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Jeni’s Is Opening in Poncey-Highland and Launches an Everything Bagel Ice Cream

Plus, longtime Cheshire Bridge Road restaurant Red Snapper closes and Snooze an A.M. Eatery opens this month in Sandy Springs

A yellow pint overflowing with Everything Bagel flavored ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Everything Bagel flavor from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.
News from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams plans to take over the former Queen of Cream space at the Plaza on Ponce complex in Poncey-Highland, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Local ice cream shop Queen of Cream closed there in October and has since reopened as an ice cream window in Inman Park. In more Jeni’s news, the company just released an Everything Bagel sweet cream ice cream comprising of streusel mixed with sesame, poppy seeds, onions, and garlic. Pints can be shipped nationwide and are now available at Jeni’s shops. The new bagel flavor will be offered by the scoop at Jeni’s locations throughout Atlanta, including Krog Street Market and Westside Provisions District, beginning February 6. [ABC/Official]

Longtime Cheshire Bridge Road restaurant Red Snapper closes

After opening under new ownership in 2019, it now appears longtime Creole-style seafood restaurant Red Snapper is closed for good after more than three decades on Cheshire Bridge Road. Randy Mercer purchased the restaurant in June 2019 and chose to keep the menu relatively intact. What Now Atlanta reports the restaurant building is for lease. Red Snapper apparently closed in early December due to the financial crisis caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [WNA/EATL]

Restaurateur breathing new life into former Auburn Avenue rib shack

Asa Fain, the owner of Downtown restaurant Apache Cafe, opens a new restaurant in a building formerly home to Auburn Avenue Rib Shack and Thelma’s Kitchen and Rib Shack. If all goes well, the restaurant could open by this summer. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Fain is seeking a grant from Invest Atlanta of $200,000 to make improvements to the historic building on Auburn Avenue, which will eventually feature a new roof, new windows, and a roof for the outdoor seating area. Once open, the yet-named restaurant should seat 125 people. However, Fain says not to expect it to be another barbecue restaurant. [ABC]

Snooze an A.M. Eatery opens this month in Sandy Springs

Denver-based Snooze an A.M. Eatery opens for breakfast and brunch at the Gateway complex on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs on February 17, according to a representative for the restaurant. Snooze serves breakfast all day — or until 2:30 p.m. The menu is broken up into sections, including all manner of egg dishes from huevos rancheros to breakfast pot pie, a selection of benedicts, brunch sandwiches, and pancake flights. A second location opens some time in the next year along Howell Mill Road at the Osprey complex. [Official]

Dunwoody food hall has its first tenant

Chef Teresa Acosta opens a stall focused on Cuban sandwiches and other Latin American dishes at the forthcoming the Hall at Ashford Lane. Owned by professional athlete-turned-entrepreneur Jamal Wilson, the Hall at Ashford Lane opens later this year inside the former Henredon Furniture store at Perimeter Place on Olde Perimeter Way. In addition to food and drinks, the Hall will offer co-working and private event spaces and the ability to “shop the space” by purchasing various pieces of furniture, light fixtures, and other home decor items in the food hall. Wilson ran a contest late last year for people to win stall space at the new Dunwoody food hall. After a public vote, Acosta emerged as the winner. [Official]

Queen of Cream

702 Cleburne Terrace Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Westside Provisions District

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (678) 974-1940 Visit Website