Mimi Maumus’ Sidecar, a side project that shares a wall with her home.made on Baxter Street, opened recently (earlier reporting is here). Focusing on small plates and smart cocktails, it’s a space for the chef to indulge her experimental impulses without having to please everyone. You can check out the menu here, which includes, at the moment, gyoza made with smoked fish; a butternut squash hummus with pomegranate salsa; a warm salad of brussels sprouts that includes sesame and fish sauce brittle(!); and more along those lines. The FOMO burger is named such because only 10 per night are available. Cocktail-wise, there are plenty of nonalcoholic choices as well as boozy ones. Heated outdoor seating is an option as are s’mores you can roast yourself over a firepit. Sidecar is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5–10 p.m. (Wed-Thu) or 11 p.m. (Fri-Sat).
100 Prince (the building where St. Joseph’s used to be) is adding a fancy cooking supply store called Athens Cooks this spring. Not only will it have nice cook/bakeware and packaged snacks, but it’ll also feature charcuterie boards and sandwiches in partnership with Atlanta’s Spotted Trotter. It’ll also do catering, cooking classes and events.
The space that was Lord’s Bar for a minute, by Shokitini on Washington Street downtown, is becoming Tropical Bar, a Latin-themed bar and lounge with a connection to Punta Cana. Look for Latin music and dancing.
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