Golden Drops Cafe now open in Decatur and other Atlanta food and dining news from the week

Here are the biggest metro Atlanta restaurant openings and closings and other food and dining food from the past week:

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A Latin and American coffee shop has opened its doors near Emory Point in the former Sobban space at 1788 Clairmont Rd. in Decatur. Golden Drops Cafe — owned and operated by Dominican Republic native Victor Ramirez, offers a variety of traditional coffee drinks using coffee straight from a farm in El Salvador. Ramirez is also working with several award-wining El Salvadoran baristas to perfect the drink-making process.

The cafe will also serve both sweet and savory options from countries across the Americas including Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, as well as tropical fruit shakes. Ramirez plans to secure a liquor license soon and will start hosting events including live music, dancing, book signings and parties.

The cafe will host an official grand opening party the first weekend in December.

The Cockentrice at Krog Street Market is closing this weekend

Behind the scenes at Usher’s mother’s new kitchen incubator

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina open in East Cobb

L’Thai to open in Peachtree Corners next month

American Pasta Factory to open in Roswell

NEXTO now open in Old Fourth Ward

Shake Shack now open at Perimeter Mall

 

News

Condesa Coffee at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. in Old Fourth Ward has launched a new late night bites and cocktail menu.

Table & Main at 1028 Canton St. in Roswell will start opening on Monday nights from 5-9:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 7.

Andreas Georgakopoulos has been named chef de cuisine of Twelve Eighty at Woodruff Arts Center. He previously served as the executive chef at Villa Christina.

Arby’s will try venison on one metro Atlanta location next week

 

Events

Cochon 555 founder talks pigs and passion ahead of Sunday night’s feast

Meet Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Elle “The Apron Lady” Bennett this weekend. The Jeni’s ice cream truck will be parked from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Grant Park Farmers Market doing $1 scoops of new holiday flavors: Mont Blanc, Sweet Potato Eclair, The Matterhorn, Spiced Sweet Cream, Black Currant Lambic Sorbet. Proceeds from these scoops will go to The Giving Kitchen. Also, Hedley & Bennett will have for sale a full selection of aprons, including kids aprons, plus chef coats, work shirts, and linens.

 

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Celebrating Halloween

Make these Halloween cocktails for a spooky good time

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