Park Tavern in Piedmont Park will host Oysterfest on Saturday, Feb. 17, featuring fried, raw, and steamed oysters, fried shrimp, ice-cold brews, handcrafted cocktails and more. There will also be live music from Atlanta Funk Society and more. Doors open at 1 p.m. and music begins at 2 p.m. For ages 21 and up, general admission tickets are?available starting at $10 at

Farm Burger

Farm Burger is set to open its fifth metro location this month at The George in Grant Park, 275 Memorial Drive. The restaurant makes it burgers from 100 percent grass-fed beef that’s dry-aged, ground fresh and cooked to order. For more information, visit

The Local Pizzaiolo (pronounced pizza-yolo) is open at 1000 Marietta St., Suite 202, on the Westside. The pizza restaurant plans to open three more locations this year and next at Toco Hills, Sandy Springs and Madison Yards. For more information, visit

Fifth Group Restaurants has announced plans for a second Alma Cocina concept at the Terminus development in Buckhead, to be located at what was previously the Bricktop’s space. Slated to open mid-2019, the restaurant and bar will bring the restaurant’s Mexican to mixed-use development. Visit for more details.

Sage Woodfire Tavern plans to open in the former Morton’s space across from the Mandarian Oriental Hotel at 3379 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The two-story restaurant will feature a large dining room, expansive bar area, patio seating and private dining rooms on the second floor. Visit to keep up with progress.

The Halal Guys will be serving up their famed gyros in a second Atlanta location – the under-construction Modera by Mill Creek apartment building on 8th Street in Midtown. The 1,486 square feet of street-level space is scheduled to open soon. The first location opened last year on Buford Highway. For more, visit

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.