Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Vision restored
Club Talk: After a months-long renovation, Vision reopened July 15, drawing a star-studded crowd including Mary J. Blige, T.I., Xscape's Tiny, R&B singer Monica, and Usher, who closed off the club's VIP lounge but, due to a power outage, spent much of the time in the dark. The renovated space boasts private rooms in psychedelic colors and, most importantly, tons of bathrooms.
TV Talk: MTV's latest makeover reality show, "Trailer Fabulous," is currently filming an episode at a trailer park in Fayetteville. Former Atlantan and "Trailer Fabulous" host Brooks Buford plans to visit local stores (Bill Hallman, Junkman's Daughter, etc.) with the hopes of making the trailer tenants' wardrobes as fabulous as their renovated digs. The crew is spending its downtime exploring local cultural attractions; on July 17, the posse descended on the Pink Pony. ... In other reality-TV news, Atlanta resident Aileen Page is part of the cast on NBC's new series "The Law Firm." No word yet on how far the civil litigator gets in the race for the $250,000 prize. "The Law Firm" debuts July 28.
Restaurant Talk: The vacant Morningside space that was once the popular Indigo - and then the tasty but not-so-popular Horizon - will reopen as Food 101, whose owners also operate Soto in Vinings and another Food 101 in Sandy Springs. No word yet on a projected opening date. ... As Dish reported last week, executive chef Shaun Doty will leave MidCity Cuisine at the end of the month to run the kitchen at the High Museum's soon-to-open Table 1280. Dish now hears that Lance Gummere, who worked with Doty at Mumbo Jumbo and followed him to MidCity, will take over for Doty there. Meanwhile, the Johnson Studio is busy redesigning the former Andrew Boutique next to MidCity. The space is scheduled to open as a bar and lounge (name unknown) in October.
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