News for Restaurants in Atlanta
Seed Kitchen & Bar celebrates its first anniversary with a prix-fixe dinner for $29 (not including tax and gratuity) for which chef/owner Doug Turbush will reprise some of the favorite dishes from opening night as well as offer new dishes among the choices. Part of the proceeds from this menu will go to two of his favorite charities: Share Our Strength and MUST Ministries. The menu will be offered November 1-3, 2012, only. Seed Kitchen & Bar, Merchants Walk, 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 504, Marietta, GA 30068, 678-214-6888.
After ten years in a simple, out-of-the-way location abutting a dry cleaner, Jean-Claude Changivy has moved Au Rendez-Vous to Chamblee. Citing the loss of his lease, Changivy relocated to a spot near the Chamblee Public Library. The greater visibility should enhance the restaurant's staying power, and Changivy's French food will continue to attract dévotées who were disappointed to think that it had closed. A major change that will distress some, though, is it's no more BYO, as he has developed a wine list. Lunch Tues.-Sun., Dinner nightly. Au Rendez-Vous, 4102 Clairmont Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341, 404-303-1968.
Lure now offers lunch service seven days a week from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu features appetizers, soups and salads, and sandwiches and entrées. Executive chef David Bradley continues the same fresh coastal cuisine theme he presents at dinner, with such dishes as smoked trout pâté, fried Rhode Island calamari, and grilled octopus and pork lettuce wraps. Brunch offerings will be added to the weekend lunch menu beginning in November. In addition, Lure offers an "It's Early" menu that's ideal for grabbing a bite during the late afternoon hours. The special selection is available from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. daily and includes pre-dinner dishes like cold-water oysters ($2.50 to $3 each), a spicy Veracruz-style seafood cocktail ($12), steak tartare ($12) and fried oyster sliders ($4.50 each). Lunch & Dinner daily. Lure, 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-817-3650.
Be among the 30 guests who will celebrate the flavors of the South at the inaugural Southern Food Tour on October 11, 2012. To participate, board a trolley at Star Provisions in Atlanta's Westside on Howell Mill Road for your first stop at The Optimist, where chef Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar will host the first experience. At each of four restaurants, guests will enjoy a dish and a cocktail, listen to the chef's story and receive a souvenir from each of the chefs. Adam Evans from The Optimist, Anne Quatrano from Bacchanalia and Linton Hopkins from Restaurant Eugene are the other three chefs. Also joining the tour is American Spirit Whiskey, providing a cocktail for each restaurant's small plate. Tickets are $200 per person, and may be purchased at https://www.xorbia.com/e/southernfoodtour/sft12. For additional information, visit www.facebook.com/SouthernFoodTour.
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