Sunday, March 15, 2009

Zoës Kitchen Zooms Into Buckhead

Birmingham, AL based Zoë's Kitchen will open its first Atlanta area location in the coming weeks in Buckhead. Located in the corner space of Peachtree Battle shopping center a few doors down from Baskin-Robbins, the restaurant sits in a prime spot and should be a welcome addition to the current casual offerings in the area. Bonehead's is in the same "fast casual" category but is overpriced and another sad excuse for a concept by the Raving "Boneheads" behind the failed Mama Fu's and Doc Greens concepts. Zoë's fascinates me as its menu seems to be a Mediterranean influenced, healthy take on fast casual. Founded by John Cassimus in Birmingham, Alabama in the mid 90's, the founder, sold a majority stake in the business in late 07' and has seen the business expand to many new markets since. Repeat Atlanta!

6 comments:

AsianCajuns said...

Nice to know there are still places opening up in this crap economy!

Anonymous said...

I've eaten at Zoe's in Birmingham. The food is awesome. You get so much for your money, and they really do have the best chicken salad...o, and the lime aid is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I love Zoe's! We ate there on a trip to Birmingham. Yum, yum, yum!

Anonymous said...

You must not have eaten at Boneheads in a while. No longer a Raving Brands concept, this little restaurant delivers on quality. Grilled Salmon with zuccinni for under $10. You can't beat that anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Boneheads rocks!!

ProShop99 said...

To the most recent Anon who posted twice in two minutes. Bonehead's is and has been since inception a Raving Brands concept. The advertised "fresh fish" is actually flash frozen, though you have to press them to get this truth. The food is awful and overpriced for what you get. Once said to be the growth concept for the the company when it launched in 2005, there are fewer than ten locations open today (according to their website)