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Team behind Taiyo Ramen bringing new Chinese restaurant to Oakhurst

Oakhurst center is getting a new spot for Chinese food, courtesy of the team behind Decatur’s Taiyo Ramen and Suzy Siu’s Baos at Krog Street Market. Michael Lo and George Yu plan to open Double Dragon at 350 Mead Road — the former home of Italian restaurant Saba — this May. The restaurant’s name is a play on historically uninspired Chinese restaurant names while also...

Bourbon bar added to SunTrust Park food and drink lineup

Braves Bramcle, made with Cooper’s Craft Bourbon. / Contributed photo There are already a plethora of food and drink options ready for Braves opening day on April 14, and now a bourbon bar has been added to the mix.
Check out video from Atlanta’s first cat cafe

Check out video from Atlanta’s first cat cafe

A customer gives a cat some love at Java Cats Cafe. Java Cats Cafe — the first cat cafe in Atlanta (though not the first in Georgia — La Maison du Chat serves up coffee with a side of cat playtime in Buford — is officially open for business at 415 Memorial Dr.
Bellwoods Social House closes in West Midtown

Bellwoods Social House closes in West Midtown

Gangsta fries at Bellwoods Social House A bar and restaurant from the team behind Bite Bistro & Bar in Alpharetta has closed its doors after less than three years in business.
Smoked pork cook-off this Sunday, clam celebration in Roswell and more in metro Atlanta this week

Smoked pork cook-off this Sunday, clam celebration in Roswell and more in metro Atlanta this week

Make it a movie night at The Pinewood, which will screen “The Goonies” this Sunday. HANDOUT / Green Olive Media.
Today: Half-off all steaks at this Sandy Springs restaurant

Today: Half-off all steaks at this Sandy Springs restaurant

All steaks are half-off on Tuesdays at MAYA Steaks and Seafood. HANDOUT / Red Clay Public Relations.
New neighborhood bistro officially open in Cabbagetown

New neighborhood bistro officially open in Cabbagetown

The lemony chicken sandwich at Petit Chou. / Photo contributed by Petit Chou An “industrial chic” neighborhood bistro has opened its doors in Cabbagetown after being in soft open mode last week.
Chicken chain expanding to Georgia with locations in Gwinnett, Cobb counties

Chicken chain expanding to Georgia with locations in Gwinnett, Cobb counties

Van Jakes is bringing Cowboy Chicken to Atlanta. / Contributed photo A Dallas-based fast-casual chicken chain is bringing its birds to Georgia this year.
Buy This: 3 snacks you’ll want to keep on hand

Buy This: 3 snacks you’ll want to keep on hand

This week we’re thinking about fuel for your walks in these beautiful spring days, snacks for the kids as they go from school to practice to home and something to munch on as you sit at your desk. Nuts, Chocolate and Fruit Atlanta-based small batch chocolate maker Xocolatl produces lovely single-origin chocolate bars with beans sourced from around the world. But they also make trail mix in two...
All you need to know for 2017 Inman Park Restaurant Week

All you need to know for 2017 Inman Park Restaurant Week

Risotto di frutti de mare at Sotto Sotto. / Photo credit Reynolds Group. If you find yourself eating dinner in Inman Park more often than not — and who would blame you?
A beer garden is coming to the Beltline

A beer garden is coming to the Beltline

Irwin Street Market in Old Fourth Ward. / AJC file photo More beer is coming to the Beltline. What’s Now Atlanta reports that plans have been filed for Lingering Shade Lounge, a beer garden to be located at Irwin Street Market at the entrance to the Eastside Trail.
Atlanta restaurant tops list of expensive steakhouses worth the price

Atlanta restaurant tops list of expensive steakhouses worth the price

Bone-in Ribeye for two at Bones. / AJC file photo Steak ain’t cheap — which is why when you plunk down cash on a hunk of meat, you want to make sure it’s really going to be worth it.

Copper Coin closes its doors in Brookhaven

There’s one less place to get coffee and a bite to eat in Brookhaven. Copper Coin announced on its Facebook yesterday that it would be closed moving forward: The coffee shop — which served breakfast, lunch and dinner — opened in 2015 at 705 Town Blvd. NE, replacing Baci by Cafe at Pharr, which closed in October of that year. A location at 400 Chambers St. in Woodstock remains open...
New pizza concept coming to DeKalb, North Fulton, Intown Atlanta

New pizza concept coming to DeKalb, North Fulton, Intown Atlanta

A new pizza concept is making its debut in metro Atlanta with three locations. The Local Pizzaiolo has already signed three leases, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. One shop will be located in Toco Hills in place of the now-shuttered Toco Hills Coin Laundry at Toco Hill Promenade at 2947 N Druid Hills Road NE — the space will be renovated and expanded to accommodate more customers...
New pizza concept coming to DeKalb, North Fulton, Intown Atlanta

New pizza concept coming to DeKalb, North Fulton, Intown Atlanta

A new pizza concept is making its debut in metro Atlanta with three locations. The Local Pizzaiolo has already signed three leases, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. One shop will be located in Toco Hills in place of the now-shuttered Toco Hills Coin Laundry at Toco Hill Promenade at 2947 N Druid Hills Road NE — the space will be renovated and expanded to accommodate more customers...
This dish will please the gluten-free crowd – and everyone else

This dish will please the gluten-free crowd – and everyone else

Mediterranea baked feta in red sauce. Photo credit- Mia Yakel. Dish of the Week:  Baked feta in red sauce at Mediterranea Dining out can be tricky for those who suffer from celiac disease.
Taco Tuesday: Get three tacos and a beer for $13 in Midtown

Taco Tuesday: Get three tacos and a beer for $13 in Midtown

Get three tacos and a beer at ONE. midtown kitchen every Tuesday. HANDOUT / Mia Yakel. Taco lovers can enjoy three different tacos plus a Cerveza Tecate at ONE.
First Look: Papi’s Cuban opens seventh restaurant, at Emory Point

First Look: Papi’s Cuban opens seventh restaurant, at Emory Point

Rey’s Cuban sandwich with roast pork marinated with Papi’s secret recipe, ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, mustard and mayonnaise on Cuban bread, served here with a mojito.
Find out how to support Atlanta chef battling cancer for second time

Find out how to support Atlanta chef battling cancer for second time

no. 246 is hosting a fundraiser for its sous chef, who is battling cancer. / Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.
Buy This: Two appliances and one kitchen tool you do not want to be without

Buy This: Two appliances and one kitchen tool you do not want to be without

Spring has officially arrived! Time to take stock of your kitchen cupboards and update your kitchen appliances and tools. We love the upgrades to these particular kitchen tools. And the introduction of a new must-have appliance for our kitchen arsenal. Sous Vide Your Dinner Tonight Sous vide is more than a trend. It’s a very real cooking method moving from restaurant kitchens to home kitchens...
Get a free, cool Italian ice in celebration of spring in Atlanta today

Get a free, cool Italian ice in celebration of spring in Atlanta today

Get a free Italian ice today at Rita’s. HANDOUT / Vault Communications. Spring signifies warmer weather and to celebrate, Rita’s is giving away a free, cool cup of Italian ice to everyone from 12-9 p.
Jai Ho now open off the Beltline and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Jai Ho now open off the Beltline and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Nan at the newly-opened Jai Ho in Morningside.
These three Georgia restaurants made a list of top 100 U.S. ‘hot spots’ for 2017

These three Georgia restaurants made a list of top 100 U.S. ‘hot spots’ for 2017

Smokey Sake at O-Ku Sushi. / Photo Credit: Kelsey Schulz The temperatures in Georgia are starting to warm up — and three Georgia restaurants are following suit.
This Atlanta brewery made a list of top breweries in the country

This Atlanta brewery made a list of top breweries in the country

Cheers to beer at SweetWater Brewing tours and tastings. / CONTRIBUTED BY SWEETWATER BREWING CO. Raise your glass to one of Atlanta’s biggest craft brew success stories.
Is this Georgia spot the best place for barbecue in the South?

Is this Georgia spot the best place for barbecue in the South?

Pulled pork, Hoppin’ John, hush puppies and a cold beer from Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons.
Popular Ponce pizzeria to close after more than two decades

Popular Ponce pizzeria to close after more than two decades

The McLeod Nine pizza at Cameli’s / AJC file photo A pizza place that made its home next to “Murder Kroger” since 1996 is reportedly set to serve its last slice next month.
Feast your eyes on the 12 burgers you can get for $7 in Gwinnett next week

Feast your eyes on the 12 burgers you can get for $7 in Gwinnett next week

If there’s a better combination than  a juicy burger and a cold beer, we haven’t found it. Explore Gwinnett apparently agrees — from March 19-25, the county will host Burger +  Brews Week, a celebration of burgers and beer pairings at 12 participating restaurants. Pay $7 for a burger (tax, beer and gratuity not included) and get a beer pairing chosen by the chef. Participating...
Get these ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired wines before the last season starts

Get these ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired wines before the last season starts

In this image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”/ (HBO via AP)   Read The A List: The faces, places, dishes and drinks defining the Atlanta dining scene right now Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following@ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.
Georgia Catholics get green light to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day

Georgia Catholics get green light to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day

The Guinness Stout Onion Soup at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub / Photo: Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub Catholics in Georgia can celebrate St.
Former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele’s Atlanta project has a name

Former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele’s Atlanta project has a name

  Mitch Steele, Carey Falcone and Bob Powers at the future home of New Realm Brewing near the Atlanta Beltline.
Crawfish boil in Midtown, new restaurant opening specials and more in metro Atlanta this week

Crawfish boil in Midtown, new restaurant opening specials and more in metro Atlanta this week

Enjoy a bevy of specials this week at Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill as part of grand opening festivities.
How to celebrate National Pi Day in Atlanta: Deals, recipes and more

How to celebrate National Pi Day in Atlanta: Deals, recipes and more

Cracked pie from Dovetail Math lovers and food lovers might seem like strange bedfellows, but there’s at least one day that brings the two groups together.
Food truck and beer concept coming to Alpharetta

Food truck and beer concept coming to Alpharetta

Tex’s Tacos is on the roster at Truck & Tap, coming to Alpharetta. / Photo from Truck & Tap”s Facebook page If you’re a fan of metro Atlanta’s food trucks and you like beer, a concept coming to Alpharetta will be right up your alley.
Find out which Krog Street Market restaurant is closing at the end of this month

Find out which Krog Street Market restaurant is closing at the end of this month

Croque Monsieur at The Luminary. / AJC file photo Chef Eli Kirshtein has decided to close The Luminary at Krog Street Market.
Buy This: Italian products you can find in Atlanta

Buy This: Italian products you can find in Atlanta

This week we celebrate all things Italian! Spicy Calabrian peppers! Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves...
Yebo Beach Haus to return and other metro Atlanta food news from the week

Yebo Beach Haus to return and other metro Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Yebo Beach Haus will soon return after turning into Yebo Ski Haus for the winter.
Drinks are $4 during Sunday brunch at this Buckhead BBQ joint

Drinks are $4 during Sunday brunch at this Buckhead BBQ joint

While indulging in cocktail specials, order brunch faves at Smokebelly BBQ during its new Sunday brunch service.
Florida-based barbecue chain opening West Midtown location

Florida-based barbecue chain opening West Midtown location

4 Rivers Smokehouse will open in May in a renovated fire station in West Midtown / Photo: Ligaya Figueras Last December, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 4 Rivers Smokehouse would be opening a location in Atlanta, the first outside of Florida for the barbecue chain.
Tasty China coming to Smyrna

Tasty China coming to Smyrna

Hot and numbing dried beef at Tasty China in Marietta. AJC file photo Smyrna is about to get a whole lot more spicy.
OTP Irish pubs to knock back a Guinness in honor of St. Patty’s Day

OTP Irish pubs to knock back a Guinness in honor of St. Patty’s Day

There’s nothing quite like the jovial, spirited vibes of a classic ol’ Irish pub—especially come March 17.
Learn how to make Saltyard’s poke tacos for Lent and beyond

Learn how to make Saltyard’s poke tacos for Lent and beyond

Poke tacos from Chef Nick Leahy at Saltyard. / Photo by Matthew Wong It’s Lent season, which means, if you observe it, you’re likely looking for ways to dress up your fish.
A Brazilian bakery in East Cobb worth the drive

A Brazilian bakery in East Cobb worth the drive

Brazilian Bakery Cafe offers sweet and savory baked goods. Clockwise, from top right: folhado goiaba e queijo (a pastry similar to an empanada and filled with cheese and guava), cheese bread and coconut balls.
UPDATED: Here are 86 women-owned metro Atlanta restaurants, food businesses

UPDATED: Here are 86 women-owned metro Atlanta restaurants, food businesses

Jenny Levison, who owns Souper Jenny. / MATT KEMPNER / AJC International Women’s Day on Mar. 8 celebrates women and the work they do every day.
A Brazilian bakery in East Cobb worth the drive

A Brazilian bakery in East Cobb worth the drive

Brazilian Bakery Cafe offers sweet and savory baked goods. Clockwise, from top right: folhado goiaba e queijo (a pastry similar to an empanada and filled with cheese and guava), cheese bread and coconut balls.
First Look: Camps Kitchen & Bar delivers ‘eclectic American’ to East Cobb

First Look: Camps Kitchen & Bar delivers ‘eclectic American’ to East Cobb

Camps Margherita Pizza and Beet and Burrata salad. Photo credit- Mia Yakel. Camps Kitchen & Bar recently opened in the former Paper Mill Grill space in East Cobb.
Buy This: Three food products for the baby in your life

Buy This: Three food products for the baby in your life

It’s spring and there are babies everywhere. Baby birds, baby flower buds and baby people! Stock up on these items to give your baby a delicious spring. Swiss-Designed disposable baby bibs These adorable disposable bibs come in stylish designs suitable for boys, girls and everyone. They’re tear resistant and recyclable. The generous size, 11-by-9-inches, covers lots of baby frontage and...

Atlanta pizza restaurant to open Sandy Springs location today

The Delphi pizza at Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads. / Photo courtesy of Rize Ready for a slice of the pie, Sandy Springs?
Find deals, specials during Johns Creek Restaurant Week this month

Find deals, specials during Johns Creek Restaurant Week this month

Get 10 percent off your bill at Maverick’s Cantina during Johns Creek Restaurant Week. / AJC file photo North Fulton residents can gear up for a week of their favorite food with a sweet price starting this weekend.
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