A second location of Howell Mill Road breakfast and brunch restaurant Cultivate Food and Coffee opens below OrthoAtlanta at the Battery this spring. The Cobb County complex, sandwiched between Circle 75 Parkway and Windy Ridge, is also home to Braves Truist Park.
The menu should be similar to the original Atlanta location. However, unlike the Howell Mill cafe, the Battery restaurant will include a full bar and serve dinner, according to the press release.
Johnny Liu, who is also the owner behind Cafe at Pharr, first opened Cultivate three years ago just north of the on-ramp to I-75 on Howell Mill Road. The restaurant is known for serving Ground Control immersion-brewed coffee and other caffeinated concoctions, like the Doppio (two espresso shots, a sparkling soda, and a shortbread cookie), along with a variety of tea drinks. Breakfast and brunch at Cultivate ranges from parfaits, biscuit sandwiches, and French toast to steak and eggs, paninis, and hash plates.
Cultivate joins new locations of Irish pub Mac Mcgee’s and market Savi Provisions when it opens at the Battery this spring. [Official]
Dancing Goats and Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters are now one big coffee brand
Dancing Goats Coffee and Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters have merged under one name: Dancing Goats Coffee. Why the rebrand? Simplification and streamlining, according to the press release, which indicates customer feedback was a big factor in the decision to rebrand under one, easily identifiable name. Dancing Goats owners Larry and Cherie Challain purchased Batdorf and Bronson in 1990 but kept the two brands separated by name. Nothing else, including wholesale production and the company’s retail arm, is changing. [Official]
Postino Wine Cafe opening along Marietta Street Artery
A location of an Arizona-based wine bar chain called Postino Wine Cafe is opening at the Brickworks along Marietta Street Artery, near Food Terminal, Emmy Squared, and soon-to-open Italian restaurant Bastone. Expect a global wine list paired with charcuterie boards, paninis, and bruschetta, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle. Another location is slated to open on Roswell Road in Buckhead, too. [ABC]
A restaurant featuring games and live music is headed to the Brickworks
Joining Postino Wine Cafe at the Brickworks is another Arizona chain called Culinary Dropout, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Culinary Dropout features a restaurant as well as live music on stage and games like ping pong and corn hole. Look for several TVs here tuned into sports and a street-level patio. [ABC]
Marrakesh Market and Batter Cookie Dough closing at Ponce City Market
It appears both Mediterranean food stall Marrakesh Market and Batter Cookie Dough are closing at Ponce City Market, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.
The Halal Guys will open two new metro Atlanta locations
Two new locations of the Halal Guys are opening in metro Atlanta, the first in Buford at the Exchange at Gwinnett on March 12, with a second headed to Dunwoody some time this spring at the State Farm at Park Center building. [Official]
Atlanta-based chain Gusto lands downtown this week
Atlanta-based, fast-casual restaurant chain Gusto opens its ninth location March 3 in downtown Atlanta between the Five Points and Peachtree MARTA stations near Georgia State University. Four more locations with drive-thru service should open this year in Tucker, Buford, Peachtree City, and Athens. [Official]