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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...

Antico's Giovanni Di Palma expands his empire, Bottega Luisa to open next weekend

The artisan Italian grocery is part of the planned Piazza San Gennaro

Giovanni Di Palma—owner of Antico Pizza, Caffe Gio, and Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano—is opening his latest venture to family and friends this weekend. Located across from Antico, Bottega Luisa is an artisan Italian grocery selling authentic goods imported from Naples, including many of the ingredients Di Palma uses at Antico and Gio’s. Bottega Luisa will be open to the public next week. Read more...

Hop City to open second Atlanta store in Krog Street Market

2,400 square feet of craft beer and wine

As if there weren't enough reasons to be excited for Krog Street Market, Hop City has announced it will be the market's beer and wine retailer. Growler service will be available on roughly 60 taps, and the wine selection will be similar to its flagship location in Westside. Read more...

Roswell's Opulent changes name to 1920 Tavern

Adjustments made to the menu and interior as well

Opulent—the downtown Roswell restaurant by F&H Food Trading Group founders Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac—has a new name and a new menu to go with it. Now called 1920 Tavern, the restaurant has been tweaked to focus on approachability. Changes include adding more sandwiches to the food offerings, more bourbons to the bar, and more color to the dining room. Read more...

Yum Yum Dessert Co. to open in Buckhead Friday, April 11

Owner Nadia DeMessa to offer macarons, sundaes, and possibly some Jamaican-flavored sweets

A food truck for several years, Yum Yum Dessert Co. (formerly Yum Yum Cupcake & More) is opening a store in Buckhead this Friday. Offerings range from the traditional (chocolate eclairs and vanilla cheesecake) to the unique (Mad Mama pimento cheese croissant and Kennedy key lime cupcakes). Serving select gluten-free items, sundaes made with Greenwood Ice Cream, and Rev Coffee drinks, DeMessa hopes the second time is the charm when it comes to a brick-and-mortar dessert spot. Read more...

Rob Alexander, formerly of H&F Bread Co. and Alon's, joins the General Muir

All breads are now being made in-house

Effective immediately, Rob Alexander—the mastermind behind Holeman & Finch’s bread program and most recently Alon’s Bakery & Market—has joined forces with chef Todd Ginsberg and the General Muir team. He will now be baking all of the restaurant's breads in-house, including challah (egg bread), rye, ciabatta, and cranberry-walnut. Read more...

Villains goes coastal, pop-up to offer mussels and lobster rolls

See below for full menu

Villains Wicked Heroes has partnered with the Fry Guy food truck and mixologists from Miller Union for the latest entry in its pop-up series: Moules Frites. Focusing on mussels and fries, the menu will change each week. Miller Union mixologist Zach Capito will helm the first evening, and Stuart White will lead the last two. The special menu will be available Monday night from 5 to 10 p.m. April 7th, 14th, and 21st. Read more...

Where gamers go to dine

The Force is strong with these five nerdy restaurants

If memories of He-Man on Saturday mornings, Marvel’s absurd comic storylines, or Starcraft matches on dial-up internet strike a chord with you, listen up. Armed with console games, nerd-trivia, board games, and arcade machines, these five restaurants are perfect for embracing your inner (or outer) nerd.  Read more...

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