The new Kroger at Glenwood Place is open to the public. The 120,000-square-foot store is adding more than 300 new jobs and has its own Starbucks, Little Clinic, Murray’s Cheese Shop, a drive-thru pharmacy, beer and wine bar, and fuel center. The Glenwood store also offers ClickList – a service that provides customers with the ease of placing orders online and picking up their groceries at a time and location convenient for them. Customers can shop for more than 40,000 items across the entire store on ClickList, including fresh produce, meat and seafood, dairy and frozen products. The service is expected to launch this month.
Fifth Group Restaurants opened South City Kitchen Buckhead at 3350 Peachtree Road for lunch and dinner. Executive chef Jason Starnes, previously of The Sun Dial, will be cooking up a menu of traditional and contemporary Southern cuisine. For more information, visit buckhead.southcitykitchen.com.
Richards’ Southern Fried is now open at Krog Street Market in Inman Park. Created by Chef Todd Richards, the Southern fried chicken shack is offering up sandwiches and plates with sides. For more information, visit facebook.com/RichardsSouthernFried.
5Church is open at the corner of 14th and Peachtree Streets in Midtown serving dinner daily. The menu at the modern American restaurant includes charred octopus, hearth roasted whole fish, smoked duck and a 200-bottle wine list. This is the third location (others are in Charlotte and and Charleston) from restaurateurs Patrick Whalen, Ayman Kamel, Alejandro Torio and Jamie Lynch. For more information, visit 5churchatlanta.com.
Hundreds camped out overnight for the opening of the new Chick-fil-a at Glenwood Place, 401 Bill Kennedy Way. The first 100 customers through the door got free food for a year.
gusto!, the fast-casual concept that started in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, will open its second location at 782 Ponce De Leon Ave. in July. Created by former NFL quarterback Nate Hybl, the restaurant allows diners to choose a base of greens, rice or flatbreads and then add grilled chicken, portabella or avocado and other toppings. For more information, visit whatsyourgusto.com.
Shannon and Florian Radke pitched their California-based vegan gourmet cinnamon roll shop, Cinnaholic, to the sharks on the ABC show “Shark Tank” in 2014. Since then the business that entices the customer to create their own custom cinnamon roll from a selection of 30 different flavors and toppings, has sold 40 franchises. The latest is open now in the Edgwood Retail District at 1230 Caroline St.
Betty Hsu’s Baos, a 420-sqaure-foot market stall featuring a selection of steamed buns and seasonal dishes, will open this fall at Krog Street Market in Inman Park.
Restaurateurs Billy and Jenn Streck have opened Hampton & Hudson in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street. The bar features craft beers on draft, wine, cocktails and ice coffee on draft, while the pub food menu features locally sourced ingredients and covers all the bases, from snacks, salads and sharable dishes to impressive entrees, desserts, and late night offerings. Visit hamptonandhudson.com for more information.
Original Atlanta food truck Yumbii will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant, Yumbii Taco Shop, at 1927 Peachtree Road in Buckhead this fall. The 1440-square-foot restaurant will offer counter service for easy takeout and seating for dine-in guests. For more information,visit yumbii.com and follow on Twitter @Yumbii to find where the food trucks are located.
Speaking of food trucks, Colony Square in Midtown is now hosting Food Truck Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the plaza at the corner of 15th and Peachtree. There will be a rotating roster of food trucks.
Empire State South, Miller Union and Restaurant Eugene have made Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s annual America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list for 2016.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House donated $11,000 in proceeds for the restoration of historic Fire Station #19 in Virgina-Highland after the annual Morningside Mile block party and one-mile race fundraising event. The event has raised $55,000 for the restoration of the city’s oldest firehouse.
The 10th annual Give Me Five Dinner featuring Atlanta’s premier chefs and sommeliers will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Piedmont Driving Club. Featured chefs will include Chef Chair Jay Yarbrough (Piedmont Driving Club), Christopher Grossman (Atlas Restaurant), James Neale (Rathbun’s), Piero Premoli (Pricci) and Wesley True (The Optimist). Sommeliers include Gil Kulers (Piedmont Driving Club), Clarke Anderson (No. 246), Joon Lim (Rathbun’s), Caleb Hopkins (Atlas Restaurant) and Linda Torres (The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead). For more information, visit givemefivedinner.org.