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Branch & Barrel Is Open in the Former Bantu Space at Avalon

The restaurant opened late last week.

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Replacing the short-lived Bantu at Alpharetta's Avalon development, Branch & Barrel is now in business. The restaurant opened for dinner Friday and added lunch service today.

Open! Look at that pretty bar. This place looks (and smells) great. Can't wait to see you here, friends.

Posted by Branch and Barrel on Sunday, December 20, 2015

Unlike most restaurants these days, Branch & Barrel actually opened ahead of schedule — it was first announced for early 2016. Chef/owner Todd Hogan, the man behind Branchwater in Cumming, came up with the concept, which is a "19th century industrial craft bar," according to Avalon's website. Hogan's kitchen is turning out dishes such as sherried lobster and sweet corn gratin with pita chips and bacon-marinated bistro steak and fries.

Hours at Branch & Barrel are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. See the full menu below.

Branch & Barrel menu

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