Omnivore - Gravy Train: Big Apple Inn coming to Atlanta, new life for The Castle

Also: Fins opening in Midtown, rumored changes at Miso Izakaya


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Mississippi favorite Big Apple Inn is opening an Atlanta location. April Patton, granddaughter of the restaurant’s founder, is heading up the Atlanta branch after being inspired by a trial run at Atlanta Underground Market last spring. The Atlanta restaurant will stay true to the classics of the original location - serving tamales and pig ear sandwiches (While pig ears may scare some, April assures me that you “grow into it.”). They’ll also put their own twist on things, adding new items to the menu like more tamale options, coffee, and ice cream. The restaurant is planning to open this February in Westview, where they hope to take an active role in revitalizing the neighborhood. “My grandfather taught me that you have to be a part of a community, not just be in it,” said April.

Previously just a rumor, permits with plans describing a restaurant and hotel space have now been filed for The Castle, a historic building in Midtown that sits right on 15th Street overlooking Woodruff Arts Center. The plans indicate there will be a four-unit hotel and a dining space. According to building permits, in addition to revamping the current building, a new space will be added to the back side of the building to make room for the restaurant and hotel lounge.

A new sports lounge and seafood grill called Fins is coming to the corner of 12th and Crescent in Midtown. The restaurant will have an outdoor patio and a lower level ultra lounge. They’ll serve up (duh) seafood and the bar plans offer a craft beer selection, small batch whiskeys, and other drunken delights.

Foodie Buddha details plans for menu changes at Miso Izakaya, courtesy of unnamed but apparently reliable sources. The popular Edgewood restaurant reportedly plans to branch out and try more adventurous dishes - including seasonal menus and ramped up sushi offerings - but they’re going to keep some old favorites around, too.