Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bits & Bites From Atlanta's Food Scene

Bell Street Burritos' current Howell Mill location
Bell Street Burritos is being forced to close their Howell Mill location. Restaurant owner Matt Hinton opened the first Bell Street at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in late 2010, and followed that success
with the Howell Mill location in late 2011.  Opened in a small structure along Howell Mill that previously housed Social House, Bell Street was forced out of its lease and will be replaced with an Advance Auto Parts. Hinton rented the property for Bell Street and the owner has chosen to sell it to Advance Auto Parts despite neighborhood disapproval.

Bell Street Burritos at their current Howell Mill location can be enjoyed until close of business tomorrow Friday, August 31st and at their Sweet Auburn shop.  In the weeks to come, Hinton will set up shop at both the Irwin Street Market and an undisclosed location "within a 5 minute drive of the current Howell Mill restaurant."

Marietta-based Barkers Red Hots has closed their year old Roswell location. Barkers Red Hots featured "hot dogs cooked over real charcoal" and has been a Cobb county icon since 1984.    The Roswell location opened last August on West Crossville Road and joined the restaurant's first, at Windy Hill & Powers Ferry Roads.  The Roswell location was apparently unable to recreate the appeal and popularity of the original and it closed as of last weekend.  The company stated on their Facebook page that they remain committed to their Windy Hill restaurant.

Fig Jam Kitchen & Bar, currently located at Brookwood Square on Peachtree Road in south Buckhead, is moving to midtown.   C+M Gastronomy Group, the owner of the restaurant in addition to Publik Draft House and Baraonda Ristorante & Bar, will relocated Fig Jam to a smaller space at the 1010 project on Peachtree Street in midtown.  In preparation for the move, the restaurant has appointed Andrew Thoms Chef de Cuisine. An Atlanta native, Thoms may be familiar to some from his time as Chef de Cuisine at Ford Fry's No. 246 in Decatur or Sous Chef at Restaurant Eugene in south Buckhead.

The plan is to have the new Fig Jam open next spring but it remains unclear when exactly the current location will close.  When they relocate, Fig Jam will be smaller in size and will join fellow midtown newcomers Cafe Intermezzo, moving from south Buckhead, and Mi Cocina, a new to market Mexican eatery.

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2 comments:

Darin said...

Speaking of Cafe Intermezzo, their downtown location at the Marriott Courtyard has closed and been reopened as Carnegie Bar and Grill. No changes were made to the interior.

Atlantan99 said...

@Darin,

Thanks for the heads up! Story just went live.

Thanks for readings and keep your tips coming :)