Longtime friends Jack Poole and Chris Shapiro plan to open Mutation Brewing Co. in Sandy Springs this winter. The brewery takes over the former Taqueria Tsunami space on Roswell Road, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported, and should offer between eight to 12 beers on tap, to-go growlers, and hard seltzers once the brewery is fully operational. One drink that could make the opening menu at Mutation is a take on a Peruvian drink called the chicha made with purple corn, according to the AJC.
Seating around 250 people between the taproom, U-shaped bar, partially covered patio, and a rooftop bar, expect food from Roswell-based Spiced Right Barbecue and a hidden speakeasy bar, which will initially be used for private events, but could eventually open for late nights. As for the patio and rooftop bar, expect those to be dog- and kid-friendly and include large-scale lawn games like Jenga and Connect Four. [ToNT/AJC]
Atlanta-based restaurant nonprofit Giving Kitchen expands to Nashville
After expanding its reach to include the entire state of Georgia last year, Atlanta-based nonprofit Giving Kitchen now offers crisis grants and financial assistance to restaurant and food industry workers in Nashville. The organization plans to continue its Tennessee and Southeastern expansion into Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina over the next few years. [FB]
Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown opens its new patio
There’s a new garden patio now between Little’s Food Store and Mary Todd Hairdressing on Carroll Street. Little’s owner Brad Cunard signed a lease on the vacant lot earlier this summer, with plans to landscape the area to offer much-needed outdoor seating for the neighborhood market and counter-service grill known for its burgers and breakfast biscuits. Cunard eventually hopes to offer a tiki-style juice and coffee bar, an area for live music, and an outdoor restroom on the patio. [FB]
Joystick Gamebar now features outdoor seating
Joystick Gamebar, owned Brandon Ley and Johnny Martinez, now includes a parklet out front in order to provide outdoor seating at the Edgewood Avenue bar. Ley and Martinez, who also own Georgia Beer Garden across the street, were recently approved for a temporary on-street dining grant from City of Atlanta, which supplies all of the necessary building materials and installation of the parklet. The city takes back the parklet at the end of the year, unless new proposed legislation is approved by the city council to extend the grant through 2022. [IG]