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July 2016 Archive

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Openings

Headquartered in Colorado but founded by friends from Alabama, Moe's Original Bar B Que specializes in Alabama-style barbecue complete with that state's classic white sauce. Moe's opened its original location near Georgia Tech in 2011, but is now planning an Atlanta area expansion. The first outpost to open is Roswell, scheduled for August 2016, to be followed by another in Carrollton. Lunch and dinner will be served daily. Moe's Original Bar B Que, 12020 Etris Rd., Ste. B140, Roswell, GA 30075, no phone.
 
Willie Degel of Food Network's "Restaurant Stakeout" has opened Uncle Jack's Meat House in Duluth. Degel has visited Atlanta several times and finds the city ready for his concept. The location's proximity to the Infinite Energy Arena, a venue attached to the Gwinnett Center, which houses a performance center and a convention center, was one reason for his having chosen that spot. Uncle Jack's Meat House, 6590 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste. 201, Duluth, GA 30097, 770-497-2400.
 
Well-regarded chef Todd Richards, top toque at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, has opened his long-awaited Richards' Southern Fried in Krog Street Market. The delayed launch had been frustrating for chef Richards, who has also worked at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, and The Shed at Glenwood before becoming the executive chef at White Oak. Attendees at this year's Atlanta Food & Wine Festival were able to enjoy a preview sample of what he intends to purvey at this new spot. Richards' Southern Fried, Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Atlanta, GA 30307, 678-732-9594.
 
Ton Ton, a ramen spot from Guy Wong (Le Fat), has opened at Ponce City Market. Ton Ton, Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-883-3507.
 

News Bytes

5Church Atlanta Begins Lunch Service
Although it's been open only a few weeks, the Atlanta location of Charlotte-based 5Church has already begun lunch service, which is offered Monday through Friday. The restaurant is situated in Colony Square and specializes in New American cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly. 5Church Atlanta, Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30361, 404-400-3669.
 
FLIP burger boutique in Buckhead launched Lobster night on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, and will run this unusual special through Labor Day 2016 on Wednesdays starting at 5 p.m. The restaurant recommends you go early if you want to catch the $19.99 special as it's likely to sell out quickly. And to keep things fresh, when it's gone, it's gone. Besides a one-pound lobster with drawn butter, you get Old Bay-dusted potato chips and a Caesar salad for the money. Bibs included. FLIP burger boutique, Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center, 3655 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-549-3298.
 
Georgia Breweries Get National Recognition
After only five years in business, Marietta-based Red Hare Brewing has hit the jackpot after being named the fourth best brewery in the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. It was the highest ranking Georgia brewery in the competition, having won five medals: two golds, one silver and two bronzes. Red Hare's SPF 50/50 and the Cotton Tale Pale Ale took the golds. Watership Brown Ale got the silver, and Sticky Stout and nonalcoholic Red Hare Root Beer received bronzes. But Number 5 on the Top 10 list was Cherry Street Brewing Co-op from Cumming, Ga. It took a gold for its O.A.S.I.S., an imperial stout, and for Wonderwall, a barrel-aged strong stout; and a bronze for Belgo Ruskie, a barrel-aged brew. Other Georgia breweries taking medals include Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co., one of the state's oldest craft breweries, Atlanta's Red Brick Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing and Monday Night Brewing, Alpharetta's Jekyll Brewing, and Coastal Empire Beer Company from Savannah.
 

Chef Shuffle

Ted Lahey left Osteria Mattone, where he had been chef/co-owner, and Chicago-born and New York-schooled Eric Sell was hired in his stead. With a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, Sell has traveled through Asia and Italy to learn about ingredients and techniques, and comes to Atlanta from his post as executive chef of Creó in Albany, NY. One of his special gifts is freshly made pasta, which should merge nicely with the menu at Osteria Mattone. Osteria Mattone, 1095 Canton St., Roswell, GA 30075, 678-878-3378.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Noted Atlanta chef Jay Swift has closed his 4th & Swift restaurant in the Southern Dairies building off North Avenue citing a precipitous drop in sales following the opening of Ponce City Market across the street and nearby Inman Quarter. Swift plans to devote his attention to Noble Fin, the Peachtree Corners operation he launched in May 2016. His son, Jeb Aldrich, serves as its executive chef. 4th & Swift, Southern Dairies, Bldg. B, 621 North Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, no phone.
 

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