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September 2012 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Farm Burger, which launched its farm-to-table operation in Decatur, has opened its third store. The new location in Dunwoody is just slightly OTP (Outside the Perimeter) in the Georgetown Shopping Center. The shopping center has just completed a substantial facelift, and several new operations are set to open. What makes Farm Burger unique is that the enterprise raises its own animals at Moonshine Farm near Athens, Ga., and supervises their processing at a plant in west Georgia. Emphasis is on raising animals humanely, and all are grass-fed and never receive antibiotics, hormones or grain. The menu is seasonal, and raw materials are drawn from local farms. Lunch & Dinner daily. Farm Burger, Georgetown Shopping Center, 4514B Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338, 770-454-2201.
 

News Bytes

Wrecking Bar Brewpub Supports Breast Cancer Research
Atlanta's Wrecking Bar Brewpub is donating a portion of the proceeds of their Boobie Beer sales to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For October, the brewpub is pouring Boobie Beer, a pomegranate hibiscus wheat beer. Wrecking Bar Brewpub is a family-friendly brewpub with a chef-driven menu and an emphasis on locally produced raw materials. Wrecking Bar Brewpub, 292 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-221-2600.
 
Marlow's Tavern Fall Ribs & Whiskey Menu
Cooler weather is coming, and that means we can begin to enjoy more robust foods. From Sept. 18 through Oct. 22, Marlow's Tavern is offering a five-week-long "Ribs & Whiskey" menu. During this time, all nine locations will offer a special menu of assorted saucy and savory ribs along with a variety of seasonal drinks for diners craving fall fare. Among the dishes offered are slow-cooked St. Louis-style ribs served with Granny Smith apple and cabbage slaw, Southern fried mac 'n' pimento cheese and sweet corn and jalapeño muffin (half rack $15, full rack $22). Marlow's Tavern, Camden Village, 3719 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30022, 770-475-1800.
 


Chef Shuffle

The bar at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub Leaving Farm Burger in Decatur for the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Terry Koval looks forward to managing a more complex and challenging menu. A farm-to-table cooking and craft beer enthusiast, Koval plans to offer menu items that will be enhanced by the craft beer experience. Meanwhile, at Farm Burger, no replacement has been announced, but Dan Latham, who heads the kitchen at the Buckhead location of Farm Burger, will oversee the Decatur operation until that time. Wrecking Bar Brewpub, 292 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-221-2600.
 
Peasant Bistro has announced the new team of executive chef Shane Devereux and chef de cuisine Eric (E.B.) Brown. Trained in classic French cuisine, the pair makes the ideal duo to bolster the restaurant's French bistro fare. Devereux has worked with French chefs in his native Philadelphia, while Atlanta native Brown is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Both have worked in other Atlanta restaurants, and for Devereux, this marks a return to Peasant Bistro. Revamping the menu, the pair offers such classics as duck leg confit, mussels au nage and a torchon of foie gras. Of course, French onion soup is available, as are beef short rib Bourguignon, scallops Provençal style, trout almandine and steak au poivre. In the coming cool weather, look for a lamb cassoulet made with house-made lamb sausage, and escargots is to come, too. Peasant Bistro, Centennial Park West Condominium, 250 Park Ave. West NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, 404-230-1724.
 
Since 2008, Atlanta chef Todd Immel (Oscar's, Table 1280) has been with Star Provisions. Remaining within the family of restaurants founded by chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison, Immel has taken over as executive chef at the pair's popular neighborhood restaurant Floataway Café. Immel also will continue his role as mentor of the Star Provisions meat department, for which he developed a charcuterie program. Floataway's kitchen has become strong and steady over the years, as it has continued to explore the flavors of the Mediterranean. Perhaps Immel will reprise his pork shank from the days at Oscar's in College Park. Immel's start date at the restaurant is October 10. Floataway Cafe, Floataway Building, 1123 Zonolite Rd., Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-892-1414.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Table 1280, the restaurant at the Woodruff Arts Center closed, its doors in mid-August. Table 1280, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, no phone.
 

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