Atlanta’s Westside Blowing Up – And The NY Times Knows It 4

Posted by Foodie Buddha on November 22, 2009

the dining room at abattoir
                                                                                                                    (the dining room at Abattoir)

In today’s edition of the NYT, Shaila Dewan decided to talk up the burgeoning art scene on the west side of Atlanta.  Despite a few journalistic faux pas, it’s a nice summary piece on the neighborhood.  What’s especially neat for us foodies is that Dewan took the time to point out some of the ‘hoods culinary adventures that have garnered so much attention locally.

In the spirit of the article, I must say that if forced to identify the in-town neighborhood with the most action, it would undoubtedly be the Westside.  Centered around the intersection of 14th street and Howell Mill, you’ll find casual eateries, upscale dining options, and several of Atlanta’s hottest new restaurants.  The article draws special attention to Octane, Flip Burger Boutique, Abattoir, Hop City Beer, and Sublime Doughnuts (with a nice quote from owner Kamal Grant).

The article is really just the tip of the iceberg.  If you intend to spend anytime over in that neck of the woods, then you’ll also find the highly regarded Antico Pizza, sandwich shop Tiny Bistro, and popular breakfast spots like The West Egg and The Silver Skillet.   And that list is far from exhaustive.

So if you’re a bit of a homebody and looking for something new … take some of your free time and donate it to the Westside.

Fat Tire Rolls Into Atlanta At Hop City Beer [New Belgium Beer] 5

Posted by Foodie Buddha on May 11, 2009

Fat Tire roles into Atlanta … get it? HA! I kill me.  Okay, so bad humor aside, this should be of interest to you who sip the suds.  Three new Belgian beers showed up this afternoon at Hop City Beer.  Though EatItAtlanta walked out with the first picture, I managed to score the first case.  All the more infuriating for Eat It is that I have no intention of drinking any of my haul.

In addition to the Fat Tire, Hop City brought in two other flavors from New Belgium (website).  You’ll find that pale ale, some Mothership Wit, a heiferweisen, and 1554, a black Ale.  Sorry folk, no sixers here … 22oz is the only available size.  A case will run you approximately $42 (including tax). 

Hop City Beer Address & Information:
1000 Marietta St. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 // P: 404.667.0497 // Hop City Website

Hop City Beer And Wine Opens In The Brickworks … Free Drinks Tomorrow!!!! 2

Posted by Foodie Buddha on April 01, 2009

Hot on the tails of the newest 5 Seasons location, Hop City Beer is opening in the Brickworks, that new complex over on the West End of the city.  Though I’m not a beer fan by any stretch of the imagination (the other day, I had my first one in 5 years), I can’t wait to see what this place packs.

On Thursday, April 2 (that’s tomorrow), there is a grand opening celebration.  The store touts itself as “Atlanta’s first craft beer specialty store.”  Basically, this is a liquor store without the liquor … and a WHOLE HECK of a lot more beer.  According to the email they sent out, they will stock over 1,000 flavors of beer and more than 600 types of wine.  For those who like to get adventurous, they also carry home brewing equipment.

As for the party itself – there will be a plethora of free beer samples, live music, and some grub.  It runs from 6-9 and is free to everyone.  CL ran a more in depth preview on the 30th. As of this writing, their website is not up.

Hop City Beer Address & Information:
1000 Marietta St. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 // P: 404.667.0497 // Hop City Website

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