These are the stories that created a buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
•Wheelhouse Craft Pub and Kitchen is slated to open early next year at 1479 Scott Blvd. in Decatur, What Now Atlanta reports. The spot, which comes from Meehan’s Public House partner Ian Macken and his wife Kathryn, along with several other partners, takes over the space previously occupied by Maddy’s Rib Joint.
“As proud members of the community, this restaurant will be built for the locals, by the locals. The Wheelhouse plans to connect with local farms and vendors to provide fresh, comforting foods and drinks in a warm and friendly environment,” said a post on the pub’s Facebook page.
•Vietvana Vietnamese restaurant, which opened its first location this summer in Avondale Estates, is opening a second location at 848 Spring St. NW in Midtown, according to a post on the restaurant’s Instagram account.
•Evergreen Butcher and Baker is now open in Kirkwood at 2011 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Eater Atlanta reports. The spot comes from pastry chef Emma Schacke and butcher Sean Schacke, who met while working at Robert Phalen’s One Eared Stag. The bakery serves items including pain au chocolat, savory danishes and croissants sausage rolls, chocolate chip cookies and babka, with bread varieties including dark nordic rye, whole wheat and country sourdough. Also on offer are sandwiches and coffee in a small retail shop and a butchery features items including charcuterie, sausages, terrines and deli meats. The shop also sells a selection of larder, seasonal jams, cultured butter, pickles and sandwich spreads.
•SriThai is set to open a location next year at Atlantic Station, What Now Atlanta reports. It already has location in Duluth and Snellville.
•Bon Ton bartender Keyatta Mincey-Parker was crowned the Regional Winner of Bombay Sapphire’s 13th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in Philadelphia this week. She beat out bartenders from Orlando, New York, Savannah, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia. In October, Mincey-Parker and the 11 other top mixologists from across North America will head to England for an immersive gin education tour before competing in the competition finals in February 2020 in Chicago. She will also compete in the Canvas Challenge, a new component of the program which will task the top 12 finalists to bring an original creative idea of any medium to life for a chance to win a $25,000 grant prize and a mentorship by a creative visionary.
•Antico Pizza has scrapped plans to open a location in Sandy Springs, Reporter Newspaper reports. Developer
Gerard Gunthert of Sandy Springs-based Cornerpoint Partners blames city permit delays. Antico has locations in Home Park and The Battery at SunTrust Park.
Cream Puff shop Beard Papa’s opened its second metro Atlanta location this week in Sandy Springs at 5920 Roswell Road NE, What Now Atlanta reports. The first location is in Peachtree Corners.
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