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The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Roswell is Now Open

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The Big Ketch SaltwTBKRater Grill’s second restaurant expansion is now open in Downtown Roswell. Their location at 1105 Canton Street will provide their familiar “beach chic” dining experience featuring an enhanced menu from Chef Derek Dollar.

Chef Dollar leads the kitchen at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, but has played a large role in revamping the menu for the new locations debut.  He wanted to create a lighter approach that would focus on fresh seafood options unique to the Roswell location.

The Big Ketch and Milton’s are owned and operated by Southern Proper Hospitality Group, which also operates Buckhead restaurants Smokebelly BBQ, Gypsy Kitchen and The Southern Gentleman. This company’s newest restaurant in Roswell will feature two separate dining rooms and a bar area, and an outdoor patio.


Genki Names New Executive Chef

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
JJimmyMaesimmy Meas, formerly the Executive Sushi Chef for Here to Serve Restaurants, has joined Genki Noodles and Sushi as its Executive ChefMeas will bring his  expertise to the 20-year old Atlanta dining brand that is known for its sushi and approachable Japanese cuisine. Genki has locations in Buckhead, Virginia Highland and Sandy Springs as well as a food truck.  
Meas, who had been with Here to Serve Restaurants since 1996, has the ability of knowing the right finishing touches to add to all of his dieshes.  Meas will bring his personal touch to Genki’s newly launched lunch and dinner menus that combine traditional favorites with new rolls, gluten free and vegan and vegetarian options.

JP Atlanta Announces Executive Chef

Monday, October 26th, 2015

JulioDelgadoFour time American Culinary Foundation gold medalist, Julio Delgado is announced as executive chef of JP Atlanta.

JP Atlanta is restaurateur John C. Portman Jr.’s latest fine dining concept opening this December located in downtown Atlanta.

Chef Julio Delgado is a Ritz-Carlton veteran and was most recently the executive chef of Château Élan Winery & Resort. Delgado plans to create a sophisticated menu that will match the restaurant’s architectural interior .

“Julio has honed his talents in some of this city’s finest kitchens,” says Hospitality Ventures Management Group’s Richard Jones, whose company operates JP Atlanta and the Hotel Indigo ® . “He knows what it takes to deliver an excellent culinary experience, and he will make a mark on fine dining Downtown.”




Avalon Restaurant Week

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

October 24-November 1, 2015. Alpharetta, Georgia.


Tin Lizzy’s Expands Out of Georgia

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

tinlizzysThe cantina has nine locations throughout metro Atlanta and one in Augusta. Tin Lizzy’s opening their 11th location opening Oct. 26 in the Congaree Vista area of downtown Columbia.

“Opening our first Tin Lizzy’s outside of Georgia is a momentous occasion for our team,” says Tory Bartlett, chief executive officer of Tin Lizzy’s Cantina.

The new restaurant’s 4,000 square-foot space, with multiple levels and a bar as the centerpiece. The restaurant seats 174 guests total, including a patio for outdoor dining. Tin Lizzy’s menu consists of their cantina favorites including tacos, dips, salads, and a full bar. Catering packages also available.

“The Vista has such a great energy for shopping, dining and entertainment, and we are excited to be part of it,” says Ross Waller, general manager of the new Tin Lizzy’s Columbia location.


GRA Chairman’s Reception

Monday, October 19th, 2015

October 19, 2015, Ventanas, Atlanta. For more information, visit Chairman’s Reception


Atlanta Foodservice Expo 2015

Monday, October 19th, 2015

October 19-20, 2015, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. For more information visit, Atlanta Foodservice Expo


DiRoNA Annual Conference to New Orleans

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

October 18-21, 2015

For more information, visit


The Fox Theatre and Affairs to Remember Announce New Partnership

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Fox Theatre and Affairs to Remember announce AFFAIRS at the FOX, a new partnership in which the catering company now manages private events for the Fox’s event spaces.

Affairs to Remember will now manage the booking of all events at the Fox’s Egyptian Ballroom, the Grand Salon & Terrace, Landmarks Lounge, and other special event areas. Increased staffing and the addition of complete “one stop” services for all special event needs – including design, audio visual and entertainment.

“This is a natural and exciting progression for the Fox’s private events offerings,” said Fox Theatre General Manager Adina Erwin. “Combining our lavish Egyptian, Moroccan and Spanish-themed spaces with Atlanta’s premiere event company is a win-win for clients.”

While Affairs to Remember is the preferred caterer for the Fox, this is not an exclusive relationship. Weddings, corporate events, proms, and all other special events are able to choose any vendor they wish. The Fox will remain an approachable venue to the entire industry and market, and this partnership will continue that tradition.

Clients who do choose Affairs to Remember as their caterer, AFFAIRS at the FOX will have a menu of Fox-exclusive foods inspired from the Fox’s architecture, its location , and the performances mounted in its grand theater.

Both the Fox Theatre and Affairs to Remember Caterers have often been recognized for their ongoing commitments to reinvention. This new ballroom management partnership will capitalize on an industry that thrives on innovation and change.


BBQ+Boom Boom: Bone Lick BBQ Pop-Up

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Pitmaster amikelasagend Restauranteur Mike LaSage now has a Bone Lick BBQ pop-up located in The Music Room in the Old Fourth Ward.

Patrons of the underground bar and music venue can now order from a limited menu every Thursday through Saturday night beginning at 8 p.m.

Mike LaSage will offer a menu consisting of his chef-inspired BBQ favorites such as homemade pork rinds, double dipped wings, pulled pork sandwich, and a variety of side items.

LaSage began his chef-driven BBQ concept began as a Pop-Up at P’Cheen in the Old Fourth Ward. He started serving his BBQ once a week and he soon received a dedicated following. P’cheen closed this past July and LaSage decided to open his own brick and mortar location for himself. His flagship restaurant is now located in West Midtown and is open seven days a week.

Bone Lick BBQ is described as a BBQ Kitchen, Bar-B-Cade, and a Whiskey Juke Joint. These titles describe LaSage’s rock-n-roll approach to the classic BBQ restaurant, he has created a retro jukebox image for his establishment that sets him apart from his competitors.

Bone lick BBQ is yet another Atlanta Pop-Up success story, a concept that is transforming the way chefs begin their careers.



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