Front Burner: Atlanta gets its first Pinkberry; new gourmet food market talk
Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting that Atlanta’s first franchisee of Pinkberry frozen yogurt was handing out samples this past weekend in front of its still-under-construction retail space at 3937 Cobb Parkway.
I’ve heard the owner is David Beall — the younger brother of Sam Beall, who runs the ultra-exclusive inn/working farm Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. Both Bealls are heirs to the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain fortune.
Pinkberry is the California chain widely credited with starting the new age of FroYo.
In other news:
- Bill Addison is reporting over on Atlanta Magazine’s Covered Dish blog that Linton and Gina Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene have plans to open a gourmet food market in 2011. The working name? Drovers. No, it’s not a skin condition…
- Decatur Metro (hey, dude, you a dad yet?) says that Farm Burger will open its doors on Wednesday and unleash its grass-fed goodness on Decatur. A friend of mine went to a preview dinner and says the burger brought her paroxysms of pleasure. Or something like that…
- The Atlanta Street Food Coalition has all kinds of plans for its “super secret” street party in front of Souper Jenny’s this Thursday, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. There may even be a 4Square flash mob. You know what you have to do, right?