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Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Crowes Descending

CELEB TALK: Home-grown Southern rocker Chris Robinson and his actress wife, Kate Hudson, were spotted at an afternoon Braves game May 4, the day before Robinson played four shows with the Black Crowes at the Tabernacle. The couple sat in an open, club-level box donning shades and happily waved to the crowd when the JumboTron cast up their images for all the stadium to see. The couple appeared to be with a group of friends and family including, presumably, their 1-year-old son, Ryder, whom Robinson and Hudson took turns holding throughout the game. In other Hudson news, the stylish hippy chick was apparently doing some shopping while in town and called ahead to announce her arrival at Buckhead's Blue Genes on May 8 - but in the end she didn't show.

RESTAURANT TALK: Hip-hop producer and Janet Jackson boy-toy Jermaine Dupri has opened a new cafe on Piedmont Avenue. Dish attempted to contact the restaurant several times, but no one answered the phone. Anyone? ... The Highland Avenue space previously inhabited by the longtime bohemian hangout Cafe Diem, the short-lived Rue de Paris, and the shorter-lived Muse, is now being renovated as Eclipse di Sol. The new venture, which could open by month's end, comes to us from the crew behind Eclipse di Luna. ... Also opening this summer is the latest concept from Bob Amick, who has seen big success with One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks. His newest project, Piebar, will be housed in an architectural oddity, the abandoned, mid-1960s circular bank on Monroe Drive near I-85. The restaurant will offer small, tapas-style dishes and pizza - and will use the old bank teller window as a drive-thru.

BOYZ TALK: Boyz N Da Hood, P. Diddy's N.W.A. of the South featuring Georgia rappers Big Duke, Big Gee, Jody Breeze and Young Jeezy, recently headed out to Cali for a cameo in T.I.'s video for "A.S.A.P." Apparently, the trip went well for the group, whose song "Dem Boyz" has seen heavy Southern radio play; rumor has it that Ice Cube will direct their next video.

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