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November 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Chef Tomohiro Naito is behind Tomo Japanese Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Buckhead. Naito's sushi selections are ably presented and pristine. Dishes might also include two pieces of slow-cooked pork belly in a thick dashi gravy or lamb chops as either an appetizer or main dish, served medium and dusted with "sanshow" powder. An artist, Tomo's wife, Kimiko Nishimura, prepares the desserts. Tomo Japanese Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Atlanta, Buckhead, 3630 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 140, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-835-2708.
 
Barcelona Wine Bar has opened at the North Highland Steel Apartments in Atlanta Barcelona Wine Bar has opened at the North Highland Steel Apartments in Atlanta. The restaurant brings to the city a taste of the Spanish style of eating rather than an authentic representation of specific dishes. Menu items include croquetas served with aioli, lamb chops with romesco sauce, and flan for dessert. Barcelona Wine Bar, North Highland Steel Apartments, 240 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-589-1010.
 

News Bytes

Wiener Wednesdays at The Family Dog
Chef Ron Eyester offers a mid-week uptick with the Widespread Wiener special at The Family Dog. Changing every week, the inventive creations he crafts with fresh frankfurters and sides put a singular stamp on the hot dog offerings. For more information, visit thefamilydogatlanta.com or call 404-249-0180. The Family Dog, 1402 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-249-0180.
 


Chef Shuffle

Pastry chef Chrysta Poulus has joined the Woodfire Grill team A graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta, pastry chef Chrysta Poulus has joined the Woodfire Grill team, which is headed by Bravo's "Top Chef" finalist Kevin Gillespie. Poulus oversees the breads and desserts on both the à la carte and chef's tasting menus. Among the changes she has made is the introduction of whole-wheat bread and milk rolls to the menu. All-new desserts include her signature sticky toffee pudding. Poulus has also done pastry chef duties at 4th & Swift, Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House. Woodfire Grill, 1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-347-9055.
 

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.

Originating on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Johnny Rockets grew into a multi-unit chain. The first Atlanta location, on W. Paces Ferry Rd. in the heart of Buckhead, drew crowds from its inception 20 years ago. Now losing its lease, this unit closed November 26, although other locations remain in the city. Johnny Rockets, 5 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-231-5555.
 

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