went a week ago and they seemed to still be working out the kinks in their service.  They were slow and  forgetful.  The food was pretty unmemorable, except for the rather high price.  It was lacking in any kind of punch or original flavor.  I'm sure they can get the service side together but the food really needs to be brought up a notch or five.  We had not been to Pure for a while so I don't know if this is endemic of all their locations now or just this one.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 09, 2012, 02:44:15 PM


A new BBQ joint on 78 just past Park Place on the right back in the plaza.  Actually they may be open for the first time today or on Saturday.  I talked to one of the owners Wanda Lovejoy, she says they are fixing Kansas City style BBQ with some Georgia twists.  Name of the place is "Stone Mountain Bar-B-Q"

At the corner of East Park Pl Blvd & Rockbridge Rd. 

Stone Mountain Bar-B-Q
5370 Hwy 78 (Stone Mountain Hwy)
Stone Mtn, GA
Phone:
470-255-2254
stonemountainbbq@comcast.net

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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 22, 2012, 10:53:02 AM
Vin25 Bisto and Wine Bar is slated to open today in the spot occupied by Mittie's Tea Room- 25 Plum Street right off of Canton in Roswell's historic district.  Don't know much more....

Had dinner there last night. Absolutely top notch.  Some friends and I went and we tried two apps, 1 small plate,  3 entree, and 3 deserts, not to mention lots of wine.  Everything was great.  Highlights are the arancini, pork chops, and the panna cotta.  The owner is very friendly and obviously very passionate about wine.

Obviously only so far I can go based on samplings at a "Taste of X" but no question whatsoever, the undisputed star of the Taste of Roswell was their short ribs and grits as well as I think it was a butterscotch and caramel panna cotta. Between the nibbles I had and the positive reviews I've heard, this may be the best debut in uOTPia since Bite.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on December 06, 2012, 03:56:21 PM


Southbound restaurant, to be opened by Dennis Lange from 5 Seasons fame in Chamblee. 
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Post by: shoeshine boy on December 07, 2012, 07:20:38 AM
http://decatur.patch.com/articles/new-restaurant-coming-to-heart-of-avondale-estates

hopefully this is the start of an Avondale resurgence. I REALLY hope it lives up to billing because I love a good corndog!
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on December 07, 2012, 10:22:46 AM
http://decatur.patch.com/articles/new-restaurant-coming-to-heart-of-avondale-estates

hopefully this is the start of an Avondale resurgence. I REALLY hope it lives up to billing because I love a good corndog!

Jim Stacey's name is not mentioned in the article is it? I love Get Delicious and his Palookaville brand.

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Post by: chefmoss on January 11, 2013, 08:23:12 AM
Taco Linda Vista on 9 and Holcombe Bridge.  I think it just opened.  Anyone been?   There is a new sign for $1.99 breakfast burrito.  I may have to explore next week.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on January 11, 2013, 08:55:36 AM
Taco Linda Vista on 9 and Holcombe Bridge.  I think it just opened.  Anyone been?   There is a new sign for $1.99 breakfast burrito.  I may have to explore next week.

So many great real Mexican places along that stretch, so they have to be good to survive. Had my eye on them myself, but alas website still consists of just a placeholder.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on January 28, 2013, 02:46:06 PM
Mambo's Cafe announced on Facebook today that they will re-open on February 4th. They closed their Haynes Bridge location in Alpharetta last year. New digs are on Windward near Main Street, kinda between Lowe's and Ippolito's.

And don't confuse these guys with Mambo Jambo, which is just down the street.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 01, 2013, 08:20:10 PM
I remember reading somewhere--perhaps here, that in the old North of New Orleans, better remembered as the long-time location of the Roswell Kitchen, a fish camp was going to open there. I have not been that way in a while. Does anyone know if it opened? If you've been, post a review on said section if you'd be so kind.
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Post by: Magistus on February 03, 2013, 12:28:59 PM
I remember reading somewhere--perhaps here, that in the old North of New Orleans, better remembered as the long-time location of the Roswell Kitchen, a fish camp was going to open there. I have not been that way in a while. Does anyone know if it opened? If you've been, post a review on said section if you'd be so kind.

Still supposedly opening in the spring, is the understanding I have from the landowner as of January 25th.
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Post by: FlyinBrian on February 16, 2013, 08:08:37 AM
Update...
The Landmark Diner folks will be opening a place called Cosmopolitan in the old Spaghetti Warehouse on Delk road in Marietta.
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Post by: Roxro on February 16, 2013, 07:30:39 PM
Drove by Ricky's Fish Camp- paper sign in the window and looks like some work going on.

Around the bend is the Mill restaurant, which is also undergoing construction- peaked in and it appeared they're getting close to opening.

The Irish place on Canton Street is hard to miss with its bright red facade.  Brown paper covering the window so difficult to see how far they have progressed.

Looks like it is going to be a very nice spring-summer for Roswell restaurants.
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Post by: Sadlebred on February 16, 2013, 09:32:49 PM

Around the bend is the Mill restaurant, which is also undergoing construction- peaked in and it appeared they're getting close to opening.


From the Mill's Facebook Page: "Just two more days....we open on Monday, February 18 for dinner only. On February 25, we will add lunch service, and brunch will be available starting March 3. We can't wait to meet you all!"

DH and I really like the Chicken and The Egg, their other restaurant. We plan to check out the Mill in a few weeks.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 16, 2013, 09:57:38 PM
Drove by Ricky's Fish Camp- paper sign in the window and looks like some work going on.

Around the bend is the Mill restaurant, which is also undergoing construction- peaked in and it appeared they're getting close to opening.

The Irish place on Canton Street is hard to miss with its bright red facade.  Brown paper covering the window so difficult to see how far they have progressed.

Looks like it is going to be a very nice spring-summer for Roswell restaurants.

New Urban Roswell reported Mac McGee was going to open last week, but these things NEVER happen on time. They also say Borocco is opening soon where Wildflour was originally. They are generally good at reporting the scheduled opening dates--which generally are at least a week or two before the actual ones.
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Post by: Minerva on February 18, 2013, 05:44:39 AM


New Urban Roswell reported Mac McGee was going to open last week, but these things NEVER happen on time. They also say Borocco is opening soon where Wildflour was originally. They are generally good at reporting the scheduled opening dates--which generally are at least a week or two before the actual ones.

Borocco is just waiting for its alcohol license. That hearing is in early March. Will have tapas in addition to Italian menu.
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Post by: chefmoss on February 18, 2013, 11:49:35 AM
New crepe place opened in East Cobb in the shuttered TCBY plaza.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on March 12, 2013, 07:06:10 PM




Bhojanic coming to Buckhead. 

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Post by: Hrothgar on March 28, 2013, 09:07:42 PM
Guy Wong opening two more restos (in addition to the beloved Miso Izakaya and the long-in-development Yum Bunz with Chow Baby's Mike Blum): Big Boss Chinese (Cantonese and dim sum) in downtown Decatur (WOOT says this downtown Decaturite) which will be helmed part time by Wong but chiefly by Wong's uncle who he's bringing over from China, and TON TON Ramen + Yakitori Bar in Inman Park's Krog Street Market, which will specialize in Wong's take on ramen that he originated at Miso.

Sourced from Decatur Metro (http://www.decaturmetro.com/2013/03/28/report-guy-wong-opening-big-boss-chinese-restaurant-in-decatur-this-fall/) and Tomorrow's News Today (http://www.tonetoatl.com/2013/03/like-boss-guy-wong-opening-two-new.html).
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on March 29, 2013, 07:40:51 AM

GG>-  Here is something I snipped from FB,   We are going to have a new brewpub near Emory....

Crawford Moran
It's official, I am opening a new brewpub! Slice & Pint We'll be making hand crafted pizza and hand crafted beers. We ordered the brewing equipment yesterday and picked up the keys to the place. It's over in Emory Village. Lots of hard work ahead - lots of fun too. Stay tuned.

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Post by: shoeshine boy on April 01, 2013, 07:12:58 AM
I thought we knew about this already? it's taking over the old Everybody's space.
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Post by: Chocoholic on April 01, 2013, 02:11:18 PM
So, again, this has been reported elsewhere, but I am excited to announce that East Cobb is one step further from being chain hell.  The Muss & Turner's and Local Three guys will be opening Common Quarter in the old Chepe's space.  I hope that third time's a charm on that space, because it hasn't been that kind to recent restaurants.  But then again, Seed is not exactly front and center in its shopping center and is still humming along.

And that reminds me, I'm also looking forward to the Seed crew opening Stem Wine Bar next door to the resto sometime in the next few months.
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Post by: Barnum on April 18, 2013, 09:18:14 AM
http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2012/08/08/reports-on-dancing-goats-coffee-and-more.php

Eater Atlanta reports that "The people behind Taverna Fiorentina are opening a second Italian trattoria this year. MezzaLuna Ristorante will start serving in September under the direction of co-owners Paolo Tondo, the chef, and Reyes Scott, the sommelier."

My guess is that this is the replacement for the closed Boca Mexican restaurant.

Looks like they opened yesterday

http://www.mezzalunatrattoria.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MezzaLunaTrattoria

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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on April 22, 2013, 05:49:54 PM

We have a new restaurant collaboration alive and well in Snellville.  The capable hands of Local Republic will be involved in a renovation NEW restaurant in the Villages in Lawrenceville/East Snellville.  Moving into the old "Gary's Bistro" will be a new restaurant (HUGE renovation), opening in late May.

Chef Scott Smith will be the navigator, you remember him from Local Republic, he will be heading up both restaurants I hear.

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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on May 07, 2013, 04:18:19 PM
From the chaps who brought you C & S Seafood & Oyster Bar comes Hugo's Oyster Bar in Roswell. It will be at that interesting location on Highway 9 near where the Chicken Man blew up his house. I guess with the success of Coldbrew's raw bar, they wanted to jump on the bandwagon. But the big question is, will the waitrons look as fine as Coldbrew's? The bar has been set high.

Smokie Paris and Mimmo may have to bring down the prices at CB's.
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Post by: Roxro on June 20, 2013, 11:36:28 AM
Jeni's Ice Cream is going in Westside Provisions area.  I'm very excited because I've been making ice-cream from her cookbook and the recipes are not only original but also fantastic tasting.  I always get rave reviews with her Salty Caramel... 
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Post by: Roxro on July 16, 2013, 11:03:43 AM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that). 
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 16, 2013, 11:41:59 AM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that).

One is Marco's Pizza, but the other three appear to be indies. Peach & the Pork Chop has a Facebook page, but gives very little in terms of details. I have my people working on it.  8)

https://www.facebook.com/PeachAndThePorkchop
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Post by: Larkemon on July 16, 2013, 12:30:09 PM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that).

One is Marco's Pizza, but the other three appear to be indies. Peach & the Pork Chop has a Facebook page, but gives very little in terms of details. I have my people working on it.  8)

https://www.facebook.com/PeachAndThePorkchop

I'm not one of your people :) but I've heard through the grapevine that former chef at Milton's (Boyd Rose) is involved with Peach and the Pork Chop.  We live in the same neighborhood and we really enjoyed his menu at Milton's so I hope that's the case.  One of the best pork chops I've ever had was at Milton's :)
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 16, 2013, 01:01:06 PM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that).

One is Marco's Pizza, but the other three appear to be indies. Peach & the Pork Chop has a Facebook page, but gives very little in terms of details. I have my people working on it.  8)

https://www.facebook.com/PeachAndThePorkchop

I'm not one of your people :) but I've heard through the grapevine that former chef at Milton's (Boyd Rose) is involved with Peach and the Pork Chop.  We live in the same neighborhood and we really enjoyed his menu at Milton's so I hope that's the case.  One of the best pork chops I've ever had was at Milton's :)


Makes 100 percent sense. The FB page does say along the lines of family friendly farm to table. Milton's was known for growing most of the veggies in the on-premises garden, so sounds like Rose will bloom a similar concept.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on July 16, 2013, 02:20:21 PM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that).

One is Marco's Pizza, but the other three appear to be indies. Peach & the Pork Chop has a Facebook page, but gives very little in terms of details. I have my people working on it.  8)

https://www.facebook.com/PeachAndThePorkchop

I'm not one of your people :) but I've heard through the grapevine that former chef at Milton's (Boyd Rose) is involved with Peach and the Pork Chop.  We live in the same neighborhood and we really enjoyed his menu at Milton's so I hope that's the case.  One of the best pork chops I've ever had was at Milton's :)


Makes 100 percent sense. The FB page does say along the lines of family friendly farm to table. Milton's was known for growing most of the veggies in the on-premises garden, so sounds like Rose will bloom a similar concept.

I thought Boyd Rose recently accepted a gig at Sip Wine and Tapas? What gives?
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Post by: MadBob on August 04, 2013, 08:30:22 AM

GG>-  Here is something I snipped from FB,   We are going to have a new brewpub near Emory....

Crawford Moran
It's official, I am opening a new brewpub! Slice & Pint We'll be making hand crafted pizza and hand crafted beers. We ordered the brewing equipment yesterday and picked up the keys to the place. It's over in Emory Village. Lots of hard work ahead - lots of fun too. Stay tuned.

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Slice & Pint is open. It has been a quiet one so far and no license for alcohol yet. However, they say for now you can brown bag it.

They have snaps of the entire menu here:

http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2013/07/30/the-slice-pint-emory-village-now-open.php

And they'll do any "build-your own pizza" with gluten-free crust.

Oh, the "Southern Pie" sounds delish with fried green tomatoes, sorghum pork belly bits, and pimento cheese.


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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 17, 2013, 10:16:48 AM
Wife reports a new taqueria opening near Stax. I know the Stax owners were planning on opening an upscale Mexican in the old Wolf Camera. I wonder if after long delay it’s that or another “authentic” choice along Roswell’s grossly underrated Taco and Tamale Trail. Pale skins seem to be willing to try the gringo friendly Tacos Linda Vista and Mr. Taco, but there as so many other options that only Milt and I will mingle among the authentic clientele.

That being said, the "upscale" Mexican probably would do a better job of filling a void.
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Post by: Northside Food on August 17, 2013, 01:08:50 PM
One of these days, I'm going to eat my way along your Taco and Tamale trail. Everything you post about there sounds divine.
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Post by: Carl Muth on August 17, 2013, 01:29:24 PM
Wife reports a new taqueria opening near Stax. I know the Stax owners were planning on opening an upscale Mexican in the old Wolf Camera. I wonder if after long delay it’s that or another “authentic” choice along Roswell’s grossly underrated Taco and Tamale Trail. Pale skins seem to be willing to try the gringo friendly Tacos Linda Vista and Mr. Taco, but there as so many other options that only Milt and I will mingle among the authentic clientele.

That being said, the "upscale" Mexican probably would do a better job of filling a void.

Hola! Mexican Cantina - Roswell
688 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA 30076
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 17, 2013, 02:39:40 PM
Wife reports a new taqueria opening near Stax. I know the Stax owners were planning on opening an upscale Mexican in the old Wolf Camera. I wonder if after long delay it’s that or another “authentic” choice along Roswell’s grossly underrated Taco and Tamale Trail. Pale skins seem to be willing to try the gringo friendly Tacos Linda Vista and Mr. Taco, but there as so many other options that only Milt and I will mingle among the authentic clientele.

That being said, the "upscale" Mexican probably would do a better job of filling a void.

Hola! Mexican Cantina - Roswell
688 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA 30076

Ah okay. Thanks for the hot tip. Looks like reviews for the Decatur original have been lukewarm.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 17, 2013, 03:01:28 PM
One of these days, I'm going to eat my way along your Taco and Tamale trail. Everything you post about there sounds divine.

Rumors are rampant that Milt is also a fan of Elaina's.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 28, 2013, 05:40:11 PM


Wow, this is good news..   Gu's is opening a dumpling shop..

http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2013/08/26/gus-bistro-to-open-gus-dumplings.php (http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2013/08/26/gus-bistro-to-open-gus-dumplings.php)

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Post by: shoeshine boy on August 29, 2013, 07:22:41 AM
ooooooo...this could be good. I've had some good dumplings in Atlanta but on a recent trip to San Francisco I had the most. awesome. soup. dumplings. ever! I've been dying for more ever since!
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 12, 2013, 04:04:32 PM
The decent Mama's on Old Milton moved to new gigs on North Point Parkway. Moving in is Famous Original Pizza. Google turned up horse squat. RootsInAlpharetta needs to get on this breaking story.
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on September 16, 2013, 01:04:15 PM
The decent Mama's on Old Milton moved to new gigs on North Point Parkway. Moving in is Famous Original Pizza. Google turned up horse squat. RootsInAlpharetta needs to get on this breaking story.

That's news to me. So they're moving into the former Old Milton location? Did you see a sign in the window?
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on September 17, 2013, 10:27:58 AM
The decent Mama's on Old Milton moved to new gigs on North Point Parkway. Moving in is Famous Original Pizza. Google turned up horse squat. RootsInAlpharetta needs to get on this breaking story.

That's news to me. So they're moving into the former Old Milton location? Did you see a sign in the window?

I'm still researching, but I think this might be a new concept from Michael Fortunato.
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Post by: TrickyD on September 17, 2013, 01:25:14 PM
I can't even visualize where they are going to fit this in, but according to the AJC, the guys behind Salt, Little Alley and Opulent are opening a pizzia place on Canton:

In early 2014, look for one more F&H concept to land on Canton Street in the form of a chef-driven, fast-casual pizzeria concept with canned beers and a limited wine list.

Source : http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2013/09/16/opening-soon-suite-sobban-salt-factory-plus-new-roswell-pizzeria/

I can't imagine Diesel being happy about that, but also where is it going to go?  I can't think of anything vacant / open in that area......
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Post by: Northside Food on September 17, 2013, 04:13:58 PM
We've been discussing it on my FB page. The strongest contender is actually on Elizabeth Way in the old chiropractors office. https://www.facebook.com/NorthsideFood/posts/607202332675802

F&H is going to own Canton street after this.
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Post by: secret chef on September 18, 2013, 02:56:34 PM
The strongest contender is actually on Elizabeth Way in the old chiropractors office.


Yeah, I read somewhere else that their pizza place would go in the Elizabeth Way location.

On a related note, the Alpharetta location of Salt Factory is supposed to open Oct 14.
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Post by: Roxro on October 29, 2013, 06:44:35 PM
Sign in the old Erwoods location in Crabapple- coming soon, 850degree Pizzabar.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 29, 2013, 08:33:47 PM
Sign in the old Erwoods location in Crabapple- coming soon, 850degree Pizzabar.

Thanks for the intel. Name very strongly implies Neapolitan. Campania here, Antico allegedly coming to Old Milton. Good time to be a fat slob grubber in uOTPia is 850 is in that league.
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Post by: Roxro on October 30, 2013, 08:35:30 AM
Hoping it is of Campania caliber since we live very close to Crabapple.
Even closer is the wood-burning pizza oven we built in our backyard....
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 30, 2013, 08:56:31 AM
Hoping it is of Campania caliber since we live very close to Crabapple.
Even closer is the wood-burning pizza oven we built in our backyard....

that is too neat..   Roxro, do you have any pictures or details of the wood burning pizza oven/oven you built? 

I have thought of one for years.. 

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Post by: Northside Food on October 30, 2013, 09:13:57 AM
Salt Factory Alpharetta is having their "Friends & Family" event this weekend. Looks like it's open to the public.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 30, 2013, 10:38:30 AM
Hoping it is of Campania caliber since we live very close to Crabapple.
Even closer is the wood-burning pizza oven we built in our backyard....

that is too neat..   Roxro, do you have any pictures or details of the wood burning pizza oven/oven you built? 

I have thought of one for years.. 

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Now that is just braggin' Rox. Problem is there is a huge disconnect between my love of eating and love hatred of cooking.

However my HOA did build one in our park. Money well spent. I wouldn't know how to use it, but I have enjoyed the finished product.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1008983_503336573079168_714232377_o.jpg)
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Post by: shoeshine boy on November 12, 2013, 07:24:23 AM
sign in one of the shop windows in downtown Avondale across from Pallookaville: The Bishop coming soon. a new bar perhaps?
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Post by: Northside Food on November 12, 2013, 05:10:28 PM
According to Eater Atlanta, Osteria Matone in Roswell is open tonight. May try to check this one out this week. I haven't had good italian in awhile.
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Post by: chefmoss on November 12, 2013, 08:49:31 PM
According to Eater Atlanta, Osteria Matone in Roswell is open tonight. May try to check this one out this week. I haven't had good italian in awhile.

From the menu:

POLLO AL MATTONE/ roasted Springer Mountain chicken, potato $22

Is it just me or is that a terrible sales job?
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 13, 2013, 08:29:11 AM
According to Eater Atlanta, Osteria Matone in Roswell is open tonight. May try to check this one out this week. I haven't had good italian in awhile.

From the menu:

POLLO AL MATTONE/ roasted Springer Mountain chicken, potato $22

Is it just me or is that a terrible sales job?

I would say you. I know several food snob friends who were completely sold at "Chef Todd Lahey and owner Ryan Pernice." That's the good combo, though in fairness the F&H guys I think peaked with their first restaurant, so only time will tell.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on November 13, 2013, 05:03:39 PM
Pizza, pizza, and more pizza.

The decent Mama's on Old Milton moved to new gigs on North Point Parkway. Moving in is Famous Original Pizza. Google turned up horse squat. RootsInAlpharetta needs to get on this breaking story.

That's news to me. So they're moving into the former Old Milton location? Did you see a sign in the window?

I'm still researching, but I think this might be a new concept from Michael Fortunato.

Well there are open, but any reviews on the national sites are quite shilly.

Or perhaps it is the best pizza on...how many continents we have now? I can never keep track.

The strongest contender is actually on Elizabeth Way in the old chiropractors office.


Yeah, I read somewhere else that their pizza place would go in the Elizabeth Way location.


Spectacular reporter Joan D reports what I suspected, that it would be a Neapolitan entry though also with “Sicilian New York.”  Like I always say, my fave kind of pizza (or barbecue or sammiches) is variety, so even the latter sounds intriguing.

http://neighbornewspapers.com/bookmark/24047109/article-Bits+and+bites-+wood-fired+pizza+and+stone-ground+grits
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Post by: shoeshine boy on November 14, 2013, 07:18:48 AM
sign in one of the shop windows in downtown Avondale across from Pallookaville: The Bishop coming soon. a new bar perhaps?

I was able to get a closer look yesterday and think I've answered my own question as the sign reads, "The Bishop, neighborhood restaurant and bar"
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Post by: chefmoss on November 14, 2013, 07:45:41 AM
xengo   shallowford and johnsons ferry across from GC BBQ.  No other details
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Post by: TrickyD on November 14, 2013, 09:44:39 AM
sign in one of the shop windows in downtown Avondale across from Pallookaville: The Bishop coming soon. a new bar perhaps?

I was able to get a closer look yesterday and think I've answered my own question as the sign reads, "The Bishop, neighborhood restaurant and bar"

Tomorrow's News Today had a blurb about it yesterday....

http://www.tonetoatl.com/2013/11/the-bishop-makes-its-move-in-avondale.html
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Post by: RootsInAlpharetta on November 21, 2013, 10:06:32 AM
I'm seeing reports of a possible new restaurant called Chimichurri Steakhouse coming to Roswell, Holcomb Bridge near Trader Joes. Might be the same folks behind Sabores del Plata, Buford Highway in Norcross.
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Post by: Northside Food on November 21, 2013, 04:37:10 PM
Thanks for the tip, I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 08, 2014, 09:50:54 AM

It looks like this will really happen.  I am glad that Hector will be piloting this adventure for Anne Quatrano.  Menu items from Pura Vida and Super Pan will be offered. 



http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2014/01/06/details-on-big-sky-buckhead-and-hector-santiagos-menu.php (http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2014/01/06/details-on-big-sky-buckhead-and-hector-santiagos-menu.php)

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Post by: Northside Food on March 16, 2014, 05:30:27 PM
Something called Foundation Social Eatery is coming soon to east Roswell. No specifics from them yet, but they have an active FB presence. https://www.facebook.com/foundationsocialeatery

A non-chain restaurant on my side of 400? I may get the vapors...
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Post by: Northside Food on March 24, 2014, 03:24:11 PM
Foundation opens tomorrow night and Eater has a copy of the menu. http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2014/03/24/foundation-social-eatery-now-open.php
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Post by: Sadlebred on July 20, 2014, 08:41:35 PM
In the closed Garrison's space, the owners of Murphys in VA-Hi are opening an as yet undisclosed concept.

http://www.neighbornewspapers.com/view/full_story/25458043/article-Changes-afoot-with-Vinings-restaurants?instance=vinings
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Post by: TrickyD on July 21, 2014, 01:39:03 PM
On Canton Street, where the Elegant Attic (I think) was has had a sign for "Flying Pig Capital, LLC" for a partial demo of the structure.  There is now a new sign announcing a "The Big Ketch" coming in Summer of 2015.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on July 21, 2014, 03:46:03 PM
Might it be a second location of the one in Buckhead?

http://thebigketch.com
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 21, 2014, 07:46:21 PM
Exactly 100 days before Avalon opens: Ford Fry, Shaun Doty, Giovanni DiPalma and heavyweights from Texas, Charleston and elsewhere open shop.
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Post by: TrickyD on July 22, 2014, 07:33:11 AM
Might it be a second location of the one in Buckhead?

http://thebigketch.com

It looks like the same place, I just can't verify it on their website or social media sites.

Has anyone been to Big Ketch?  Would they compete with Hugo's or do they have their own seafood niche / clientele?

Side note, I did see some ppl out at Ricky's Fish Camp over the weekend, but I've given up hope that it will ever open, or that it will stay the fish camp concept.....
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: TrickyD on July 22, 2014, 07:42:38 AM
Exactly 100 days before Avalon opens: Ford Fry, Shaun Doty, Giovanni DiPalma and heavyweights from Texas, Charleston and elsewhere open shop.

Are you saying they are open now?  Or that they are committed to Avalon and opening at the grand opening?  Avalon's update for 7/21 has it looking pretty rough still, and doesn't mention any restaurant openings.....
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 22, 2014, 09:01:13 AM
Exactly 100 days before Avalon opens: Ford Fry, Shaun Doty, Giovanni DiPalma and heavyweights from Texas, Charleston and elsewhere open shop.

Are you saying they are open now?  Or that they are committed to Avalon and opening at the grand opening?  Avalon's update for 7/21 has it looking pretty rough still, and doesn't mention any restaurant openings.....

Now it's down to Wayne Gretzky 99 days. As a dude who does multi-media myself, perhaps I'm equally fascinated by the production as I am the progress, but they seem to be getting there http://youtu.be/tLgDI6EJKKw?list=UU-SX3wTOZosmhlw5cz7WvWQ

Nobody knows better than I about projected opening dates and actual ones, but with so much money invested, I think this is like the Olympics and World Cup--they have an etched in stone opening.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: TrickyD on July 22, 2014, 09:03:50 AM
Exactly 100 days before Avalon opens: Ford Fry, Shaun Doty, Giovanni DiPalma and heavyweights from Texas, Charleston and elsewhere open shop.

Are you saying they are open now?  Or that they are committed to Avalon and opening at the grand opening?  Avalon's update for 7/21 has it looking pretty rough still, and doesn't mention any restaurant openings.....

Now it's down to Wayne Gretzky 99 days. As a dude who does multi-media myself, perhaps I'm equally fascinated by the production as I am the progress, but they seem to be getting there http://youtu.be/tLgDI6EJKKw?list=UU-SX3wTOZosmhlw5cz7WvWQ

Nobody knows better than I about projected opening dates and actual ones, but with so much money invested, I think this is like the Olympics and World Cup--they have an etched in stone opening.



Ah, ok.  We have a date night coming up on Thurs, and I was going to venture up there and see what was open.  I'll give it a few more months....
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 22, 2014, 09:39:23 AM
Exactly 100 days before Avalon opens: Ford Fry, Shaun Doty, Giovanni DiPalma and heavyweights from Texas, Charleston and elsewhere open shop.

Are you saying they are open now?  Or that they are committed to Avalon and opening at the grand opening?  Avalon's update for 7/21 has it looking pretty rough still, and doesn't mention any restaurant openings.....

Now it's down to Wayne Gretzky 99 days. As a dude who does multi-media myself, perhaps I'm equally fascinated by the production as I am the progress, but they seem to be getting there http://youtu.be/tLgDI6EJKKw?list=UU-SX3wTOZosmhlw5cz7WvWQ

Nobody knows better than I about projected opening dates and actual ones, but with so much money invested, I think this is like the Olympics and World Cup--they have an etched in stone opening.



Ah, ok.  We have a date night coming up on Thurs, and I was going to venture up there and see what was open.  I'll give it a few more months....

Foundation Social Eatery or Osteria Mattone. You can't go wrong either way. So many strong runners up, but the two best restaurants in the Roz IMalwaysHO.
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Post by: Northside Food on July 22, 2014, 05:08:24 PM
Yup, those are both excellent options. I like Foundation just a bit more, but you can't go wrong either way.
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Post by: loveATL on July 23, 2014, 10:41:50 AM
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse coming to Modern Restaurant + Bar space at Tower Place. 
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/peachtree-plate/2014/07/new-brazilian-steakhouse-coming-to-buckhead.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 28, 2014, 05:10:04 PM
Might it be a second location of the one in Buckhead?

http://thebigketch.com

It looks like the same place, I just can't verify it on their website or social media sites.

Has anyone been to Big Ketch?  Would they compete with Hugo's or do they have their own seafood niche / clientele?

Side note, I did see some ppl out at Ricky's Fish Camp over the weekend, but I've given up hope that it will ever open, or that it will stay the fish camp concept.....

Confirmed. http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/peachtree-plate/2014/07/roswell-s-canton-street-scores-new-location-of-the.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_atlanta+%28Atlanta+Business+Chronicle%29

Also Tone of Atlanta reports the F&H venture into the gourmet pizza craze Real Fix Pizzeria should finally be opening soon. http://www.tonetoatl.com/2014/07/metro-atlanta-progress-report.html
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Post by: Northside Food on July 29, 2014, 08:23:18 AM
Yeah, it looked like Fix was almost done with the remodel when I peeked in their windows last week. It's going to be a good looking pizza joint.

My one visit to Hugo's didn't wow me, so I'll be interested in checking out Big Ketch when that opens.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 29, 2014, 08:30:34 AM
We'll disagree there. I'm verra impressed with Hugo's. In fact, wifey pooh doing her book club there tonight and I demand she brings me some back.

New Urban Roswell brought up a very good point. I think this will be the first place on Canton Street that is not an original. Yes a few people have multiple restaurants, but everyone on Canton, including side streets like Plum, Green Street, etc is a one and only locale. A few years back, Mittie's was on Plum, but that was right before the transformation.
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Post by: chefmoss on July 29, 2014, 09:55:27 AM
I too like Hugos... and interesting thought on Big Ketch as the 1st non original concept.  Hopefully it will not start a trend!
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 29, 2014, 10:04:58 AM
I too like Hugos... and interesting thought on Big Ketch as the 1st non original concept.  Hopefully it will not start a trend!

I told Jere Wood I have to approve any and all second locations from this point on. I've already pre-approved Fox Bros and Restaurant Eugene, but the rest need to make a compelling argument.
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Post by: Girly on July 29, 2014, 10:11:37 AM
We'll disagree there. I'm verra impressed with Hugo's. In fact, wifey pooh doing her book club there tonight and I demand she brings me some back.

New Urban Roswell brought up a very good point. I think this will be the first place on Canton Street that is not an original. Yes a few people have multiple restaurants, but everyone on Canton, including side streets like Plum, Green Street, etc is a one and only locale. A few years back, Mittie's was on Plum, but that was right before the transformation.

Mac Mcgees? Or am I missing what you're saying (which is entirely possible)?

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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 29, 2014, 10:49:14 AM
We'll disagree there. I'm verra impressed with Hugo's. In fact, wifey pooh doing her book club there tonight and I demand she brings me some back.

New Urban Roswell brought up a very good point. I think this will be the first place on Canton Street that is not an original. Yes a few people have multiple restaurants, but everyone on Canton, including side streets like Plum, Green Street, etc is a one and only locale. A few years back, Mittie's was on Plum, but that was right before the transformation.

Mac Mcgees? Or am I missing what you're saying (which is entirely possible)?

Point well taken. Actually I embellished. He only said, "Strange for a restaurant's 2nd location to come to Canton St" so it was me who said first as I forget about MM. We should have brought in Brickstore Pub instead.
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Post by: Northside Food on July 29, 2014, 03:54:55 PM
Well, at least it's not an Applebee's, right? Right??
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on July 31, 2014, 08:10:38 AM
Is Macs really a restaurant or is it a beer emporium that has some food?
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 31, 2014, 08:15:31 AM
Is Macs really a restaurant or is it a beer emporium that has some food?

Irish and British cuisine is not the most dynamic. I did eat there once. It's perfectly fine. I'd eat there again. The food is better than average, but at the end of the day, I guess I will use the same line I used about the rotis chicken place: there is only so much grubber love I can appropriate for Irish food. That being said, I'll take some shepherd's pie right now.
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Post by: Northside Food on July 31, 2014, 02:36:44 PM
It's better than most bar food, definitely. I recommend it.
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Post by: Northside Food on August 04, 2014, 08:54:46 AM
Something called OTP Grill is opening or has opened at the intersection of Old Alabama and Holcomb Bridge. Just saw it yesterday while running errands. I'll keep an eye out to see if it's open.

 http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-BUSINESS-c-2014-07-28-204626.114126-sub-OTP-Tap-and-Grill-to-open-in-Roswell.html
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 04, 2014, 09:13:42 AM
Something called OTP Grill is opening or has opened at the intersection of Old Alabama and Holcomb Bridge. Just saw it yesterday while running errands. I'll keep an eye out to see if it's open.

 http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-BUSINESS-c-2014-07-28-204626.114126-sub-OTP-Tap-and-Grill-to-open-in-Roswell.html

I saw that myself. Both of the local rags had brief write-ups. When I Googled the chef, it looks like he was head chef at a Charleston restaurant that has gotten a lot of positive buzz. I think the other paper said their “soft opening” is tomorrow and their Grand Opening this weekend. Yet their very poor Facebook page has somebody saying they ate there last weekend plus pictures of the kitchen preparing food.

Their FB page basically keeps asking how excited everyone is, but gives almost no hint whatsoever to the menu. No hours are listed and there is a link to a website that does not exist. Hopefully they are better at food than social media. I also saw an ad where they want servers with ink. Seems to discriminate against hard working people without tats. L5P in uOTPia?

I'm not much into talking on the phone. MoT, can you give them a jingle and see what up? (678) 585-0067
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Post by: Sadlebred on August 04, 2014, 10:05:43 PM
Tom Murphy is opening a second restaurant in Vinings. It's in the Old Garrison's space in Vinings Jubilee. Paces and Vine will be open in the fall.

http://m.bizjournals.com/atlanta/print-edition/2014/08/01/veteran-restaurateur-tom-murphy-plans-second.html
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 20, 2014, 03:24:25 PM
Places that have either very recently opened or should be soon. Ibiza Bar and Grill. Have not been, know little but it’s in the same shopping center as Dolphin Pizza. I think it may be in the location of the old Veranda restaurants (yes plurual).

Basilico, a Mediterranean and Italian restaurant on Atlanta Street in Roswell, Clock Tower in the short-lived Dominick’s and previously Sugo location. It is from the owner of Cedar’s the long-time Lenox popular spot though now RIP.

Tutto Restaurant & Bar, Elizabeth Way and Alpharetta Street in the dining Mecca that downtown Roswell hath become.



Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Sadlebred on August 23, 2014, 07:56:14 PM
The old Blackstone's location in Vinings (S. Atlanta Rd. ITP) is being built out again. It looks like some kind of tavern, but there was no signage up.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Northside Food on August 23, 2014, 09:44:49 PM
Hola! on highway 9 and Grimes bridge is supposed to open this week. It's been "coming soon!" for awhile now.
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Post by: shoeshine boy on August 25, 2014, 08:22:11 AM
Hola! on highway 9 and Grimes bridge is supposed to open this week. It's been "coming soon!" for awhile now.

it was the same way when it opened in Decatur (now closed). it took so long that the joke was it was called "The Coming Soon"
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 25, 2014, 10:02:00 AM
Kudos to downtown Alpharetta trying to become the next Canton Street, not to mention the impending serious competition from Avalon. It's actually a bit closer for me even though I live in the Roz. Opening today, hopefully a promising newcomer is South Main Kitchen. It's owned by the former GM of the good, but not all that great Salt and has a young chef who it appears is her first gig as head chef. https://www.facebook.com/southmainkitchen
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Post by: TrickyD on August 29, 2014, 03:31:56 PM
Real Fix Pizzeria in Roswell is having it's friends and family nights tonight and tomorrow, before they open on Tuesday.  Going to try and swing by there, but will have the kids, so we'll see how it pans out.

https://www.facebook.com/TheRealFixPizzeria
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Post by: bettylouski on September 02, 2014, 01:24:50 PM
Some sort of Bar and Grill opening up in the original Doceur de France location on Atlanta Street in Marietta.  Fixing up the parking lot and adding new landscaping.
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Post by: Carl Muth on September 02, 2014, 08:55:09 PM
Some sort of Bar and Grill opening up in the original Doceur de France location on Atlanta Street in Marietta.  Fixing up the parking lot and adding new landscaping.

Is this the Doceur on South Marietta Pkwy?  Or the one on Atlanta St in Roswell?
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 03, 2014, 12:22:24 PM
Places that have either very recently opened or should be soon. Ibiza Bar and Grill. Have not been, know little but it’s in the same shopping center as Dolphin Pizza. I think it may be in the location of the old Veranda restaurants (yes plurual).

Basilico, a Mediterranean and Italian restaurant on Atlanta Street in Roswell, Clock Tower in the short-lived Dominick’s and previously Sugo location. It is from the owner of Cedar’s the long-time Lenox popular spot though now RIP.

Tutto Restaurant & Bar, Elizabeth Way and Alpharetta Street in the dining Mecca that downtown Roswell hath become.

Never assume. I figured Ibiza would be Spanish. Nope it's  Mediterranean, though to me looks Persian http://ibizaroswell.com. In between stuffing kabobs in my mouth, perhaps somebody could explain the difference. But I'm just a grubber, so as long as it tastes great, label it however you'd like. So now it looks as if the area has become a Mecca for such: the two newbies just named in addition to proven winners Noosh, Jerusalem Bakery, and 1001 Nights.

It's really not easy being me.
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Post by: TrickyD on September 05, 2014, 09:45:33 AM
Some sort of Bar and Grill opening up in the original Doceur de France location on Atlanta Street in Marietta.  Fixing up the parking lot and adding new landscaping.

Is this the Doceur on South Marietta Pkwy?  Or the one on Atlanta St in Roswell?

I ran by the Roswell Doceur de France this morning, and it was open, so I assume it would be the Marietta one that's getting the makeover.
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on September 11, 2014, 10:30:37 AM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that).

You mentioned P&P in July of 2013.  And they "Joined Facebook 06/02/2013." More than 14 months later, they are still "coming soon." This has to be a record.
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Post by: TrickyD on October 05, 2014, 06:11:43 PM
Four new places going into the Sweet Apple area of Roswell.  Sushi, pizza, Etris Kitchen and a place called Peach and Porkchop (or some thing like that).

You mentioned P&P in July of 2013.  And they "Joined Facebook 06/02/2013." More than 14 months later, they are still "coming soon." This has to be a record.

According to their FB page, Peach and Porkchop is opening on Tuesday.  They don't have any menus up on the website though...  https://www.facebook.com/PeachAndThePorkchop
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Post by: Sadlebred on October 06, 2014, 08:11:37 PM

According to their FB page, Peach and Porkchop is opening on Tuesday.  They don't have any menus up on the website though...  https://www.facebook.com/PeachAndThePorkchop

I know someone semi-involved with this, and they are opening this week.
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Post by: Sadlebred on October 07, 2014, 08:35:34 PM
Howards in Smyrna is set to become “The Crafty Hog” from the owners of Gibney’s Pub.

http://www.tonetoatl.com/2014/10/historic-howards-restaurant-to-be.html
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on October 23, 2014, 07:55:02 AM
I think the new Moxie Burger in Roswell has opened.  What say yee?
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Post by: Roxro on October 23, 2014, 08:02:28 AM
Moxie Burger is indeed open with a beautiful outdoor deck in Roswell (in same strip mall as Chaplains). 
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 23, 2014, 10:30:56 AM
I think the new Moxie Burger in Roswell has opened.  What say yee?

As Roxro (Moxie Roxy?) said, yes. I agree cool patio as I go back to the Edible Expression days with said patio. But Moxie does have a bar, so I can see sipping a few on that patio. The most important question, here is how it ranks in area options (with Bocado opening next week).

1.   Oak Street Café
2.   Bite
3.   Kozmos Gastropub
4.   OTP Grille
5.   Crabapple Tavern
6.   Moxie Burger
7.   Rhea’s
8.   Fickle Pickle
9.   Foundation Social Eatery
10.   Lucky’s
11.        The Counter
12.   Village Burger

<b> Edit:</b> I should clarify my list is purely for burgers. FSE is my favorite restaurant on that list but the burger is not their greatest item by any means. Eventually I will try the burger at the newest love of my life Peach & The Pork Chop but with so many burger joints, I'm still touring PnP menu before I try the burger.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on October 25, 2014, 10:52:32 AM
Informant the Kat Man tells uOTPia Dweller about this place http://anchorsroswell.com
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Post by: LizR on December 10, 2014, 02:24:42 PM
Gravy Kitchen and Bar set to open on Boulevard near I-20. Anyone have the scoop?
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Post by: chefmoss on December 25, 2014, 09:23:55 PM
Nagoya in Roswell appears to have reopened- but in the stinky Kroger plaza in place of Kani House.  I will have to check this out!
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Post by: Sadlebred on January 03, 2015, 07:58:18 PM
The Crafty Hog in Smyrna has opened. I hope to check it out in the next few weeks.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 15, 2015, 04:06:05 PM

"Big Daddy Que and Wings" toward Loganville off from 78 on Rosebud Road where Rey's Cubano used to be. 


2950 Rosebud Road
Loganville, GA 30052

New big smoker, great ideas, his first brick and mortar after catering and having great BBQ at Snellville Farmers Market, Grayson Farmers market and one other. 

Todd & Moe Lawson are the owners and are working hard to get the doors open soon.

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 21, 2015, 07:35:51 AM
 
Kevin Gillespie, owner of Gunshow, on “Top Chef Duels.”

In a press release this afternoon, chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow announced that his newest project, Revival, will open in early June and be located in the Decatur space recently occupied by Harbour House Pub.

The concept will be a “fresh take on the traditional, family-style Sunday dinner, with a focus on farm-raised and artisan-prepared ingredients.”

“I have fallen back in love with the traditional dishes I grew up eating, and those that represent the beautiful culinary traditions of the Deep South,” Gillespie says in the release. “Inspired by the cooking of my grandmothers and the history of our region, I want to breathe new life into that classic family-style restaurant, or ‘meat and three.’ We hope to showcase the dishes with a passion and precision that is largely unavailable currently.”

More from the release:

Revival’s menu will offer a blend of meats, fish, and fresh vegetables, with seasonal options that change daily. Lunch will be served a la carte, while supper, Gillespie says, “will more closely resemble a classic Southern family-style spread served in your grandmother’s home. Revival will be like going to your grandma’s on Sunday—except every day.”

The setting even promises to echo a visit to your grandmother’s house, with a lush garden in the front and a spacious yard in the rear. Revival will be located at 129 Church Street in Decatur and is scheduled to open in early June.

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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on April 03, 2015, 07:56:42 AM
Interesting scoop by RootsInAlpharetta. Varasano’s Pizzeria opening a location in Northpoint Mall. Three years ago this would have been great news--a true bombshell. Now it makes him fifth or sixth best Neapolitan in AlphaRozMilty.
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Post by: chefmoss on April 23, 2015, 08:03:40 AM
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/peachtree-plate/2015/04/chef-doug-turbush-plans-third-restaurant-in-east.html (http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/peachtree-plate/2015/04/chef-doug-turbush-plans-third-restaurant-in-east.html)
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Post by: shoeshine boy on April 28, 2015, 07:02:18 AM
the former site of my local is now going to be a combo comic book store/craft beer store? bar? both? damned if I can figure it out.
http://www.decaturmetro.com/2015/04/27/my-parents-basement-opening-comic-bookcraft-beer-store-in-james-joyce-space/
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Post by: shoeshine boy on May 06, 2015, 06:58:55 AM
Cowfish is coming to Perimeter!
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2015/05/04/next-up-for-the-cowfish-sushi-burger-bar-atlanta.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_charlotte+%28Charlotte+Business+Journal%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

I've eaten at their Charlotte restaurant and was very impressed by both the creativity of the menu and the quality of ingredients.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 21, 2015, 04:25:27 PM
It appears one long-delayed opening and another re-opening has finally happened. Ricky’s Fish Camp in Roswell, it is reported on Historic Roswell Georgia Facebook page, hath finally opened.

Some will know the location as the former home to North of New Orleans, AKA NoNo. Old timers will recall it as the long-time home to Roswell Kitchen.

Las Costas Nayaritas Mexican Seafood Bar and Grill had opened two years ago briefly in the old Tony’s All-American sports bar. However some liquor license issues subverted that.

I had just assumed they were closed for good. However gringo friend and his wife wandered in there on their way to Verizon Amphitheatre and were quite pleased. He admitted the authentic menu may have intimidated them, but managed to enjoy despite being the Speedy Gonzalez target audience.

Looks like I have my lunches cut out for me. If anyone has been to either, start a thread and tell me about it.

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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on July 28, 2015, 05:54:55 PM


Robert Owens

Four years ago today, we opened the doors of Grand Champion BBQ. It’s been a whirlwind of smoky pork, gouda goodness, amazing relationships and the opening of two more locations in Milton and in the Krog Street Market. In that time we’ve been honored to receive awards for the best brisket, mac & cheese & ribs in Atlanta from the AJC critics.

We’ve participated each year in the Taste of Marietta and have taken home Finger Lickin’ Good and the Blazing BBQ awards each year. Won best taste of Beer, Burbon, & BBQ.
We were mentioned in the NewYorkTimes, & Southern Living. Atlanta Magazine recognized us as runner up for the best BBQ in Georgia and most recently we were named as one of the 13 best BBQ joints IN THE NATION by Zagat.

We are still blown away by all of the recognition we’ve received over these past four years. We want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our guests, neighbors and surrounding community who have helped us realize our dreams and serve some of the best Q around.

And what better way to say thank you to you all then to open up our first full service restaurant (bourbon included)!! Grand Champion BBQ is excited to announce we are opening our fourth location! This will be a full service restaurant located in the heart of historic Roswell right on Canton Street. The menu will be expanded and a full bar will be offered with Southern style cocktails and a patio.

We’ll keep y’all posted on the details and are ready to continue offering everyone superior Q in a fabulous new setting!!
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Post by: Northside Food on July 29, 2015, 07:50:47 AM
Oh hell yeah.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 29, 2015, 09:31:35 AM
Looks like ScoopOTP even scooped the owner. Published on July 17:

...gastronomes have understandable apprehension they may be making an apocalyptic decision of expanding too rapidly. A fourth location is scheduled to open in downtown Roswell, their first full-service sit down restaurant.

Accelerated multiple location sprawl has been the death knell for so many prodigious casual restaurants. Here is hoping GCBBQ is immune and remains among the most prestigious barbecue in the environs.


http://scoopotp.com/the-best-bbq-in-the-burbs/?utm_source=ScoopOTP&utm_campaign=e07a17c26d-mid_July_20157_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a7d40aa904-e07a17c26d-93696473

They must have some good sources.
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Post by: Girly on July 29, 2015, 02:07:17 PM
It appears one long-delayed opening and another re-opening has finally happened. Ricky’s Fish Camp in Roswell, it is reported on Historic Roswell Georgia Facebook page, hath finally opened.

Some will know the location as the former home to North of New Orleans, AKA NoNo. Old timers will recall it as the long-time home to Roswell Kitchen.

Friends went Friday night and loved it. I'm going this Friday night and will report back!

Edit: last report was that they were only open Fri, Sat and Sun
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 29, 2015, 03:24:24 PM
It appears one long-delayed opening and another re-opening has finally happened. Ricky’s Fish Camp in Roswell, it is reported on Historic Roswell Georgia Facebook page, hath finally opened.

Some will know the location as the former home to North of New Orleans, AKA NoNo. Old timers will recall it as the long-time home to Roswell Kitchen.

Friends went Friday night and loved it. I'm going this Friday night and will report back!

Edit: last report was that they were only open Fri, Sat and Sun

Okay so help me with the family tree. I understand it is owned by the former owners of Nine Street Kitchen. I never went because I heard meh reports. They may have been accurate as they closed in a great location, where the surrounding restaurants are packing them in. But is this the same family that owned the previous Nine (RIP), Magnolia Cafe (RIP), and now owns Ceviche?

I will still try the fish camp, but I have been to the last three I mentioned and all were fine, but none all that great.
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Post by: Girly on July 29, 2015, 04:16:28 PM
Any info I have is all 5th or 6th hand, but yes, 'Ricky' is supposedly in the family there. Rumor is that he's the son, but I don't know of whom (or even how old he is - could be 60, could be 18).

I have also heard that despite the name, Nine never had a kitchen! They would either precook and have it waiting or run down to one of their other places. Maybe that was just the excuse why the food wasn't good. I had a few friends who liked it and I'd go with them an order a salad. I tried sandwiches, soup and pasta and everything was tasteless. Their cheese plate was even bad. They had great outdoor seating though so I'd slug along for that,

I didn't go to Magnolia and haven't been to Ceviche so I can't compare. :(

My 'go to' for fried seafood has been AJs for a while. And yes, I do love me some fried seafood so that's probably what I'll order. As long as it's lightly breaded and fresh, I'm sold! :-D

I also heard from somewhere that whole catfish can no longer be served (GA? FulCo?) - they have to be filleted?
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on July 29, 2015, 05:41:09 PM
There is definitely a funky family tree going. Even the original Nine, down the street, which I think had another name but same owners before that had mom and dad running the lunch. Then daughter and husband did dinner, with a different staff, menu, and whatnot. Oh well, fish camps are supposed to be about no-frills, good fish for a cheap price. Since most of their restaurants were "good" I will see if they were worth the longest wait in world history, topping even the original Moshka.
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Post by: mikeamor on August 02, 2015, 07:28:53 AM

Just to add to the connections mystery, last weekend when we drove by there was a van from Adele's parked off to the side unloading some boxes.  Didn't get a good look but it was strange.


There is definitely a funky family tree going. Even the original Nine, down the street, which I think had another name but same owners before that had mom and dad running the lunch. Then daughter and husband did dinner, with a different staff, menu, and whatnot. Oh well, fish camps are supposed to be about no-frills, good fish for a cheap price. Since most of their restaurants were "good" I will see if they were worth the longest wait in world history, topping even the original Moshka.
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Post by: Girly on August 03, 2015, 02:17:14 PM
It was good. Nothing fancy, truly typical 'fish camp'. Don't expect a lot of spices, sauces, whatnot. The sides were good but sparse. Everything was VERY fresh so you definitely have that! Lightly breaded corn meal for the fried items. I will go again :) From what I could tell, beer and wine only.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 05, 2015, 05:26:02 PM
New Urban Roswell reports that yet two more pizza places are coming to downtown Roswell. Pizzeria Lucca, will be opening near Bulloch Hall, while Carlisle Pizza in the old Slate location. Gossip on his FB page is that the latter may be owned by the Craft Kitchen & Brew, previously known as Belly’s. That isn’t bad news, but also not much to get overly excited about.

My informants tell me in the old DaVinci’s Pizza on Old Alabama Road, the same owners will open On the Rox. It will be a modified DaVinci’s menu but more tavern-oriented, with two pool tables, etc. The most important detail as that the incompetent staff that led to DV’s abject failure have been fired.

The food was good-for-the-hood quality but far from destination worthy. As it is my ‘hood, hopefully the solid food can be served by a semi-competent staff.
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Post by: uOTPia Dweller on August 24, 2015, 06:33:08 PM
Sources. Exclusive. The next craze to hit Atlanta will be this http://www.bonappetit.com/restaurants-travel/article/find-grandma-pie

You heard it here first.
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Post by: TrickyD on October 13, 2015, 02:01:16 PM
Carlisle's Pizza tavern (https://www.facebook.com/carlislesPizzaTavern (https://www.facebook.com/carlislesPizzaTavern)) is now open in the old Slate Table and Tap location in Roswell.  Well, opened the 6th, it looks like.  It seems like Craft Kitchen and Brew (was Belly's on Crossville Rd) closed and moved to the Canton Street location and renamed itself.

I can't say I blame them, the old shopping center was difficult to get to, and hard to see before you passed the place going 45 mph.  I don't know if we need another Pizza place in the area though (Diesel is decent although the service is slow / bad, and Real Fix is good but pricey and not really memorable).  We'll see how they do with a bit more foot traffic, although it's on the wrong end of canton for the majority of diners / shoppers.
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 14, 2015, 05:28:31 PM


Well the BIG BOYS keep getting bigger.

At least there will be good food.. 


http://newsletters.curbednetwork.com/issue/40718-ford-fry-and-linton-hopkins-will-open-restaurants-at-the-new-braves-stadium

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on October 19, 2015, 01:14:55 PM
I've always likes the food at Suburb-a-night and Belly's and now the chef has transitioned again to Carlisle's Pizza tavern (https://www.facebook.com/carlislesPizzaTavern)

Food is the same, place is much nicer with a full bar.  This will be a go to for a pie and a drink.  Casual goodness on Canton Street with some parking!  Count me in!

Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: chefmoss on December 20, 2015, 10:41:08 PM
Not huge news- but Fresh 2 Order opened in East Cobb.  A welcome addition to the neighborhood and kids eat for .99 on Sundays.
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Post by: MadBob on March 19, 2017, 09:20:11 AM
Catch 22 Helen, Ga!
https://www.facebook.com/Catch22gastropub/photos/a.532939713438502.1073741827.528326927233114/1317117848354014/ (https://www.facebook.com/Catch22gastropub/photos/a.532939713438502.1073741827.528326927233114/1317117848354014/)
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MadBob on April 23, 2017, 07:17:23 AM
Was out in Helen yesterday.....
the new Helen Edition of Catch 22 Gastropub is coming along nicely and looking to open on schedule!
Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MadBob on May 21, 2017, 08:25:36 AM
It is open......

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1392547540811044
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 22, 2017, 09:48:28 AM
It is open......

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1392547540811044

That link doesn't work Bob..

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Title: Re: Coming Soon.....
Post by: MadBob on May 25, 2017, 05:13:46 PM
Uhhhh,

I just clicked on the link and it worked for me.... It is a facebook link, and I don't even facebook.

So

https://www.facebook.com/Catch22gastropub/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUh7BlXlFiN/

Hope these work!
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 26, 2017, 12:30:56 PM
Uhhhh,

I just clicked on the link and it worked for me.... It is a facebook link, and I don't even facebook.

So

https://www.facebook.com/Catch22gastropub/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUh7BlXlFiN/

Hope these work!

It worked, thanks.

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