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.
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.”