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March 2015 Archive

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Openings

Tutto Kitchen & Bar, located in the heart of downtown Roswell, opened at the end of November 2014. The Italian eatery uses only locally sourced and Italian-imported ingredients to craft a menu of shared plates and appetizers such as grilled octopus and veal meatballs; pasta and risotto dishes; and entrées like braised Colorado lamb shank and other weekly chef-chosen specials. Besides several signature cocktails and draft and crafts brews, Tutto's full bar offers a wine list with more than 70 wines by the glass and bottle. Lunch & Dinner daily. Tutto Kitchen & Bar, 942 Alpharetta St., Roswell, GA 30075, 678-878-2525.
 
Jim Stacy's popular Pallookaville Fine Foods will soon have a sibling operation limited to take-out in the Little Five Points area. A former hair salon yields to the newest Pallookaville at 1107 Euclid Ave. NE, and is anticipated to open in April or May 2015.
 
David Garcia and Abigail Quinn, teaming up with Billy Allin and Kristin Allin of Decatur's Cakes & Ale, will open Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park in May 2015. Garcia and Quinn currently head the bread and pastry programs for Cakes & Ale and the adjacent The Café at Cakes & Ale. Proof will offer counter service as a coffee shop and bakery while at the same time serving as the central kitchen and bakery for the Allins' growing organization, which will include Bread & Butterfly, slated to open in the fall of 2015, also in Inman Park. Proof Bakeshop, 100 Hurt St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, no phone.
 
Chef Ron Eyester's clutch of establishments has now grown beyond his Morningside triumvirate. On March 5, 2015, he opened Diner, his long-awaited contribution to dining in Atlantic Station, for lunch service. The opening menu featured such dishes as crab-stuffed shrimp, sorghum-roasted salmon, fried pork chops and a brisket and short rib burger, along with ice cream, cakes, pies and more. In designing the newcomer, Eyester had in mind the classic American diner. Serving breakfast all day, Diner will initially be open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and will continue to expand. Diner, 264 19th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, 404-600-6151.
 

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Chef Shuffle

When Joe Truex departed Watershed for Dubai, he started a chain reaction that has reached all the way to Charleston, S.C. Parish's Zeb Stevenson took over from Truex at Watershed, leaving an opening there. And to fill it, here comes Stuart Tracy, longtime chef at the Butcher & Bee in Charleston. Tracy, who as a high schooler worked at Harry's Farmers Market, now Whole Foods, turned in his toque March 7 at B & B, and will be replaced by longtime staffer Chelsey Conrad. The Brasserie & Neighborhood Cafe at Parish, The Shops at N. Highland Steel, 240 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-681-4434.
 

Closings

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Ford Fry's Rocket Farm Restaurants is an organization on the move, with seven restaurants already rolling and here comes the eighth. Fry will take over the space abandoned by Abattoir, which owner Anne Quatrano closed on March 28. Fry is said to be preparing to open a steakhouse there. Well-established in the Westside, Fry has JCT. Kitchen & Bar in the same building that houses Quatrano's Bacchanalia, Quinones at Bacchanalia and Star Provisions. Also in the area is his seafood operation, The Optimist, which will get a sister restaurant in Inman Park later this year. Hyper-busy Fry has just launched Superica, a Tex-Mex joint in Krog Street Market, and The El Felix in Alpharetta's Avalon development. Abattoir, White Provision Building, 1170 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-892-3335.
 

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