International Women’s Day on Mar. 8 celebrates women and the work they do every day. This year’s #BeBoldForChange campaign focuses on promoting educational opportunities and professional advancement for women around the world.
Here, we list some of the women-owned restaurants, culinary and beverage businesses throughout metro Atlanta, in honor of International Women’s Day.
As a bonus way to contribute, all locations of Farm Burger — including Dunwoody, Buckhead and Decatur — will donate a portion of their profits on March 8 to the James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership Foundation. In addition, the Gwinnett location of Bananas Smoothies will offer 80-cent smoothies for women.
The second metro Atlanta location of Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads will open its doors today at 6050 Roswell Road at the corner of Hammond Drive. Rize opened its first location in November 2016 at the corner of N. Highland and Ponce de Leon avenues in Poncey-Highland. The fast casual concept serves up lunch and dinner with a variety of pizza options, salads, small plates, flatbreads, pasta and dessert, as well as drinks including craft beers, wine, sangria and several non-alcoholic options. The restaurant, which prides itself on making everything from scratch, offers lunch-sized options and special dishes from 11 a.m.-4 p.m and a kids’ menu for children 10 and under.
An Atlanta restaurateur with three established businesses is planning to add two more by the end of the year.
Mali Hu, who owns Ichiban in Alpharetta, The One Sushi+ in Brookhaven and Katana on Lenox Road in Buckhead, will bring Monkey 68 to Roswell and Tokyo Belly to Chamblee, according to Atlanta Magazine.
Monkey 68, which will be located at 1073 Green St., will be a compilation of foods from Hu’s restaurants, featuring an extended sushi menu and a few popular dishes from One including stir-fried edamame and asparagus fries and hibachi-style Wagyu steak similar to that found at Ichiban. The bar program will offer drinks named after the Chinese zodiac signs and will also offer beer, wine and sake. Look for two dining rooms upstairs, one at street level, and a patio in the front of the house.
Tokyo Belly, set to open this fall in the Peachtree Crossing development at Peachtree Road and Peachtree Boulevard, will serve Asian street food including dumplings, buns and sushi rolls, and will also offer a full bar.
Hu told Atlanta Magazine she’s also thinking about opening a ramen bar in Vinings.
Char Korean Bar & Grill in Inman Quarter brings Korean barbecue ITP (inside the Perimeter). Ryan Catherall, son of Atlanta chef Tom Catherall, heads the kitchen of this establishment, founded by former Craft Izakaya general manager Richard Tang. Sous chef is Shaun Byun. Southern meets Korean in such dishes as kimchi deviled eggs and Korean fried chicken, both bar bites. Adventurous diners will want to try the veal brain spread. Another departure from an authentic Korean barbecue experience: Dessert, with molten lava cake and gelati. Dinner nightly. Char Korean Bar & Grill, 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Ste. S, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-525-2427.
Castellucci Hospitality Group has moved its Sandy Springs pizza operation to the heart of the Emory area. With Edwin Molina still at its helm, Double Zero Napoletana reopened as Double Zero in Emory Village. Double Zero continues to be a destination for Southern Italian fare focused on pasta and pizza. But accents are borrowed from other traditions, such as the ancho chile marinade on the octopus or the grilled kale salad, but then it does come adorned with ricotta salata, bringing everything back to its origins. Double Zero, Emory Village, 1577 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-991-3666.
Breakfast and lunch patrons will be seated at a counter, while dinner guests will enjoy full table service. Brown will handle the latter mealtime with a small menu focused on vegetable fare. Eventually, a patio bar will be installed, serving until 2 a.m. 8 Arm, 710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, No phone.
Clay Harper and Mike Nelson, who own La Fonda Latina and Fellini's Pizza, launched The Greater Good Barbecue in 2011 in Tucker, followed by the Buckhead location in 2013. On August 10, 2016, the team opened a third branch in a new development called Hosea + 2nd at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Hosea Williams Drive in Atlanta's Eastlake neighborhood. Now revitalizing, the Eastlake area is a prime target for redevelopment, and the new enterprise, which is one of several restaurants in the project, is the first to open its doors. The Greater Good Barbecue, Hosea + 2nd, 2358 Hosea Williams Dr., Atlanta, GA 30317, 404-377-0044.
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.
Subtitling itself as a "Craft American Sandwich Shop," Butcher & Brew sits adjacent to South Main Kitchen in historic downtown Alpharetta. From the same Maven Restaurant Group that brought forth South Main Kitchen, Butcher & Brew opened August 20, 2016, for VIP guests, and began dinner service August 22. Full service, including weekend brunch, will debut a week later, on August 29. Chef Christy Stone from South Main Kitchen also helms this operation. With 20 craft brews on tap, Butcher & Brew is sure to be a hit. Butcher & Brew, 3 S. Main St., Alpharetta, GA 30009, 678-585-3344.
Second Muss & Turner’s location coming to East Cobb, taking place of Common Quarter
Common Quarter in Marietta is closing to make way for a second Muss & Turner’s location.
The last day of business for Common Quarter, located at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, will be Feb. 4, and Muss & Turner’s will open in the space in March, according to Unsukay Concepts, which owns both restaurants.
The second Muss & Turner’s will operate on the same model as its Smyrna counterpart, which is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway SE, featuring counter service during the day and table service at night. The staff of Common Quarter has been offered positions at the new restaurant. In addition, an enclosed bar area will offer full table service during the day and at night. The original Muss & Turner’s has been open since 2005, and Common Quarter opened in 2013.
“While Common Quarter is beloved by many, at the end of the day, the restaurant was ultimately the vision and DNA of ex-partner Chris Talley’s,” said Muss & Turner’s co-founder and Unsukay partner, Ryan Turner in a press release. “Though Common Quarter was a fantastic restaurant, we also saw an exciting opportunity for us to grow Muss & Turner’s and bring the East Cobb community a unique concept unlike anything in their area – a chef-driven, flex-casual restaurant.”
The owners indicated that changes would be coming when they announced this past fall that Chris Talley, one of the restaurant’s four operating partners who also served as its general manager, was separating from the partnership with plans to seek a career outside the restaurant industry.
During its last weeks of operation, Common Quarter will serve up a “Greatest Hits Menu” curated by Common Quarter Executive Chef Jeffrey Gardner, who will leave Unsukay Partners after the restaurant’s closure to spend time with his family and travel. Co-owner Todd Mussman will take an active role in the Muss & Turner kitchen, while co-founder Ryan Turner will be active in the restaurant’s beverage program. Smyrna General Manager Curt Hummel will oversee both locations.
Unsukay Concepts also owns Local Three in Atlanta and Eleanor’s, a speakeasy inside the Smyrna Muss & Turner’s location.
Source: National Restaurant Association
As of now, menu labeling can only be repealed or changed through Presidential action, stand-alone legislation or an amendment. The risk with a stand-alone bill or amendment is that changes would likely go further than just flexibility and we could lose federal pre-emption and grocery and convenience stores could get exempted. Additionally, if federal menu labeling is repealed, we would immediately return to the patchwork of state-county-local laws that occurred from 2007-2009 and would likely see the enactment of more state and local laws.
The principles of federal preemption and legal protections are still principles that our industry supports today. As of now, the menu labeling law is still on track for its May 5th implementation date, but there will be a lot of conversations to ensure that is the case.
10 local coffee shops are giving you the chance to engage in a little activism with your cup of joe this weekend.
More than 100 coffee shops nationwide are partnering with coffee website Sprudge.com to raise money for the ACLU Feb. 3-5 — the site has pledged to match the first $500 raised by each business.
“Stick to coffee?” Sprudge wrote. “We’d love to, but unfortunately the situation in our country has moved beyond political theater.”
The following restaurants are participating in the fundraiser:
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE #100, Atlanta, 404-524-5054 and 145 Auburn Ave. Ste A, Atlanta. condesacoffee.com
6 locations in Atlanta, octanecoffee.com
691 14th St. Ste A, Atlanta and 848 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. revelatorcoffee.com
Spiller Park Coffee
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-919-2978, spillerpark.com/
Outside the metro area, 1000 Faces Coffee in Athens is also participating.
Ellis Island South: Welcome to the most diverse square mile in America Downtown Clarkston in DeKalb County extends westward from Rowland Street to Indian Creek Drive, with the old Georgia Railroad line running in between—a total of just three city blocks, give or take. And yet there may be no place in the country as kaleidoscopically, vibrantly, viscerally diverse.
Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar
The Shumacher Group
The Morningside space that was home to Madre + Mason has sold, and a new restaurant is in the works. Anish and Paul Nair of local market chain Savi Provisions will open Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar at 560 Dutch Valley Rd. NE, according to a listing from local real estate firm The Shumacher Group.
There aren’t many details at the moment, but Jai Ho is expected to come to fruition as “an upscale, casual, hip, and cool Indian fusion restaurant,” according to the listing.
Madre + Mason, which opened in October 2015 as a Southern-Latin fusion destination, closed last month. Owners Calavino Donati and Doria Roberts revealed they needed to sell the business to fund the purchase of the building that houses another one of their ventures, Urban Cannibals in Midtown. Donati and Roberts need to make upgrades to the building, and their bodega and cafe has been temporarily shuttered since November. The two also operate Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary in Virginia-Highland.
The Nairs operate Savi Provisions markets in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Inman Park, and Midtown.
Cooper was 5Church’s executive chef before taking a reduced role
RJ Cooper [left] and 5Church chef Jamie Lynch. Melissa Libby & Associates
After taking a reduced role at 5Church late last year, chef RJ Cooper has moved on. Cooper is heading to the Music City to open a restaurant called Henley, reports Eater Nashville. “5Church and RJ Cooper have amicably parted ways,” a representative for the restaurant tells Eater Atlanta. “Jamie Lynch has been overseeing the kitchen and menu since he returned from filming the current season of Top Chef.”
Cooper, who won the James Beard Foundation’s award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic in 2007, was announced as 5Church’s executive chef last May, and the Midtown restaurant opened in June. In November, 5Church announced he had taken a step back and was serving as “consulting chef.”
At Henley, Cooper will serve “shareable dishes and innovative communal courses highlighting seasonal and regional flavors,” according to a press release. The restaurant is on track to open this spring.
5Church also operates restaurants in Charlotte and Charleston.
Mayor Kasim Reed has signed a temporary ordinance
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says, “Thanks, Mr. Mayor.” Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images
With the Atlanta Falcons playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, it may be a late night for locals. Win or lose, Atlantans will either be celebrating hard or drowning their sorrows. That being the case, the city government wants to make sure no one has to turn in too early.
Mayor Kasim Reed has signed an executive order that will allow bars in the city to remain open until 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. Normally, Atlanta’s watering holes run dry at the stroke of midnight as Sunday turns to Monday.
The order reads as follows: “Whereas, the Mayor, in celebration of the Atlanta Falcons NFC Championship win; and in recognition of the desire of the citizens of and visitors to the City of Atlanta to celebrate the Falcons participation in Super Bowl LI, hereby suspends enforcement of the current allowable hours of operation at certain locations licensed for the sale of alcohol for on premises consumption on Super Bowl Sunday so as to accommodate the festive nature of this day.”
Now, Falcons fans just need to line up their excuses for the lack of productivity that is sure to come at work on Monday.
It took longer than expected, but Revolution Doughnuts has opened the door at its second location. The doughnut shop made its Inman Park debut over the weekend at 745 Edgewood Ave. NE.
Plans for the expansion were first revealed in December 2015, and the Revolution Doughnuts team hoped to open for business within a few months. But, permitting delays ensued. Earlier this month, the shop had finally made enough progress to announce an imminent opening. The Inman Park outpost’s hours are the same as the Decatur original: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Revolution Doughnuts first opened at 908 W College Ave. in Decatur in May 2012. The shop’s varieties of fried dough can also be found at the Grant Park Farmers Market, Morningside Farmers Market, and Emory Farmers Market.
A rendering of the Halcyon development. Official
Chef Marc Taft has officially launched his own restaurant company, and he’s expanding with three restaurants in Forsyth County. Under the Southern Fried Hospitality umbrella, Taft will open Co-Op Community Table + Bar at the forthcoming Halcyon mixed-use development in April 2018, according to a Tuesday announcement.
In addition to Co-Op, which will serve modern Southern cuisine, Taft will open Feed Fried Chicken + Such and a currently unnamed burger joint, according to Atlanta Magazine. These restaurants are on track to open in April 2018 as well.
Taft is also opening a Feed restaurant at The Battery, the development adjacent to the Atlanta Braves’ new Cobb County ballpark, and he has Brine Fish House on deck for Alpharetta’s Avalon development. Both are scheduled to open this spring. All of Taft’s current ventures focus on local flavors, but future Southern Fried projects may look elsewhere for influence.
“Our restaurants reflect the experiences I have had throughout my career,” Taft said in a prepared statement. “Although guests will see the majority of our brands heavily influenced by Southern heritage, we will be branching out with other unique concepts.”"
A Tuscan Restaurant Is Headed to Westside; Sweet Hut Bakery Is Expanding to Buckhead
And new outposts for Jinya Ramen Bar, Nancy’s Pizza, and Yard House
The building that will house Donetto. Google Maps
— The restaurant group behind Oak Steakhouse, Colletta, and O-Ku Sushi is planning a Tuscan restaurant for Westside, according to Atlanta Magazine. The Indigo Road reportedly will open Donetto this May in the forthcoming Stockyards Atlanta development at 976 Brady Ave. NW, right across the street from Miller Union. It’s the same development that will house The Painted Duck. Mike Perez, who also runs the kitchen at Colletta will serve as executive chef.
“I want to elevate what we do at Colletta with eight or nine pastas,” Perez tells Atlanta. “I want to talk about the history of the pasta dishes and the folklore behind them. Bringing education to the table is a lot of fun.”
— Sweet Hut Bakery, the Asian-inspired bakery with three Atlanta locations, is adding a fourth. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports Sweet Hut will take up residence at the Fashion Cafe in Lenox Square. The timeline calls for an April opening.
— Jinya Ramen Bar has filed plans for its second Atlanta outpost, according to What Now Atlanta. The Los Angeles-based ramen shop will take over a Buckhead space that previously housed Uncle Maddio’s Pizza at 3714 Roswell Rd. Franchisee Julie Mei could open as many as five local Jinya locations. There’s no word on when the second Atlanta outpost will begin service.
— After leaving Buckhead in 2015, Nancy’s Pizza will return to the neighborhood. The Chicago-style pizzeria will move into a Buckhead Crossing space at 2625 Piedmont Rd., Suite 44, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. TNT says Nancy’s should open sometime this spring. The previous Buckhead location packed up and headed south for East Point.
— Sports bar chain Yard House, which boasts a restaurant in Atlantic Station, is expanding with a second local outpost at The Battery. The official website indicates it will open adjacent to the Atlanta Braves’ new Cobb County ballpark on March 31."