Photo Credit: Marie, Let's Eat
The only appropriate reaction to the news that Paul's Bar-B-Q, in Lexington, served its last meal this Fourth of July is, "Aw, dang."
If you've noticed some activity in the former Suska space in the Henrietta Building on Lumpkin Street in Five Points, that's because it'll soon house a Chinese restaurant: Donna Chang's. But wait, it's no chop suey joint.
After a brief period where the space that previously housed Piccolo's was closed (see previously here), in a Watkinsville shopping center on Hog Mountain Road (by Bell's), it reopened rapidly, under new ownership, as Bella Noche. The new place calls itself an Italian/Latin restaurant, but the Italian part of the menu is considerably larger.
Photo Credit: Taqueria La Parilla
Taqueria La Parrilla has come a long way from its quiet beginnings in the Homewood Hills Shopping Center, with a location on Athens' Eastside and one in Watkinsville, in addition to the original.
Transmet West, on Oglethorpe Avenue, has announced that its last day in business will be this Sunday, May 22. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be available for $12 per person that day, and beer and wine will run you only a buck to clear out as much inventory as possible. Also: live music.
It's the rare eatery that actually opens when it says it will, between contractors, health inspections and getting funding squared away. Athenians will be pleased to know, however, after some months of peering in the windows, that Zombie Coffee and Donuts is opening its branch downtown (in the former Your Pie, on Broad) next Monday, May 23.
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.
One of the founders of local hipster supper-club The Four Coursemen, Damien Schaefer, is looking to start a brewpub in Decatur called Normaltown Artisanal Brewery & Cucina, and he's seeking investors from across Georgia.
The James Beard Awards released both its book/journalism awards and the shortlist of restaurant/chef awards yesterday, and Five & Ten didn't make the cut for "best restaurant" (see our earlier post about the nomination).
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