News & Happenings
The Atlanta Food Rave is set for Friday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery. This interactive night of food, fun, cocktails and live entertainment will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Slated to participate are chefs from P’cheen, Pacci Ristorante, The Shed and more. Tickets are $55 per person for ages 21 and up and are on sale now at www.atlantafoodrave.com.
Bottle Bar is now open at 268 E. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead serving up brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu, created by Chef Ian Winslade, includes small plates with crab fritters and cicken livers along with more ample entrees including steak and burgers. A.D. Allushi created the extensive wine and cocktail menu. www.buckheadbottlebar.com
Zaya Mediterranean has closed in Inman Park, but plans to reopen on the second level of the food court at the Georgia Tech Student Center.
SnoFlake Ice House, which serves up shaved ice drinks, is expected to open this month in Inman Park at the Highland Steel Lofts.
Barcelona, a Connecticut-based restaurant franchise, will open in the old Zaya Mediterranean Grill space in Inman Park later this year serving up Spanish tapas.
Yoforia is now open in Village Place Brookhaven, with 12 self-serve yogurt flavors and a big selection of toppings. This is the fifth location in the city. www.yoforia.com.
Moto Bistro and Bar at 2257 Lenox Road in Buckhead is now serving a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner. They even make their on baguettes in-house. www.motobistroatlanta.com
Executive chef and co-owner Zach Kell and co-owner Seth Hendricks have opened a second location of Goin’ Coastal, “a sustainable seafood joint” in Virginia Highland, 1021 Virginia Ave. The menu features an array of Southern-inspired dishes with a focus on fresh fish and seafood. The original restaurant is located in Canton. www.goincoastalseafood.com
Established Atlanta sommelier Perrine Prieur will open her own boutique, Perrine’s Wine Shop, this fall at White Provision in West Midtown. Prieur’s namesake wine store will feature more than 200 wine labels, all hand-selected and tasted by the certified sommelier and Atlanta hospitality industry veteran herself. Prieur worked as a sommelier at Le Gavroche in London and, most recently, as the sommelier of the 800-plus wine list at JOËL Brasserie. www.perrineswine.com
JOËL Brasserie and Mama Fu’s in Buckhead; Repast in the Old Fourth Ward; Vino Libra in East Atlanta.