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Lucian is a cheerful, light-filled yet intimate new wine bar, while Shay Lavi returns with Nur Kitchen, and Poach Social opens as a cute breakfast spot in Summerhill. Plus this month's pop-up highlight: home-style Korean in Grant Park.
Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, is back in Atlanta at the Disco Kroger shopping center in Buckhead. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
In the best of times, running a food business can be risky, expensive, and demanding. But when these Atlantans lost work during the pandemic, it was also an opportunity.
“Most bike shops look like your dad’s garage, so we’re trying to steer away from that,” says Marshall Thomas, a.k.a DJ Mars. “We’re selling fun: You walk into the store, we’ve got bright, colorful merchandise, we’ve got dope music, we feature dope DJs on the weekend, and we just create a different vibe.”
Chef Nick Melvin's popular Saturday burrito pop-up, Poco Loco, is getting a brick-and-mortar space in Kirkwood. The restaurant is set to open soon in the former Dish Dive space.
“This is something I’ve wanted to do,” VanTrece says. “It‘s not as expensive, and it’s still showcasing food we’ve done throughout our existence.”
The pink pop-up arrived on February 19 and is already drawing crowds of fans seeking Boy Brow and Cloud Paint.
It was her mother's Korean fried chicken recipe, and a "growing obsession to show everyone just how out-of-this-world it is,” that inspired marketing consultant Stephanie Watson to become a chef.
Two years ago, chefs Parnass Savang and Rod Lassiter launched Talat Market as a humble pop-up at Gato in Candler Park. Now, they're at work on a 1,700-square-foot, full-service version of the Thai restaurant in Summerhill, which they say will open this summer.
South Downtown developer Newport hopes to fill the spaces along Mitchell Street, ranging from 750 square feet to 1,400 square feet, with local businesses, makers, nonprofits, and more before starting renovations on permanent spaces.