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August 2013 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Portico has debuted in the Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter. The restaurant's open layout is set with communal tables and takes advantage of extensive fenestration providing plenty of natural light and a nature-laden view. A terrace offers outdoor seating. Executive chef Brian Lee presents contemporary Asian-inspired cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Adjacent to Portico is a bar called Longitude 84. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Portico, Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter, 111 Perimeter Center W., Atlanta, GA 30346, 770-396-6800.
 
Chefs and partners Lance Gummere and Shaun Doty, who opened Bantam + Biddy less than a year ago in Ansley Mall, have branched out to Atlantic Station with a second chicken-focused operation. In the space formerly occupied by The Grape, reconfigured by The Johnson Studio, Chick-a-Biddy focuses on all-natural, pasture-raised poultry and farm-fresh produce. Executive chef Scott Weaver departs from the sister establishment's menu with the choice of grilled or fried chicken. Sides include hand-cut fries, watermelon and feta salad (made with local feta), and Asian pear salad. Chick-a-Biddy is kid-friendly and offers beverages from wines to smoothies. Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun. Chick-a-Biddy, Atlantic Station, 264 19th St. NW, Ste. 2140, Atlanta, GA 30363, 404-588-1888.
 

News Bytes

Heirloom Market BBQ Loses Right to Offer Dine-in
Heirloom Market BBQ, one of the city's top barbecue establishments, had to bow to Cobb County ordinance power and stop allowing dine-in at the tiny operation, leaving customers hungry for its 'cue only able to order it to-go or catered. Meanwhile, partners Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee are planning a second establishment to open sometime later this summer in the former Kitsch'n 155 space, fielding a Korean-Southern menu concept. Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.. Heirloom Market BBQ, Akers Mill Food Store, 2243 Akers Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-612-2502.
 


Chef Shuffle

Leaving his post as executive sous chef at Restaurant Eugene, Woolery "Woody" Back will assume the position of chef de cuisine at Table & Main in September. Owner/operator Ryan Pernice and co-owner/executive chef Ted Lahey will open Osteria Mattone later this year, which will also be located on Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell, and more talent was needed to support the expansion of their operations. Back says he hopes to bring more of an organic farmer-driven philosophy to Table & Main, which just celebrated its second anniversary. Table & Main, 1028 Canton St., Roswell, GA 30075, 678-869-5178.
 

Closings

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FLIP burger boutique will open its fourth location by converting its HD1 restaurant, which specializes in hot dogs and fine sausages, over the next eight to ten weeks. HD1 ceased operations effective Sunday, August 18, at the close of its dinner service. This outpost of FLIP burger boutique will feature a rooftop patio and al fresco dining. HD1, 664 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, no phone.
 

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