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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...

Barley + Rye: Dry hop your own beer at Summits Wayside Tavern

Owner Andy Klubock invites guests to be the brewmaster

Andy Klubock, owner of Summits Wayside Tavern, tells me it has taken five years to get the right components together for Randall Thursdays, but the moment has finally arrived. Read more...

High on the Vine: 18 grueling hours with the Court of Master Sommeliers

Evan Mah sits for a two-day lecture and his level one exam

It’s 8:15 on a Tuesday morning, and I’m standing among 100 or so people swirling wine in a glass and holding a microphone in my other hand. Shoulders slouched back, eyes fighting to stay open, I mutter my best guess into the mic. “This wine is clear, bright, with a brick red core and a medium concentration. Medium plus viscosity.” Read more...