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It’s official: Kimball House team will open a casual seafood restaurant at Krog Street Market

This restaurant and bar, which will take over the former Luminary space, is the second for Matt Christison, Miles Macquarrie, Bryan Rackley, and Jesse Smith. They hope to open in 2018.
The Luminary closing

The Luminary is closing its doors

The Luminary, the first restaurant to open at Krog Street Market, will close later this month.

22 Atlanta restaurants to book for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is next Sunday but that doesn't mean you get a free pass for dinner on the Friday or Saturday before. Here are 22 Atlanta restaurants with something special planned for one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Eli Kirshtein on the weirdest thing about being on Top Chef: Las Vegas

The Luminary's Eli Kirshtein talks about Top Chef, the Falcons, and what he learned from Kevin Rathbun.

Looking back, the top dining news from 2014

It was the year of the city center. With the opening of Buckhead Atlanta, Inman Park’s Krog Street Market, and Alpharetta’s Avalon, restaurants opened in droves. Local chefs got a nod from the James Beard Foundation, a lime shortage caused momentary panic, and one popular pop-up signed on its first brick-and-mortar location. Read on as we remember when.

The Luminary

Consciously or not, the design of the Luminary—a mix of fin de siècle elegance and postindustrial minimalism—mirrors the inherent tension between tradition and progress that characterizes Inman Park, a historic neighborhood facing a tidal wave of new construction and its corollary traffic.

Eli Kirshtein’s the Luminary will be the first to open in Krog Street Market

The Luminary, an updated and regionalized American brasserie by former Top Chef contestant Eli Kirshtein, will be the first restaurant to open in Krog Street Market this year. Though Kirshtein is hesitant to name an opening date, sources say May is likely.

The 14 most anticipated restaurants for 2014

With the new year comes new restaurants to watch, new chefs to follow, and new menus to salivate over. As we (impatiently) await opening night, here are the 14 most anticipated restaurants for 2014.

The early word on Eli Kirshtein’s brasserie

Former Top Chef contestant Eli Kirshtein is bringing bistro fare to Inman Park this spring with the opening of the Luminary, an American brasserie with regional influences. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant in the forthcoming Krog Street Market will feature a 400-square-foot patio, plus a large raw bar. Though Kirshtein—formerly executive chef at Eno and a protégé of both Richard Blais and Kevin Rathbun—is still working out many of the details, he took the time to share his plans.

In the food news this week

Hugh Acheson to open Mexican restaurant
Five and Ten recently moved from South Lumpkin Street to Milledge Avenue in Athens, and Hugh Acheson isn’t wasting any time filling the old spot. He told the Athens Banner-Herald he plans to open a Mexican restaurant called Cinco y Diez, spearheaded by Farm 255 chef Whitney Otawka.

Krog Street Market names seven tenants
Formerly a manufacturing facility and home to Atlanta Stove Works, Krog Street Market aims to open this winter in Inman Park with a variety of eateries. This week, Paces Properties confirmed seven tenants including: a Mex-Tex restaurant by chefs Ford Fry and Kevin Maxey, an American brasserie and bistro called the Luminary by chef Eli Kirshtein, Grand Champion BBQ, the Spotted Trotter, and Pannus Bakery, which will specialize in hispanic and European pastries.

New executive chef at Ecco
Jonathan Beatty, formerly of Davanti Enoteca in Chicago, has replaced Craig Richards as executive chef at Ecco, according to Eater Atlanta.

Bella Cucina closed Virginia-Highland location
Gourmet food store Bella Cucina closed its Virginia-Highland location last week, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (Tomorrow's News Today broke the story.) A post on the shop's Facebook page announced that a new retail location will open in the fall, but it did not specify where.

A fractured ankle for Rathbun
In addition to a 4th of July fire at Rathbun’s causing temporary closure of the restaurant, and a power outage at KR SteakBar leading to a 45-minute evacuation on July 5, chef Kevin Rathbun now has a fractured ankle. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Rathbun acquired the injury when he fell through the drop ceiling while assessing fire damage at Rathbun’s.

Roots Juices now open
Hopping on the fresh pressed vegetable and fruit juices trend, Roots—a Texas-based company—is now open in the Shops Around Lenox. Atlanta.com reports that this Dtox competitor offers more than 17 types of juices, infused waters, and cleanses, and each 16-ounce juice is comprised of about two to three pounds of fruit and veggies.

Three Taverns Brewery launches
A new source of craft beers in Atlanta, Three Taverns officially launches at Brick Store Pub in Decatur tonight with the introduction of two new brews: Single Intent, a Belgian-style single, and A Night In Brussels IPA, a Belgian-style American I.P.A.

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