Taziki’s in Downtown Decatur Closes

After 3 years in business, Taziki’s in the Place on Ponce building along West Ponce has closed it’s doors.  Dave and Billy sent along this photo of a note taped to the door, thanking the community.

Signs of Life at New Korean BBQ Restaurant in the Arlo

Billy sent in this photo from the corner retail spot of the Arlo.

Decaturish reported back in March that the new Korean BBQ spot was planning to open by July.

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

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.