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Omnivore - Gravy Train: STK, Alma Cocina opening soon, Bakeshop won't disappear

Also: Bell Street Burritos opens in West Midtown, Thumbs Up franchising

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  • A peek inside Alma Cocina - and that's just the bathroom!

STK has announced an opening timeline of mid-December for their new restaurant in Midtown. The concept is a mix between a classic steakhouse and a lounge. STK bills themselves as a steakhouse for women, saying it’s a place where you can eat steak and be flirty (um, ok). STK has recruited local talents Marcus Marshall and Jeremy Miller, to helm the venue. Marshall, the restaurant’s new General Manager comes from Concentrics, and Miller has been appointed Executive Chef following his time at Bluepointe.

Alma Cocina says they will open on December 6 in Downtown’s One Ninety One Building, serving a contemporary Mexican menu infused with the many flavors of Latin America. The restaurant will also have a unique bar program centering around drinks complemented by infused ice cubes (think exotic flavors like prickly pear and maple-caramel). The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily. It will be interesting to see if that location - which will benefit at lunch from the neighboring office buildings - can draw a consistent dinner crowd in the sometimes desolate Downtown neighborhood (hey, the area was picked as the set of The Walking Dead for a reason).

What Now Atlanta reports that Lime Fresh, which is opening in Buckhead, will also open a Midtown location - taking over the current Bakeshop location on Peachtree. Bakeshop owner Jonathan St. Hilaire announced via Facebook that he’s working on two projects that can’t yet be revealed - promising that fans will still be able to find Bakeshop breads and pastries in Atlanta.

Foodie Buddha reports that Bell Street Burritos has opened their new Westside location - joyous news for those craving burrito at dinner time. Beginning Monday, regular hours will be 11 a.m. -9 p.m. from Monday - Thursday and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The new location is at the corner of Howell Mill and Chattahoochee Avenue.