Omnivore - Gravy Train: Growlettes at Hop City, Lime Fresh coming to Buckhead

Also: Bistro 980 coming to Midtown, MODERN opening in Buckhead


This weekend, HopCity is launching growlettes, mini-growlers for those nights when 64 ounces of draft goodness is just too much to handle. The 32-ounce Growlettes feature specially designed artwork by Esperanza. Growlettes are pre-filled, but Hop City assures that they are fresh, and range from $10 - $25 depending on your beer choice. Hop City is the first Atlanta area store to offer mini-growlers.

Atlanta will soon be getting our first Lime Fresh, a Miami-based burrito and taco joint. Lime Fresh offers homemade salsa, humanely raised meat and the like plus a handful of healthy options (or as healthy as Mexican food gets). Lime, whose expansion is partially due to a licensing agreement with Ruby Tuesday’s, will be located on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead and is planning on opening in early to mid 2012. They will move in to the Johnny Rocket’s space - which is set to close soon.

Construction permits filed for demolition in the former Sweet Devil Moon/Nonna Mia building in Midtown, with a new spot listed as Bistro 980 moving in to the location some say is cursed.

MODERN, a restaurant, tasting room and market, will move in to the former Copeland’s location in Buckhead. In an announcement by We Sell Restaurants, who brokered the MODERN deal, the restaurant is described as serving New American cuisine in a casual, elegant dining environment. The Tasting Room will feature a nightly multi-course tasting menu and a chef’s table overlooking the kitchen. MODERN’s Market will be a coffee shop with homemade baked goods, plus prepared meals and sauces available for purchase.