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Asha Gomez on closing down Cardamom Hill, opening Spice to Table in Studioplex Friday

Plus a possible pop-up with dishes from Cardamom Hill

Last week Asha Gomez surprised Atlanta when she announced that she would be closing Cardamom Hill after dinner service tonight. Cardamom Hill had been named among Bon Appétit magazine's Top 50 Best New Restaurants in 2012, and the restaurant later became a James Beard semi-finalist. But even after tonight, Gomez will still be hard at work; she plans to open an Indian patisserie called Spice to Table in Studioplex Friday. Read More

Gerry Klaskala of Aria talks Atlas at the St. Regis

Seasonal American restaurant targets December opening in the Buckhead hotel

Walking through the construction site at the St. Regis Atlanta—a mess of concrete and dust that will soon be transformed into upscale American restaurant Atlas—you can tell consulting chef and restaurateur Gerry Klaskala is excited. He practically skips around the room, painting a vivid picture of the space, which he describes as having a modern country club vibe. Read More

Updates, renderings for Staplehouse, Gu's Dumplings, Little Tart Bakeshop

Openings are on the horizon

Setbacks and delays are a common theme in the restaurant industry. The winding permitting process, construction mishaps, and other unforeseen circumstances often push back the opening day for months. We checked in with four local restaurants—Staplehouse, the Cockentrice, the Little Tart Bakeshop, Gu’s Dumplings—for an update on their progress. Read More

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall nears opening along the Beltline

Look out for the 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, the patio-centric restaurant and bar just off the Beltline, is scheduled to open in the next two weeks across from Rathbun Steak at mile marker 9.25. Led by restaurateur Michael Lennox and executive chef Robert Lupo—formerly of Leon’s Full Service—, Ladybird will focus on sharable dishes previously described as “campfire cuisine.” Kyle Schmidt of King + Duke will serve as sous chef. The initial menu will offer approximately twenty items that will change based on local availability. Read More

Top FLR founder Jeff Myers to open restaurant in Decatur

Travis Carroll of 1Kept signs on as partner and executive chef

Jeff Myers, co-founder of Top Flr and the Sound Table and a former operations manager at the Music Room on Edgewood, has a new restaurant in the works. The yet unnamed space is located at 2233 College Avenue in Decatur, just down the street from Ale Yeah! Read More