News & Happenings

The Virginia Highland location of Everybody’s is closing this month after 20 years in business, but fans of the restaurant can still get their pizza fix at the Emory Village location, which has been a staple in the village for nearly 40 years at 1593 N. Decatur Road. There’s plenty of free parking behind the restaurant. Delivery will not be affected, and those who want to place an order can still call (404) 377-7766. For more information visit www.EverybodysPizza.com.

Abrigo, a new Mexican, Southwestern and Latin fusion restaurant, is now open at 818 Juniper St. www.facebook.com/abrigoatlanta

Yogurberry at Terminus in Buckhead is now using local products from community farmers, including fresh milk, granola, honey, yogurt and fruit. www.yogurberryatl.com

The 2011 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction will be held March 23-26 at Atlantic Station. The theme will be  “The Ultimate Collection: A Sumptuous Blend of Wine, Art, Food and Friends.” The Wine Auction is the largest charity wine auction in the U.S. benefiting the arts, in addition to ranking sixth largest overall, and the largest fundraising event for the High Museum. www.atlanta-wineauction.org

Chef Shaun Doty and entrepreneur Erik Maier have opened the second location of YEAH! Burger in Virginia Highland at 1017 N. Highland Ave. The duo opened the original location in June at White Provision in West Midtown.  Yeah! Burger re-imagines the classic American burger using natural and organic ingredients, and was recently named one of Bon Appétit’s Top 10 favorite burger spots in the United States. www.yeahburger.com

After more than a decade, Phil Palmer has sold Radial Café to Frank Bragg, formerly with Metrotainment Cafes and with 20 years in the restaurant business. Bragg said he plans to continue Radial’s environmental mission as well as maintain the popular menu while adding new twists and items. www.radial.us

Tickets are now on sale for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival showcase May 19-22, 2011. The event will feature more than 200 activities over four days, including tasting tents, seminars, chef demonstrations, theme dinners and special events featuring whole animal roasts, regional craft beer tastings, a variety of Southern barbecue, and fine wines and cocktails from some of the country’s top talents. www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com

Harry & David Orchard is now open in Lenox Square offering its signature pears, chocolate, pastries and more. The 100-year old company once sold its famous pears by mail order, the on the Internet and is now branching out with retail locations. www.harryanddavid.com

Dante’s Down the Hatch recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in Atlanta. Originally located at Underground Atlanta, Dante Stephenson’s fondue-style restaurant continues to thrive in Buckhead with its unusual 18th century sailing ship theme, quirky antiques and unusual religious artifacts. www.dantesdownthehatch.com

Atlanta-based party people, Amy Croushorn, Patti Corcoran and Jennifer Higgins celebrated the first birthday of their Internet-based party supply company, Make It Mine Parties, The trio gave away 1,000 cupcakes at Colony Square to mark the event. The partners also just launched their newest e-commerce venture HelloCupcakeStore.com selling cupcake supplies for every occasion. www.MakeItMineParties.com

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge is now open at 2285 Peachtree Road serving a “sensual and exotic” fusion menu crafted by executive chef Terry Dwyer, with flavors inspired by the Silk Road, which extends through Asia, the Mediterranean, southern Europe and into Spain. www.tantraatlanta.com

H. Harper Station is now open in the old train station at 904 Memorial Drive, which was formerly The Depot restaurant. Lush Life Group, which includes Chef Duane Nutter, Mixologist Jerry Slater and Chef Reggie Washington, has crafted a menu featuring non-traditional southern fare with international influences presented in a modern approach. www.hharperstation.com

Pour Wine Market and Tasting Room is now open at Village Place Brookhaven. The shop sells quality wines, mostly priced in the $12 to $25 range. Owners Jonathan McCall and Parke Lammerts said their concept, which will also sell craft and local beers, was inspired by New York’s Chelsea Wine Vault. www.PourWineMarket.com

Woodfire Grill chef and owner, as well as Top Chef alum, Kevin Gillespie has teamed up with best-selling, award-winning cookbook author David Joachim in a two-book deal. With recipes conceptualized at Woodfire Grill the first book will arrive in Fall 2012.

Restaurant RIP

Evos and 5th Street Café in Midtown; Matty Cakes and Fox & Hound Pub in Buckhead; Shaun’s in Inman Park (closing Dec. 18).

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.