Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A real estate and restaurant expert recently compiled a list of restaurant spaces that have had a high turnover in one or more areas.
Some Midtown addresses are included in an article about "cursed restaurant spaces" posted on Atlanta Eater. The list was created by Eli Zandman of Tomorrow's News Today. According to Atlanta Eater, the places named have gone through "at least three changes in ownership, concept, or both." Included are 980 Piedmont Ave. (Campagnolo), 1001 Piedmont Ave. (empty, formerly Groovy Smoothy), among others. Do you agree with the list of "cursed" restaurant spaces? Tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Florida-based fast-casual Mexican concept lasted less than 14 months in space that was previous home to The Bake Shop.
The restaurant changeover at the corner of Peachtree and 8th streets continues as Lime Fresh Mexican Grill has shuttered its doors less than 14 months after opening in the space that formally occupied The Bake Shop at 903 Peachtree. A sign posted on the door announced the closing of the Florida-based fast-casual Mexican concept that opened for business in late March 2012. According to some on Twitter Monday, the sudden closing caught employees by surprise. It marks the second closure for a Lime Fresh in the metro area after the Peachtree Hills location closed in January. The Buckhead location in the former Johnny Rockets space near West Paces Ferry Road and Peachtree remains open. Last month, Villains Wicked Heroes opened next door to Lime…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The following rankings are from readers of dining review website Urbanspoon. What do you think of the list?
The top 10 "cheap eats" in Midtown according to Urbanspoon readers include restaurants that serve up doughnuts, burgers, and Asian fare. Do you agree that the following are the top "cheap eats" in town? Tell us in the comment section below. 1. Vortex Bar & Grill 2. Sublime Doughnuts 3. The Varsity 4. Fresh to Order 5. Cypress Street Pint & Plate 6. King & I 7. Tin Drum Asia Cafe 8. Thumbs Up Diner 9. Noodle 10. Tin Lizzy's Cantina
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On Saturday, May 4, Zocalo debuted new food and beverage menus as well as new décor and tableware to guests at the Midtown neighborhood mainstay.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Villains Wicked Heroes opens in the former Little Azio space at 903 Peachtree Street.
Atlanta’s culinary scene just got a little more sinister as Villains Wicked Heroes officially unleashed its creations onto the masses on Thursday. Specializing in gourmet sandwiches and salads with a creative flair, Villains will be a dining destination for those seeking lunch or dinner with a twist. The restaurant is located in the heart of Midtown in the former Little Azio space at 903 Peachtree Street near 8th Street and will serve counter-style lunch and dinner menus along with a comprehensive cocktail list. The masterminds behind Midtown’s latest concept are seasoned veterans in Atlanta’s culinary scene and include Alex Brounstein of Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Jared Lee Pyles of HD1 fame and Jason McClure formerly of FLIP burger …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The company plans a 2,100 square-foot restaurant at the corner of Boulevard and Ponce de Leon Avenue after closing Midtown Place shopping center location in late 2011.
Get ready for a food fight. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., the parent company to Dunkin' Donuts, plans to open a 2,100 square-foot restaurant at the southwest corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Boulevard. The Canton, Mass.-based sweets and coffee shop, will construct a new building that will replace A+ Financial Services at 682 Boulevard, according to a report in Tomorrow's News Today. The planned store puts it in a head-to-head combat for Ponce motorists with a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts outlet just a few blocks west on Ponce. In late 2011, the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins closed its doors in the Midtown Place shopping center only a few hundred yards east on Ponce. The new location is part of the company's strategy to beef up its presence in…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Pan Asian noodle cuisine restaurant coming to the westside; 12th & Midtown development lands fast casual bakery-cafe.
As reported here last week in a local restaurant roundup, the recently closed E-Six Lab film development business locale on the westside will soon be remodeled into a restaurant space. The building, located at 678 10th Street between Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive, sits across the street from the Atlanta Humane Society. Patch has now confirmed that it will open as Noodle with a 2013 expected opening. The Pan Asian noodle cuisine eatery that offers fresh, made-to order dishes and house-made curries, already has three Atlanta locations, including one at 903 Peachtree Street in Midtown. _______ Fans of East Atlanta’s popular Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand will be happy to know that the city permitting process to allow co-owners Delia …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Zaxby’s and Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint reportedly readying to open in the Midtown area in 2013.
The final day of 2012 saw E-Six Lab close its doors after 33 years of business. But it looks like the westside commercial space where the film development business was housed could soon be transformed into a new restaurant. An application recently filed with the city for the space at 678 10th Street has an applicant seeking to reduce the on-site parking from 40 spaces to 20 on-site spaces to allow for "the conversion of the existing structure to an eat/drink establishment." The building is located between Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive across the street from the Atlanta Humane Society. When contacted by Patch, the applicant declined to discuss future plans for a possible eatery. Stay tuned … But a pair of recent vacated structures in…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Patch rounds up some recent health inspections for Midtown and westside area restaurants.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants in and around our Midtown and westside communites. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: Abattoir 1170 Howell Mill Road 1/16/13 Score: 99 Bacchanalia 1198 Howell Mill Road 1/16/13 Score: 93 Chick-Fil-A 1197 Peachtree St. 1/3/13 Score: 91 Einstein Bros. Bagels 1163 W. Peachtree St. 1/2/13 Score: 85 Forze 1197 Peachtree St. 1/16/13 Score: 95 R. Thomas's Deluxe Grill 1812 Peachtree St. 1/18/13 Score: 94
Monday, January 28, 2013
Midtown beer-loving restaurant celebrates its fifth anniversary on Tuesday, plus the third anniversary of Beer Geek Tuesday's with a party featuring tap takeovers, an OMG photo booth, and drink specials galore.
Beer geeks and burger lovers prepare, because one of Midtown's favorite neighborhood hangouts, Cypress Street Pint & Plate, is serving up double the fun during a special birthday celebration on Tuesday night. Beginning at 8 p.m., join the Cypress team for not one, but two anniversary celebrations, as they ring in their 5th year alongside Beer Geek Tuesday’s 3rd anniversary. Of course, there will be no shortage of brews during this shindig at the laid back eatery located at 817 West Peachtree Street near the corner of 6th and Cypress streets. Beer geeks are invited to take advantage of a Boulevard Brewery Tap Takeover, featuring specialty brews including Boulevard’s Unfiltered Wheat, Nommo Dubbel, Harvest Dance, and Rye on Rye. No Beer Geek…