Castellucci Hospitality Group, – the team behind Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero and The Iberian Pig – has opened Recess at Krog Street Market in Inman Park. The food stall features a menu of mostly plant-based dishes including salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, toasts and vegetable sides, with a handful of optional meat, seafood and vegetable add-ons. Visit for more information.

Five Daughters Bakery, a family-owned shop founded in Franklin, Tennessee, will open at Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall this spring. Daily made baked goods will include 100 layer doughnuts (a cross between a croissant and doughnut) and paleo doughnuts, which are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, and made with almond, coconut and tapioca flour. For more information, visit

The White Bull

The White Bull is open on East Court Square in downtown Decatur. The menu includes seasonal dishes made from ingredients sourced from Georgia farmers and purveyors, including pastas made with flour milled at the restaurant. Visit for more information.

“Urban food hall” Caravaca Market is now open in Midtown at 782 Peachtree St. featuring Harry Bake’s Café, Taste Bar, Wine & Charcuterie, Beer & Pizza and Provisions. For more information, visit

BRASH Coffee is now open inside the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, sharing space with Souper Jenny and the museum’s bookshop and gift store. Visit for more information.

Phipps Plaza in Buckhead is getting new eateries including Grand Lux Café, Ecco, Genuine Pizza and Daniel Reed’s Public Kitchen and Bar.

Chef Nick Leahy will open adjoining French-inspired concepts ­Aix restaurant and Tin Tin wine bar at the Stockyards development in West Midtown.

Cultured South and Golda Kombucha founder Melanie Wade

Golda Kombucha creator Melanie Wade will open Cultured South, a kombucha bar and fermentation marketplace, on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail in the spring. Cultured South will offer fermented food and beverage products to taste and take home at a 6,000-square-foot warehouse space in the Lee + White development at 1038 White Street. Visit for more details.

Hop City Craft Beer & Wine has announced it will open a new location at the Lee + White development in West End this fall. The nearly 6,000 square foot location will include a second floor restaurant with an expansive deck. Visit for more details.

Mission + Market

Chef Ian Winslade and local restaurateur Jonathan Akly will open Mission + Market, serving up American cuisine and cocktails, inside the new Three Alliance Center building in Buckhead this month. For more information, visit

The Atlanta Spring Food and Wine Crawl returns March 31 with visits to local restaurants and wine bars. Tickets are available via and cost $135 each, which includes transportation, food and wine.

The 3rd annual Atlanta Brunch Fest will be held on March 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Atlantic Station with nearly 40 participating restaurants Tickets are $25 for general admission, and there are various VIP packages available. Get tickets at

Brezza Cucina, Chef Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant and bar inside Ponce City Market, announces Waxman & Friends, a collaborative Sunday dinner series with a lineup of notable chefs from around the Southeast. At each dinner, Waxman and a guest chef will prepare a four-course, family-style meal, including wine pairings, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit selected by the guest chef. The inaugural collaborative dinner will be with Chef Steven Satterfield on Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Seats are $75 per person. For reservations, call (404) 724-9700.


Songs for Kids Food Fest will be held March 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Park Tavern in Midtown. The event brings together some of the area’s top restaurants/chefs (including DBA Barbecue, Wrecking Bar, St. Cecilia and Revival), with live music and entertainment to raise money for charity. Tickets are $45 for adults, $10 for children 16 and under. For tickets, visit

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company will host its annual BaconFest fundraiser on March 31 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 569 Ezzard St. in the Old Fourth Ward. This year’s festival will feature a literal ton of bacon, wacky carnival games, booze, a silent auction and other surprises. Tickets start at $45. For more information, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.