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La Tagliatella, the European-based Italian restaurant concept with more than 130 establishments across Spain and France, will open its first U.S. location at Emory Point in Decatur. It will be followed by the flagship location at the Shops at Metropolis in Midtown Atlanta. Showcasing traditional Italian recipes, the restaurant will feature a variety of authentic dishes including more than 400 pasta and sauce combinations and several unusual Napoletana-style pizzas, all created with key ingredients imported from northern Italy. Meat, seafood and vegetarian options all will be among the menu items. Lunch & Dinner daily. La Tagliatella, Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Pl., Atlanta, GA 30329, no phone.
Longtime Atlanta chef Drew Van Leuvan opened Seven Lamps, focused on craft food and beverage, Monday, December 10, 2012. Van Leuvan plans to offer regional/seasonal lunch, dinner and late-night menus daily, with brunch following in the near future. Seven Lamps also offers both sweet and savory breakfast pastries Monday through Friday beginning at 9 a.m. The dinner menu offers such unusual categories as "Iced Oysters on the Half Shell," "Savouries," "Artisan Cheese" and "Salted, Cured & Whipped." Tortellini stuffed with chestnut and mascarpone, with vanilla macaroon, apple leather and pecorino; and tagliatelle with Sapelo Island clams, andouille, jalapeño, sofrito and pecorino are among "Handmade Pastas." Seattle-based Batdorf & Bronson coffees and Intelligentsia teas are featured. Seven Lamps, Shops Around Lenox, 2400 Around Lenox Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-467-8950.
Del Frisco's Grille has opened in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. Executive chef Mike Fuller plans to offer dishes based on local favorites, such as Brunswick shrimp and grits and Savannah blue crab toast, and he makes grits cakes using Anson Mills grits from South Carolina. Snellville's Dillwood Farms supplies the collard greens that are a prominent side. In addition, the menu offers sharable dishes such as wood oven-baked flatbreads, cheesesteak egg rolls, and pimento cheese fritters. Mains include Prime steaks, hearty salads, savory sandwiches and chef-inspired entrées. Weekend brunch includes red velvet Belgian waffles and chicken-fried steak and eggs with chorizo gravy. At the bar, find the "Georgia Peach," "Buckhead Betty" and "Apt. 5D," plus shots on tap such as "The Honey Badger." Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun. Del Frisco's Grille, 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-537-2828.

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Park 75 Holiday Dining
This year's Christmas holiday at Park 75 Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta begins on Christmas Eve with a three-course fixed-price menu (as well as regular menu options) for $65 plus tax and gratuity. Beverages are not included. While reservations are not required for this evening, they are highly recommended. The next day, Christmas brunch at Park 75 will feature a lavish spread ranging from seafood to carving stations, and from pasta to salads and desserts. Solo pianist Alex Reddick will provide music to enhance the atmosphere. And that special fellow we all talk about at this time of year will make an appearance, surprising the children at the end of the feast. Seating begins at 10 a.m. and the last seating is at 3 p.m. Reservations are required for the buffet. Cost is $85 for adults, $30 for children ages 6 to 12 years, not including tax and gratuity. Beverages are not included. Children 5 and under are free. Valet parking is complimentary. To make a reservation, call 404-253-3840. Park 75 Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, 75 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-253-3840.
December "Oysters & Bubbles" at Park 75
Embrace the holiday spirit and escape the winter chill with Park 75 Restaurant's "Oysters & Bubbles." Enjoy a glass of Georgia's own Wolf Mountain Blanc de Blancs ($12) paired with raw oysters served on the half shell ($1 each), available daily in December from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Park 75 Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, 75 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-253-3840.
LongHorn Steakhouse Akers Mill Gets New Digs
On December 10, LongHorn Steakhouse of Akers Mill Shopping Center moved to a new spot within the center, in the space once occupied by Circuit City. The existing location was not updated when other outposts were refreshed a few years ago, so now it gets to move entirely into new digs. Staff is excited about the move and looks forward to the change. Lunch & Dinner daily. LongHorn Steakhouse of Akers Mill, Akers Mill Square, 2955 Cobb Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-952-1112.
Kitsch'n 155 Drops Dinner & Adds Breakfast
Kitsch'n 155, a fresh-fast casual spot near Atlanta's VA Hospital, has dropped its dinner service in favor of breakfast. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and continues until 11 a.m., when the lunch menu takes over. Still available for lunch are the $9.50 blue plate specials (a meat and two), the burger, the milk shakes and the freshly squeezed lemonade. Breakfast features everything from french toast to a breakfast burger topped with a fried egg. Kitsch'n 155, 1788 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033, 678-973-0606.
SoHo Offers Prime Rib Sunday Dinners
SoHo in Vinings offers a special prime rib dinner from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. every Sunday throughout the fall and winter. The restaurant, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, offers the dinner for $28, not including tax and gratuity. The meal includes boneless prime rib with steak sauces and the guest's choice of one side along with a chopped house salad. Availability is limited; call 770-801-0069 for reservations. SoHo, Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-801-0069.
Market Makes Way for Cook Hall
Market, the Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant in the W Atlanta - Buckhead, has moved its operation into the Living Room, where it serves an all-day menu of pizza, sandwiches and some simple mains. Meanwhile, its former space is being renovated for a new concept, to be called Cook Hall, a gastropub. Cook Hall is slated to open in December 2012, but construction often has its own way with schedules, so stay tuned for updates. Market, W Atlanta Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-523-3600.

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