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DINING SCOOP

Want to know the latest dining details? Check here for up to date information on what's going on in and around the city of Atlanta. You never know where the next best scoop will be!


December 1

Every week, Le Bilboquet will select a unique pair of wines that are not available on the regular wine menu. Diners will have the chance to enjoy wines by the glass that have previously only been available by the bottle. Additionally, wines that were once on the menu but are no longer as well as those that have never before been available, will also be featured at Le Bilboquet.

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November 10

Paces Properties and maestro pizzaiolo Luca Varuni are pleased to announce that a second outpost of the Midtown fan-favorite pizzeria, Varuni Napoli is slated to open at Krog Street Market in winter 2017. Varuni Napoli will be the final culinary market stall to join the already impressive lineup of dining destinations in the modern, mixed-use intown food hall. Varuni Napoli will be located at the south end of the market adjacent to Jeni’s Ice Cream, Ticonderoga Club, The Luminary and Craft Izakaya.

Le Bilboquet is pleased to announce that it will be the only restaurant at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta open on Thanksgiving Day. The special Thanksgiving menu features holiday favorites with an elevated twist including butternut squash soup with sage and goat cheese ravioli and traditional roasted Amish turkey with homemade stuffing. Dinner will be $65 per adult and $25 per child. To make reservations, call 404-869-9944. 

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November 4

Gateway, a new outdoor lifestyle and restaurant destination located in north Buckhead recently welcomed Latin-inspired restaurant, Cheeky to its restaurant line up. Cheeky offers a diverse menu including skewers, tacos, rice and protein bowls, salads, burgers and more. Cheeky is also known for its “pour your own” beer taps. Gateway is also welcoming the fall weather with weekly live music entertainment on Friday nights.

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November 2

Paces Properties announced this morning that an agreement has been made with the Castellucci Hospitality Group to join the award-winning, intown market with a brand new, full service anchor restaurant. The yet-to-be-named concept will replace the recently shuttered Cockentrice restaurant and bar. Details about the restaurant concept and name will be shared over the coming months. Castellucci Hospitality Group is targeting a spring 2017 opening.

Fado Irish Pub has added a MegaMule to the menu that gives you and your friends a reason to share! This massive Moscow Mule is served in a VERY BIG copper mug and is perfect for sharing with 10 friends. While you and your friends are enjoying this fresh drink, you will have plenty of time to share pictures of the unique experience on social media. The Mega Mule is made with Reyka, Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer & fresh lime and the cost of $80 can be split 10 ways (which is $20 cheaper than buying 10 individual mules). Who would want to miss this excellent way to pair a quality drink with an irresistible photo op?
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October 20

Atlas has recently welcomed Geno Dew as General Manager, who has a rich a history of working within the hospitality industry and was most recently at STK. Additionally, during his tenure with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Dew led teams for award-winning restaurants in Atlanta, Washington DC and Miami, as well as opening Enoteca Carbonari and Spice Market by Jean Georges.

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October 18

As part of their month-long “Champagne Campaign”, Le Bilboquet is partnering with Laurent Perrier Brut to offer the world's best champagne at promotional, by-the-glass pricing. In addition to these incredible champagne specials, guests will enjoy live entertainment including spinning by one of two of Atlanta's most popular DJs, Vicious and EU. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 | 1-5 p.m.

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October 14

Le Bilboquet is thrilled to announce that Cyrille Holota will immediately join the highly-celebrated French bistro as Head Chef. Prior to his role at Le Bilboquet, Holota has served as executive sous-chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Bora Bora and assisted in the launch of acclaimed restaurant Le Coq Rico in New York. In Atlanta, Holota most recently served as Executive Chef of BLT Steak. He has worked under Joël Antunes at The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, where he served as Executive Chef. lebilboquetatlanta.com

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August 5

Starting in September, Park Tavern will be serving up $2 Oysters! parktavern.com
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Wine Spectator has honored several Georgia restaurants that have incredible wine selections. Congratulations to all!




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July 24
Castellucci Hospitality Group (CHG) is proud to announce the appointment of Nicolas Quinones as general manager at Cooks & Soldiers in Atlanta. Quinones now oversees and manages culinary operations at the Basque-style restaurant, which opened on Atlanta’s Westside in November 2014.

Quinones brings a strong pedigree of restaurant management experience to his new position at Cooks & Soldiers. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Quinones most recently spent the last seven years at the helm of the critically acclaimed, Woodfire Grill, where he directed all facets of the fine dining restaurant. Earlier in his career, Quinones trained in notable Atlanta kitchens such as Soleil Bistro, Chops Steakhouse, Murphy's and Loca Luna. At Cooks & Soldiers, the certified sommelier looks forward to further contributing to the restaurant’s established culture of hospitality through his high standards for culinary and service excellence.
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What could be a better cure for the Monday's than burgers and beer? On Monday, August 17 , Shake Shack will partner yet again with Monday Night Brewing for an epic Pint Night. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. , grab a burger and your favorite brew (or two) and head up to the roof to top the night off with the perfect Buckhead backdrop. Did we mention you also get to keep your glass?
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July 23

Midtown Restaurant Week returns for its tenth year beginning Saturday, September 5, through Sunday, September 13.

Throughout this nine-day culinary event, diners will have the chance to enjoy delicious and discounted menus from some of Midtown’s most celebrated dining spots.

With more than 40 restaurants predicted to participate this year, gourmet prix-fixe menus will be offered at $15, $25 and/or $35 for brunch, lunch and/or dinner options. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.mrwatlanta.com
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July 7, 2015

Another Fresh Market is heading our way!

Join the festitivities July 8, at the The Fresh Market, 2480 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, Ga., beginning bright and early at 8AM!

The Fresh Market (as you probably already know), is a true neighborhood market that has built its reputation as a unique food destination store with a focus on inspiring its customers to make every meal extraordinary. Grand opening festivities will begin at 8:00 with a "Cracking of the Parmesan," a gourmet version of the traditional ribbon-cutting event. (The cracking of the Parmesan is something you don't want to miss - it will be the best tasting Parmesan you've ever had!) This will be followed by a day of opening activities which include a free sample-sized bag of coffee and a free reusable shopping bag to the first 1,000 customers, food sampling stations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and chef demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. _______________________________________________________________________________

July 6, 2015
Reynolds Plantation announces Derin Moore as its new executive chef. A Certified Master Chef, Moore is a national and international award-winning chef who brings a global perspective to the southern culinary destination.
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Doug Turbush, a long time East Cobb resident and acclaimed chef/owner of Seed Kitchen & Bar and Stem Wine Bar in Marietta, will open Drift in The Avenue East Cobb later this year.  Described as a modern fish house and oyster bar, Drift will be an upscale casual addition to the emerging East Cobb dining scene. The opening is anticipated for late 2015. Drift's menu of the freshest wild-caught and sustainable seafood available from American lakes, rivers, streams and ocean waters reflects a commitment to sustainability that Turbush and his team share, as well as their experience and travels.  Guests will enjoy an array of seafood, locally sourced produce, wood-fired specialties, quality meats, house-made desserts, modern cocktails, craft beer and wine.   An oyster bar will offer a rotating selection of oysters and raw bar specialties.  At the heart of the kitchen, a wood-burning grill will pair an age-old cooking method with modern technique, producing prime seafood and meats with a bold flavor.  In addition to the main dining room, Drift offers a chef's table dining experience, a vibrant full bar, a private dining area for groups and an expansive patio. _______________________________________________________________________________

With so many new restaurants popping up (think Buckhead Atlanta, with Le Bilbouquet, Shake Shack, American Food and Beverage, Corso Coffee, Doraku Sushi, Fado Irish Pub, Georgetown Cupcake, Gypsy Kitchen, Qing Mu, The Southern Gentleman and Thirteen Pies - you could dine here every night for weeks on end and never get bored!), there's more choice and opportunity to experience so many different types of foods both inside and outside the perimeter.

Another new entry on the scene is Chama Gaucha - a brand new Brazilian Steakhouse opening on Peachtree Avenue very soon.

Come on out, the food is great!
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CZAR ICE BAR (www.czaricebar.com)With its cool, frosty interior (with yes, a bar made of ice!), plush European seating, elegant lighting and plethora of vodkas to choose from there's no doubt Czar Ice Bar is going to become one of Buckhead's best settings for delicious drinks paired with fresh sushi prepared by Chef Saito Saito, one of very few "Master Chefs" in the United States.

On our visit we ordered a flight of infused vodkas - which arrived in their very own chilled ice block. With over 300 vodkas to choose from, there is something for everyone, from the vodka connoisseur or to those looking to try something new.
Located at 56 East Andrews Drive in Atlanta, it's the perfect spot for lunches, dates and after dinner drinks.
For more information, check out the latest issue of Atlanta Social Season.