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Led by Sarah Dodge—formerly with 8Arm and owner of pop-up/subscription service Bread is Good—Colette opened in late July with limited operating hours. Dodge tried to launch quietly, but on day one, the line stretched down the block. She had 110 orders in an hour and a half.
Fresh off a Michelin nod, the Fishmonger team launches a new restaurant on November 30—one that came to fruition in just three weeks. Dos Burros, or “two donkeys” in Spanish, replaces Lady Ha next to Rina on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. It'll serve tacos, burritos, nachos, and ceviche, alongside margaritas and 20-plus beers on tap.
Joshua Fryer is passionate about food and wine. Although most Atlantans know him as a front-of-house guy—he served as general manager and beverage director at 8Arm—Fryer graduated from culinary school and worked in kitchens prior to finding a home behind the bar. By founding Long Snake wine bar, Fryer is revisiting his original passion, serving a tight menu (primarily small plates) and Lo-Fi wines, with vinyl playing in the background.
Baker Sarah Dodge, known for her delivery and wholesale business Bread is Good, is opening a brick-and-mortar location in the forthcoming Otto’s Apartment Hotel (formerly the Highland Inn) in Poncey-Highland. Slated to launch in October, Colette Bread will primarily serve as a production facility, but 15-20 percent of the business will be dedicated to retail, with another portion playing host to cooking and baking classes.
The much-loved Poncey-Highland restaurant from Nhan Le and Skip Engelbrecht quietly closed on August 28. The pair are now focusing on a new location for Fishmonger and upcoming comfort food spot, Small Fry.
Fresh off the success of their Poncey-Highland fish market/restaurant Fishmonger, Skip Engelbrecht and Nhan Le announce plans for a second location, this one in the Pratt Pullman District. Slated to open in October, the new Fishmonger will feature a large patio and a full bar.
Skip Engelbrecht and chef Nhan Le, the team behind 8Arm in Poncey-Highland, have turned their focus to casual eateries. They recently launched Fishmonger seafood market and raw bar in Virginia-Highland and will open Small Fry—an elevated, fried comfort food takeout—in Atlanta Dairies in late fall.
8Arm has become a Japanese izakaya, with casual drinking fare, grilled skewers, ramen, a tiny sushi bar—and serious culinary legs.
From heraldry to symbolism, many eating establishments have hung out shingles that refer to familiar animals. In times and places when most people were illiterate, anyone could recognize a pub that was named the Fox and Hound, for instance, and illustrated accordingly.
The verdict on 5 new (or revamped) Atlanta restaurants: Hippin Hops, 8Arm, Poco Loco, Tiny Lou’s, and Karv Kitchen
Tiny Lou’s gets new chefs, 8Arm gets a Japanese makeover, popular burrito pop-up Poco Loco gets a permanent home, and more