It’s not a new beer, but milk porter Koko Buni is back and, for the first time, will be available in retail stores in four-packs of cans starting in mid-December. Koko Buni is brewed with 1000 Faces coffee, Condor Chocolates nibs, vanilla and toasted coconut.
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Jason Zygmont, who has been the chef at Five & Ten, Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant, for almost two years, will have his last day there Dec. 31. Zygmont is moving on to The Treehouse, in Nashville.
Hot on the heels of Mediterranean Grill expanding to Athens, another small Atlanta-area chain is opening a location here. Cafe Istanbul has hung out a banner for the space between Utage and Jerzees, on Clayton Street downtown.
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Open since 2009, Square One Fish Co. will do its last day of business in its current location on Sunday. Owners Erica and Joe Cascio have sold the building to a hotel that will open next to the Classic Center, something meeting planners have desired for a long time.
Also closed are the Hawthorne Avenue location of Dickey's Barbecue Pit (the Oconee location remains open) and Always Baked on Baxter Street.
It wasn't automatic that Creature Comforts would bring back its Automatic pale ale, but they're doing it, and the first kegs will get tapped today.
The release party kicks off at the Hancock Avenue brewery from 5–8 p.m. with food from White Tiger and music by New Orleans jazz band Roamin’ Jasmine. It then moves to Normaltown for live music, beer and beer cocktails at Normal Bar, Hi-Lo and Old Pal. Prints and T-shirts by Double Dutch Press will be for sale, too.
Mediterranean Grill, the small chain out of Atlanta, is open on Lumpkin, in the former YoBo Cantina space.
Lighthouse Seafood, which was running a nice little seafood market with delicious steamed to-go orders on Gaines School Road, has closed in Athens, opening a proper bar and grill at 2077 Atlanta Hwy., in Statham.
Kumquat Mae will no longer serve dinner effective Oct. 20, "due to the high demand [for] our catering services and weekend pop-up dinners," according to owner Tracey Stewart. The Mitchell Bridge Road restaurant will continue serving breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. (The bar is open until 7 p.m.)
You may know Lay-Z Shopper best for its late-night world, but the convenience store on Clayton Street downtown has always made some excellent deli sandwiches. Now, its owners have taken over the former Volstead, next door, and opened R.U. Hungry, which offers an expanded range of sandwiches hot and cold, breakfast sandwiches, burgers, pizza and some sides.
Taqueria Tsunami's second Athens location, in the former Herschel's on East Clayton Street, is officially open, meaning you can give your sales tax dollars to Clarke County when you eat there. Kids eat free on Tuesdays.
Little City Diner, in Winterville, starts serving Friday-night dinners tonight, until 8:30 p.m.
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