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QUICK BITES: Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards undergoes renovations, a fourth location of HobNob Neighborhood Tavern, and more

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DRINK FOR A CAUSE: SweetWater Brewing Co.’s debut brew, Twisted Fish Crystal Pilsner, is brewed with and for the Building Conservation Trust.

Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits, the forthcoming restaurant from Kimball House partners, is anticipated to open on June 19 at Krog Street Market. The crew will be serving up Southern sustainable fare. Daniel Chance (W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Bacchanalia) helms the kitchen as executive chef in the former The Luminary location. KH bartender Adrian Fessenden-Kroll, will manage the bar, and Kate Flowe (Paper Crane) will work the bar as well. Both bartenders were part of KH’s opening staff.


On Sunday, May 20, Bagel Palace in the Toco Hill Shopping Center bid farewell. The New York-style deli and bakery was an iconic gathering place for more than 25 years. In a social media statement before the 4 p.m. closing, Bagel Palace said, “With the current rent, under the new landlord, it was impossible to stay. When the lights go out for the last time, know that you will all be remembered dearly.”


You may have noticed a missing patio at Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards in Decatur. Fear not, after extensive renovations, the patio and all its greenery will return.


Let’s taco bout Memorial Day in Decatur. The White Bull will have a lunch (11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and dinner (5-10 p.m.) menu devoted to tacos with all sorts of fillings. Much like their house made pasta program, tortillas will be fresh made from milled in-house masa. We have our eyes on the crispy trout taco.


Midtown’s TAP (1180 Peachtree St. N.E.) shuttered at the end of May. The Concentrics Restaurants-owned  gastropub decided not to renew its lease after 10 years. The second location of TAP: A Gastropub remains open at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Reminder to get in line. The Marcel burger, usually only available on the late night menu at the West Side fancy spot (1170 Howell Mill Rd.), will be available for lunch on Friday, May 25. Burgers will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. until they run out. And hey, it’s Friday; grab a boozy shake too.


As part of their ongoing beverage series, Bar Mercado is hosting Rosé All Day on Sunday, May 27. Sip and learn about 5 rosés with light bites from 4-7 p.m. (tickets https://rosealldaybarmercado.splashthat.com)


Atlantic Station has something new in the works, a fourth location of HobNob Neighborhood Tavern. The new build out will take the place of the former Strip near the green space area. This HobNob joins a forthcoming Dunwoody location, Brookhaven, and the original Midtown location on Piedmont Road.


This is how you get ants! Local Three is hosting a luau (full roasted hog spread, tiki drinks, palm trees, and more) Danger Island-style and celebrating with Archer cast members Amber Nash (Pam) and Lucky Yates (Dr. Krieger/Crackers). Tickets are $35 each, but only a limited amount are available for purchase. Raise a glass to 100 episodes of the Georgia-produced show on Tuesday, June 5 from 7-11 p.m. Luau attire encouraged.


What a power duo — West Midtown’s Better Half hosts another Better Halves dinner on Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. with Chef Zach Meloy and Gunshow’s Executive Chef Joey Ward. Enjoy six courses, with wine and cocktail pairings, and ending celebratory cordials and truffles. Each chef will take a turn with a course. Tickets are especially limited, so hop on it.


Grillin’ & Chillin’ is back for the 3rd year at Emory Point on Thursday, from 6:30-9 p.m. This week’s chef (Thurs., May 24) is Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir, smoking beer can chicken tacos on The Big Green Egg with a signature cocktail, craft brews, and live music from Lilac Wine. 100% of proceeds go toward The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.


What’s better than a farm party for a long weekend? It’s chefs Terry Koval and Joel Penn’s birthdays and Wrecking Barn is having a bash with food from Wrecking Bar Brew Pub, Local Three, Rathbun’s, Better Half, and Holeman& Finch. Cocktails from some of the city’s best: Kirk Gibson (C. Ellet’s), Isabella Ordway and Neal Engleman (Wrecking Bar), Paige Lane (The Pinewood) and Caleb Brown (Empire State South). And of course, beer, wine, and lemonade for kiddos. Tickets for Sunday’s event from 3-7 p.m. can be found here.


Pull out that grass skirt. Victory and S.O.S. Tiki Bar’s Luau is back this Sunday, May 27 at their Decatur location from 2 p.m. until late. To go with a buffet and tiki drinks, DJs spin surf jams and tiki tunes. (Facebook)
Tomorrow’s News Today reported that Pao Pao Ramen and Pao Pao Rolled Ice Cream are coming to Toco Hill Shopping Center very near Spiller Park. Pao Pao has a location in Buford’s Mill Creek Village.


It tastes even better when it helps the environment, and SweetWater Brewing Co.’s debut brew has a purpose. Twisted Fish Crystal Pilsner is brewed with and for the Building Conservation Trust, the Coastal Conservation Association’s National Habitat Program. It’s available in draft and 16-ounce cans and $1 from each purchase goes toward SweetWater’s Save Our Water program. SweetWater has donated more than $1 million in their annual campaign to clean water and natural habitats through nonprofit initiatives.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 3 when Inman Quarter’s Char Korean throws a seafood boil of monumental proportions. Knowing Richard Tang, expect a flash mob, celebrity, or dance-off to go with all the boil.



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Aix, chef Nick Leahy’s much-hyped French restaurant and adjoining wine bar, Tin Tin, opened Mon., Dec. 17. Leahy’s menu is chock-full of the Provençal food of his childhood, outstanding desserts, craft cocktails, and a thoughtful wine list curated by beverage director Pat Peterson.

He’s our pop-up king and we follow him wherever he cooks. Jarrett Stieber, whose pop-up Eat Me Speak Me is currently operating out of S.O.S. Tiki Bar, is opening Little Bear, a brick and mortar restaurant in Summerhill’s Georgia Avenue project. The area near the Atlanta Braves’ old ballpark will also be home to Halfway Crooks Brewing, Little Tart Bakeshop, and Wood’s Chapel BBQ. We can’t wait until next summer to finish a meal with blondie bars and whiskey milk in the new location.

There’s a new place in town for kitfo and tibs. Desta Ethiopian Kitchen opened a second location at Emory Point (1520 Avenue Place N.E.). Chow down Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Cheers to 10 years! One Flew South, the first fine dining restaurant in the world’s busiest airport, is celebrating a decade of good eats and drinks at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

From the team behind Argosy, Sceptre Brewing Arts is scheduled to open in early 2019 in the former Oak Brewpub space in Oakhurst (630 East Lake Drive).

A new location of Tin Drum Asian Kitchen will open this January at the new North Decatur Square shopping center next to Whole Foods 365. The menu includes Tin Drum favorites as well as items exclusive to this location such as sidewalk sliders, Vietnamese banh mi, and lettuce wraps.

O4W Pizza has returned to Old Fourth Ward. Anthony Spina and Billy Streck’s (Hampton + Hudson, Cypress St. Pint & Plate) Nina & Rafi serves Spina’s Detroit-style pizzas from 5 p.m. to midnight across from Bell Street Burritos (661 Auburn Ave. N.E.).

New hotspot Root Baking Co. in Ponce City Market has launched a new dinner menu. Chef Matt Palmerlee will serve supper beginning at 4 p.m., Mon.-Sat. The mussels and clams in green tomato and clam broth topped with with sunchoke chips sounds pretty stellar.

The first certified gluten-free, fast-casual restaurant is now open in Buckhead (54 Pharr Road). KarmaFarm, an organic and sustainable meat and three, also donates a meal to a local child in need for every meal sold. That’s pretty cool.

Xhibit, helmed by chef Christian Messier, opens next week in a new hotel — Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown (1414 West Peachtree St. N.W.). We don’t have a copy of the all-day menu yet, but it will have a commitment to local purveyors, local seafood, roasted vegetables on the stone hearth oven, coffee from Smyrna’s Rev Coffee, and baked goods from H+F Bread Co.    Courtesy of Zeb Stevenson BIRD IS THE WORD: Redbird is slated to open this year at Westside Provisions District.                                   QUICK BITES: Pop-up king gets a brick and mortar, pizza returns to Old Fourth Ward, and more "
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Check out Alpharetta’s new street art, yes we said Alpharetta. Restaurateur Ryan Pernice and Teasley Place’s George Jackson IV commissioned artist Greg Mike in the creation of a 2-tiered seating platform and 12 foot tall “A” for Alpharetta. The structure can be seen near Coalition Food and Beverage at the corner of Milton and Canton St.

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Chef Spencer Gomez (Gunshow, Holeman and & Finch) will be Chef de Cuisine over both Joey Ward’s upcoming restaurants: Southern Belle and Georgia Boy.

City Tap, described as “an elevated American gastropub,” is opening early 2019 in Midtown in Gordon Biersch’s former space, 848 Peachtree St. NE. The is the 7th location nationwide and it will display over 60 brews on tap with plenty of local varieties.

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During a very special dinner hosted by Georgia Organics’ Cast Iron and Collards Society, chef Kevin Gillespie will introduce Gunshow’s new executive chef, and cook a special meal with them following the announcement. Passing the Torch will be a 5 course meal with cocktails paired by Gunshow’s Mercedes O’Brien and wines by 3 Parks Wine’s Sarah Pierre. There will be two seatings (6 and 8:30 p.m.), so no spoilers early eaters. Tickets

Cocktail enthusiasts, your Saturday afternoons are sorted. Decatur’s The Pinewood has two months of cocktail classes focused on whiskey. From 4-6 p.m. learn how to shake and stir with ease while sipping on the fruits of your labor and enjoying Southern style treats. $32 per class. American Whiskey classes: Jan. 5, Jan. 9, Feb.2, Feb. 16. International whisky classes: Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23.

The South has done it again, this time by influencing Trader Joe’s. VP of marketing Matt Sloan questioned on a recent Inside Trader Joe’s podcast, “Why isn’t pimento cheese a thing everywhere?” followed by the announcement that the fan favorite cheese will be hitting the shelves at all locations"
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Chef Spencer Gomez (Gunshow, Holeman and & Finch) will be Chef de Cuisine over both Joey Ward’s upcoming restaurants: Southern Belle and Georgia Boy.

City Tap, described as “an elevated American gastropub,” is opening early 2019 in Midtown in Gordon Biersch’s former space, 848 Peachtree St. NE. The is the 7th location nationwide and it will display over 60 brews on tap with plenty of local varieties.

Cowtippers, the 25-year institution at 1600 Piedmont will close for good on Thurs., Dec. 27. Loyal patrons believed they could still visit the eatery for a few more weeks, but were shocked to find this somber announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page, “The sun is finally setting on the ol’ cow… We would like to thank you for the years of great memories. We love you, The Cowtippers Family.”

More Summerhill news, New York style pizza delivery pop-up sensations Alex and Jennifer Aton are finally settling down. Junior’s Pizza will join Little Bear, Wood’s Chapel BBQ, Halfway Crooks Brewing, and Little Tart Bakeshop in the 80 acre mixed use development.

Wednesdays are for wine over at Babalu Tapas & Tacos (33 Peachtree Pl. NE). Bottle are half off all day long as well. House wine is just $5 a glass. Cheers.

It’s happy hour all night long, and technically for the rest of the year, Dec. 31 at Krog Street Market’s Watchman’s. They will be slinging $1 oysters all night with a complimentary Chartreuse shot midnight toast. This will also herald the beginning of Monday dinner service for 2019.

During a very special dinner hosted by Georgia Organics’ Cast Iron and Collards Society, chef Kevin Gillespie will introduce Gunshow’s new executive chef, and cook a special meal with them following the announcement. Passing the Torch will be a 5 course meal with cocktails paired by Gunshow’s Mercedes O’Brien and wines by 3 Parks Wine’s Sarah Pierre. There will be two seatings (6 and 8:30 p.m.), so no spoilers early eaters. Tickets

Cocktail enthusiasts, your Saturday afternoons are sorted. Decatur’s The Pinewood has two months of cocktail classes focused on whiskey. From 4-6 p.m. learn how to shake and stir with ease while sipping on the fruits of your labor and enjoying Southern style treats. $32 per class. American Whiskey classes: Jan. 5, Jan. 9, Feb.2, Feb. 16. International whisky classes: Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23.

The South has done it again, this time by influencing Trader Joe’s. VP of marketing Matt Sloan questioned on a recent Inside Trader Joe’s podcast, “Why isn’t pimento cheese a thing everywhere?” followed by the announcement that the fan favorite cheese will be hitting the shelves at all locations    Courtesy of City Tap SLICE OF HEAVEN: Pizza from City Tap and Juniors Pizza coming soon to Atlanta                                   QUICK BITES: Food news roundup 12/20 "
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