Monday, October 23, 2017

Zinburger Taking the Burger Battle to the Burbs

Better burger eatery Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar has plans to open a second Atlanta area location next year.  The restaurant, owned on the east coast by Livingston, New Jersey-based The Briad Group, entered the Atlanta market in 2014 with a restaurant at Lenox Square in Buckhead.  

Friday, October 20, 2017

[ALERT] Clay's is NOW OPEN in Sandy Springs

After a year plus hiatus, Clay's Sports Cafe in Sandy Springsquietly reopened their doors earlier today.  The popular "hole in the wall" bar, which shuttered their original location on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs last July to make way for Gus's "World Famous" Fried Chicken, is now located in the Hammond Springs shopping center where Kaiser's Chophouse opened this past May.  

Bits & Bites

Ponko Chicken softly opened this past Monday, well delayed from their original plans, but ahead of their previously announced November 1 opening. In fact, Ponko is only partially open, as they have not started the build-out on a significant portion of their overall space.  For now, the restaurant is open with limited indoor seating and a sprinkling of outdoor tables.  They definitely have some kinks to work out, but business has been brisk and they have made themselves a destination.  The new Ponko is located just off I-85 on Chamblee Tucker Road.  
The second half of Ponko Chicken is expected to open sometime next year 

99X Bringing Back The Morning X for Celebratory 25th Anniversary Show + FREE Concert

If you've lived in Atlanta for more than 15 years, you remember 99X.  99X, previously heard on 99.7 (WNNX) was one of the most successful morning shows in Atlanta radio history.  The station debuted on October 26, 1992, but its success and popularity grew in 1994 with the introduction of "The Morning X," a morning show comprised of Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram and Jimmy Baron, aka Barnes, Leslie & Jimmy.
A sampling of my 99X memorabilia 

Ill-Fated Mason Tavern Finally Closes Near Emory University

Mason Tavern, which opened in a seemingly cursed restaurant space on Clairmont Road near North Decatur Road in 2015, has closed.  The closure, which was first reported by Decaturish, reportedly happened quietly earlier this week. The restaurant's website and facebook have both been deleted, and its phone has been disconnected.