Brothers Craig and Jeff Moore plan to open Old Fourth Distillery next year at 487 Edgewood Ave. in the Old Fourth Ward. The distillery, which will be open for tours and tastings, will start-up with vodka and gin production then expand to whiskey and rye.

The City of Decatur is launching a new website, DecaturRestaurant-Tour.com on Nov. 5. The website will feature video tours of the city’s hottest new restaurants along with its beloved institutions. Each video focuses on an individual restaurant, capturing its unique favor of ambience, food philosophy, talent and comments from the chef. Interviews with the chefs will be conducted by Mary Moore, former chef and owner of Cook’s Warehouse.

Midtown’s Livingston Restaurant (livingstonatlanta.com) earned a spot in the latest Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Dare to Look book. The eatery earned the distinction by having 50 guests pay to eat eight different blood-inspired dishes.

FLIP burger boutique (flipburgerboutique.com) has named Rick Tasman as its new CEO. He spent 14 years with PF Chang’s and also held executive positions as Grady’s America Grill and Boston Market.

Roots Juices (rootspressedjuices.com) is now open at the Around Lenox Shopping Center in Buckhead in Suite 202-A.

Red Pepper Taqueria (eatredpepper.com) now open at 3135 Piedmont Road in Buckhead.

Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a worldwide society of women dedicated to creating food culture in the community, has inducted Pastry Chef Kathleen Miliotis of Davio’s Atlanta into the organization. An Atlanta native, Miliotis has been working in the industry for more than 23 years, starting by working with her mother at Affairs to Remember Catering.

King + Duke (kinganddukeatl.com) has been named one of Esquire magazine Best New Restaurants of 2013. “We are thrilled to have one of our restaurants recognized for the second straight year by Esquire magazine,” said Chef Ford Fry, whose The Optimist made last year’s list. Esquire food and travel correspondent John Mariani described King + Duke as a “can’t-miss spot.”

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.

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