As the novel coronavirus continues to dominate restaurant news here, Eater Atlanta plans to provide brief news roundups each morning of COVID-19-related fundraisers and free meals for those in need, interesting takeout opportunities and cool food popups, virtual events to attend, and other dining intel for readers to consider.
Nakato Japanese Restaurant reopening for takeout on May 1
After closing three weeks ago due to the “steep increase in COVID-19 related illness and death,” Nakato owner Sachi Nakato Takahara reopens the nearly five decade-old Buckhead restaurant on Friday, May 1, for takeout. The Japanese restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road will be open daily, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., for curbside takeout and limited delivery via ChowNow. The menu includes individual rice bowls and family meals, along with sushi family meals. [Official]
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours becomes a pop-up restaurant serving chicken
Chef Deborah VanTrece is pivoting her Huff Road restaurant’s takeout game once again, this into a weekend popup serving chicken dishes. “A Different Kind of Chick” includes four chicken dishes, like fried chicken, Kansas City smoked chicken, peri peri grilled chicken, and herb- and garlic-marinated grilled chicken, paired with side dishes, ranging from mac and cheese to slow-braised greens, and desserts of the day. The pop-up runs Saturdays, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Place orders by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 404-350-5500. Online ordering is in the works. Take a look at the menu here. [Official]
The Cook’s Warehouse now offers online cooking classes
The Cook’s Warehouse is holding its cooking classes online via Zoom. Participants are provided a shopping list prior to class to purchase ingredients needed. Classes are $25 and include recipes and a recording of the course. Those interested should sign up at cookswarehouse.com/cooking-classes. [Official]
A mano teams up with vegan caterer Happy Seed
Old Fourth Ward Italian restaurant and frequent pop-up host, A mano, is teaming up with vegan caterer Happy Seed. The May 4 vegan pop-up collab, held at 587 Ralph McGill Boulevard, includes a Latin-inspired menu with dishes like tamales and taco packs featuring three tacos and two sides for $20. Order online by Friday, May 1. People will be assigned a time for curbside pickup between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4. [Official]
Stay home if sick. Check the Georgia Department of Public Health website for guidance and twice-daily updates on the latest number of reported COVID-19 cases.