Omnivore - Gravy Train: Remembering Greg Koetting, Ullio's newest spot set to open
Also: Tsunami fusion tacos, Wild Heaven in bottles
Greg Koetting, a fixture in the Atlanta restaurant scene, passed last weekend. The AJC has a nice piece honoring his contributions to the dining community. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Midtown Patch is reporting that El Escorpion, Riccardo Ullio's Mexican/Tequila bar concept in the old Eno location, is set to open next week. A drive-by last night revealed a space that didn't look like it was about to open, so I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Beginning this Sunday, Cafe Jonah - the brainchild of Souper Jenny’s Jennifer Levison - will launch a “Pay What You Want” weekly brunch, where patrons pay what they think the brunch is worth. The brunch menu will feature a buffet with a large selection of fresh and homemade salads, fruit, local egg frittatas, pastries, oatmeal, mini panini, sweets, gourmet coffee, teas and more. 10 percent of each Sunday’s collection to the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency whose mission is to help homeless men and women achieve self sufficiency. Cafe Jonah’s brunch buffet is served from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Barcelona, the long awaited restaurant moving into the former Zaya space in Inman Park, is showing signs of life - they are hiring for kitchen staff and projecting a fall opening.