Il Giallo names new chef

Brendan Keenan recently was named the new executive chef at il Giallo, an Italian restaurant in Sandy Springs. He previous served in that role at the Marietta restaurants Drift, Seed and Stem.

Il Giallo is located at 5920 Roswell Road, Suite B-188, Sandy Springs. Info:

Team-building cooking event space opens

Hal’s Kitchen, an event space that provides corporate team-building through culinary lessons and competitions, recently opened in Sandy Springs’ Belle Isle Square.

The 1,600-square-foot space can hold up to 65 guests and features professional equipment and a pizza oven. It is located at 4969 Roswell Road, Suite 220, Sandy Springs. Info:

Dunwoody jam-maker wins award

Dunwoody-based Regina’s Farm Kitchen, owned by Regina Nekola Hild, was among the winners in the “Preserves” category at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco in January. Her winning entry was her strawberry blueberry jalapeño jam. Info:

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen opens in Sandy Springs

The fast-casual restaurant Tin Drum Asian Kitchen opened a Sandy Springs location with a ribbon-cutting March 1. The restaurant is at 5840 Roswell Road, Suite 1200, Sandy Springs. Info:

Sharetea opens in Sandy Springs

The tea and flavored drink franchise Sharetea opened a Sandy Springs location with a Feb. 26 ribbon-cutting. It is located at 5975 Roswell Road, Suite 209. Info:

Sandy Springs Chick-fil-A reopens

The Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant at 8433 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs reopened in February after a complete reconstruction. Info:

Brookhaven wine bar offers daytime coffee, menu

Pour Kitchen + Bar, a wine bar at 1418 Dresden Drive in Brookhaven, is now offering coffee service and breakfast and lunch menus. The coffee is from Smyrna-based Rev Coffee Roasters. Info:

Coffee shop opens in Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center in Buckhead recently became home to a new location for BRASH Coffee, which joins a Souper Jenny restaurant as the museum’s in-house dining and coffee options. The museum is at 130 West Paces Ferry Road. Info:

Pizzeria opens at Perimeter Mall

A Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria opened in January at Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Info:

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.