— Holeman & Finch Public House, chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins's famed Buckhead gastropub, is now serving lunch for the first time. The menu is similar to what Holeman & Finch offers at dinner, and yes, it includes the double-stack cheeseburger. Lunch is served each Friday and Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and running until the restaurant's normal dinner hours kick in at 5 p.m. Holeman & Finch also is adding Sunday dinner service, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
"I see Holeman and Finch as a vital piece in our expanding story — always creating something new, boasting innovative and interesting cuisine, and continually pushing the culinary limits," Hopkins said in a prepared statement. "Expanded hours give us the opportunity to showcase that story and meet new guests."
— Ford Fry is expanding lunch hours at his "little sister to The Optimist" in Inman Park. BeetleCat, which previously served lunch on Friday only, now offers the midday meal on Saturday and Sunday too. The extended service comes with a revamped menu.
— Krog Street Market's Ticonderoga Club has added an early bird happy hour. In addition to the regular menu, T-Club will offer beer and frozen cocktail specials on the indoor patio, and snacks include chips with tartar sauce, hot nuts, and a chef's special. The happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., every day but Wednesday.
— Morningside Kitchen, restaurateur Tom Murphy's latest venture that recently replaced Rosebud in Morningside, is kicking off brunch service this weekend. The restaurant will host a friends-and-family trial run Saturday and Sunday, and weekend brunch will be open to the public beginning May 14. Look for locally sourced bacon and sausage, cage-free eggs, and roasted espresso.
— Publik Draft House has added weekday breakfast hours in Midtown. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. and running until lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., the restaurant is serving dishes such as Georgia shrimp and grits, a hot chicken biscuit, duck hash, biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs, and challah French toast. A spokesperson tells Eater Atlanta the new service is meant "to cater to the professionals in the nearby hotels and businesses in Midtown." Update: A representative for Publik Draft House now says the breakfast service is offered on weekends only: "The restaurant is exploring the weekday breakfast option but is first starting with weekend service."