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
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
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Fried Chicken Tower at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Sandy Springs. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)
Products, recipes, first looks, trends and reviews
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Beer and wine
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Martin Ray, please take a bow