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Front Burner: Ibiza, Savor Specialty Foods to close

Ibiza (AJC Staff)

Ibiza (AJC Staff)

We’ve been kind of behind the curve lately on reporting restaurant openings and closings here on Food and More. So with a formal and grateful tip of the hat to three blogs that do a great job of getting the scoop — Creative Loafing’s Omnivore, Foodie Buddha, Atlanta Magazine’s Covered Dish blog and Tomorrow’s News Today – Atlanta — I regurgitate these bits of news.

  • Ibiza Restaurant & Lounge – the South Buckhead spot adjacent to Imperial Fez — will close at the end of the month. The Web site claims the lease will not be renewed “at this location,” offering some hope the tapas bar/hookah lounge/soft lighting mecca will reopen elsewhere.
  • Savor Specialty Foods in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center will close at the end of the week. This market has tried to straddle that difficult line between operating as a high-end deli and stocking its shelves like a boutique — with housewares and fancy dry goods. We’ll see how Linton Hopkins and crew will fare with their plans to open Drover’s Market in that neighborhood.
  • Sugar Shack — the new bakery cafe in Brookhaven from the Metrotainment restaurant group — has pushed its opening to early August, according to its Twitter feed. The Web site promises coffee, sandwiches and desserts.
  • Highland Bakery has opened its Midtown satellite in the 1180 Peachtree building.

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FM Fats

July 29th, 2010
12:33 am

“So with a formal and grateful tip of the hat to three blogs that do a great job of getting the scoop — Creative Loafing’s Omnivore, Foodie Buddha, Atlanta Magazine’s Covered Dish blog and Tomorrow’s News Today – Atlanta”
Um, isn’t that four blogs?

Food Fan

July 29th, 2010
11:51 am

Any update on a firm opening date for Empire State South (Hugh Acheson from Five & Ten) opening in ATL? It was April, then “summer 2010″, now I see just “August 2010″ on their site (this weekend?)