Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Antico Pizza to expand with Antico Laboratorio and other Atlanta dining news from the week

Restaurant and dining news

-- Antico Pizza owner Giovanni di Palma is taking over the space at 1099 Hemphill Ave. next to his Gio's Chicken Italiano, Tomorrow's News Today reports. di Palma will open Antico Laboratorio, a "glass-enclosed dough room, offering an elevated version" of Antico Pizza using special dough he blended himself in Italy. Set to open in October, Laboratorio will join di Palma's other ventures including Antico, Gio's, Caffe Antico and Bar Amalfi in West Midtown and Antico locations at Avalon in Alpharetta; the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park; and the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

--Tyler See is in as executive chef at West Midtown spot Ormsby's, promoted from sous chef in July. The Atlanta native is a Le Cordon Bleu-Atlanta graduate and previously worked as a sous chef at Bartaco and as BLT Steak at W Atlanta-Downtown and helped transform CosmoLava Lounge into Foxtrot Liquor Bar.

--The Cook's Warehouse is now open in Peachtree Station in Chamblee at the intersection of Peachtree Boulevard and Johnson Ferry Road ( also home to a new Whole Foods Market ). The store, 50 percent larger than its former Brookhaven location, features cooking products, a teaching kitchen and an outdoor patio for grilling classes and events. Cook's Warehouse will host official grand opening festivities August 24 – 27, with a fundraising dinner to benefit Culinary Futures Aug. 24; a grand opening party Friday, Aug. 25 from 5-8 p.m. featuring restaurateur Ford Fry, food samples, giveaway and cooking demonstration; and knife workshops, product demos and cooking classes throughout the weekend.

Savannah sandwich shop Zunzi's expanding to Atlanta

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Abrams ends run for governor against Kemp, but won’t concede
  2. 2 Georgia High School Sports Scores
  3. 3 Atlanta Solid Waste workers: Deadly job with pitiful pay | Torpy

Henri's Bakery now open in its new Buckhead location

Chick-fil-A addresses decision to close on Sundays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

New Chamblee Whole Foods to feature Japanese tapas concept Izakaya

Peachtree Corners getting a new Marlow's Tavern

Hudson FC soccer pub now open in Brookhaven

Steakhouse from team behind Vero Pizzeria coming to Brookhaven

Corso Coffee closed in Buckhead, to be replaced by Revelator Coffee concept

Hugh Acheson to open his eighth restaurant at The Battery

This Marietta restaurant was named one of the top 10 eateries in America


Big Tex Nachos with brisket, queso, lettuce, pico de gallo, black beans, sour cream, and roasted corn. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

What to eat, drink, buy and cook this week

We try the new Krispy Kreme Reese's peanut butter doughnut, Chick-fil-A hash brown bowl

What's next for Atlanta's cocktail scene?

Everything you need to know about eating and drinking at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Eat well for a cause at these 3 Atlanta charity food events

This Buford Highway bread will have you falling for figs

Take a first look (again) at Big Tex in Decatur

Check out Atlanta's newest revolving sushi bar

3 Georgia-made cookies you need in your cookie jar

Cookbook review: The Bloody Mary is having a moment

Learn to make Table & Main's charred tomato soup

Beyond the Bloody Mary: Make tomato drinks with a twist

Learn to make La Casa Italian Grill's spaghetti squash with marinara

Make this healthy turkey burger with unexpected ingredients

About the Author

More from AJC