Report: EarthFare Closing Emory Point Location

From Tomorrow’s News Today

Natural foods grocer Earth Fare will soon close two of its Atlanta area stores, after just over three years in business.  The stores, located at the Village at Peachtree Corners shopping center in Peachtree Corners and Emory Point in Atlanta, opened in January and July 2015, respectively.  A third store, located at The Collection at Forsyth, opened in December 2015 and is remaining open for now.

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Three Taverns’ New Irish Stout Honors “The Pied Piper of Decatur”

Apparently the folks at Three Taverns know I’m a sucker for a good Decatur history lesson.

If you’re wondering where the name for Three Tavern’s new Irish Stout comes from, here you go!  Courtesy of Three Tavern’s Brian Purcell…

On St. Patrick’s Day in 1895, when the streets still ran on all four sides of the Decatur square, a young man named Maury Mable first marched through downtown Decatur to honor his ancestral homeland. For fifty years, dressed in top hat and tails and carrying a cane, Maury marched, alone or accompanied by anyone who wished to join in. His parade drew crowds to watch him strut through the downtown streets, often followed by the Decatur high band.

This Saturday the 17th, , 2018 on St. Patrick’s Day at 11am, Three Taverns Brewery will honor the memory of Ol’ Maury. We will gather on Hillyer Place opposite Fellini’s, and march through the streets of Decatur to the Brick Store Pub where we’ll raise a pint of Maury Mable’s Irish Stout and toast his memory. Leading this ragamuffin group, which includes a piper and anyone who cares to join in, will be the Brick Store’s Irish Mike Gallagher with top hat and cane in the tradition of Maury Mable himself.

Maury Mable’s Irish Stout will be pouring at the Brick Store Pub, The Marlay House, Mac McGees and Leons, so come out and join our march and raise a glass to “The Pied Piper of Decatur”.

More HERE.

Fmr. Optimist Exec. Chef Opening “The White Bull” Next To Brick Store Pub Next Spring

From the AJC

A restaurant inspired by Ernest Hemingway is set to open in Decatur next year.

The restaurant, which will offer a “menu of simple, farm-forward American fare,” will be overseen by executive chef and partner Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, who previously served as execuitve chef of Ford Fry’s West Midtown restaurant The Optimist and also served a stint in the kitchen at Le Bernardin in Manhattan. Gabriele Besozzi, who previously served as service manager at The Optimist, will serve as partner and general manager. He has also worked at restaurants in London, New York, Miami and his native Italy.

More info on the other side of the AJC link.

Slice & Pint in Emory Village is Closing Its Doors

Slice & Pint posted on Facebook late yesterday…

It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Slice & Pint will end operations on December 30 2017, as we are not renewing our lease. We sincerely appreciate all the love and support we have received over the last 5 years. Please come out and celebrate with us over the next 2 weeks as well as on our the last day, the 30th, for one last blowout. Thanks, Slice & Pint team.

Photo courtesy of the Slice & Pint Facebook page

Aldi Coming to Decatur Crossing Just North of Decatur

If you’ve driven down Scott Boulevard in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that the building they’re constructing where the old Ford dealership sat for years (Streetview) – the one that looked like an Aldi – is, in fact, an Aldi!

The sign went up on the building late last week.  As a commenter wrote in FFAF this past Friday, “What will we do with all of these new grocery stores?”

Brick Store Owners New Brewpub “Good Word Brewing” Now Open in Duluth

I gotta admit, I’m more than a little jealous of this news out of Duluth.  From the AJC

A long-awaited brewpub from the team behind Decatur’s popular Brick Store Pub opened its doors in Duluth this week.

…The spot’s current beers include selections such as the Donna Maria, a dry saison named after Di Matteo and partner Ryan Skinner’s grandmothers, Never Sleep, an IPA, and Bridges, a sour with apricot and mango flavors. The beverage offerings also include beers from several other local breweries as well as cocktails and wines.

 On the food side, look for shared plates including citrus guacamole, Izzy’s Puerto Rican fried chicken and pork candy, made with pork belly, gujillo, queso fresco, baby kale, sea salt and peptia lime butter, as well as desserts such as banana pudding and Key lime pie.
Gonna have to make a trip up I-85 soon.

Dine Out at 5 Decatur Restaurants Next Tuesday To Help Fund Type 1 Diabetes Research

Kelly writes in with the details…

Next Tuesday, World Diabetes Day, five Decatur restaurants are joining the fight against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), a non-curable, autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone necessary to converting food into energy the body needs.
Leon’s, The Brick Store, No. 246, The Imperial and Sushi Avenue will be donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research, on behalf of Charlie’s Angels.
Charlie Thompson is in second grade at Westchester Elementary and has been living with T1D for almost five years. His fundraising team, Charlie’s Angels, works to raise money for JDRF and awareness about T1D. To date, Westchester and the Decatur community have helped Charlie’s Angels raise more than $35,000 for T1D research.