Gus’s Fried Chicken
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opened its first Georgia location last week at Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta. The Memphis, Tenn.-based restaurant chain known for its funky decor and crispy, spicy, bronze-crusted fried chicken has expanded to 10 locations in four states, including Austin, Texas, and Oxford, Miss. New owner Wendy McCrory plans to take Gus’s nationwide with stores in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago, among other cities. The original Gus’s was founded in Mason, Tenn., about 40 miles northeast of Memphis. 231 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite A-05, Atlanta. 404-996-2837, gusfriedchicken.com.
Revelator Coffee Company
With locations in Birmingham, Ala., Chattanooga, Tenn., and New Orleans, Revelator Coffee Company is opening its first Atlanta coffee bar on Aug. 25 in the Elan Westside building that’s also home to Cooks and Soldiers. The company’s less is more approach to “high-quality craft coffee and tea” features artfully designed minimalist spaces and green coffees roasted to “highlight nuance and inherent qualities.” The menu is described as “seasonal, simple, focused and small.” 691 14th St., Suite A, Atlanta. facebook.com/RevelatorATLWest.
Foxeria del Sol returns
From 4-8 p.m. Aug. 30, Taqueria del Sol and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q join together to celebrate the annual arrival of Hatch green chiles from New Mexico. The Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest at Taqueria del Sol Westside will benefit Hogs for the Cause, a nonprofit funding source for pediatric brain cancer services in the U.S. Look for green chile food stations, green chile beer, cocktails and live music. Tickets: $25 per person, include festival entry and unlimited access to food stations. 1200 Howell Mill Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-352-5811, xorbia.com/e/gom/foxeriadelsol/xt/?referral=xt-buy-tix.
‘Cheese, Bourbon and Jazz’
On Sept. 5, the Cockentrice will convene an afternoon food and music session dubbed “Cheese, Bourbon and Jazz.” Hosted by certified cheese professionals and self-proclaimed jazz lovers, Hannah Thompson and Tim Gaddis, the two-hour class will feature a welcome cocktail and 12 cheese and bourbon pairings. Attendees will also leave with a CD of the music featured in the class and a pairing guide. Tickets: $65 at cheeseandbourbon.brownpapertickets.com or 470-428-2733. 99 Krog St. N.E., Atlanta. thecockentrice.com.
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