Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Mea culpa
Dish, Dirt and Drivel
Correction: Dish would like to apologize to Robi Sarkar and Wesley Phillips, the owners of the newly opened Village Pizza at 186 Carroll St. in Cabbagetown. Ria Pell, who owns Ria's Bluebird Cafe, is not — as Dish incorrectly stated last week — the owner of the pizzeria. The restaurant is a culinary marriage between pizza pro Phillips, who has tossed pies at both Fellini's and Grant Central East, and architect/developer Sarkar, who spent three years constructing the Carroll Street building that also houses three residential and commercial lofts. Phillips and Sarkar put a lot of work into the sleek-yet-casual restaurant, which in its first two weeks is reported to be dishing up some delicious New York-sized slices and pies — as well as offering bicycle delivery. Village Pizza's formal grand opening will be in early November.
Retail Talk: A New York City-based boutique is making its way down South. We can soon add Intermix, a NYC shopping staple since 1993, to the list of higher-end boutiques such as Barney's CO-OP, Tory by TRB and Jimmy Choo that have recently set up shop in Phipps Plaza. With labels like Chloe, Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney and Catherine Malandrino filling the racks, Intermix will be a welcome addition to the Atlanta fashion scene.
Celebrity Talk: OutKast's fashion-forward Andre Benjamin was spotted last week, bow tie and all, at Eclipse de Luna. Dish hears the tapas restaurant is a favorite of the hip-hop mega-star. ... On Sept. 13, Usher rolled up in a sparkling Mercedes to intown hot spot Two Urban Licks -- and allegedly left a less than sparkling tip. If you check out the "shitty tipper database" at www.bitterwaitress.com/std, you'll find this isn't the first supposedly not-so-stellar tip the multi-millionaire has left. ... Members of the band Wilco, including drummer Glenn Kotche and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone but sans frontman Jeff Tweedy, were spotted Sept. 15 lounging in the VIP section of Compound after opening for the Rolling Stones at Philips Arena earlier that night.
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