Meredith Ford

Food writer Meredith Ford will open her own gelato shop, Cremalosa, at 2657 E. College Ave. in Decatur this fall. The shop will feature seasonally driven selection of made-from-scratch gelato and other sweet treats  as well as serving as a hub for the business’ wholesale operations. Visit for more details.

Dos Bocas, serving up  “Cajun Tex-Mex,” is now open at 275 Baker St. in Downtown. Visit for more information.

A new social club called 12  is now open for reservations in the tower at Ponce City Market in Old Fourth Ward. Located above RFD Social., beverage director Randy Hayden developed 12’s cocktail program and spirits selection featuring hard-to-find spirits, classic cocktails and unique creations that change nightly. The club also offers a small plate menu developed by Chef Jonathan McDowell. Menu items include goat cheese-stuffed peppadews and apricots, shrimp cocktail and foie gras pâté. For reservations and more information about 12 membership opportunities, visit

Sukoshi, a new casual counter-service sushi spot from the team behind O-ku, is now open at Colony Square in Midtown. Visit for more.

Emily Chan, owner of JenChan’s Delivery Supper Club, has opened a brick and mortar location, JenChan’s, at 186 Carroll Street in Cabbagetown. The restaurant includes a market where guests can purchase frozen organic lasagnas, pizza rolls, egg rolls, potstickers, and other goodies made in house as well. Find out more at

Wild Heaven

Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens is now open on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail in the Lee + White development, 1010 White St. The 21,600 square foot building also features the restaurant FINA at Wild Heaven, a large taproom, and two private event spaces. Outside, overlooking the Westside Trail, is a 12,000 square foot patio and lawn area to be complemented by various gardens. For more information, 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.