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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Famed Hot Dog Restaurant Expanding to Five New Locations

The Original Hot Dog Factory opening five more Atlanta locations, plus dozens of bakers and chefs are participating in a Father’s Day bake sale meant to raise awareness for racial justice

The Original Hot Dog Factory

The Original Hot Dog Factory opening five new Atlanta locations

Dennis McKinley is expanding The Original Hot Dog Factory to five new Atlanta locations, along with four locations in Philadelphia and others planned for Birmingham, Houston, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Detroit. The restaurant and McKinley have frequently appeared on the Bravo reality series “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. New Atlanta locations will open at Southlake Mall, Sugar Loaf Mills, Marietta Square Market, Perimeter Mall and Cumberland Mall, according to the press release, joining the original Smyrna restaurant and downtown Atlanta location near Georgia State University. [Official]

Amici Italian Café opening at Pinewood Forest south of Atlanta

A location of Italian restaurant and pizzeria, Amici Italian Café, is opening at the sprawling Pinewood Forest development, 28 miles south of Atlanta. Pinewood Forest features a 25-acre village square, and is located across from Georgia’s largest film production studio, Pinewood Movie Studios. Amici’s menu includes a variety of “gourmet” pizzas, wings, flatbreads, sandwiches, and salads. Along with its outdoor patio, the restaurant will also include live music and games. Twelve other restaurants are planned for Pinewood Forest’s Village Square, including Braise, second locations of Pancake Social and Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar, and Honeysuckle Gelato. [Official]

Dozens of bakers and restaurant owners to host Father’s Day bake sale for racial justice

Dozens of Atlanta bakers, chefs, and restaurateurs are participating in a Father’s Day bake sale meant to raise awareness for racial justice. The bake sale, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, at the central food hall inside Ponce City Market, includes boxes of baked goods filled with cookies, bagels, biscuits, cakes, and tarts from shops, chefs, and restaurants such as Little Tart Bakeshop, Star Provisions, El Ponce, Just Add Honey Tea Company, Tiny Lou’s, Aziza, and Proof of the Pudding. Each box is $5, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting Color of Change, an online racial justice organization comprising of nearly 2 million members. The event page features a list of participating restaurants and chefs. Preorders can be placed online. [Official]

Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar

900 Avalon Boulevard, , GA 30009 (678) 266-6218 Visit Website

Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 900-7900 Visit Website

Marietta Square Market

68 North Marietta Parkway Northwest, , GA 30060 (404) 888-9000 Visit Website

Pancake Social

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (678) 609-8696 Visit Website

Little Tart Bakeshop

68 Georgia Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 348-4797 Visit Website

The Original Hot Dog Factory

1529 Spring Road Southeast, , GA 30080 (678) 293-6099 Visit Website

Just Add Honey Tea Company

209 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30303 (404) 314-6261 Visit Website

Star Provisions

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 ext. 4 Visit Website

Honeysuckle Gelato

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 228-7825 Visit Website

El Ponce

939 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 881-6040 Visit Website

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