News & Happenings

Farmstead 303 has opened in the old Decatur train depot (formerly Depeaux) serving up “fresh, simple comfort food – sourced locally when possible,” according to owner Teri Rogers. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu has such items as southern fried chicken, meatloaf, roast duck breast, strip steak, mountain trout, grilled ham and veggies like creamed corn, green beans, squash casserole, collard greens and sliced tomatoes. farmstead303.squarespace.com

Tank Goodness has opened a new franchise delivering its delicious all-natural, organic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Cookies are baked fresh at order, put in a decorative recycled box and delivered still warm within a 15-mile radius of Midtown. Cookies are $20 per dozen plus tax and minium delivery order is two-dozen. You can even get a half-gallon of cold milk to go with them. The Atlanta INtown staff sampled the cookies and declared them some of the best they had tasted. Place orders at Atlanta@tankgoodness.com or by phone at (404) 547-5202. www.tankgoodness.com

Los Angeles residents are so enamored of Pinkberry frozen yogurt that it’s often referred to as “Crackberry.” Atlantans can finally get their fix of the tart treat at the first Pinkberry location in the state at 2937 Cobb Parkway in the Akers Mill Shopping Center. www.pinkberry.com

Marlow’s Tavern restaurants around Atlanta, including the Midtown and Vinings location – are offering upscale pub fare and showing 2010 World Cup matches daily on large, flat-screen televisions. Since the World Cup continues through July 11, there’s still plenty of time to catch a game. www.marlowstavern.com

Chef Darryl Evans is the new head the kitchen at City Club of Buckhead, 3343 Peachtree Road. The dining club opens for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday and full-service meeting facilities. www.cityclubofbuckhead.com

ADI Restaurant Concepts and Zaza Pachulia has reopened the former Eno by Zaza as 5th Street Café. The restaurant features a new menu including charcuterie plate of meats and cheeses, frisee salad and more. Eno’s wine club will stay intact and keep its members. The café is at 800 Peachtree St.

JCT. Kitchen and Bar will host the 2nd annual Attack of The Killer Tomato Festival on Aug. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person and $45 for Georgia Organics members if purchased by Aug. 1. After that date, tickets will cost $65 per person. www.jctkitchen.com

Zoo Atlanta fundraiser Jazzoo is set for Sept. 25, featuring live music, open bars and more than 30 restaurants, including 4th & Swift, Allora, Bocado, Corner Tavern, Croaker’s Spot, Dantanna’s, Highland Bakery, JCT Kitchen, Lotta Frutta, Metrofresh, Muss & Turner’s, Noni’s, Sawicki’s, Six Feet Under, Stone Soup Kitchen, Tin Lizzy’s, Vickery’s and Young Augustine’s. More details at www.jazzooatlanta.org.

Pemberton Café, named after Coca-Cola inventor Dr. John Pemberton is open now in the green space between the World of Coca-Cola and The Georgia Aquarium. The menu offers hamburgers hot dogs, pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, panini’s, kid’s meals as well as vegetarian offerings. There’s also hand-dipped ice cream, floats, fruit parfaits, pies, cookies, four flavors of Icee’s, and Coca-Cola cupcakes. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during peak season, but are subject to change. www.worldofcoca-cola.com/pemberton-cafe

Restaurant RIP

Flying Biscuit on Johnson Ferry Road, The American Café at Phipps Plaza, Beleza and Lupe Taqueria in Midtown.

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.