Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta.
Restaurant openings and closings
Makimono, which replaces Craft Izakaya at Krog Street Market, is now open for business.
“We had a great run with Craft Izakaya and after two years in the market it was time to rethink the way we serve our customers,” said Chef Jey Oh. “Our goal with opening Makimono was to provide KSM with another fast-casual dining option featuring quality sushi and bowls at affordable prices, day and night.”
The new concept will feature a variety of to-order sushi rolls and cooked bowls.
The restaurant’s dining room will become general seating for the market, while the interior sushi bar will serve as a cocktail bar.
521 Kitchen & Que now closed in Buckhead
Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill to open at Emory Point
Local Republic now open in Lawrenceville
Check out the menu for Tavern at Atlas, now open at St. Regis Hotel
Traditional lion dancers will parade throughout Sweet Auburn BBQ on Feb. 2. HANDOUT / Blue Hominy Public Relations.
Restaurant news and events
Richard Thomas, owner of R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Buckhead, has died
Three Georgia food producers win 2017 Good Food Awards
5 restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year
Do good with 3 metro Atlanta food events for a food cause
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Go behind the scenes with Chef Pano of Kyma as he assembles his cookbook
Trump’s inauguration cake no original — where does imitation cross the line?
Try the low-calorie quinoa bowls at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Roswell, including the Asian quinoa superfood bowl with shredded yellow beets, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and kale.
What to eat, drink buy and cook this week
First Look: Yumbii opens in South Buckhead
Buy This: The best bologna and other Georgia food products
We tried the new S’mores Girl Scout Cookies — find out how they rate
6 (non salad) healthy dishes from OTP eateries
Learn how to make Tin Drum’s basil fried rice
Learn how to use your smoker to make to-die-for salmon
Review: One Midtown Kitchen
3 metro Atlanta spots to find poke and sushi bowls and burritos
Creature Comforts’ five original employees. From left to right:
Adam Beauchamp (Co-founder & Brewmaster), Katie Beauchamp (Tasting Room General Manager & Community Outreach), Chris Herron (Co-founder & CEO), Blake Tyers (Wood Cellar & Specialty Brand Manager), and David Stein (Co-founder & Head Brewer). Credit: Creature Comforts.
Beer news and what to drink
Georgia Craft Brewers and Beer Wholesalers agree on direct sales at breweries
More details on Creature Comforts new Athens brewery
The Falcons doughnuts at Sublime Doughnuts. / Photo from the Sublime Doughnuts Facebook page
All things Super Bowl
Rooting for the Falcons? Eat this Dirty Bird sandwich from Fox Bros. BBQ
What beer to drink at your Super Bowl party
Watch Atlanta, Boston doughnut shops wager on Super Bowl
Everything you need to know about the Super Bowl
Get Super Bowl food to-go at these Atlanta restaurants
Your ultimate guide to Atlanta Falcons tailgating
Healthy dips to serve for Super Bowl 2017
A guide to tailgating without packing on the pounds
Read The A List: The faces, places, dishes and drinks defining the Atlanta dining scene right now
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