Comet Pub & Lanes opening in Decatur and more Atlanta restaurant and food news from the week

Comet Pub grub. Credit: Tori Allen.

Comet Pub grub. Credit: Tori Allen.

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

Openings and closings

Chinese Dhaba now open in Suwanee

St. Germain bakery now open at Ponce City Market

UrbanTaali food truck opening brick-and-mortar location in Duluth

Comet Pub & Lanes opening in Decatur

Piatto Fresh Kitchen opening in Duluth

Urban Tea now open in Alpharetta

Richards’ Southern Fried open at Krog Street Market

Stone Soup closing in Grant Park, Paces Properties weighs in

 

Cole Younger Just is the new beverage director at The Cockentrice. / Photo credit: Tomas Espinoza

Cole Younger Just is the new beverage director at The Cockentrice. / Photo credit: Tomas Espinoza

Changes in the kitchen

Libby Stovall has joined TAP as the Midtown restaurant’s beverage director. She is currently one of only six women in Georgia to hold the title of certified Cicerone, the industry standard for identifying those with significant knowledge and professional skills in beer sales and service.

Roswell restaurant Osteria Mattone has named Eric Sell as its executive chef. He spent more than 17 years in kitchens across New York City and upstate, most recently serving as the executive chef of Creo’ in Albany, N.Y.

Krog Street Market’s The Cockentrice has named Cole Younger Just as its beverage director. He previously worked at The Last Word, King + Duke and Horseradish Grill.

Billy Cole has been hired as the first pastry chef at Gunshow in Glenwood Park. Cole was previously the chef de cuisine at The Luminary in Krog Street Market and before that worked at Restaurant Eugene.

 

To do next week

Where to eat if you’re headed to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention

Pokemon-inspired cocktail available at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

5 presidential drinks to sip in Atlanta during convention week

Peachtree Center Green Market adds vendors

Find oyster happiness at half the price

 

Fried Chicken Tower at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Sandy Springs. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Fried Chicken Tower at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Sandy Springs. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Products, recipes, first looks, trends and reviews

Review: Tom Catherall in here to serve again at Atlanta’s Tom Tom

Catch of the day: A dive into Georgia farmed fish and aquaculture

First Look: Tupelo Honey serving up Southern in Sandy Springs

Learn how to make meatballs from Amici

Stock up: An Atlanta coffee and other food to put on your shopping list

Read this cookbook: Melissa’s Southern Cookbook

 

Beer and wine

In praise of pale ale

One red for the summer

Martin Ray, please take a bow


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