Bon Ton ditches plastic straw
Midtown’s Bon Ton is ditching one-time use plastic straws; joining restaurants and bars across the country who are purging the plastic drinking tubes in an effort to be more environmentally-friendly. The Vietnamese-meets-New Orleans seafood restaurant announced the change on Instagram. No word as to whether they’ll replace the plastic implements with paper or metal straws. However, a couple of commenters on the post requested that Bon Ton keep a few plastic straws on hand for people living with disabilities who need the flexibility those straws provide them for eating and drinking. Eater.com recently published a story by writer Alice Wong calling on restaurants nationwide to do the same.
Buy this Virginia-Highland gelato shop
Got a spare $110,000 in the bank? If so, that’s enough to purchase Paolo’s Gelato on Virginia Avenue, What Now Atlanta reports. The Eater Atlanta essential ice cream shop owned by Paolo Dalla Zorza is approximately 700-square-feet and a whopping $4000 a month in rent. Zorza is selling the Virginia-Highland shop and moving to Charleston to focus on Paolo Gelato Gourmet on John Street. [WNA]
Is chef Mihoko Obunai opening a new restaurant?
Chef Mihoko Obunai (Repast, Nexto Ramen) posted a rather mysterious Instagram late last week that simply reads, “Bone Broth is the New Coffee ☕️coming soon” with a photo of a logo “Mihoko’s Method Bone Broth”. Obunai has yet to respond to Eater Atlanta’s request for comment.
Suburban steakhouse chain Sage Woodfire Tavern’s financial woes continue
Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting the beleaguered steakhouse chain Sage Woodfire Tavern has put its Windy Hill Road location near SunTrust Park up for sale after only a year in business. This, after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July and spending serious bucks renovating and opening a two-story Buckhead location. Sage Woodfire has two other locations in metro Atlanta, on Haynes Bridge in Alpharetta and across from Perimeter Mall. [ToNT/ATLBizChron]