Friday, June 5, 2009

You've Heard of French Fries & Freedom Fries but Now: AirFries!

Evos, a Tampa Bay based eatery, is set to open the first of at least two planned locations in metro Atlanta. Evos will open in Sembler's Prado development in Sandy Springs today (Friday, June the 5th), and will open at Novare's Viewpoint on Peachtree in Midtown later this summer. Serving a menu that includes airbaked "Airfries" and healthier versions of some of your favorites like milkshakes and burgers, Evos is not your dad's burger joint. Repeat Atlanta!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Im gonna eat a hamburger, Im gonna eat a hamburger. None of that healthy nonsense. Kinda defeats the purpose. Airfries? What the heck? I want fried fries, not baked! Yuck!

Anonymous said...

All the menz from Metropolis will love the restaurant, it'll do booming business for two months and then it will suddenly close without warning.

jimmy said...

the comment above are my sentiments exactly. I want a greasy burger and fries that have been double fried in duck fat.

I just won't eat it every day.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Viewpoint space was supposed to be saved for high-profile national retailers like the ones found on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

Anonymous said...

Desperation makes people do the strangest things.

Anonymous said...

The "Midtown Mile" is all restaurants. perhaps thats because retailers are afraid to open in the city. Who wants to go through the trouble of opening a business that will just get the windows or doors kicked in and the merchandise stolen? And of course no police are around to curb this kind of activity.

Anonymous said...

I just went there... it was awful. The burger was grey and gummy, the fries tasted like the frozen Oreida variety, and the shake add in powder was still a powder at the bottom of my cup. I give it a week.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the "Midtown Mile", IT DOES NOT EXIST. It is a concept, a plan, a long-term vision.

We currently have two separate blocks that have been built to attract national retailers, 1010 and Viewpoint, and unfortunately they were completed in the middle of a deep recession. Clearly the folks at Viewpoint have abandoned any thought of attraction "flagship" retail at this time in order to get SOMETHING in that space. The best hope for national retailers at this point is at 12th & Midtown but it will all continue to evolve over time.

I just wish people would quit acting like they have ADD sitting in the back seat of the car screaming "Are we there yet?". Even without a recession, building a real urban shopping district is not an instant or easy process.

Incidentally, I heard that Clearwire is opening a store or something at Viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

I had lunch there today and it was great! I had the steak burger and air fries. A good addition to the neighborhood...

Anonymous said...

Midtown Mile - Bwa haha ahhh hahah. Will never take off in this city. Nobody walks and if you do, you're bound to get hit over the head, shot or stabbed in the non-police governed junior metropolis.

Keep dreaming folks - ADD or not, we'll be hearing about the plans for the Midtown Mile, 20 years from now.

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right. Boutiques get hit by the "blue jeans bandits" who seemingly always escape. Funny how that happens. Same baffled looks on the APD's face time after time. Same "no comment" from "Chief" Pennington. Now we have people being stabbed in Piedmont and on Juniper. On top of that, we are home invasion central.

Who wants to open a business or walk in that?

APD is too busy tied up either in SW Atlanta or in court appearances for traffic violations to care about the crime in the rest of the city. Welcome to Thuglanta.

Anonymous said...

"Nobody walks" is a overly simplistic (to put it politely) reason for the success or failure of shopping in Midtown besides the fact that it isn't true.

jonathan said...

Atlanta is not a walking city because it is not conducive to walking. If blocks were smaller and if there was a legible street grid, if the topography allows for it, and if densities are increased,among other things, it might be more pleasant to walk in this city. The Midtown Mile is a vision and only a vision, but it is a step in the right direction. It will never rival 5th Avenue, but it will be its own thing. And shop owners need to install steel rolling doors.
As for the eatery, it's a great fit for the neighborhood, and something I look forward to trying. I can do without the grease.

widmerpool said...

all the other Evos locations have gotten terrible reviews.

why couldn't they just serve organic food.

people don't want to have watered-down fries.

horrible concept.

btw, midtown is plenty walkable. people even *gasp* walk to work.

ATL has a ways to go but Midtown has everything you need in walking distance.

jonathan said...

I agree that Midtown is the most walkable part of the city. But in comparison to other more sophisticated urban centers, there is plenty lacking. I mainly have a problem with the linear character of the city that makes things more spread out than they have to be, and the historical devotion to Peachtree that leaves other streets in the dust. Don't get me wrong, I am a devoted Midtowner, but being the best in Atlanta isn't saying much.

Anonymous said...

I certainly agree that Atlanta is not very walkable city but that's exactly what the Blueprint Midtown plan is about and the "Midtown Mile" concept is just one part of that plan.

Looking at it from a purely statistical perspective, Midtown has a young relatively affluent population, has a fraction of the US average amount of retail space per resident, and is approaching the density numbers that are very compelling to retailers. 20 years from now, assuming we still have a country and an ounce of competence from city hall by then, Midtown will have gotten its fair share of retail.

Anonymous said...

I love this concept, but not the execution. I ate there last week and ordered the Steakburger. It was gross - "grey and gummy" is right on as a description.

I'm going to give EVOS a second chance and try a wrap the next time I'm there, but if the Steakburger is their flagship product, they are in trouble.

Also, what is up with all of the signs in the restaurant? They are EVERYWHERE!

Joseph said...

Are you all anonymous bloggers insane? It is possible to live & walk in Midtown. The real reason people don't walk in Atlanta is because they've gotten lazified from valets and malls. I swear, I really do walk to work, and then walk in Piedmont Park, etc. Really. My gripe with some of the construction is the lack of buried parking which places parking decks at sight lines, etc. For all of Atlantic Station's problems, it did do something smart: buried the parking deck and let people (not cars) have the run of things above ground.

Reactionary said...

and if densities are increased,among other things, it might be more pleasant to walk in this city.

Oh that's the ticket: pack more people in. Personally, I won't be happy until the place is as dense as Calcutta.

And shop owners need to install steel rolling doors.

No. What needs to happen is the costs of being a thug in this town need to be drastically raised, because otherwise there is going to be massive capital flight.