Quick Bites: Chai Yo Modern Thai and Emerald City Bagels now open, Mission + Market coming to Buckhead, Analog returns, and more

Food news roundup

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BAGEL WIZARD: Deanna Halcrow and her daughter Jackie have opened a brick-and-mortar version of their popular pop-up, Emerald City Bagels, in East Atlanta Village.

A new concept is coming to the Three Alliance Center Building in Buckhead this spring. Restaurateur Jonathan Akly is partnering with chef Ian Winslade on Mission + Market. "I had an incredible tenure at Murphy's and enjoyed being part of an Atlanta staple these last six and half years,” said Winslade in a press release. “My vision for Mission + Market is to bring something a little different and hopefully unexpected to the growing city of Atlanta while being able to showcase my own style.” 

Emerald City Bagels, the mother-daughter owned pop-up turned brick-and-mortar bagel shop, is now opened in East Atlanta Village at 1257 Glenwood Ave. Get there early to guarantee a bagel! Reports say supplies were sold out by 11 a.m. on the first day.

The collaborative dining series Analog is back for the first seating of the New Year. On Feb. 11, chefs Todd Richards and Guy Wong will prepare 15 courses showcasing their love of duck and seafood while Krista and Jerry Slater pair beverages. Reservations can be made via Tock for two seatings at Miso Izakaya.

Speaking of Guy Wong, Westside’s Le Fat resumes lunch service on Jan. 29 with a concise menu of banh mi, bowls of pho, spring rolls, and rice dishes. 

Cheers! Garden & Gun plans to open a “cocktail and social club” at the Battery sometime this spring. No membership is required for the Southern hospitality, which will include lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails.

Marietta’s Il Giallo Osteria and Bar (5290 Roswell Rd.) has named Brendan Keenan as excutive chef. Keenan was most recently top toque at Drift and Seed & Stem and previously worked at Woodfire Grill, the Sound Table, and Bluepointe.

Jefe’s Tacos and Tequila in Brookhaven closed this past Sunday. On their Facebook page, they shared “how difficult it was to make this decision but we are comfortable in the knowledge that we are leaving the restaurant in the very capable hands of Red Pepper Taqueria.”  

Chef/owner Nick Leahy is starting a new dinner series at Saltyard where he partners with local farmers for a seasonal ingredient dinner the first Thursday of every month. The inaugural dinner is on Feb. 3 with Moore Farms and friends. Reservations can be made by phone at 404-382-8088.

KFC is launching a new Southern-inspired flavor just for us! Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken will be available for dipping on Mon., Jan. 29. In a press release, KFC noted, “after all, Georgians do love their BBQ.”

There are new top toques at the Shops at Buckhead Atlanta. Gary Finzer is leading the kitchen as executive chef at Gypsy Kitchen and Q. Matisse’ Myers has moved up to executive chef at The Southern Gentleman.

Have a drink and provide food for a hungry Atlantan. Raise a glass against hunger on Mon., Jan. 29 from 6 to 9 pm at Bulla Gastrobar (60 11th St. NE). $10 at the door includes a glass of sangria and light bites and all proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Before Nashville’s Hattie B’s Hot Chicken opens its first Atlanta location this spring, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q will pop up with them. On Sat., Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hattie B’s executive Chef John Lasater joins Jonathan and Justin Fox at Fox Bros. for dishes of hot chicken paired with the bros' famous sides.

Nearly one in six American children suffer from hunger, including more than 529,000 right here in Georgia. Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry holds its 30th anniversary gala to help. On Thurs., May 3, 75 of the city’s premier restaurants join forces for the fundraiser at Cobb Galleria Centre, a new venue for TOTN.

Wanna sip on some Oyster Hot Tub Stout? Duluth’s new Good Word Brewing is throwing a release shindig on Thurs., Feb. 1 for the new beer. The folks from Noona will be shucking oysters from Oyster South and Kimball House to go along with the 5.5 percent brew.

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