6ubWwDn9dfYdiCowYRZuimZh6FuIWKUgcC2aTYvizFUStrippaggio (strippaggioevoo.com), an olive oil and vinegar shop and tasting bar, is now open at Emory Point. The bar includes Georgia’s only single produced olive oil from Georgia Olive Farms and there is also a selection of gourmet gifts and sustainable culinary serving accessories made from olive and mango woods, bamboo and reclaimed timber. (Pictured left)

Preserving Place, a new shop an interactive teaching kitchen, will open in August at Westside Provisions District at 1170 Howell Mill Road. The company will offer cooking classes, specialty cooking supplies and house-produced preserved foods. Founded by Martha McMillin, the concept of Preserving Place was inspired by her family’s farm in Spartanburg, SC, the experience of growing up on a farm that produced cotton and peaches, and learning methods of canning and preserving foods.

Mexican restaurant chain Barberitos (barberitos.com) has opened its 33rd location Sandy Springs in the Prado shopping center on Roswell Road. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties.

Radio personality Mara Davis has joined Atlanta Eats (atlantaeats.com) as a guest contributor and video blogger. She’ll also be hosting a new restaurant segment on CBS Better Mornings on Fridays. The self-described “food fanatic” is best known for her 20-plus year gig as a DJ on radio station Z-93/Dave FM.

The Fulton County Cooperative Extension kicks-off its third season and will hit the road with two mobile units to cover expanded service areas of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market program. The Fulton Fresh program provides free, fresh produce and nutrition education to residents living in 16 communities identified as “food deserts,” which are large geographic areas where mainstream grocery stores are scarce or missing. The market season lasts until Aug. 28. For more information, call (404) 332-2400 visit fultoncountyga.ga/fcced-home.

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.