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Food 101 Closes After Nearly 20 Years in Sandy Springs

The “farm-to-table” restaurant shutters on Roswell Road

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

“Farm-to-table” restaurant Food 101 closed Sunday evening after nearly 20 years in Sandy Springs at Belle Isle Square, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The restaurant opened in 1999 on Roswell Road, followed by a second location in 2006 in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood. That location was eventually purchased by chef Ron Eyester, Food 101’s executive chef at the time, who changed the name to Rosebud.

No reason was given for Food 101’s closure. A note taped to the door of the restaurant reads, in part, “...we are sad to report, as of today, Monday, March 18, 2019, Food 101 will no longer be open for business. We will share more details in the coming days.”

Food 101 is part of 101 Concepts restaurant group, which also owns several locations of gastropub Meehan’s Public House, Steak 101 in Vinings, and Smoke Ring barbecue in Castleberry Hill, near Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Eyester sold Rosebud and neighboring The Family Dog, followed by his Morningside Pizzeria Timone’s, in 2015. The chef also closed his Atlantic Station restaurant Diner a year later. He resumed his role as executive chef of Food 101 in 2017.


1397 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 404-347-9747

Smoke Ring

309 Nelson Street Southwest, , GA 30313 (404) 228-6377 Visit Website


261 19th St. Suite 1180-B, Atlanta, GA 30363 Visit Website

Food 101

4969 Roswell Road, , GA 30342 (404) 497-9700 Visit Website

Meehan's Public House

322 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 467-9531

The Family Dog

1402 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 (678) 705-5324 Visit Website