North McDonough Street, Decatur GA
North McDonough Street, Decatur GA
Hee hee. File this under, “ummm…..OK”. From TMZ…
We got these pics of Norman and Emily at Paper Plane, a dive bar in Decatur, GA. It looks real chummy, but the two have been good pals for a while and that’s it.
She had a concert in the area earlier in the evening and they hung out afterward.
Photo courtesy of YouTube
Jeni’s website posted this note last Friday
I’m happy to announce we’re reopening our shops this weekend—in time to celebrate the Columbus Pride Festival, one of our favorite events of the year.
Our shops will open at 5 pm on Saturday across the country. The menu will be limited at first, featuring a mix of our ice creams, frozen yogurts, and sorbet—all made for us by our partners at Smith Dairy—along with sundaes, floats, and sauces. We’ll be adding more flavors to the menu in the coming weeks.
I have been working with the team at Smith Dairy to perfect these flavors. The 110-year-old dairy, in Orrville, Ohio, has been our partner for a while now, sourcing and providing us with cream and grass-pastured milk. We cannot thank them enough for their support these last weeks. They pulled out all the stops to get our ice cream made and have done a stellar job of it. We built this company as a community—Jeni’s is about fellowship—and our partnership with Smith’s is just one of many recent examples of that.
We are very excited to have our shops team back at work. We are excited about ginger ale + Lemon Frozen Yogurt floats. We are excited about the smell of waffle cones baking and to feel the hustle and bustle of the shops.
As for our own production kitchen, we continue our all-out effort to get it back up and running.
Thank you for your patience and support.
The founders of Decatur’s Pinewood Tippling Room are planning on opening a new concept at Ponce City Market called “Mercury” later this year. According to a Kickstarter campaign looking to raise $100,000 for the effort that just launched on June 9th, Mercury is a…
…forthcoming Atlanta restaurant from restaurateurs Brooks Cloud, Julian Goglia, and Chef Mike Blydenstein. Opening in late 2015 at Ponce City Market, The Mercury promises well crafted American cocktails and cuisine, inspired by the relaxed glamour of Mid-Century American culture. Chef Mike Blydenstein’s menu will feature a raw bar, chops and steaks, and perfectly-executed classic American entrees. Julian Goglia will curate a full service bar program rooted in approachability and familiarity updated with modern technique, house made ingredients and premium spirits.
There’s also a bit more detail about the planned, new spot detailed in the “Risks and Challenges” section of the Kickstarter page…
The Mercury is by far our most ambitious project to date, coming in at over three times The Pinewood’s seating capacity and nearly 4,500 square feet. We will certainly have our hands full, but cannot wait bring our brand of hospitality to Ponce City Market. This project will undoubtedly test us in a way our team has never experienced; however, we feel confident that we are up to the challenge! We’ve set our backing goals as conservatively as possible, and would love to raise above the posted minimum. Please help us bring this amazing opportunity to life so that we may serve you for years to come.
As with most Kickstarter campaigns, there’s a video presentation that goes along with the request, which you can view below…
We reported back in March that construction on the new Waffle House would begin soon and that the company was going to attempt to restore the original facade of the building, pending what was beneath the current exterior.
Good news, construction is now officially underway. However, the whole facade thing didn’t pan out the way it did when the current Jeni’s spot around the corner was built out a few years back.
From the June Decatur Focus…
Construction on the Waffle House at 515 N. McDonough St. is underway. Waffle House and the property owner agreed to work with us to remove the false facade and expose the original brick building if possible. We found that all of the brick had been removed on the lower floor but plan to do more exploratory work on the second floor to see if brick still exists under the large stucco covering currently in place.
The building was originally a Belk’s department store and a version of the stucco second floor covering appears in photos dating back to the late 1950s or early ’60s. We will continue to work with the proerty owners to find option for creating a more appealing treatment for the front of the building.
Cakes and Ale’s Proof Bakeshop – one of Zagat’s 30 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of Spring 2015 – just opened it’s doors a couple of weeks ago.
Seems like good a time as any to talk about bakeries! Obviously a “bakery” can produce a large variety of items. Bread, cakes, pastries, doughnuts, etc. So maybe it’s not quite fair to clump them all in the same thread. Or maybe it is. Either way, here we are.
What are your favorite bakeries in Atlanta/Decatur? And what items at said bakery are the ones you eat to your heart’s content?
Photo courtesy of Zagat
Carpe Diem closed over two years ago. And since then the restaurant space on the first floor has sat empty.
But back in April, residents reported that the windows of the old Carpe Diem space in the Ice House Lofts were papered over and a message was written on the paper.
“Chic new restaurant coming soon! Check out AbleQualityRemodeling.com for more info!” But there was no new info on the website and inquiries to Able Quality Remodeling were not returned.
But it looks like we finally have an answer to the question – what is finally taking the place of Carpe Diem on Sycamore Place?
On the agenda for Monday’s city commission meeting, the commission will take up approving a liquor license for Rezagarse Tapas, which registered under the address: 105 Sycamore Place, Suite 1.
There’s very little info about Rezagarse Tapas online, aside from a post looking for an Executive Chef which describes the restaurant as “a new Spanish Tapas concept in Downtown Decatur”.
But hey, at least it’s a start!
Photo courtesy of Frederick