A second location of chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella’s (The White Bull) Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana is opening next door to Taco Mac in Perimeter Center by the end of the year. An announcement was posted to Instagram over the weekend, and a representative for Grana confirms the Ashford Crossing location will include 175 seats, a patio, and “a more extensive wine list and cocktail program” than the original Piedmont Heights restaurant.
Grana opened on Piedmont Road during the statewide dining room shutdown in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. The menu centers on wood-fired pizzas, Pascarella’s handmade pastas, and meatball flights.
Two more restaurants from Pascarella open this year, too. Mozzarella bar and Italian restaurant Bastone opens in March, taking over the former Bocado space at the corner of 8th Street and Howell Mill Road. Then, this summer, Pascarella plans to open oyster and seafood bar Alici (Italian for anchovies) at Midtown Promenade in the former Frogs Cantina, which closed at the Monroe Drive complex at the end of 2020. [IG/EATL]
Health-focused restaurant Karma Farm is closing in Buckhead
Health-focused restaurant Karma Farm closes January 31 after less than two years at the Aramore Condo complex on Peachtree Street, but apparently its relocating to Powers Ferry Square on Roswell Road. Currently located on the edge of the Peachtree Hills neighborhood, and owned by McCall Wilder and Scott Wilder, the restaurant took over the former Holeman and Finch Public House space there following a four-month stint at Savi Provisions on Pharr Road. The space is currently listed for lease by the Shumacher Group and comes available on February 1, 2022. [TSG/WNA]
New York-style bagel cart service kicks off soon in Inman Park
Inman Park resident Niki Hetchkop begins selling fresh-made, New York-style bagels this spring near the Beltline on Friday and Sunday mornings from a food cart. Called Beeline Bagels, a grant from the Jewish Federation of Atlanta allowed Hetchkop to grab space at a commercial kitchen to bake her bagels and to purchase a custom food cart, according to Atlanta magazine. Follow on Instagram or the Beeline Bagels website for updates.
Mad Hatter cocktail bar opens January 19 at Underground Atlanta
That Mad Hatter-themed cocktail bar opens January 19 on Upper Alabama Street downtown and runs through at least March at Underground Atlanta. According to the press release, folks can build their own teapot cocktails by solving riddles whilst also playing croquet with flamingos, painting the roses red, and devouring “Eat Me” cake. Tickets are $64 per person for the Alice and Wonderland bar experience lasting just 90 minutes. Masks are required. Temperature checks administered prior to entry. [Official]
Farm Burger opens January 19 in Athens
An Athens, Georgia, location of Farm Burger opens January 19 at the corner of Prince Avenue and Pulaski Street. This is the eight location of the organic burger joint in Georgia. A location of vegan burger restaurant Slutty Vegan opens on Baxter Street on the edge of the UGA campus later this spring. [Official]