Buckhead. After months of anticipation, H&F Bottle Shop will at last open this Friday, March 4. The owners consider this a soft opening while the shop sells only wine; legal hoops will allow for liquor sales in a few weeks. In the meantime, use your previous stash of vodka to make Bloody Mary’s at home using H&F’s homemade mix and pickled okra.
What Now Atlanta is reporting that Texas-based Swirll Yogurt is planning to open its first Georgia location at 4365 Roswell Road this spring.
Decatur. PR guru Melissa Libby confirmed today the name for Ford Fry’s forthcoming Italian-inspired restaurant: no. 246. The name refers to the land plot number on which the restaurant sits.
Inman Park. Besha Rodell broke the news that Holy Taco chef (and a Shaun’s alumni) Robert Phalen has signed a lease to open a resto featuring” organic sustainable new cuisine with European undertones” in the former Shaun‘s space that is slated to open in the next 3 months.
Marietta. Tomorrow’s News Today first reported that former Bluepointe top toque, Doug Turbush, is planning on opening Seed Kitchen & Bar, featuring locally sourced ingredients in a casual atmosphere late this summer in the Merchant’s Walk shopping center next to the new Whole Foods. Local firm ai3 will design the space.
The AJC also reported that Basha Bistro, featuring a Mediterranean themed menu, has opened at 420 14th Street.
Westside. Quinones was also named one of the 101 Best Restaurants in America by The Daily Meal.com.
Question of the Week: What former President and COO for the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group is bringing his new restaurant company’s Asian concept to town?