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Front Burner: News You Can Eat

Host unlimited photos at slide.com for FREE!Rare Soul Tapas has reopened after a fire closed it more than a year ago. Lorenzo Wyche’s atmospheric restaurant/lounge serves creative takes on Southern dishes in a small plates format. Think Cajun-fried Cornish hen, Buffalo-style chicken livers and “forever braised” baby back ribs.

Wyche has put his popular Westside breakfast joint – Social House — up for sale. According to a report from the Shumacher Group, a restaurant real estate broker, the “absentee owner does not run shifts while growing late night life management, consulting firm and new hotel venture.”

In other restaurant news:

  • Crazy Cuban is slated to open at 290 14th St. in February. This should be of particular interest to fans of the late, lamented Kool Korners a block away in Home Park. No word on whether this restaurant is any relation to Crazy Cuban in Marietta, but I’ve got a call out to the contact listed on the report.
  • Yoforia will open a new location of its fro-yo franchise at 1410 Dresden Drive in Brookhaven.

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Food Fan

January 20th, 2010
3:58 pm

Hey John – speaking of Brookhaven, any word on any other restuarants moving into the space over by Yoforia? I heard a J Christopher’s – and a long time ago an Atkins Park as well – were moving in.

Any other word on the Town Brookhaven development either? Was supposed to open in Spring of this year with 17 restuarants (including my fave, a second Nuevo Laredo) but didn’t look anything near complete when I drove by yesterday…

JV

January 20th, 2010
4:05 pm

The lobster mac-n-cheese and peach cobbler are worth it all! Glad it’s back.

Petie The Crab

January 20th, 2010
4:14 pm

I prefer beans soup, bread corn and back fat. Okay, okay…. I said ‘em all backwards. But that makes it sound more interesting.

J

January 20th, 2010
5:33 pm

No Atkins Park there – bad deal.

Midtown Residing

January 20th, 2010
6:20 pm

J. Christopher??? I hope they don’t open any new restaurants around me (cobb county okay). They are the worst. Nothing served that couldn’t be cooked at home. Now Java Jive, chorizo eggs, or Carroll Street cafe, those are places for breakfast.

BDUbb

January 20th, 2010
6:30 pm

The lobster mac was good, as were many menu items but the service was a disgrace. Beware of extra miscellaneous charges as well.

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