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August 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Southern Proper Hospitality will open Gypsy Kitchen for dinner on October 14 and for lunch on October 20, 2014, in the new Buckhead Atlanta complex. The restaurant's mission is to bring to Atlanta a unique Spanish-style dining experience. Executive chef Randy Lewis will roam the peninsula to offer a menu of tapas, small plates and larger entrées for communal-style meals. The dishes will reflect the subtle regional differences that make Spanish cuisine unique. Accompanying the cuisine will be live Spanish music and Flamenco on the patio overlooking Peachtree Road. Gypsy Kitchen, Buckhead Atlanta, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-939-9840.
 
Top Chef alum Eli Kirshtein has opened The Luminary in Atlanta Atlanta native and “Top Chef: Las Vegas” alum Eli Kirshtein has opened his first restaurant, The Luminary, at Krog Street Market. A protégé of Richard Blais and Kevin Rathbun and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Kirshtein describes his place as an American brasserie with regional influences; the moniker comes from the name of Atlanta’s historic first newspaper. The Luminary features a classically inspired menu putting an American slant on a traditional French concept --- think favorites like steak frites and croque monsieur, and more adventurous selections such as roasted chicken hearts and chicken liver mousse. It also has a sizeable raw bar, craft beer and cocktail program, and 400-square-foot patio space. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and will expand its hours and begin serving lunch in the coming weeks. The entire Krog Street Market will open in the fall, but The Luminary is the first restaurant to debut. Dinner Tues.-Sat. The Luminary, Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Ste. Y, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-600-6199.
 

News Bytes

Daily Specials at The Shed at Glenwood
In Grant Park, The Shed at Glenwood is now offering daily specials, with different features each day of the week (excluding Mondays when the restaurant is closed). Returning to the line-up is the very popular Slider Night on Wednesdays. Specials are as follows: Tuesday is a small plates menu ($3-$10); Slider Wednesday for eight different sliders offered for $3 each; Thursday is Brewer’s Dozen --- a dozen oysters (three ways), plus a beer for $12, also offering $7 PEI mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and cream; Friday and Saturday is Buy the Bottle --- ten-12 bottles of wine offered at $20 each; Sunday brunch for pitchers of mimosas, Bellinis and sangría, plus $7 specialty Bloody Marys; Sunday Supper is three courses of comfort food for $25 per person. The Shed at Glenwood, Glenwood Park, 457 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA 30316, 404-835-4363.
 
Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week Returns August 9-17
Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week launches August 9, and continues to August 17. During this week, participating restaurants will feature $15, $25 or $35 prix-fixe menus. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. Menus and more information are available at www.atlantadowntown.com
 
Petite Auberge Celebrates its Fortieth
Petite Auberge in Toco Hills has been a "go to" neighborhood restaurant for everything from family reunion dinners to dates to business dining for four decades. Celebrating this major milestone, the restaurant is offering dining specials and events all through August. Until August 9, Petite Auberge will feature a special three-course fixed price menu for $25, served from 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. On Saturday, August 9, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., there’s a free party in the olive oil and vinegar boutique. From Monday, August 11, through Saturday, August 16, $10 bottles of Coastal Vines wines will be offered at lunch and dinner. The restaurant will be closed on Thursday, August 14, for a private "1974" party. Special discounts will be offered Monday, August 18, through Saturday, August 23, at dinner, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. "Dinner and a Diva" on Tuesday, August 19, beginning with a reception at 6:15 p.m., features an evening of dining and opera. Price for the dinner is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes two glasses of wine. Monday, August 25, through Thursday, August 28, will offer 40 percent off select entrées, dinner only from 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 404-634-6268 or visit www.petiteauberge.com. Petite Auberge, Toco Hills Shopping Center, 2935 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-634-6268.
 

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Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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The Sandy Springs branch of Ruth's Chris Steak House closed its doors on August 17, 2014, and will reopen in Fall 2014 in a new location in Alpharetta. Attracted by the opportunity for enormous event space, the franchisees --- Nancy Oswald, Mark Oswald, Jim Brooks and Phil Brooks --- will move into the huge (18,000 square feet) former Rainwater location on Haynes Bridge Road and its 2.3 acres, which they have purchased. In addition to extensive event space, the facility includes a wine room. The reopening will follow a million dollar renovation. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 5788 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30328, no phone.
 

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