Chef Kevin Gillespie is expected to open Revival in Decatur tonight, July 23. The restaurant will feature family-style Southern suppers that Gillespie grew up eating as a child. Revival is located at 129 Church Street in the former Harbour House Pub site. For updates on the restaurant, visit revivaldecatur.com or facebook.com/RevivalDecatur.

The Old Fourth Ward Farmers Market is now open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southern Dairies building (home of 4th and Swift) on North Avenue. Find out more at fourthfarmers.com.

Chef Ford Fry plans to open a second outpost of his “Mex-Tex” restaurant Superica in Buckhead. The restaurant, which is expected to open early next year, will take over the old Outback Steakhouse space in Buckhead Court. The Superica concept made its debut at the Krog Street Market in Inman Park earlier this year and has been a big hit with the locals. Watch for INtown’s review in the August issue.

Dolce Italian recently served up a victory on the season finale of Bravo’s culinary competition series Best New Restaurant. Atlantans will get a taste of the winning modern Italian menu when a new outpost opens later this summer at Buckhead Atlanta.

Tavernpointe, the newest venture from Chef Drew Van Leuvan, is currently under construction in the Peachtree Pointe building. Located on the corner of Peachtree and Spring Street, Tavernpointe will feature a menu of smoked and roasted meats, fresh seafood, and salads sourced from local farms.

Organic and natural foods grocery store Earth Fare is now open at Emory Point, 1578 Avenue Place. The 24,000 square foot store offers staples that are free of trans-fats, artificial dyes, preservatives, added hormones and antibiotics, bleached and bromated flour and sweeteners. For more information, visit EarthFare.com/EmoryPoint or follow Earth Fare’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/EarthFareatEmoryPoint.

Caviar, the restaurant delivery service that recently launched in Atlanta, is now in Decatur, too. Some of the restaurant offering delivery: Siam Thai, The Square Pub, Twisted Soul, Wahoo! Grill, Chai Pani and Makan. For more information, visit trycaviar.com.

Alma Cocina is participating in The James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Better Burger Project, a nationwide contest and challenge to make a “better burger” by blending ground meat with finely chopped, cultivated mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier and more sustainable burger. The public can vote by visiting the restaurant, ordering a burger and posting a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #betterburgerproject, tagging Alma Cocina (@fifthgrouper) and sharing what’s better about the burger in the caption by July 31. Visit betterburgerproject.org for more information.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised $740,000 to end childhood hunger in Atlanta and across America. More than 1,200 guests gathered at the Georgia Aquarium in May for the special gala featuring gourmet samplings from nearly 50 of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs, as well as live, silent and beverage auctions, wine tastings and live entertainment.

Nature’s Garden Express will open a 410 square foot market stall at Krog Street Market later this year.  The first of its kind to join KSM, the grocer will supply everything from organic goods and cold pressed juices to kitchen staples like milk, eggs, and bread. In addition, the store will offer a variety of artisanal food products including coconut wraps, nut butters, hummus, pasta sauces, kombuchas, dried grains and olive oils. The shop will also offer a grocery delivery service. For more, visit NaturesGardenExpress.com.

Nectar, an Atlanta-based raw juice bar and smoothie shop, is now open at Piedmont Park. The location will be open seven days a week and offers healthy handcrafted juices, smoothies and Panini. For more information, visit benectar.com.

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.