Meals On Wheels Atlanta and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead have partnered to bring locally grown vegetables to its clients. Meals On Wheels Atlanta purchases – at a discounted rate – vegetables left at the end of the Saturday market and delivers them to senior citizens. The farmers market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, has also created a Chef Pop Up series, which will showcase a local cook preparing a dish using market produce. Shoppers can choose to make a donation, which will help offset the cost of the vegetables provided to Meals On Wheels Atlanta. Upcoming Chef Pop Ups benefiting the partnership will be held Nov. 22 and Nov. 29. For more information, visit peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com.
Ray Schoenbaum, original owner of Rio Bravo and founder of Ray’s Restaurants, has announced he will open a Ray’s Rio Bravo (raysriobravo.com) in Sandy Springs in the former Peter Chang’s space by Cinco de Mayo 2015. Schoenbaum made the decision to open the restaurant after high demand from customers requesting the return of the restaurant’s iconic dishes.
Drew and Roma Kirkland have opened 21 Kitchen & Que (521kitchenandque.com) at 4365 Roswell Road, Suite 4367, in Buckhead, serving up freshly-smoked barbecue and homemade sides.
Chattanooga-based Mojo Burrito has closed its lone out-of -state location in Dunwoody, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. The fast casual burrito joint opened in Dunwoody Village just this past February.
French bistro Le Bilboquet is expected to open Nov. 19 at the Buckhead Atlanta development, serving lunch and dinner. The bistro and bar, which opened its first outpost in New York City in 1986, will be the only freestanding restaurant on the property. Signature dishes include Cajun chicken, steak au poivre, salmon tartare and chocolate mousse.
You don’t have to drive to Decatur any more for chicken schnitzel now that Seven Hens (7hens.com) has opened a second location at Abernathy Square Shopping Center, 6615 Roswell Road, in Sandy Springs. “The fact that schnitzel is hugely popular in Europe and around the world but not so much in the United States is mind-boggling to me… Because it’s so good! I love how satisfying it is, and love the crunchy and soft texture,” founder Michael Gurevich said.
Famed Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie will profess his devotion to swine in a new 240-page cookbook, “Pure Pork Awesomeness,” which will be published by Andrews McMeel in March 2015.
Tomorrow’s News Today reports that Brookhaven Bistro on Peachtree Road has closed and will be replaced by a pop-up shop version of Souper Jenny. After completing minor renovations at the space, the trial run of this new outpost of Souper Jenny is expected to open Nov. 17.