Happy Tabby cat cafe picks an address and other top Atlanta food and dining news from the week

Blue Cat Cafe in Austin, Texas also offers cats for adoption. / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Blue Cat Cafe in Austin, Texas also offers cats for adoption. / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Here are the openings, closings, things to buy, drink and read in and around Atlanta from the past week:

Openings and closings

Ten months after announcing her intention to open Atlanta’s first cat cafe, April Hill has finally announced where Happy Tabby will be located. What Now Atlanta reports that the cafe will take up residence at 527 Irwin St. NE. The space, which Hill says once served as Martin Luther King Jr.’s barber shop, will serve pre-packaged food and coffee drinks and will have 15-2o cats on hand at a time, all available for adoption. The plan is to charge patrons a $5 cover for the pleasure of being surrounded by kitties while they sip coffee.

A similar concept, Java Cats cafe, is set to open next year in Grant Park.

Cafe from THRIVE Farmers coming to Atlanta Dairies in Grant Park

These are (nearly) all the metro Atlanta restaurants that closed in 2016

These are (nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2016

Which restaurants opened in Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market this year?

Vietnamese concept from MF Sushi owners coming to Midtown

Scout now open in Oakhurst

4 Rivers Smokehouse coming to Atllanta

CT Cocina & Taqueria now open in Sandy Springs

 

Trays of banchan side dishes and grilled meats at Char Korean Bar & Grill in Inman Park. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Trays of banchan side dishes and grilled meats at Char Korean Bar & Grill in Inman Park. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Where to eat, drink, cook, buy and celebrate this week

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An Atlanta food lover’s guide to Christmas

Dish of the Week: Duck crepe from Cafe Intermezzo

First Look: Metro Diner in Roswell

Buy this: 3 kitchen products for Star Wars fans

Review: American Cut

Review: Char Korean

Keeping Christmas alive in the kitchen

Holiday entertaining tips and recipes from Atlanta’s caterer to the stars

 

The Electioneer from Kimball House. Courtesy of Kimball House

The Electioneer from Kimball House. Courtesy of Kimball House

A look back at the year in food and drink

The year in food video: What we made and ate in 2016

The 10 best Atlanta cocktails of the year

Create the perfect holiday feast with recipes from metro Atlanta restaurants

 

Eggnog bars / (Photo by Chris Hunt/Special)

Eggnog bars / (Photo by Chris Hunt/Special)

Holiday baking/cooking

We want your favorite family recipe

Learn to make eggnog bars and other perfect holiday desserts

The holidays are a great time to preserve family recipes

 

Travel

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