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Crumbl Cookies To Open Friday, Homewood Hills Bowling, and More Food News

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After a long time of no news, Crumbl Cookies, a national franchise, has announced that its grand opening will take place Friday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to midnight in the Beechwood shopping center (near TJ Maxx and the UPS Store, in the former Menchie’s storefront). Take-out, curbside and delivery start Wednesday, May 25. Unlike gusto!, it doesn’t seem that Crumbl will screw up traffic up and down Alps Road by giving away free food. This week’s cookie flavors—four of them change out weekly—include: graham cracker (featuring Teddy Grahams), milk chocolate chip, white chocolate chip, molten lava, peanut butter and limeade.

The Alley has taken over the spot in Homewood Hills most recently known as Homewood Social. Bowling isn’t back yet—the lanes need some work—but it’s coming at some point. In the meantime, you can enjoy drinks, live music, trivia and an open jam night.

Cool World ice cream shop on the Eastside has reopened its dining room.

Java Joy, the formerly mobile-only coffee provider run by Extra Special People and staffed by Joyristas (people with disabilities), has opened a brick-and-mortar training center at Piedmont Oconee Health Campus. The café offers hot and iced coffee in multiple flavors, tea, biscuits from Golden Pantry, grab-and-go lunches, snacks, soft drinks and more. It’s open 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.–12 p.m. on Friday.

St. James Church on West Lake Drive is hosting a food truck evening on May 26 from 5–7 p.m., featuring Nedza’s, Kona Ice and Beto’s Tacos from Suwanee.