Rooftop lounge Bar Peri, the name inspired by a Persian muse known for mischief and merrymaking, is now open at the AC Hotel Perimeter Center in Dunwoody for cocktails and tapas with views of the landmark King and Queen towers.
Located on the seventh floor of the hotel across from Perimeter Mall, Bar Peri offers wines by the glass, local beer, and takes on classic cocktails paired with Spanish-style tapas, like flatbreads and charcuterie boards. Bar Peri seats 40 people outside on its terrace lounge, which includes its own bar, and 60 people inside between the bar, lounge seating, and cocktail rounds throughout the space.
Bar Peri is part of a restaurant resurgence currently happening in the Perimeter Center area. Indian fast-casual restaurant Sankranti opens this fall at the State Farm building. Thai-Chinese restaurant Yao opened in August along Perimeter Center Parkway. A second Atlanta-area location of Iron Hill Brewery and brewpub also opened this summer on Hammond Drive near Perimeter Mall. Expected to open in 2023, Chicago-based indoor mini golf bar and restaurant Puttshack opens its second Atlanta-area location at the forthcoming High Street development at the intersection of Perimeter Center Parkway and Hammond Drive. [Official]
Non-profit bakery Just Bakery celebrates four years with bake drive supporting Afghan evacuees
Clarkston-based non-profit bakery Just Bakery is celebrating its four-year anniversary with a cookie bake drive supporting Afghan evacuees. Delivery fees and a portion of the proceeds from orders placed by 12 p.m., Thursday, October 14, will go to support the efforts of the International Rescue Committee, which will assist 800 of the 1,100 Afghan evacuees expected to arrive in Georgia over the coming months. Operating from a commercial kitchen outside of the city of Clarkston, east of Atlanta, the bakery offers displaced people forced to flee their home countries an opportunity to build new skills and earn professional certifications, like ServSafe, to help provide long-term, economic security while reestablishing themselves in America. [IG]
Neighborhood bar and restaurant Hamp and Harry’s lands on Marietta Square in November
McCray’s Tavern owner Scott McCray and his partner Scott Kerns purchased the former Bramble Bar and Kitchen space on Marietta Square earlier this summer and plan to open Hamp and Harry’s there in November. The menu for the new neighborhood bar and restaurant will feature cocktails paired with small plates and raw bar selections. Hamp and Harry’s will also feature a walk-up window serving cocktails and oysters to-go, taking advantage of Marietta’s open-container entertainment district established in 2020. [Official]
Scoville Hot Chicken opens on Chattahoochee Avenue
The newest location of Atlanta-based Nashville hot chicken chain Scoville Hot Chicken is now open in the former P. Red’s BBQ space at the corner of Chattahoochee Avenue and Defoor Circle in Underwood Hills. Owner Justin Lim (Okiboru) opened his first Scoville Hot Chicken restaurant last December in Sandy Springs, followed by locations in Buckhead and Athens. The restaurant’s first franchise location just opened in Marietta, too. [Official]
Dunwoody scores a location of popular Red Pepper Taqueria
A fourth location of the popular Mexican restaurant Red Pepper Taqueria, known for its colorful mimosas at brunch and its margaritas, opens this month in Dunwoody. Located on Ashford Dunwoody Road near Perimeter Mall, the new restaurant will include a large patio and serve a menu that mirrors the locations in Brookhaven, Buckhead, and Decatur. [Official]