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July 2008 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The Mansion on Peachtree, a Rosewood Hotel & Residence, has opened NEO, a fine dining contemporary Italian restaurant. Executive chef Eric Chopin will direct the intimate 95-seat eatery, which overlooks the English Gardens. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as a five-course Sunday brunch with a weekly menu that showcases the chef's selections. The adjacent 30-seat Mansion Bar adds another dimension to the restaurant's offerings, including such signature drinks as a NEOpolitan, featuring cranberry, lime and Hangar One Mandarin vodka and a distinctive appetizer menu. NEO, 3376 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-995-7545.
 

News Bytes

Time for Transition
On Saturday, July 12, Fifth Group's The Food Studio served its last meal as a restaurant, and has closed to take on a new life as a special events facility. The large space adjoining the restaurant has seen many wine tastings and special events, and the change gives Fifth Group a needed extension of that part of its business. The Food Studio, King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-815-6677.
 
News in the Wine World
Georgia's new direct shipping law went into effect July 1, allowing Georgians to order wine over the Internet for the first time. In addition, when dining in restaurants in Georgia, patrons ordering a bottle of wine may take any unfinished wine home with them. Known as the "Merlot to Go" act, the bills were previously vetoed by Governor "Sonny" Perdue, but this session, confronted with bipartisan support for the measures, he signed them into law.
 


Chef Shuffle

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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.

Genki Noodles & Sushi in Buckhead (3188 Roswell Rd. NE) is closing temporarily for renovation. The restaurant's outgoing message promises a quick remodel and reopening.
 
Derek Lawford Pubs has closed The Spotted Dog on North Ave. in Midtown.
 
In Grant Park, Zócalo Taquería has closed.
 

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