Quick Bites: Hopkins' Atlanta Botanical Garden concept gets rebranded, Tom + Chee closes, and more
Food news round-up
After being open less than a year, Linton’s in the Garden, Linton Hopkins’ restaurant in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, will be renamed Longleaf. The new name is a reference to the longleaf pine, an evergreen indigenous to the Southeast. Hopkins says the rebranding will cut out the middleman between the Garden and diners. Hopkins will stay on as a chef adviser while Jason Paolini steps into the executive chef role and become an employee of the Garden.
Westside grilled cheese resto Tom + Chee has closed after a little over year of operation at Ironworks. Tomorrow’sNewsToday reports that a “lunch focused” eatery as has leased the space.
Downtown Decatur cocktail lounge The Pinewood has opened its new dining room along with a new lounge and private dining area. Chef Andy Jackson, formerly of Revival, is the restaurant’s new chef de cuisine. The restaurant recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.
Recently opened apartment tower Azure on the Park (1020 Piedmont Ave. N.E.) will be the site of a new Mexican restaurant called Cactus House. Cactus House will serve “fresh, natural, and upscale street style tacos.”
https://whatnowatlanta.com/new-taqueria-concept-cactus-house-planned-for-midtown/ Midtown’s Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar has announced the opening of the Saltwood Burger Bar. The Burger Bar will feature a varied selection of burgers along with boozy milkshakes and an array of desserts. The Burger Bar will be open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.