News & Events

The annual Taste of Inman! is Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Inman Middle School, 774 Virginia Ave. There will be an array of tasty menu samplings donated by 20 restaurants. Tickets are $15 students or $25 for adults.

The Sun Dial Restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown will unveil new windows, new floors and more in time for Valentine’s Day.The weekend long celebration will feature Chef Christian Messier’s seasonal American cuisine with a three-course prix fixe menu for $69. Reservations are highly recommended. www.sundialrestaurant.com.

The Buford Highway Farmers Market has announce new food and cultural classes with the Chinese Southern Belles, Natalie and Margaret Keng. These creative workshops combine a hands-on cooking lesson with cultural learning, Buddha-to-Bubba stories, kitchen shortcuts, fusion and health tips, plus a tasting. Classes are Feb. 16 (Asian Hot Pot & Lunar New Year menus), and Feb. 26 (featuring dumplings). The cost is $10 with a gift card of $10 presented after participants “graduate” each class. Advance registration is required by calling (678) 873-7447, emailing bill@aofwc.com or at the store’s customer Service desk. Space is limited so sign up early. www.bufordhighwayfarmersmarket.com.

A new online company formed by award winning restaurateurs has introduced a new way to socialize and market restaurants. The Restaurant Section (www.therestaurantsection.com). The idea behind The Restaurant Section is for owners to affordably market their restaurants online by creating a complete fact sheet on their business profile within The Restaurant Section. Once the profile is complete, The Restaurant Section begins to market the restaurants. Founder Clifford Bramble said members can change/update their information 24/7 without the help of a web designer, which is another cost-saving benefit for restaurants. The Restaurant Section allows the members to search by profile, post menus, create updates, follow other members, post free classified ads, list chef bios, list restaurant hours and publicists name, add up to twenty images, as well as being able to create events, submit press releases, and post individual restaurant blogs.

Bhojan Market is now open, two doors down from Bhojanic restaurant at 1369 Clairmont Road in Decatur. The market offers prepared meals, quick catering solutions, made to order chai, unique gifts and Tiffins (refillable food carriers). Customers can choose from many homemade marinades, chutneys, pickles, signature spice blends with instructions for use, ready to go sauces, chapatis, plain and stuffed parathas (Indian breads), appetizers and specialty items. For the grill masters, the market has meats and vegetables already marinated, ready to grill and enjoy. A variety of Indian cookies, desserts, savory snacks, mini-sandwiches, Indian cookbooks and magazines will also be available. www.bhojanic.com or (404) 325-6662.

Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food debuts its new fish tacos – white corn tortillas filled with tilapia, shredded cabbage, carrots and pico de gallo drizzled with a tangy avocado cream sauce – on Feb. 8. Mesquite grilled versions will only be available daily, while the fried version  only on Thursdays and Sundays. Two locations:1860 Peachtree Road and 1140 Hammond Drive, Building K, Suite 100. www.unclejulios.com.

Restaurant RIP

Silver Grill in Midtown has closed again; Dressed locations in Buckhead and Perimeter, although the Midtown location is still open; Urban Flats at Lindbergh City Center.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.