Wild Crab Seafood Bar Coming to Downtown Decatur

Scott snapped this photo of a sign hanging in the old DaVinci’s space in the CVS plaza at Ponce and Commerce Drive.

A quick web search doesn’t turn up any website or other locations.  Anyone have details??

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.

Savi Provisions Now Open in Downtown Decatur

What’s the extent of their food and drink offerings?  Here are the details from Savi’s press release…

One stop shopping just became even savvier with the opening of Savi Provisions, an Atlanta owned neighborhood destination selling locally sourced gourmet and organic foods, fine wines, craft beers and now spirits too in Decatur. Now open on the corner of W Ponce de Leon Ave and Commerce Drive (former home to Cook’s Warehouse) this is the sixth Savi Provisions in the metro area and the first to offer spirits as well as a deli counter and fresh flowers.

“I am very excited about our new Decatur store,” said Paul Nair, CEO and founder of Savi Provisions. “This location has a heavier focus on food service and prepared items such as grain bowls and made-to-order salads. We are excited about our deli counter and sidewalk style seating along Ponce. Plus, our wine, beer and spirits set this location apart from our other Savi stores.”

Comprised of 4,200 square feet and 1000 square feet of spirit section, Savi Provisions is open seven days a week and features complimentary parking on-site in the parking lot behind the store just off of Commerce Drive. Prepared food includes tasty sous vide items, as well as freshly prepared grab-n-go meals. Guests can also order from a gourmet menu and enjoy a meal on-site or take it with them.

The market offers more grocery items to choose from than current locations and the Savi menu includes breakfast options such as omelets, Chia Seed bowls, biscuits, bagels and croissants, as well as breakfast burritos, sandwiches and weekend brunch. A few lunch highlights include the Quinoa Super Food Bowl, a Simple Salad and Wild Mushroom Tart, and tempting sandwiches such as a grilled cheese with three cheeses on sourdough bread with tomato soup and a shaved prime rib French Dip complete with horseradish mayo and porcini au jus on French bread. Savi sides will round out any meal and tinier taste-buds will be able to enjoy items from the kids menu.

Fine wines, artisan beers and spirits are also be available for off premise consumption. The market retails over 2,000 SKU of wines and beers all hand selected from domestic and international wine makers and local, national and international craft beers.

Catering for large or small groups is also available and special tastings and events as well as weekly specials will all be part of the gourmet experience.

Savi Provisions Decatur is located at 180 Ponce de Leon Road (30030). Market hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm. Spirit hours will be 9 AM to 10PM. For additional information, visit http://www.saviprovisions.com/home.aspx or call (404) 600-6021.

Second Hot Dog Vendor Finds a Home in Decatur

The Pup Truck posted on Facebook late last month that they have signed a lease to open their first brick and mortar location on West College Avenue in the former Arepa Mia space.

They say they plan to open sometime in May.

Since Doggy Dog sits right across the tracks from the new Pup Truck location, should we start calling that strip “Hot Dog Alley”?

Photo courtesy of The Pup Truck’s Facebook page

Photos: Inside the New Decatur Market!

If you’re asking yourself, “What’s the DM crew doing touring a grocery store?”, you obviously aren’t aware of my well-documented, local grocery store/market/food co-op obsession.

The new Decatur Market has been open since early February along East Howard Avenue and we’ve been wondering “what do they offer?”  It turns out, quite a bit.  So we dropped by a few days ago, took a look around, had a sandwich (which was quite delicious – lovers of the old 5th Earl take note), and snapped a few photos to give you a sense of the selection.

Definitely check it out for lunch, to pick up beer & wine, breakfast, or last minute items – everything from Heinz Ketchup to fancy cheeses and East Pole coffee!


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