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There’s Now a BeltLine Restaurant for Post-Run Margaritas and Millennial Toast

Plus, a new bakery-breakfast cafe is open in Roswell and Babalu’s bringing Southern tacos and tapas to Roswell’s Canton Street

Guac y Margys
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

OLD FOURTH WARD: Margarita bar Guac y Margys is opening this Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. in Studioplex, the AJC reports. Nine different margaritas are listed on the menu like the Premium AF with reposado tequila and Grand Marnier and cocktails such as Nobody Calls it Hotlanta Anymore (did Atlantans ever?); a riff on the classic Southern drink Coke and peanuts with bourbon added. The weekday food menu is on the snack-y side, offering only varying portions of chips paired with salsa, queso, guacamole, and a drunken fondue consisting of queso, chorizo, and tequila. The weekend is when the menu expands to tacos and breakfast bowls. For those who need to refuel after a night of overindulgence or a run along the BeltLine, there’s the on-trend Millennial Toast — a toasted baguette served with avocado (obviously), hardboiled egg, and picked onions drizzled in olive oil and sea salt. [AJC]

ROSWELL: The environmentally-friendly Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast is now open in Roswell at 1164 Canton Street. The bakery produces everything from buttermilk biscuits to cinnamon rolls and doughnuts to fresh breads daily. Over in the cafe, breakfast is kept simple and quick with biscuit sandwiches, breakfast bowls, scrambles, and a farmer’s salad made with okra, butterbeans, and cherry tomatoes. Gracious Plenty uses mostly local and in-season ingredients from nearby farms and is grinding Stumptown Coffee in the cafe. [Facebook]

ROSWELL: Southern taco and Latin tapas restaurant Babalu is opening on Canton Street in Roswell early next year and will occupy the old 1938 Roswell Theatre building. CEO Abe Ruiz is currently working with the Roswell Historical Society on maintaining the building’s character. The 155-seat restaurant’s menu offers tacos like citrus barbecue with short rib and pepper slaw, fish tacos using seared tuna, and vegetarian options with yellow squash, zucchini, and cremini mushrooms. Babalu’s also serves burgers, lamb sliders, and a torta with ham and pulled pork. [Official]