Holeman & Finch names chef de cuisine and other Atlanta dining and restaurant news from this week

In case you missed it, here’s what happened in the Atlanta food and dining scene this week.

Spencer Gomez / Photo by Alessandria Struebing

Spencer Gomez / Photo by Alessandria Struebing

Food and restaurant news

Spencer Gomez, former sous chef at Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow, has been named chef de cuisine at Linton and Gina Hopkins’ Holeman & Finch. He also previously served as chef de cuisine at local favorite The Branded Butcher.

Castleberry Hill restaurant Smoke Ring is unveiling its new jerky bar on Monday. The bar will feature seven jerky varieties including pork and beef for $8, rabbit, duck, alligator and bison for $10 and venison for $11. All of the jerky is smoked and packaged in house by chef Jordan Wakefield and bartender Chase Alger.

Which Georgia restaurants made the list of Best Wine Restaurants 2016?

Which two Georgia dishes made the list of ’23 Essential Barbecue Dishes in the U.S.’?

Atlanta bartender crowned regional champ in Bombay Sapphire bartending competition

Sweetwater stolen beer update brings more bad news

Bulla Gastrobar coming to Midtown

 

Openings

Get a sneak peek of 101 Steak in Vinings

Ba Bellies open in Norcross

Sprouts Farmers Market opening in Peachtree City

First fuel-less QuikTrip opens in Atlanta

Bonanza! opens inside Kimball House

 

First Looks, reviews, recipes and roundups

Review: JP Atlanta

Review: Botiwalla

First Look: Storico Fresco in Buckhead

Dish of the Week: Prime rib at The Mercury

Five reasons to try Branch & Barrel in Alpharetta

Check out Aria’s revamped cocktail menu

Use in-season blueberries to make this eye-popping dessert from Wrecking Bar

Make Canoe’s buttery, flaky sticky buns

Make pancakes worth flipping for with flour from Georgia-grown wheat

 

Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles news

Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles locations abruptly close

More details emerge regarding closure

Watch Gladys knight and son discuss restaurant after opening

New employee, would-be customers find doors locked after closure

 


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