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Omnivore - Gravy Train: A new chef at Abattoir, Decatur is tasty

Also: Chick-fil-A goes Southwestern, tattoos with a side of booze

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Tyler Williams has been named the new Executive Chef at Abattoir. Williams has worked at Bacchanalia since 2010. In the official release, chef-owner Anne Quatrano said “Williams is extremely dedicated to creating a one-of-a-kind culinary experience for our guests while sharing our passion for fresh ingredients.”

Southern Living included Decatur on their list of Top Ten Tastiest Towns in the South. The article gives shout outs to Cakes & Ale, No. 246 and Farm Burger. Voting is now open to pick the tastiest town of them all, so head on over and support Decatur. As of this posting, we’re lagging way behind other foodie cities like Charleston and New Orleans.

Kevin Gillespie was included in the food and wine section of Forbes 30 Under 30, a who’s who of up-and-comers around the country.

What Now Atlanta has details on East Paces Tavern, a new California and Mexican spot replacing a former Abbadabba's location in Buckhead.

Starting January 2, Chick-fil-A is adding Tortilla Soup to their menu - available through the end of March. The soup has shredded chicken and navy, northern, and black beans, topped off with with seasoned tortilla strips. According to Chick-fil-A, seasonal soups may become a regular thing - much like their popular special edition milkshakes. The soup was field tested at Atlanta-area Dwarf House and Truett's Grill locations.