Atlanta Food Chatter: November 1, 2010

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NEWS AND NOTES:

The Decatur Wine Festival will be held this coming Saturday, November 6 on the Square in downtown Decatur.

Time Magazine’s food columnist, Josh Ozerzky, uses the moniker “lardcore” to describe the next-gen efforts of Southern chefs across the region and country.

Buckhead. Thrillist is reporting that Gypsy Stag, a casual late night bar, has opened in the former Village Vino space at 3188 Roswell Road.


Downtown
. Creative Loafing notes that the former Bistro 57 in the Healy Building is slated to reopen as Café Hortensia ,featuring a lunch and breakfast menu focused on Southern cuisine.

Rumor has it that the former City Grill space will be reopened as a special events facility called The Venetian Room.
 
Johns Creek. The AJC is reporting that Sinbad’s Feast, featuring Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, has opened at 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, in the former Sia’s location.

Midtown. What Now Atlanta first reported that 5th Street Cafe, the bistro from Hawk’s star ZaZa Pachulia that replaced Eno, has closed after only a few months in business.

What Now Atlanta also got the scoop that Evos in the Vewpoint condominiums has closed and plans to reopen in Roswell.

Old Fourth Ward. Parish has installed the Ariston Olive Oil “Refill and Save” Program, the first such program in Atlanta featuring premium olive oil and balsamic vinegars. After the initial purchase, you can bring the bottle back and refill the bottle yourself for a lower price.
 
Reynoldstown. Thrillist reports the Marlee’s Coffee and Tea, featuring a breakfast and lunch menu, has opened at 349 Decatur Street.

 
Roswell. Relish is closing at the end of the year, to be replaced by Pico Auténtico, a family-friendly, “authentic” Mexican restaurant.
 
Question of the Week: What is the name of the Buckhead Life resto that opened at Phillips Arena last weekend.
PS. The answer to last week’s QOTW—What new Indian-themed supper club is holding two events in November?—is Spice Route Supper Club

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