Good news for Decatur to Atlanta commuters who can’t get enough of Cakes & Ale’s bread and pastry offerings.
When it launches in April, the bakery/coffeeshop will serve as the central kitchen for baked items served at Cakes & Ale and the team’s forthcoming Bread & Butterfly.
…Proof will offer a variety of baked goods, including country sourdough, honey oat bread, English muffins, hand pies, Danishes, French macarons, croissants, and seasonal muffins, and a selection of sandwiches will be available as well. Located in the former Dough Bakery space at 100 Hurt Street NE, Proof will open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Google Streetview and Proof Bakeshop website
If you like peanut butter in your smoothies, then you’re in luck too. Smoothie King is opening a location at The Artisan in the former Chocolate Bar space.
The update also includes some new details on Big Boss Chinese, which is reportedly starting construction soon…
Big Boss Chinese (BBC) is the most recent concept from Atlanta chef Guy Wong. Construction will soon begin on the new restaurant, which will be located in the old book-bindery building at 312 Church St. The restaurant will be designed by Smith
Hanes Studio, which also designed No. 246 at 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. BBC will serve authentic Cantonese, family-style dishes. Rumor has it there will be a karaoke room.
Also, they report a new yoga studio opening in the iconic two-story brick commercial building at 302 East Howard…
Solstice, a yoga and pilates studio, will open this spring at 302 E. Howard Ave. The studio will offer yoga, pilates, barre, kids’ classes, on-site childcare, parenting resourc- es, workshops, and support groups.
Photo courtesy of DecaturNext
…A modern 2,500 sqft sushi bar and Izakaya from Itamae Jason Liang, Brushstroke Sushi Izakaya is set to open at 316 Church St. As with most restaurant openings, there is no set date but Liang is hoping to be serving sushi by late this summer. Devotees to Japanese cuisine will be pleasantly surprised that Liang’s vision, though definitely contemporary, is more inline with the traditions of the Japanese sushi-ya than Atlanta is used to seeing.
Lots more info at the other end of that Foodie Buddha link.
Photo courtesy of Brushstroke’s Instagram
The owner of Las Brasas, John Koechlin, tells DM that he has decided not to renew the lease at its iconic East Howard Avenue location. The Peruvian chicken take out spot has been open in Decatur since 2007.
However, Koechlin tells us he is looking for a new spot for his restaurant in Decatur or Kirkwood where his customers “can sit down and have a drink”. So if anyone out there knows of a space that would be a good fit for a restaurant that serves some of the best chicken in Atlanta, give the folks at Las Brasas a call!
Photo courtesy of Google Streetview
UPDATED: A report from Decaturish states that the pizza joint hopes to open in the next two weeks.
The new DaVinci’s location in Decatur says it will open this week, based on a reply posted to Facebook yesterday. The pizzeria is located at 265 West Ponce de Leon Ave in the old Mellow Mushroom location.
In preparation of the opening, here’s a link to their menu.
The album is titled “Palookaville Junior” and includes the caption, “Where we take another hair salon and sell Corndogs and such out of it. Building the “Take Out Only” spot.”
In response to an inquiry about an opening date, the folks at Pallookaville responded, “It IS City of Atlanta. We have to do the real plans now that I have it gutted. We had no idea what was in the space because it had been built on so much over the years.”
There’s also a proposed floor plan pic, in case you’re into that sorta thing.
Photo courtesy of Palookaville’s Facebook page