These are the stories that created a buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
•Local ice cream shop Queen of Cream has opened a location at the Plaza on Ponce development on Cleburne Terrace, Eater Atlanta first reported. Queen of Cream, which got its start as a mobile ice cream cart from pastry chef Cora Cotrim in 2014, opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Old Fourth Ward in 2015.
Saturday, Sept. 21, the shop will offer $1 scoops to the first 200 customers.
Queen of Cream will offer 12 flavors including two vegan options and four seasonal flavors that alternate monthly. Look for scooped ice cream, seasonal and classic sundaes, milkshakes, espresso shakes and affogatos (which use Revelator espresso) and ice cream sandwiches.
In addition, Cotrim partnered with local coffee business Revelator on Coffee & Ice Cream, which opened earlier this year at Lenox Square, and Sweet Tooth Dessert at Phipps Plaza.
Queen of Cream will join other Plaza on Ponce food and beverage concepts Righteous Room, Insomnia Cookies, Majestic Diner and San Francisco Coffee in the development, with Jinya Ramen Bar and former Gunshow chef Joey Ward’s eateries Georgia Boy and Southern Belle coming soon.
•Aspen’s West Cobb closed late last month at 3625 Dallas Highway in Marietta. The restaurant was part of the Sedgwick Restaurant Group, which also owns Aspen’s East Cobb in Marietta and Theo’s Brothers Bakery and Vinny’s on Windward in Alpharetta.
•Silom Thai and Sushi is set to open 3345 Lenox Road NE across from Lenox Square, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant will replace Katana Teppanyaki and Sushi, which closed earlier this year.
•Ryan Smith has joined Coalition Food & Beverage in Alpharetta as its chef. Smith started his culinary career as a teenager at Cracker Barrel before relocating to Atlanta to attend Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. He then signed on with 101 Concepts before working as a sous chef at Watershed on Peachtree. He’s also worked as an executive chef of Southbound in Chamblee, a reunion with 101 Concepts as executive chef of 101 Steak and Food 101, and, most recently, executive chef of Savannah’s Deer Creek Clubhouse.
•Frank & Teressa’s Anchor Bar is slated to take over the space previously occupied by Fuddruckers at 2708 Town Center Drive in Kennesaw, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The Buffalo, New York-based chain, which claims to have invented the Buffalo chicken wing, has more than 10 other locations including restaurants in New York, Canada, Maryland, Michigan and Texas.
•W Atlanta - Midtown's Living Room, which underwent a renovation at the beginning of this year along with the hotel, has named former Ritz-Carlton chef Aaron Baxendale as executive chef and former Gunshow chef Darryl Boyd as chef de cuisine. The restaurant also features an updated menu of small plates with dishes including fried shishito peppers with gochujang aioli and the southern rice bowl with kimchi and marinated beef.
•Green Tomato Cafe has closed on Holcomb Bridge Road in Peachtree Corners, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.
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