Food News – July 2017
Mississippi-based restaurant chain Babalu (named after Ricky Ricardo’s signature song in “I Love Lucy”) opened in June at the corner of West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place, in the 33 Peachtree Place development in Midtown. The restaurant’s executive team will consist of General Manager Dahlio Cheatam, Assistant General Manager David Smith and Executive Chef Jeffrey McGar. Perch on the patio and dip into their signature guacamole with sundried tomatoes and sip on fresh margaritas. eatbabalu.com
Love Brush Sushi Izakaya but not so much the drive to Decatur? Good news! The team behind Brush is opening Momonoki in the new mixed-use development Modera by Mill Creek, a new residential highrise in Midtown, later this year. The restaurant will specialize in donburi (bowls of fish and rice), ramen and small bites.
Concentrics Restaurants, the group behind such staples as One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks, is opening Allora this month at Twelve Hotel Midtown. The new concept, which replaces the former Lobby Bar, will feature modern takes on Italian cuisine with house-made pastas, salads and small plates. concentricsrestaurants.com