Petite Violette, the French restaurant created from the recent merging of Petite Auberge and Violette recently lost Stephanie Belcher, longtime manager and owner of Violette. Ms. Belcher was 67 and died suddenly on March 13th after recovering from an illness and showing signs of improving.
"In lieu of flowers, Stephanie's family requests donations be made to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center's Scholarship Program, in Stephanie's name. Go to Callanwolde.org, click on "giving", then on "donate" and "donate here". Then, specify that this is for the scholarship program. Many thanks in advance for honoring Stephanie."
Carlo's Bake Shop plans to open its first Atlanta area location at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody later this spring. The new kiosk is located on the mall's first floor, near the escalators, between H&M and the food court. Hoboken, New Jersey based Carlo's first opened in 1910 but gained international notoriety when owner Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro, Jr. starred in the TLC reality show "Cake Boss" which chronicled the bakery, its owners and family. This will mark the chain's second location in the south following the December 2015 opening of a location within the revamped Dining Pavilion at The Florida Mall in Orlando.