Quick Bites: The Whiskey Project comes to Roswell, Hazel Janes and Cold Beer to open along the Beltline, PeachDish and the Giving Kitchen team up and more

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A new mixed use development along the Beltline between Edgewood and Dekalb Avenues will feature several new eating and drinking concepts

Hey Roswell, are you ready for hundreds of bottles of whiskey and a modern food menu to go with those drams and cocktails? Get excited for The Whiskey Project (45 Oak St.) opening in mid to late April.

Exciting Beltline developments ahead! Staplehouse sommelier Melissa Davis will be leaving to head up Hazel Jane’s, a new wine and coffee bar from the folks at Revelator, located in the upcoming 75 Airline mixed use development along the Beltline. Also in the development: another Shake Shack and Cold Beer, a cocktail bar and beer garden from restaurateur Kevin Gillespie. Gunshow’s Mercedes O’Brien will head up Cold Beer, which will have two patios and a rooftop deck. 75 Airline is expected to open mid-2019.

Two local favorites, PeachDish and the Giving Kitchen, are teaming up for a new concept called the Giving Kitchen Supper Club. Three different DIY dinner party kits are available to order though April 29 at www.peachdish.com. Each host who orders a meal kit will receive a special GK Supper Club Kit, which includes a host apron as well as menus, place cards, and other materials. Recipes are inspired by Ryan and Jen Hidingers’ legendary supper club, Prelude to Staplehouse. Learn more at www.thegivingkitchen.org/supperclub.

Atlanta-based juice bar Kale Me Crazy is adding another location soon in Modera Vinings (3205 Cumberland Blvd.). Stay tuned for updates!

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is back in its original location this year to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Ford Fry’s ode to the tomato is on July 15 at JCT Kitchen and Bar at Westside Provisions District. G. Love and Special Sauce will supply the tunes for the fest that supports Georgia Organics. Tickets go on sale in April.

Rize, we hardly knew ye. The second location of the tech-enabled artisan pizza and salads concept (6050 Roswell Rd.) in Sandy Springs closed last week. The first location, in Poncey-Highland, closed late last year.

Chef showdown and eating festival Smoke & Glory returns this Sunday to Steinbeck’s in Oakhurst with 20 chefs competing for the coveted cleaver trophy. Ticket holders get unlimited tastes, five drink tickets (lots of Creature Comforts beer, y’all), and a vote. The href=http://smokeandglorycookoff.com/>lineup is seriously stellar.

A third Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is set to open in Dunwoody’s Perimeter Place (1221 Ashford Crossing). Hobnob also has locations in Midtown and Town Brookhaven.

Reformation Brewery has partnered with Wander North Georgia for a new rotating IPA series called Nolan the Wanderer, launching Sun., April 1. The initial brew, Adventurer #001, is a simcoe dry-hopped American IPA, available in the brewery’s Keeping Room and sold in 12 oz. cans.

Farm Burger Grant Park (275 Memorial Dr.) opens Mon., March 26. Expect more 100 percent grass-fed and locally sourced burgers and sides for lunch and dinner.

Want to watch FX’s “Atlanta” in good company? Head over to Sweet Auburn BBQ every Thursday at 10 p.m. for TV, food, and cocktail specials inspired by the hit show.

SweetWater Brewery’s the Woodlands Project is having a release party (open to the public) this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate new releases with food, music, and beer. Woodlands Circle members will get bottles of Chattahoochee #3 (blackberry sour aged in bourbon, finished in sherry puncheons with mint and lime) and Chattahoochee #4 (mixed fermentation gose aged in anejo tequila barrels).

Hop to it this Easter with Atlanta’s Beautiful Briny Sea’s new line of decorating mixes created for Williams Sonoma. Sprinkle cakes and cookies with Pastel Party, Easter Egg Hunt, and Chicks & Bunnies, available online or in WS stores.

Ford Fry is a groupie for Lexus and he’s throwing a party this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. to celebrate the new Lexus LS 500. href=https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lexus-ls-launch-party-tickets-44115191726?aff=es2>Ticketsinclude champagne, craft cocktails, and a menu of Fry’s favorite dishes.


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