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A bad soundtrack can ruin an otherwise perfect night out at a restaurant. Here are some of the Atlanta restaurants who are creating perfect playlists, including Gaja in East Atlanta Village.
Opening November 28 from the Victory Sandwich Bar and S.O.S. Tiki Bar team, the new "anti-bar" in Inman Park will serve old-school meat-and-two plates, including meatloaf with all-you-can-eat mashed potatoes. "We’re a younger, tighter version of the Colonnade," owner Ian Jones says of the menu.
Ten years ago, barkeep Greg Best couldn’t even get his hands on a reliable supply of decent vermouth. In 2008, the craft cocktail renaissance that started in New York City started to make its way to Atlanta. Now, cocktail culture has proliferated with such fervor that you can find almost any creation in Atlanta.
Paper Plane, the cocktail bar behind Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur, will shut its doors at the end of the month. Plans are in the works for a new concept to open in time for a preview at Victory’s big luau September 13, owner Ian Jones says.
Ian Jones, proprietor of Victory Sandwich Bar and Paper Plane, is frustrated. Originally, he had a May opening in mind for Victory Sandwich Bar’s new Inman Park location (913 Bernina Avenue, the space formerly home to Park’s Edge). Then he figured July. Now, due to a seemingly endless series of meetings and reviews with the city permitting department, it’s looking more like August or September, he says.