|An authentic vintage Multimixer at Palookaville Fine Foods, one of many cool vintage items|
Pallookaville is now open in Avondale Estates. The corndog food truck turned restaurant held a Halloween night party and closed over the weekend before opening today for lunch. The kitschy restaurant features an authentic vintage Multi Mixer, as well as a genuine 30s era soda fountain. Look out for private dining, event space and other fun stuff happening on the restaurant's second floor in the coming months.
Moe's & Joe's has been sold. Moe and Joe Krinsky opened their tavern in Virginia-Highland in 1947, and the local watering hole has remained a popular hangout for generations. No word yet on any changes in the pipeline but a name change is highly unlikely. The restaurant's current owner Rick Adams is reportedly being retained for "licensing purposes," or more specifically, so that new ownership can maintain grandfather clauses and prevent themselves from having to update the restaurant to current codes and zoning policies.
800 North Highland Avenue and adjacent suites in Virginia-Highland will soon welcome a "theater" and additional retail. The spaces in question previously housed a Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, Starbucks Coffee, Key Lime Pie Salon and a couple of other businesses. Could this be the new home of Dad's Garage Theatre Company? I doubt it but hey, a guy can dream, right?
Captain D's on Cobb Parkway near South Marietta Parkway in Marietta has closed. It had been in business for 35 to 40 years.
Folks restaurant at Sandy Plains & Canton Roads in Marietta is closing. It's been there 30 plus years.
I was in Phoenix over the weekend and stopped by the first True Food Kitchen to get the latest on the restaurant's plans for Atlanta. According to a source at the restaurant, Atlanta is now third in line to open, behind Dallas and Houston Texas. Dallas is slated to open before the end of the year, while Houston won't open until next year. The Atlanta restaurant is "5 to 6 months away" but "could open sooner" says the source Given what an amazing meal I had (again) at TFK, I'm hoping for sooner, but judging from the lack of progress at the space on the front of Lenox Square, I think March may be the soonest we can hope for.
|My awesome "Inside Out" Quinoa Burger accompanied by Sweet Potato hash at True Food Kitchen|
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