A 48-tap, self-service wine bar offering charcuterie boards and paninis is headed to the Works complex in Underwood Hills this fall, the AJC first reported. Taste Wine Bar and Market, owned by sommelier and wine merchant Ben Ferris, is expected to open in October along Chattahoochee Row at the development, home to food hall Chattahoochee Food Works.
Featuring a 20-seat patio, Taste Wine Bar allows people to sample up to 48 wines from self-service taps by either opening a tab or loading a pre-paid card with pours. Wines are also available by the bottle and carafe. Large glass doors will roll up to provide an indoor/outdoor atmosphere at Taste Wine Bar, which overlooks the Spur linear pedestrian park at the Works.
As for wines, Ferris plans to feature what he describes as “fan favorites” on tap, as well as offer a number of regional wines, wines made by women and people of color, and wines from smaller producers. Food should include charcuterie and cheese boards, paninis, salads, and weekly specials. The market will sell 100 wines by the bottle and the bar’s charcuterie boards, meats, and cheeses.
Taste Wine bar joins locations of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Scofflaw Brewing Co. on Chattahoochee Row. Drew and Brittany Fancher, the owners behind mobile bar business Aero Bar Atlanta, open cocktail lounge Foundation nearby later this year. Brunch restaurant the Waffle Experience, Brash Kitchen cafe, dog park and bar Fetch, a restaurant and rooftop bar from the owners of the Select, and gaming bar and restaurant the 3rd Spot all open over the next year. [AJC/EATL]
Mexican restaurant D Boca N Boca finally opens in Summerhill June 8
Mexican restaurant and tequila bar D Boca N Boca officially opens on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill Tuesday, June 8, at 3 p.m., a representative for the restaurant tells Eater. Owned by Helio Bernal, who operates the Real Mexican Vittles mobile kitchen, the menu includes tacos, tamales, and seafood dishes leaning into Bernal’s family roots along the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Look for tequila and mezcal cocktails, wine, and beer from the bar. In addition to seating at the bar and in the dining room, D Boca N Boca features a sunny side patio. [Official]
Food stall Pretty Little Tacos opens this fall as a restaurant in Reynoldstown
After opening at Colony Square food hall Politan Row last year, Michaela Merrick will open Pretty Little Tacos as a restaurant at 45 Moreland, home to Neighborhood Wraps and Smoothies and forthcoming Caribbean restaurant and rum bar Wylie and Rum. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, people should expect an expanded menu of Merrick’s signature tacos, including her birria, oxtails, and dessert tacos, as well as frozen daiquiris. [ABC]