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Author Carly Cooper


Ron Eyester on his Atlantic Station diner called Diner

Hopes to open late June or July

Now that Timone’s Pizza, which opened in March, is operating smoothly, Morningside chef and restaurateur Ron Eyester is free to focus on his first venture outside of Morningside: a diner called Diner. Located in Atlantic Station in the space formerly home to FOX Sports Grill, 264 19th Street, Diner will take aspects of traditional diners and update them. Read More

Elmyriachi to open in Kirkwood in early May

Imagine a family-friendly Elmyr with more entrees and twenty beers on tap

The team behind Little Five Points’ Elmyr—Jeff Dilbeck, Jim Shelly, and Alex Skalicky—has a new restaurant in the works. Similarly themed Tex-Mex spot Elmyriachi is scheduled to open in Kirkwood the first week in May. Located at 1950 Hosea Williams Drive in the space formerly home to Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits, Elmyriachi, compared to Elmyr, will feature more plated entrees, twenty beers on tap, and a family-friendly “no smoking” rule. Read More

Spice Market to shutter this month, replaced by TRACE

Southern concept focuses on sustainable ingredients

Spice Market, the restaurant in the W Atlanta Midtown hotel, will close in late April and be replaced by a farm-to-table, Starwood Hotels concept called TRACE. Led by Spice Market’s executive chef Shean Suter, TRACE will open in June and be the last of Starwood’s four TRACE locations to open. Existing TRACE restaurants operate in Austin, San Francisco, and Seattle. Read More

9 restaurants for staying satisfied during Passover

You can do better than matzo pizza

Passover started last night, but before you resort to matzo pizza, hear us out. While Kosher restaurants are few and far between, it is possible to "keep Passover" at many places, if you choose wisely. Below, nine restaurant recommendations for the tastiest Passover you've ever had. Read More

Texas concept Max’s Wine Dive to open in Midtown May 15

Chef Jason Hall talks about his new gig, the menu, and what makes Max's different from a chain

Chef Jason Hall, formerly of Saltyard and Livingston, will be the opening chef at Max’s Wine Dive, a new gourmet comfort food spot in Midtown. Scheduled to open May 15 at 77 12th Street, Max’s started in Texas in 2003 with the slogan “Fried Chicken and Champagne… Why the Hell Not?!?” The Atlanta spot will be the seventh location and the first outside of Texas. Hall says Max’s is not run like a chain—half of the menu will be local, with items like PigCorn (caramel corn, cayenne, peanuts, and bacon) and pan-seared scallops with celery root and strawberry gastrique. He shares details below. Read More