Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bits & Bites

The next area location of Chicken Salad Chick will be in Cumming.   After opening its latest chopped chicken shop in Vinings last month, Chicken Salad Chick is expanding to The Collection at Forsyth in Cumming.  The new shop will open Tuesday May 1 and is the 10th unit owned by Atlanta-based Origin Development Group.   


Local BBQ caterer South of Heaven Bar-be-Cue has finally found a home for their brick & mortar restaurant.  Pitmaster Judd Foster and his wife Kate will open their new restaurant in place of J-Bo's BBQ & Catering on Newnan Street, just off the square in downtown Carrollton.  Judd is the former pitmaster at B's Cracklin' Barbecue in Atlanta.  As our friends at The Carrollton Menu  previously reported, J-Bo's closed this past January after ten years in business.  According to their Facebook page, the Fosters plan to open sometime in May.  South of Heaven will serve traditional barbecue (from Texas brisket to Carolina whole hog) and also carry vegan/ vegetarian plays on “favorite southern classics.” 

Publico Kitchen & Tap in Midtown opening soon. The second location of Columbia, South Carolina-based Publico Kitchen & Tap plans to open next week on Crescent Avenue next door to Lure. The restaurant, which was slated to open in December, categorizes its menu as Latin-Asian and includes everything from tacos to bánh mì to burritos to ramen. A restaurant representative cited the City of Atlanta ransomware attack and its effect on the permitting process as one of the reasons for the delayed opening.  

Atlanta magazine is bringing back the Best Restaurants Party on Thursday April 19 from 6−9 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to sample unlimited tastings while listening to live music and sipping on signature cocktails.  Participating restaurants are from the Top 50 Best Restaurants list and current Best of Atlanta winning restaurants including Atlas, Bar Mercado, Cooks & Soldiers, Chai Pani, Heirloom Market BBQ, Kaiser's Chophouse, No. 246, Rising Son, Sublime Doughnuts, The General Muir and many more!  $100 all-inclusive ticket price will raise funds for The Giving Kitchen.  The event takes place at Mason Fine Art – Armour Junction (near the Sweetwater Design District) 415 Plasters Avenue.  

KREWE, the popular "New Orleans inspired" eyewear brand, will be opening KREWE Tiny House, a mobile shopping experience, at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta beginning NEXT Friday April 20 through Sunday May 13.  Known for its collection of modern and iconic NOLA inspired eyewear, customers will find assorted varieties of the brand's "handcrafted frames" in the 154 square foot showroom.  KREWE joins existing retailer Warby Parker in offering eyewear in the Buckhead development.  KREWE is also carried locally at Select Shades with locations in Inman Quarter and coming soon to The Battery Atlanta.  

The Alden opened yesterday at Parkview on Peachtree in Chamblee.  Atlanta native Jared Alden Hucks serves as both the owner and Executive Chef of the restaurant and brings to it 20 years of experience in Australia, Thailand, Spain and Denmark.  The Alden's primary entrees range from $23-$38.  The restaurant is open for weekday dinner starting at 5:30 PM and Sunday brunch starting at 11 AM.  At Parkview, The Alden joins existing restaurants Bad Daddy's Burger Bar and Poke Bar and soon, Chronic Tacos.   

The LB Brand plans to "pop-up" in the former Daniel Wellington watch space in Ponce City Market.  Little Boogaweezin® made its debut in 2013 as a children’s apparel brand from the founder Jen Roberts’ kitchen table. Inspired by her son, Roberts named the brand "Little Boogaweezin," which is his nickname.  The LB Brand's target market is young women and mothers but it also has a small men's collection of t-shirts.  

HomeGoods plans to open its newest Atlanta area store this coming Sunday April 15 at the new Dawson Marketplace shopping center in Dawsonville.  HomeGoods joins Restoration Hardware Outlet, Bealls Outlet and Burlington in phase 2 of the Kroger Marketplace anchored center.  Another new HomeGoods is expected to open later this summer at Powers Ferry Square in north Buckhead.  

Smoothie King plans to open a new kiosk location near the first level food court at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody.  The smoothie shop would mark the return of smoothies to a familiar part of the mall as Planet Smoothie once operated from an inline space [now Cellairis] adjacent to Chick-fil-A nearby.  Smoothie King already has a similar kiosk location at Cumberland Mall.  Both Perimeter and Cumberland are owned by Chicago-based General Growth Properties (GGP).   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That "chick" in the logo is too thin to eat chicken salad.