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Better Food Truck Legislation; Pink Pony vs. Brookhaven

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MEALS ON WHEELSThings might be a bit easier for food trucks in 2014. A proposal for a "world-class food truck ordinance" should be introduced this month and might be adopted as early as February. The legislation will outline public vending zone and hopes to provide "a healthy ecosystem for food trucks in Atlanta." [ABC]

BROOKHAVEN— The legal fight between the new city of Brookhaven and longtime strip club Pink Pony may be settled in the Georgia Supreme Court. The strip club brought a lawsuit against the city claiming that its ordinance banning nude dancing in establishments that serve alcohol was unconstitutional. Creative Loafing has the full story. [CL]

BUCKHEAD— Esquire's John Mariani says Atlanta's reputation is being challenged by smaller Southern cities, then claims ATL "still holds sway by virtue of diversity of restaurants in every section of town, from Downtown to Buckhead, and by the ethnic offerings that are easily the most varied of any city south of Chicago." He then highlights three local restaurants: upscale chain Davio's, upscale open-hearth cooking spot King + Duke (which the piece calls "Duke + King"), and upscale sushi restaurant Umi. The three restaurants are all in Buckhead, less than two miles apart. [HuffPo]
Update: Chai Pani in Decatur gets a nod as well.

NAME GAME— Texas-based restaurant American F+B is coming to Buckhead Atlanta this Summer. What Now, Atlanta hints that there may be some naming strife happening due to the restaurant— nicknamed "AF+B"— being in close proximity to the similarly named bistro F&B. [WNA]

King + Duke

West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, , GA 30305 (404) 477-3500 Visit Website


3050 Peachtree Road, , GA 30305 (404) 841-0040 Visit Website

Chai Pani

406 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 378-4030 Visit Website