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Get an early look at four newcomers to Atlanta's dining scene—Ticonderoga Club, Bar Margot, Bellina Alimentari, and Brezza Cucina.
Greg Best, Regan Smith, and Paul Calvert’s Krog Street Market restaurant will open the first week in October
After much speculation, Greg Best, Regan Smith, and Paul Calvert’s Krog Street Market restaurant will open the first week in October, with a friends and family night in late September.
Booze followers should know that a sizable chunk of Atlanta’s mixological talent will be in one place this Saturday— Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens in Decatur—crafting drinks for charity.
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.
Decatur’s best mixologists will join forces at the end of the month for a two-day drink fest at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel and Decatur Conference Center. The inaugural craft cocktail seminar, Decatur Stirs, will include five workshops, as well as a tasting event on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1.
Paper Plane’s Paul Calvert, David Sweeney (previously of the Bakery at Cakes & Ale and Dynamic Dish), and the Little Tart Bakeshop’s Sarah O’Brien are hosting a Thankful Harvest Dinner at Octane Coffee in Grant Park November 16. Benefiting the Grant Park Farmers Market, the event will be a German-themed four-course meal with beverage pairings.
What, exactly, is in a cocktail name? Bartenders can be both inspired to name their drinks, and flummoxed by the pressure of capturing its spirit. Names can either entice or detract guests from ordering, so the decision usually comes with considerable thought. I spoke with two barkeeps about their process.
Cocktail guru Paul Calvert is a man on the move. He was recently named Beverage Director at Victory Sandwich Bar—the Inman Park location as well as the forthcoming Victory in Decatur. Calvert made waves with the Sound Table’s bar program and went on to spice things up at Pura Vida.
Apparently, the judges at Taste of Atlanta's 2nd annual Barcraft bartending competition Sunday concur with Atlanta magazine dining critic Bill Addison. In his review of the Old Fourth Ward's Sound Table in our October issue, Addison detailed the cool vibe between the dining and cocktails, noting "the close interplay between food and drink makes for a sexy tango."
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