Quick Bites: Food news roundup 9-28
Three Taverns is opening a second location, SweetWater Brewery gets a makeover, and more
Those biscuit sammies are back! Baker Sarah Dodge’s Bread is Good is back Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29 at Sid and Ann Mashburn (1198 Howell Mill Road.) beginning at 8 a.m.
There is tension in the beer world as a collaboration between Scofflaw Brewing Company and BrewDog quickly came to a halt this week. The UK brewery canceled scheduled events with Scofflaw beer after a press release from the “self-confessed trailer trash brewery” stated it would give free beer but only to Trump supporters. BrewDog responded on Twitter with “We are in no way aligned with their position and we will of course be canceling all the events and send all of the beer back. We care about beer and people. Not hate.”
Grant Park’s Full Commission (519 Memorial Drive), which opened in July with breakfast and coffee service, is now open for dinner. The Southern gastropub menu includes such tasties as salt and vinegar pork rinds, seared trout, a bar steak, and veggie country captain. Bonus: Cole Younger Just and Layla Walk helm the cocktail program. Dinner is served Tues.-Sun.
Cookbook author and chef Seung Hee Lee, better known as Korean Fusion, is cooking this Sun., Sept. 30 at a mano (587 Ralph McGill Blvd.). Her crispy Korean chicken wings will definitely make an appearance on a menu she describes as “Royal court meets late night street vibes.” First come, first served beginning at 6 p.m.
Decatur’s Three Taverns is opening a second location in the new Atlanta Dairies development (777 Memorial Drive).
You’ll have to get your cafeteria fix in Augusta or Macon from now on. The last S&S Cafeteria in Atlanta is closing. WSB’s Sophia Choi posted on Twitter a sign noting closure this Sun., Sept. 30. The location at 2002 Campbellton Road has been open since 1968.
SweetWater Brewery’s taproom will be closed beginning October 1 for some exciting renovations, including a new bar, a catering kitchen (with a bar menu!), and roll-up door which will create communal indoor/outdoor seating areas. The Taproom is expected to open in Jan. During construction the brewery will still be open for tours and tastings normal hours and fun stuff like live music and the bar area will be held on the patio tent.
Mark your calendars for Les Dame’s d’ Escoffier Atlanta Chapter’s 18th annual Afternoon in the Country. On Sun., Nov. 4 some of Atlanta’s best restaurants pair with farms for tastings, alongside fine wine, beer, silent auction, and a cake raffle featuring desserts from Atlanta’s best pastry chefs.
Shucking News — Landlocked is back for a second year. The all day celebration of the Southern oyster from the team behind Oyster South is on Sun., Oct. 21 from 3-7 p.m. at Color Wheel Studios (508 E. Howard Ave.) More than 25 oyster farmers will be shucking their beauties along with more than 15 chefs cooking with oysters, bartenders mixing cocktails, and serving craft beer and wine. We’ve purchased our tickets! Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3593507
Gesondheid! (That’s “cheers” in Afrikaans.) The first South African restaurant in the United States opened its doors in Atlanta in 1998. For 20 years Justin Anthony has been serving food from his motherland at 10 Degrees South (4183 Roswell Road). “We took the best of every culture and made a menu,” says Anthony. Along with the flagship restaurant, True Story Brands includes Yebo Beach Haus, Cape Dutch, and Biltong Bar.
Attention whisky/whiskey lovers! ASW Distillery has a new release. They recently celebrated the launch of their newest bottle, a heavily peated single malt head distiller Justin Manglitz calls Tire Fire.