A roundup of this week’s food news
Standing in line at Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah is as much a part of the tradition as eating the nearly century-old company’s frozen treats. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras
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
The Curry Laksa at new Asian restaurant CO features shrimp, shredded chicken, bun rice noodles, cucumber, basil and baby bok choy in a spicy coconut broth./Photo credit: CO Restaurant
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
Congress Street Up, the speakeasy inside the newly opened American Prohibition Museum in Savannah, serves classic cocktails like the Aviation, Sidecar and Mary Pickford. The bar is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Photo by Ligaya Figueras
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
Watermelon slushy made with lavender honey. Styled by Dianna Tribble. Photo by Dianna Tribble
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
Snapchat Taste Test: Healthy snacks
Create this summer slushy with lavender honey and watermelon
9 Mile Station’s Trolley Car Spritz cocktails./ Photo credit: Adrienne Harris.
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
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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