The new Grindhouse Killer Burgers on Memorial Drive in Grant Park.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers has opened its seventh location at 701 Memorial Drive in Grant Park. The restaurant is a single-story location that boasts three different outdoor dining options including a pet-friendly patio with Astroturf, a patio with full-size shuffleboard and ping pong, and a front patio that includes outdoor bar seating. The burger joint also has its own parking lot. Visit for more information.

Farmer Burger in Grant Park.

Farm Burger, the 100 percent grass-fed and locally sourced burger joint is now open at The George building in Grant Park, 275 Memorial Drive SE, Suite 2B. Steps from historic Oakland Cemetery, this is the fifth Atlanta location, with others in Decatur (Farm Burger’s original restaurant, first opened in 2010), Buckhead, Dunwoody and at the newly opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Find out more at

F&H Food Trading Group co-owners Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac are bringing Little Alley Steak to One Alliance Center in Buckhead this month. The original location opened in Roswell in 2012. The “butcher to table” will offer prime USDA cuts of beef from Meats by Linz in Chicago, charcuterie program, seafood options, extensive wine selection and more than 350 bourbon selections.

Chef Kevin Gillespie plans to open Cold Beer on the Beltline in the new Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail mixed-use development from Vantage Realty between DeKalb and Edgewood Avenues. According to Eater Atlanta, Cold Beer will have 7,000 square feet and three BeltLine-facing patios.

Trade Root

Trade Root is now open at The Whitley Hotel in Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road, featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and signature cocktails under the direction of Executive Chef Marc Suennemann. For more information, visit

Sage Woodfire Tavern is now open in Buckhead at 3379 Peachtree Road in the former Morton’s space. The menu includes surf and turf, pastas, soups, salads and more. For more information, visit

Ocean Market

Chef Shane McIntosh has reopened Ocean Market at 489 Peachtree St. after remodeling and a continued focus on fresh, organic ingredients and a contemporary take on Parisian-inspired menu items. Offering a grab-and-go-style, all-day lunch and snack menu tailored to busy professionals, area residents and more, the bistro concept is open every Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Atlanta Spring Wine Fest will be held April 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park with more than 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $45 ($50 after April 5). For more information, visit

Crawfish + Cocktails will be held April 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall, 685 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., in the Old Fourth Ward. Chef Chris Wilson, director of culinary operations for Emeril’s Homebase, will prepare a classic boil alongside other New Orleans culinary favorites. Sweet Crude will provide the toe-tappin’ tunes. For tickets and information, visit

Secrets of the Southern Table by Virginia Willis

A Page From the Book Festival of the MJCCA presents Stirring the Pot with Superstar Southern Chefs on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. This panel discussion will feature chefs Hugh Acheson, Eddie Hernandez, Todd Richards, and Virginia Willis talking about their new cookbooks and Southern comfort food. The program will take place at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody), and will feature Q&A, a book signing, and a dessert reception featuring desserts from all four cookbooks. For information, visit

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.