Southbound now open for dinner
After nearly a month of serving only weekday lunch, Southbound, the new Chamblee restaurant from Dennis Lange and Mike Plummer, is now serving dinner Mondays-Saturdays. Former Watershed sous chef Ryan Smith is in the kitchen. On the menu, look for snacks such as SB hot chicken, small plates such as grilled octopus, and large plates ranging up to a Certified Angus Beef porterhouse steak, along with substantial beer and wine lists. 5394 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. baconsnobs.com.
Yalla and Xocolatl at Krog Street
Krog Street Market made it official last week. Chef Todd Ginsberg will open a contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant with his General Muir partners. Yalla, which means “let’s go,” will join their previously announced sandwich shop, Fred’s Meat & Bread. Also announced, Xocolatl, a “micro chocolate factory” from owners Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt. Look for handcrafted, hand wrapped artisanal chocolate bars and a tasting bar where visitors may watch the chocolate making and packaging process. krogstreetmarket.com.
Garnish & Gather chef series
Last June, Atlanta entrepreneur Emily Golub started Garnish & Gather, a concept that offers ready-to-cook meals for pickup or delivery for around $15 per serving, with ingredients grown in and around Atlanta, and an emphasis on organic and small family farm produce. Recently, G&G kicked off its new “Be The Chef” series, featuring recipes from local chefs such as Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow, who came up with a recipe for pan-seared shrimp with summer vegetables and creamy grits. The July recipe will be from Watershed chef Joe Truex. garnishandgather.com.
Red White & Brew July 4th
Celebrate July 4th with food and drink at the annual fund raising event for Georgia Aquarium. Red White & Brew in the Oceans Ballroom features a sampling of local beer, a buffet from Wolfgang Puck Catering, live music, and a trip to the top of the Aquarium’s parking deck for a view of the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks show. Proceeds fund the Aquarium’s Sponsored Education Admissions program. $45. georgiaaquarium.org/july4th.
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