Atlanta Restaurant Scene

A roundup of this week's food news

Food and dining news of the week

Babalu Tapas and Tacos will open its first Atlanta location at 33 Peachtree Place later this summer. The executive team for the restaurant was announced this week, and Jeffery McGar has been named as executive chef. McGar has been cooking in Atlanta kitchens since 1997, spending time at Cellar 56 and City Winery, among other venues.

Beginning on June 12, City Winery will open for lunch. Guests can grab midday bites and even a glass of wine from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coalition Food and Beverage has its chef de cuisine in place.  Ryan Jensen, previously sous chef at sister restaurants Table & Main and Osteria Mattone, will work alongside executive chef Woolery Back at Coalition Food and Beverage. The restaurant is slated to open in Alpharetta this fall.


Celebrate this cookie company’s first birthday on June 10 with a sweet treat

Local Korean restaurant to supply in flight meals for Delta

Four-time Olympian headed to Atlanta to discuss diet for runners

Winner of Atlanta’s favorite doughnut shop

Numerous Atlanta chefs join better burger quest

Restaurant Openings and Closings

New Italian concept coming to West Midtown

Sandy Springs steakhouse closes after 2 years in business

New restaurant CO brings noodles, sushi to Poncey-Highland

East Atlanta gets spicier with new Jamaican restaurant

New pizzeria opens today in Kennesaw

New Cuban restaurant to open in East Cobb

Alpharetta sports bar to relocate

New restaurant opens at new Doubletree in Dunwoody

New Italian restaurant coming to Atlantic Station

Popular ramen hotspot in Old Fourth Ward closes for the summer

Food Destination: Savannah

A food lover’s short list for fueling up in Savannah

When your vacation is no respite from your food routine

When's the last time you dined in Savannah?

American Prohibition Museum opens in Savannah

New Georgia cat cafe lets you sip wine while cuddling adoptable kitties

Where and what to eat, what to cook, what to buy

Have you tried this jerk chicken?

Healthy Cooking: Use scallops to make friends with your cast-iron skillet

26 reasons to eat in Dunwoody this Saturday

Stock Up: This Father’s Day treat Dad to breakfast in bed

Ice cream recipes easy to lick

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these OTP ice cream spots

The best barbecue cookbooks of the summer

Summer cookbooks praise vegetables 

First Look: French meets Southern at Petit Chou in Cabbagetown

C&S Chowder House pairs red curry and tuna in a surprising dish

Snapchat Taste Test: Healthy snacks

Create this summer slushy with lavender honey and watermelon

Atlanta Bar Scene

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall has introduced adult slushies, available at its camper on the grove throughout the summer. Right now you can grab the alcoholic slushies in a few different flavors including blood orange Moscow mule and sangria. More flavors are on the way.

Frozen pops and alcohol combine for a cooling cocktail now available at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. The booze-infused ice pops can be paired with either prosecco or rosé wine. The pops come in a variety of flavors, including Limoncello, Blueberry with prosecco and Peach and Raspberry with Rosé.

Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Red Brick Whale Shark Wheat

9 Mile Station's refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer brunch

Restaurant reviews

Review: Sasser brings her wit to Hampton + Hudson 

Review: Good times with a global touch at Bon Ton

Review: Beers and Japanese bites at Hopstix Brewery

Review: At Double Zero, shared plates can delight; pasta and pizza miss the mark


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