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Front Burner: Atlanta gets its first Pinkberry; new gourmet food market talk

Tomorropinkberryw’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?

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JoeV

April 20th, 2010
4:30 pm

John,

Any idea when Pinkberry is actually opening? My wife and I had it in L.A. a couple of years ago and we have been anxiously awaiting its arrival here in GA. I apologize in advance if the link you provdied contains the info, but its blocked by my company so I can’t see it.

Thanks!

RK

April 20th, 2010
5:25 pm

I wonder if Chef Hopkins needs a cheesemaker…

John Kessler

April 20th, 2010
5:28 pm

Joe — Supposedly in May.
RK – Ask!

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JoeV

April 20th, 2010
5:37 pm

Thanks so much John!

RK

April 20th, 2010
5:43 pm

John, I will; it is something that I have been working on for a while now. Thanks. I’ll name a cheese after you ;)

Bob from Accounttemps

April 21st, 2010
10:57 am

Pinkberry and its ilk are overrated, IMHO. Yogurt should taste good without having to pay for expensive add-ins. Since Freshens largely exited the scene, Yogli Mogli in Sandy Springs has managed to fill the spot quite well. The concept is fresh, unique and great for the kids. Just be careful how much you take!

Funkidivagirl from Funkidivagirl.com

April 21st, 2010
10:25 pm

Cobb Parkway, seriously? I wonder why they went OTP for the first Pinkberry. Oh well, I love Yorforia on Highland and looks like it will stay that way.

macarolina

April 22nd, 2010
12:49 pm

Yum to Yogurt Tap in Decatur!

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April 23rd, 2010
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