Quick Bites: Cookie dough bar slated for Ponce City Market, Bulla Gastrobar opens in Midtown and more

Food news roundup

Tuesday September 26, 2017 04:09 pm EDT

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For those of you who like to lick the whisk, Ponce City Market is about to debut ready for it? an edible cookie dough bar. Batter Cookie Dough Bar opens in the Central Food Hall this fall with eggless batters made from natural ingredients (and heat-treated flours). The concept comes from native Atlantan Julie Abes. Guests can order batter by the scoop or bite-sized cookie dough balls in flavors like chocolate chip, peanut butter, lemon, s'mores or sugar cookie. They also will have baked cookies, beverages and other treats.

Midtown's new tapas spot Bulla Gastrobar finally opened Monday at 60 11th St. NE in the 12th and Midtown mixed used development. Highlights of the menu include handcrafted cocktails and made-to-order sangrias along with Spanish meats and cheeses. Small plates include favorites like croquettes, albondigas, gambas and patatas bravas.

Buckhead French bistro F&B Atlanta will be closed until further notice due to unexpected flooding inside of the restaurant. Stay tuned to the restaurant's Facebook and Instagram pages during the next few days for updates on reopening.

Decatur's Community Q (1361 Clairmont Rd.) barbecue restaurant is also closed temporarily, to replace a walk-in cooler. After freshening up, they hope to open again by Sun., Oct. 1.

After the recent hurricanes, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, with donations from readers like you, was able to ship six truckloads of food, water and supplies to South Georgia. They deployed two staff members to help sister food banks with distribution efforts and sent 10 mobile food pantries to aid local families affected by power outages and food spoilage in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. In total, the community donated 30,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to the Food Bank in just 10 days.

Adam Pucillo of American Cut and Regent Cocktail Club was crowned Atlanta's Best Sommelier at last night's Taste of Atlanta competition held at City Winery. Competitors were judged on wine service, blind tasting, and theory. Congratulations, Adam!

The 8th Annual Chef's Potluck held at the Inn at Serenbe on Sun., Sept. 17 raised a whopping $147,260 for local nonprofit Wholesome Wave Georgia. The potluck featured a wide array of dishes from local chefs with leftovers composted by local organization Compost Wheels. Wholesome Wave is dedicated to increasing access to healthy, local food by doubling food stamp dollars at local farmers markets.

Athens-based Creature Comforts have a new brew set to release soon. Table Beer is a food-friendly collaboration between the brewery and Atlanta and Athens area chefs. The end product is 4.2 percent ABV with citrus hops, rustic grains and "invigorating minerality" to help cleanse the palate between bites. Get it on draft in early October and later in the month in cans, which will no doubt be beautiful.

If you think Westside is the best side, we've got the goods for you. Westside Provisions District's Little Barn Apothecary has "Westside" sweatshirts perfect for bragging about your ???hood.

Happy hour alert! Midtown's STK has a new 5-6-7 deal every Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. This means craft beers are $5, wines $6 and cocktails $7. Double this on Thursdays with oyster happy hour ($1.50 each) which also includes clams, crab claws, shrimp and ceviche.

The house-made pasta program at Virginia Highland's La Tavola has a new top toque. Andrew Peterson most recently helped open Colletta before moving up the ranks as La Tavola's executive chef.

Shopping at Savi Provisions' gourmet markets is getting a little more savvy. After partnering with Revelator Coffee Co., coffee shops will be opening inside each market for shoppers. Coffee begins pouring this month beginning with the Brookhaven location (1388 Dresden Dr.) with others to follow.

Drink pink for a good cause. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Whiskey Blue is serving up a Cotton Candy Cosmo. A dollar from every glass (which comes with a cotton candy floater) will be donated to Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. On Oct. 4, 50 percent of all proceeds will be donated during their Think Pink Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m.

Get buzzed at West Midtown's Better Half. From Sept. 26-30, you can sip a Bees Knees cocktail made with Barr Hill Gin and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations helping to save endangered bee populations.

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