Photo Credit: La Dolce Vita via Facebook
Let's just put all the bad news in one post. La Dolce Vita, upstairs from what was its sister restaurant, Etienne Brasserie, is now also closed, announcing its shuttering on Facebook. It's been a bad year for that block of Broad downtown, between Jackson and Wall streets, which now houses only the bar Bourbon Street.
Shiraz, which retails wine and snacks in the Leathers Buiding, on Pulaski, hasn't updated its Facebook page yet but has sent out an email announcing a temporary closing, with no date when it might reopen.
And Hip Pops, in the Tracy Street warehouses, has announced that it will close its retail location for good (although the popsicle cart will still show up at events and can be hired for catering) in the next few weeks.
Tomorrow night (Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 7 p.m.), Hendershots, in the Bottleworks on Prince, is hosting a food/music/drink/fashion thingie called The Experience. The coffee bar/bar bar will provide drinks, Monsoon is playing music, and designer Kristen Stanfill will feature her clothes.
But what we're concerned with here is the food. It's being supplied by an LLC called Springhouse, registered in Augusta, that specializes in these kinds of events, and the menu looks appropriately interesting: sorghum caramel corn, fancy roasted vegetable tacos, chicken satay, a take on banana pudding, things like that. Tickets are $35 including online convenience fee and can be purchased from athensmusic.net.
Photo Credit: Photo via Hankook Taqueria's Facebook page.
Atlanta's Hankook Taqueria—which has a location near Cross Creek on Atlanta's west side, a partnership with the Yumbii food truck and two sister restaurants (both called Takorea, one in midtown Atlanta and one in Buckhead)—will take over the former Etienne Brasserie space at Jackson and Broad in downtown Athens, opening in November. Owner Tomas Lee has a fairly serious pedigree, and his Korean-Mexican fusion has done well in Atlanta.
If you're all fired up about canning after reading this week's Locavore, you should know that one-time Athenian Liana Krissoff will be signing the new (and expanded) edition of her book"Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry" today at 6:30 p.m. at Avid Bookshop, along with photographer Rinne Allen.
This Sunday, Jul. 31 at 6 p.m., Little City Diner in Winterville will host a three-course farm-to-table dinner with ingredients by Collective Harvest and Community Meat Co. Tickets are $35. Reservations at 706-742-7590.
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The Pine, in Five Points, is adding a downstairs bar called The Root, which will open in August. Co-owner Scott Parrish said it will be open seven days a week, until midnight Sunday–Wednesday and until 1 a.m. Thursday–Saturday. Unlike the upstairs, it won't serve food, but it will have "a tap and can list, a handful of wines and craft cocktails and a sizable whiskey selection," said Parrish.
Photo Credit: Photo via Facebook
Piedmont College's Cafe on Prince, which has been serving up good Southern cooking, cafeteria style, for some time now, will close after today, as Pete reported in Pub Notes. The college intends to repurpose the space for academics, which is understandable, even if a loss to good fried chicken.
Photo Credit: Elina Mark/Wikimedia Commons
Spring has sprung like a mofo all over the place, which means it's time for farmers markets to get going. Athens Farmers Market (which also has a snazzy new website) will kick off its ninth season Saturday, Apr. 2 at 8 a.m. at Bishop Park, where it will be under the covered pavilion, removing one more of your excuses for not going. The Fresh Food Bus, which provides free transportation to the market, is returning, but the schedule is TBA.
My Athens is collaborating with the Twilight Criterium to organize the Apps & Taps Invitational, a craft-beer event, May 7 from noon–4 p.m. Six tents on Washington Street downtown will host 24 craft breweries plus food from six local restaurants.
Breweries confirmed so far are: Avery, Anderson Valley, Bell's, Coastal Empire, Copper Creek, Creature Comforts, Dogfish Head, Duck Rabbit, Founder's, Left Hand, Orpheus, Oskar Blues, Service Brewing Company, Southern Brewing Company, Terrapin, Three Taverns, 21st Amendment, Westbrook and Wild Heaven.
Photo Credit: Fatburger
After a bit of a delay (the original date was August), the Athens location of Fatburger, the national chain based in California, is open in the Beechwood shopping center, inside Buffalo's, its sister operation. It's the only Fatburger currently open in the state of Georgia; locations in Atlanta and Marietta did exist but closed.
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