November is ending with a bang for a growing Atlanta restaurant group.
Bar Americano and Bar Crema, two concepts from Ten Apart , the team behind The Mercury, The Pinewood and Proof Cocktail Syrups, is now open in Buckhead. The group also opened late-night taco spot Deep End earlier this month.
Located in the Andrews Square development (formerly known as the East Andrews Entertainment District), Bar Americano will serve as an Italian-inspired bar and restaurant offering pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads, and main dishes, as well as a program featuring aperitivos, Americanos and other classic cocktails.
Bar Crema will offer an espresso and coffee program, cocktails and gelato, meats and cheeses, white bean hummus and other bar snacks, and take-away items such as desserts, pastries and sandwiches.
Ten Apart partner Julian Goglia will serve as the beverage director and Adam Waller will serve as executive chef for Bar Americano, while John Fogelman will serve as managing beverage director for Bar Crema.
Waller previously served as executive chef at Bocado in West Midtown and sous chef at STG Trattoria and Sotto Sotto and has worked in several other Atlanta kitchens.
Georgia native Fogelman previously served as director of education, manager and bartender at Octane Coffee.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lounge Menu: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Lounge Menu menu until 11 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Lounge Menu menu until 2 a.m.
Monday through Thursday, 7 am. - 11 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Check out the menus for Bar Americano and Bar Crema below:
Italian-inspired food brand Bella Cucina is set to open a new retail store tomorrow at Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
Starting as a cafe in Atlanta in 1993 by chef and owner Alisa Barry, Bella Cucina’s offerings will include pestos, olive oils, salts, citrus spreads, Italian flatbreads and crackers and Dolci desserts, as well a selection of ceramic ware and wooden utensils.
The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday noon -6 p.m. Sunday.
Chef Ron Eyester has returned to Food 101, in time for the restaurant's 18th anniversary. Eyester, who served as the eatery's executive chef from 2001-2008, has also revamped the lunch, dinner and brunch menus. He served a stint at Sandy Springs restaurant Southern Bistro (formerly Nancy G's), after the closure of his Diner at Atlantic Station as well as his Morningside/North Highland Avenue restaurants, Rosebud, Family Dog and Timone's.
New lunch and dinner menu selections include the following starters and entrées:
- Honey and lemon glazed smoked chicken wings with fresh herbs and slightly pickled carrots ($10)
- “Green goddess” glazed Brussels sprouts with scallions and toasted almonds ($9.50)
- Connie’s chopped salad with romaine hearts, white beans, radish, tomatoes, shaved fennel, fried capers and buttermilk cucumber and dill dressing ($10)
- Ahi tuna “au poivre” with garlic spinach, horseradish celeriac puree and soy-balsamic reduction ($28)
Weekend brunch now features items such as the following:
- Fried cheese grits with smoked pineapple aioli ($7)
- “Skinny brunch” with sliced organic tomatoes, grilled asparagus, leeks, fresh herbs and soft poached eggs ($13)
- Skillet pancake with sorghum-sea salt butter, Vermont maple syrup and 10x sugar ($10)
- “Pastrami” cured salmon Benedict with baby arugula, soft poached eggs and hollandaise ($15)