Underwood Hills — Chattahoochee Food Works
Dash and Chutney
Owned by chef and Food Network personality Palak Patel, Dash and Chutney opens August 22 at the food hall serving vegan takes on Indian street food dishes. Look for samosa chaat and sev papdi chaat on the menu, along with vada pav (potato slider), a Mumbai grilled cheese, and street snacks like charred corn and hanvo (savory muffin with lentils). Patel has appeared on Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, and was a top four contestant on season 14 of Food Network Star. She also helped create menus for Dinner Lab supper club events in several cities, including Atlanta where she now lives. [Official]
A third location of doughnut shop Doughnut Dollies is now open at the corner of Virginia and North Highland avenues. The Marietta-based doughnut shop, owned by chef Anna Gatti and Chris Gatti, replaced Dtox Juice in Virginia-Highland. A grand opening is planned for Saturday, August 21, starting at 8 a.m. Doughnut Dollies offers over two dozen classic and seasonal yeast and cake doughnut flavors baked fresh daily, like the Cereal Bowl topped with cereal milk frosting or the Sweet Jane, a 24-hour brioche stuffed with vanilla pastry cream. Gluten free and alphabet letter doughnuts are also available. For now, the shop will only close on Mondays while the crew ramps up production. [Official]
Snooze An A.M. Eatery
The first in-town outpost of Snooze An A.M. Eatery opens September 1 at the new Osprey complex on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 10th Street. A Sandy Springs location of the Denver-based chain opened earlier this year at the Gateway on Roswell Road. The restaurant typically serves breakfast and brunch daily from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with a menu that includes a selection of egg dishes, like huevos rancheros, breakfast pot pie, benedicts, and omelettes, along with sandwiches, pancakes, and pancake flights. [Official]
Nick’s Westside chef Nick Leahy and Dash Hospitality founder David Abes plan to open the Usual at the Arya complex across from El Azteca on Peachtree Street this fall, Atlanta magazine first reported. Leahy returns to the neighborhood with a much more casual restaurant this time, after departing his Southern small plates restaurant Saltyard in 2018. The Usual will kick off its opening with dinner first, before eventually expanding to lunch and Sunday brunch. Look for dishes on the menu like cacio e pepe tater tots, smoked chicken wings with Korean barbecue sauce, and pub fries with Mornay sauce, along with sandwiches such as a hot Korean fried chicken sandwich and Chicago-style hot beef sandwich.
“The menu here leans more sandwiches and classic bar-and-grill food than Nick’s does. It’s a little less refined,” Leahy told Atlanta of the Usual. [AM]
It appears Aisha “Pinky” Cole’s wildly successful vegan burger joint Slutty Vegan is headed to Duluth next. According to What Now Atlanta, the fourth Atlanta-area location for the restaurant replaces Batteries Plus Bulbs on Pleasant Hill Road. Cole first opened Slutty Vegan three years ago in the Westview neighborhood. A second Slutty Vegan opened last summer in Jonesboro, Georgia, followed by a third location on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward last October. Cole is currently working on opening her fifth Slutty Vegan restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. Earlier this year, Cole opened Bar Vegan, an “experiential” restaurant and cocktail bar at Ponce City Market. [WNA]
Westside/Howell Mill — Star Metals
Trendy salad and grain bowl chain Sweetgreen will apparently open a fourth Atlanta location at the emerging Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road, across from Westside Provisions District, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. It joins market Savi Provisions, UK-based Japanese restaurant chain Wagamama, beer and wine bar SMR Tap, and dart bar and restaurant Fight Club, all opening next year at Star Metals. Coffee shop and roastery Prevail Roasters opened last fall at the complex. In addition to its Ponce City Market location, Sweetgreen locations are also planned for Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead and at Colony Square in Midtown. [ABC]
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
A location of local market chain Savi Provisions is opening on Concourse B in the former Cafe Intermezzo space. Owned by Paul Nair, Savi includes multiple locations throughout Atlanta and metro Atlanta and carries pantry and refrigerator staples, deli selections, prepared foods, baked goods, and beer and wine. Delivery is also available from some locations, which also sell prepared meals and spices from Atlanta restaurant and market Bhojanic. [Official]
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