Shucks and Common Quarter open, Rathbun’s offers cooking classes, and more

What’s new in the restaurant world this week
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Common Quarter begins serving
The East Cobb restaurant from the Local Three and Muss & Turner’s crew kicks off service tonight, offering the likes of crawfish rolls, cauliflower risotto, Low Country bouillabaisse, rabbit stroganoff, fried apple pie, and more. According to UrbanDaddy, Common Quarter embraces its theme to the core, with Savannah-style gas lamps and an oversize map of St. Simons.

King Duke named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants
Last year, Ford Fry’s the Optimist was named Esquire’s best new restaurant of the year. Fry is on a roll with the magazine’s food writer, John Mariani, who names Fry’s newest spot, King Duke, to his 2013 list.

Shucks opens
Here to Serve Restaurants’ newest spot Shucks Oyster & Wine Bar opens Thursday in the Town Brookhaven development. In addition to oysters from around the world, Shucks will serve grilled cheese, soups, salads, a “deconstructed French onion soup sandwich,” and more. Founder Tom Catherall’s sons, Ryan and Nick, will spearhead the kitchen.

Sobban opens, closes, and re-opens
The Heirloom Market BBQ team opened a Korean-Southern diner called Sobban last week. Located in Decatur, the restaurant opened briefly, serving ssam, dumplings, and noodle dishes; then closed to “work out some kinks,” according to Eater Atlanta; and is now back open.

Rathbun’s offers cooking classes
Recently re-opened after a 4th of July fire, Rathbun’s released its cooking class schedule last week. The $400-per-person class cost includes a three-hour session, plus appetizers and a four-course dinner for the attendee and a guest.

Mixologists serve at the Fernbank
The Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event now features a guest mixologist component. This Friday, Trip Sandifer of the Spence will serve a unique cocktail, while FLIP Burger’s Sarah Abouna and South City Kitchen’s Kelly Culver headline November’s events.