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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...

Barley + Rye: New beers from Three Taverns, including peach saison in August

Look for a farmhouse pale ale, oatmeal coffee dubbel, and starting in the fall, bourbon barrel aged options

Three Taverns Brewery hit a milestone this month: one year in business as Georgia’s only Belgian-themed craft brewery. To ring in the occasion, owner Brian Purcell and head brewer Joran Van Ginderachter tested out new beers during anniversary festivities last Saturday. 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...