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October 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Tom Murphy and Ian Winslade, the inspired team behind Virginia Highland's Murphy’s restaurant, is introducing its latest concept, Paces & Vine, to Vinings. Paces & Vine aims to strike a balance between high-caliber cuisine and a sense of “home." The restaurant opened Friday, October 24, 2014, for dinner service and began serving brunch the next day. Lunch service debuted Monday, October 27. The cuisine, says Winslade, will be contemporary American comfort food. A well-developed beverage program, from a wine list to craft beers and cocktails, accompanies the food offerings. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun. Paces & Vine, Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30339, 404-205-8255.
 
Chef, TV host and cookbook author Marvin Woods opened his Asante restaurant in downtown Atlanta's Luckie Marietta District on December 12, 2014. The restaurant began by serving dinner Friday and Saturday, then closed Sunday and reopened Monday with lunch and dinner services. Woods' unique style blends the ingredients and techniques of the Caribbean, South America, the low country and the Southern U.S., and Africa. Asante is located in the space formerly occupied by Peasant Bistro, and will serve dinner nightly; the lounge will stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Lunch will be offered Monday through Friday and brunch Saturday and Sunday. Asante, 250 Park Ave. W. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, 404-893-0022.
 
Southern Proper Hospitality has opened Gypsy Kitchen 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 offers a menu of tapas, small plates and larger entrées for communal-style meals. The dishes 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.
 
In November through his Resurgens Hospitality Group, Linton Hopkins, chef/owner of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House, will assume management of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s cafe, to be called Cafe at Linton's in the Garden. Its menu will focus on natural meats and local produce. Hopkins, who is a frequent guest chef at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market in Buckhead, views "farm-to-table" as an ethic, rather than just as a way of cooking. The garden's renovation project won't be completed until 2017, but as part of that process, the cafe will morph into Linton's in the Garden, a full-service restaurant filling two stories of the contemporary glass building. When that is completed, the current cafe will house offices. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, no phone.
 

News Bytes

Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey from Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q can simplify life this Thanksgiving by smoking a whole turkey for your holiday feast. For $60 plus tax, your 12 to 14 pound bird will be slow-cooked and come with house-made gravy. Additional embellishments can include mac 'n' cheese, de rigueur in the South for Thanksgiving; cornbread dressing (ditto); spicy stewed green beans; and chocolate chess pie. Reserve the feast by calling 404-414-0826 or emailing your order to [email protected] Pre-orders are available now through November 18 only. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, 1238 DeKalb Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-577-4030.
 
Timone's Closes Temporarily for Reconcepting
Timone's was conceived as a classic New York City Italian pizza joint. But it wasn't working, and being a smart chef, Ron Eyester knew it. So he temporarily closed Timone's and plans to reopen it as a New York deli in November 2014. Inspired by Eyester’s childhood on Long Island, the Morningside space will add a deli counter and menu that will include traditional Italian antipasto, deli meats (some produced in-house) and take-out selections. Timone’s will continue to make what Eyester calls "the most authentic New York pizza in the city," while also offering additional deli items sourced from premium producers. Dinner will feature five specialty dishes that will change weekly. Timone's, 1409 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-809-2979.
 
Southern Soul Barbeque Launches Line of Hot Sauces
Expanding its line of handcrafted, small-batch sauces, Southern Soul Barbeque has launched four flavors of Georgia Heat Sauce. The sauces will be available for order online and in Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide. The heat sauces are made from authentic family recipes and use pure cane sugar, and the launch builds upon the success of the previous barbecue sauce line, featuring Sweet Georgia Soul Sauce and Hot Georgia Soul. Heat Sauce flavors include Balsamic Blueberry Hot Sauce made with Georgia blueberries and Red Savina habanero peppers; Charred Habanero Hot Sauce; Hot Red Cayenne Table Sauce; and Habanero Peach Sauce made with Georgia and South Carolina peaches. Lunch & Dinner daily. Southern Soul Barbeque, 2020 Demere Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522, 912-638-7685.
 

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Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Atlanta to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Bazzaar, R.I.P.

As Thelma's Kitchen & Rib Shack moved from location to location, from Luckie Street to Marietta Street and finally to Auburn Avenue, where it replaced the vaunted Auburn Ave. Rib Shack, loyal fans followed it to enjoy the downhome Southern fare. Now we hear with great sadness that the place has closed. Thelma's Kitchen & Rib Shack, 302 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, no phone.
 

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