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News Bytes

City of Atlanta Grants its First Mobile Food Truck License
After some administrative back and forth, the City of Atlanta finally has granted its first mobile food truck license to Carson Young. Yumbii is a Korean taco concept by Hankook Taqueria. Teaming up with chef Tomas Lee (a Buckhead Life alum who once held the top toque spot at Buckhead Diner), Young will offer a menu of Korean barbecue tacos, quesadillas, burritos, hot dogs and sliders. Unless called to another site, the truck will be found at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market on Edgewood Avenue in downtown Atlanta. Service will be Thurs.-Sun. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Joining Yumbii will be the King of Pops, West End Burritos, and the Good Food Truck. This is part of the market's Urban Picnic project to showcase healthy fast food. Lunch Thurs.-Sun. Yumbii, 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, no phone.
 


Chef Shuffle

Longtime Atlanta catering guru Tony Conway and his group, Legendary Partners of Atlanta, recently received the contract for dining and concessions at the Woodruff Arts Center. To re-fashion food service at the arts facility, which houses Atlanta's symphony and leading theater, the group has chosen Gary Mennie as its executive chef. Mennie was most recently executive chef at Livingston Restaurant + Bar. We hope this bodes well for Table 1280, the facility's underutilized, theoretically fine dining restaurant. Previous chefs at Table 1280 include the talented Shaun Doty, who now owns his own establishment, Shaun's, in Inman Park, and the equally talented Todd Immel, formerly of Oscar's in College Park. Table 1280's current chef is Tracey Bloom, who also cooked at Oscar's. Livingston Restaurant + Bar, The Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-897-5000.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Atlanta to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Bazzaar, R.I.P.

After 45 years, The Varsity Jr. on Lindbergh Drive has closed. No, it wasn't the economy this time. It was, according to owners of the Varsity chain of iconic Atlanta restaurants, the inability of the City of Atlanta to compromise with the establishment in a project that would have built a new Varsity Jr. at that location. Plans now call for The Varsity Jr. to open in Dawsonville, up GA 400, sometime before Christmas 2010, according to the company's web site. The Varsity Jr., 1085 Lindbergh Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, no phone.
 

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