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Shooting Near Westside Eateries; Restaurant Award Nominees

All the info you need to start your day on Tuesday, August 4.

Sue Martin

— Two people were shot near a few Westside restaurants Monday night, with one remaining in critical condition. Police told WSB-TV they believe the shooting started at a parking lot on Northside Drive and 11th Street, and ended up at the 800 block of Howell Mill road.

UPDATE: Bocado owner Brian Lewis tells Eater Atlanta, "The shooting occurred at 11th and Northside; it did not happen at Bocado. Noticing the victim, our staff called the police but they did not interact with them. We are not involved in the situation; it did not occur at the restaurant."

— The Georgia Restaurant Association has announced the finalists for its 2015 GRACE Awards. Among the nominees are the teams behind Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Table & Main, and the Kevin Rathbun empire; Fifth Group Restaurants; Ray's on the River; and bar manager Chris Gianaras of 4th & Swift.

— Bon Appétit Magazine released the 50 nominees for its list of America's best new restaurants. Representing Atlanta is Krog Street Market — a bit of a cop-out, considering there are several restaurants at the food hall. Bon Appétit says, "If food halls are the new amusement parks, then Krog Street is Magic Mountain: a converted industrial behemoth offering one food thrill after another."

— Sandy Springs pie-centric restaurant That Pie Place has closed for good, per Tomorrow's News Today. Managing partner Ron Wolf indicated in a Facebook announcement that a new location could be in the works.


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