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Anne Quatrano's Dub’s Fish Camp to be casual, "more like Star Provisions"

Ponce City Market fish shack to open in March or April 2015

James Beard Award winner Anne Quatrano will open her fifth restaurant, Dub’s Fish Shack, at Ponce City Market in the spring of 2015. Named after her great-great-great-great grandfather W.H. Stiles, Dub is a nickname and also the name of her dog. Read more...

Murphy's launches new concept, Paces & Vine, in Vinings

Chef Ian Winslade to serve ‘neighborhood comfort food’

It took Tom Murphy thirty years, but he’s finally expanding his empire. The founder of Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland got his start selling hot dogs in Peachtree Battle. He opened Murphy’s as a basement deli and eventually grew it to the comfort food spot it is today. Come mid-September, Murphy, executive chef Ian Winslade, and director of operations Dave Green will open a spinoff restaurant called Paces & Vine at 4300 Paces Ferry Road in Vinings Jubilee, previously occupied the Garrison's Broiler & Tap. Read more...

Chefs help feed the hungry through cooking classes

Classes are held monthly at Cook’s Warehouse and benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank

For the last fifteen years, top chefs around Atlanta have been donating their time to help feed the hungry. Every month—sometimes multiple times a month—local chefs lead cooking demonstrations, workshops, and/or tastings at one of the four Cook’s Warehouse locations around the city to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Read more...

Arepa Mia to open first free-standing location by end of August, early September

Decatur spot to expand on Venezuelan offerings with specials and brunch

Arepa Mia, the Venezuelan arepa shop at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, is expanding to Decatur. Owner and chef Lisbet Hernandez is taking over a catering space at 307 East College Avenue and turning it into a second Arepa Mia where she’ll offer the same menu of gluten-free chicken, fish, ham, and beef arepas, empanadas, and cachapas (Venezuelan corn cakes), along with new weekend specials and Sunday brunch. Read more...

Inman Park's Parish rebrands as "the Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish"

Chef Zeb Stevenson revamps menu, concept

Starting today, Inman Park restaurant Parish Foods & Goods will be called the Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish. Under the leadership of executive chef Zeb Stevenson, Parish has revamped its focus, redecorated its dining room, and redesigned the menus to be “more appropriate for the neighborhood, the building itself, and the demand.” Read more...

The Bocado burger heads to Alpharetta

Bocado Burger Bar aims for a mid-October opening in Avalon

Bocado owner Brian Lewis is capitalizing on the attention his famous burger has brought to the small Westside restaurant. He’ll be opening Bocado Burger Bar in Alpharetta’s Avalon complex mid-October and is working on negotiating a lease for a new beverage concept in Inman Park, tentatively scheduled to open in January 2015. Read more...

Cakes & Ale launches new concept, Bread & Butterfly Café, in Inman Quarter

All-day café to open next year

James Beard semi-finalist and Cakes & Ale owner chef Billy Allin has a new restaurant in the works. An all-day café with European sensibilities, Bread & Butterfly Café will open in Inman’s Park’s new development, Inman Quarter, in about a year. Read more...

How does the Atlanta BeltLine affect restaurants?

Dining + Design BeltLine bike tour is Thursday

In our car-centric city, the Atlanta BeltLine has been a game changer, and restaurant owners know that more than anyone. On Thursday, chef Kevin Rathbun (Kevin Rathbun Steak, Rathbun’s, Krog Bar, and KR Steakbar), Michael Lennox (Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall), and BeltLine designer Ryan Gravel of Perkins Will will lead a discussion about the impact of urban development on restaurant design at a sold-out event called Dining + Design. Read more...

Last Word to open in P'cheen space mid-August

Former Parish and Farm 255 chef Eddie Russell will lead the kitchen

Last Word, a contemporary American restaurant by former Woodfire Grill owner Bernard Moussa, is set to open in mid August in the space formerly home to Inman Park's P’cheen. Read more...

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