Neapolitan Pizzeria Grana Opens in Perimeter Center and Karma Farm Restaurant Closes on Atlanta’s Peachtree Street

A second location of Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella’s (The White Bull) Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana will open next to Taco Mac in Perimeter Center by the end of the year. An announcement was posted on Instagram this weekend, and a Grana representative confirms that the Ashford Crossing location will feature 175 seats, a patio and “a more extensive wine list and cocktail program” than the original Piedmont Heights restaurant.

Grana opened on Piedmont Road during the 2020 food hall nationwide shutdown at the start of the pandemic. On the menu are wood-fired pizzas, Pascarella’s handmade pastas, and meatball flights.

Two more Pascarella restaurants will open this year. Mozzarella bar and Italian restaurant Bastone will open in March, taking over the former Bocado space on the corner of 8th Street and Howell Mill Road. This summer, Pascarella plans to open Alici (Italian for anchovy) oyster and seafood bar on Midtown Promenade in the former Frogs Cantina, which closed in the Monroe Drive complex in late 2020. [IG/EATL]

Health oriented restaurant karma farm come closer Buckhead

Health-focused restaurant Karma Farm will close on January 31 after less than two years at the Aramore Condo complex on Peachtree Street. Located on the edge of the Peachtree Hills neighborhood, and owned by McCall Wilder and Scott Wilder, the restaurant took over the former Holeman and Finch Public House space there after a four-month stint with Savi Provisions on Pharr Road. The space is currently for rent from the Shumacher Group and will be available on February 1, 2022. [TSG]

New York-style bagel cart service to begin in Inman Park soon

Niki Hetchkop, resident of Inman Park, will start selling freshly made New York-style bagels near the Beltline on a food cart on Friday and Sunday mornings this spring. called Beeline Bagels, a grant from the Jewish Federation of Atlanta enabled Hetchkop to seize space in a commercial kitchen to bake her bagels and purchase a custom food cart, according to Atlanta magazine. Follow on Instagram or the Beeline Bagels website for updates.

Cocktail bar Mad Hatter opens January 19 in Underground Atlanta

That Mad Hatter-themed cocktail bar opens January 19 in downtown Upper Alabama Street and runs until at least March in Underground Atlanta. According to the press release, people can build their own teapot cocktails by solving riddles, while also playing croquet with flamingos, painting the roses red, and devouring “Eat Me” cake. Tickets are $64 per person for the Alice and Wonderland bar experience of just 90 minutes. Masks are mandatory. Temperature checks prior to entry. [Official]

farmer’s burger opens January 19 in Athens

A Farm Burger location in Athens, Georgia will open January 19 at the corner of Prince Avenue and Pulaski Street. This is the eighth organic burger joint location in Georgia. Later this spring, a location of vegan burger restaurant Slutty Vegan will open on Baxter Street on the edge of the UGA campus. [Official]

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