Omnivore - Gravy Train: Beer Garden at Piedmont Park, Taqueria Tsunami to open in July

Also: Smallcakes cupcakes, a new food truck event


  • Taqueria Tsunami on Facebook

This week, Piedmont Park began ongoing Beer Garden events, where you can enjoy a happy hour beverage around the park. It may be a little tough to find the spots, as locations and hours vary (why not at least stick to one set of hours?!). The schedule for Beer Garden operations is: Thursdays at Dockside (6 p.m.—9 p.m.), Fridays at the Dog Park (5 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.), Friday and Saturday at the Pool (5 p.m. — 7 p.m.) and Saturdays at Legacy Fountain (5 p.m. — 8 p.m.). Proceeds benefit Piedmont Park.

Taqueria Tsunami, taking over the Toulouse space in Buckhead, has announced an opening date of July 18. The restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, will serve Latin-Asian tacos. They also put a charitable twist on things, donating 5% of their profits to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. On Facebook, Taqueria Tsunami hints that they are working on opening a second location in Decatur.

Y’all, this cupcake news just won’t quit. Cupcakes are officially the new froyo, with shops popping up everywhere! Smallcakes, a national cupcake chain, is working on building out a shop on Peachtree near Pharr Road.