Courtesy of Kimball House.
Courtesy of Kimball House.

Southern Living has named a number of Intown’s bars to its 100 Best Bars in the South list, including Decatur’s Kimball House and Paper Plane, as well as Atlanta’s The St. Regis Bar, The Bookhouse Pub, Monday Night Brewing, One Flew South, Argosy and H. Harper Station.

Paces Properties is touting the girl power behind new restaurants and shops set to open this summer at Krog Street Market ( in Inman Park. To date, a mix of 14 restaurants, market stalls and retailers have been announced for the development next door to the Stove Works. Just announced are: Spice Road Chicken from Cardamom Hill creator Asha Gomez; Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; Inman Park Pet Works; and The Little Tart Bakeshop, previously announced last fall, which has opted for an additional 200 square feet to provide a full coffee bar to go along with the pastries and baked goods. Krog Street Market is set to open in late July 2014.

Buckhead Theatre ( has installed a full-service kitchen and hired Greg Sears, formerly with Buckhead Life restaurants, as executive chef. The theatre can now provide in-house dining and catering options for all concerts, shows and events.

Boneheads Grilled Fish and Chicken (, a fast casual restaurant chain featuring fresh, fire-grilled fish and chicken dishes, has signed on to open its newest Atlanta location in the Eclipse building, 264 Pharr Road, in Buckhead. The new flagship location, which will feature an upscale bar, will be adjacent to the Boneheads restaurant.  The approximately 3,840 square foot space, currently operating as Aqua Bistro, is expected to open in April.

Local Atlanta favorite Café at Pharr ( has opened a sixth location at Dunwoody Village Shopping Center. This comes on the heels of opening locations at Vinings Jubilee, Town Brookhaven and on the Westside as well as expanding out of the Pharr Road location in Buckhead.

Atlanta chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere have opened a second Bantam + Biddy ( in Midtown at 1050 Crescent Ave. This is the third restaurant from the duo, whose list includes Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall and Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station. While the Crescent location has the same regional and pastured poultry and organic, seasonal vegetables as its predecessor, the new restaurant has a caffeinated bonus: an espresso bar serving Batdorf & Bronson coffee.

St. Cecilia

Chef Ford Fry’s newest restaurant, St. Cecilia ( has opened in the former Bluepointe space inside The Pinnacle Building, 3455 Peachtree Road. The European menu features fish and pasta. Fry said he and executive chef Brian Horn worked together to create a menu that travels the southern European coastline, exploring pasta and roasted fish served in the historic seaside towns and villages.

The distinctive, circular former location of Trust Company Bank and the now shuttered Piebar and Ixtlan on Monroe Drive will soon become a restaurant and lounge called Cirque. Built in 1962, the new concept is from the owner of The Daiquiri Factory on West Peachtree Street in Midtown.

Canoe Cellar Door (, a sommelier-operated wine shop, is open at 4199 Paces Ferry Road. The new shop from the owners of Canoe Restaurant features 750 wines from around the world priced at $9 to more than $1,000.

Doc Chey’s ( is ringing in the New Year with the ninth annual “15 Days of Chinese New Year,” which runs Jan. 31 through Feb. 14. Sponsored by Monday Night Brewing’s “Fu Manbrew,” the celebration will feature food and beverage specials benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), giveaways and live entertainment at Doc Chey’s Noodle House’s three Atlanta area locations – Virginia-Highland, Emory and Grant Park.

Chef Linton Hopkins (of Restaurant Eugene fame) has designed a signature menu that will be enjoyed on 1,000 daily Delta Air Lines flights from Atlanta to destinations around the world. Hopkins was selected to join Delta’s culinary team after taking top honors in The Cabin Pressure Cook-Off sponsored by Food & Wine magazine to fine the airline’s next chef.

Establishment Buckhead ( is now open at 3167 Peachtree Road offering with cocktails and a menu of “Southern bites” alongside a rustic décor and Georgia-centric art installations.

Cuts Steakhouse

Cuts Steakhouse ( has opened at 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. in the old Steak & Ale spot. Bringing a Southern influence to your typical steakhouse menu, Executive Chef Donnie Wicker is preparing braised beef short rib and Southern fried lobster tail alongside a wide range of signature steaks.

Roberto Caporuscio and Antonio Starita have opened Don Antonio by Starita ( at 102 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. The restaurant offers 60 hot wood-?red pizzas pies and more with housemade mozzarella and burrata. The restaurant is the second location of the New York City hotspot.

Old Fourth Ward restaurant P’cheen announced on its Facebook page that it would close on Feb. 9 after eight years. Located on the first floor of the Highland Walk building, the P’cheen space will be transformed into a cocktail-driven restaurant by Woodfire Grill’s Bernard Moussa, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. P’cheen co-owner and chef Alex Friedman said he would focus on his other concepts Pizzeria Vesuvius, Edgewood Speakasy and Bone Lick BBQ.

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.