Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kevin Rathbun Steak Opens in Inman Park

IN THE NEWS: The AJC's accessatlanta.com Meridith Ford awards three stars (very good) to Palomilla's Cuban Grill House in Roswell, while Sandra Eckstein notes that Kevin Rathbun Steak is expected to open in Inman Park by the end of the month, and is already taking reservations for June and July. She also notes the openings of Geisha House at Atlantic Station, The Kingfisher Cafe in Pine Lake, and The Catch in Marietta. ... H.M. Cauley reviews Bin 75 (8455 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite B, Alpharetta) and reports, "The popular Ray's on the River (6700 Powers Ferry Road) has been closed for several months while owners work on a complete overhaul of the space. But the view, the menu and the music are about to make a comeback in the next few weeks. That's good news for anyone who has missed the lavish Sunday brunch buffet! A re-opening is tentatively planned for the end of June." ... Neighborhood Nosh visits Goldbergs Bagel Company & Deli (4383 Roswell Road N.E) and Beetles BBQ (150 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock) ... The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, "Candler Park soon will get Atlanta's first stand-alone outpost of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. The concept is taking over the former space of Southwestern restaurant Asada at 1238 DeKalb Ave. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is run by Jonathan and Justin Fox, 35-year-old twins. They have been serving barbecue for several years at Smithe's Old Bar across from Ansley Mall. They also use the bar's kitchen to prepare food for their thriving catering business. After Asada closed last year, Jonathan Fox said, he saw the "for lease" sign and said, "That's the place." ... The Chronicle also reports that Made In Japan Teriyaki Experience is actually a made-in-Canada concept with more than 100 stores in Canada, the Middle East, Italy and the Caribbean. The first U.S. outpost will open in Atlanta in The District at Howell Mill Road in June. It's part of a quest to open more than 40 stores in Georgia and hundreds more worldwide in the next five years. At Teriyaki Experience, customers can order a stir-fried meal with shrimp, chicken, beef or tofu, rice or noodles plus veggies. The made-to-order meal is then cooked in water, not oil, on a teppanyaki grill. ... Besha Rodell gives three stars in her review of French American Brasserie (30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.) for Creative Loafing, while colleague Cliff Bostick stops by Pearl (253 Peters St) and revisits chef Scott Peacock's Watershed (406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur), in honor of Peacock being amed best chef in the Southeast by the James Beard Foundation earlier this month. ... Cheap Eats' Maureen McCarthy reviews Blue Bay (2750 Buford Highway, Duluth). atlanta.creativeloafing.com ... Blogger ChowDownAtlanta.com reviews Min Sok Chon (2550 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth) ... Blog The Blissful Glutton blissfulglutton.blogspot.com notes, "Chef Richard Blais, of Iron Chef fame, has made his return to Atlanta and is now manning the helm of Element gastro lounge located at 11th St. and West Peachtree St. Blais debuted his new menu this past Tuesday and initial reports are quite favorable." ... Memphis-based bloggers Squirrel Squad Squeeks squirrel-squad.blogspot.com visits brewmasters 5 Seasons North (3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta).

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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