Front Burner: Acworth Chef wins “People’s Platelist” on Nightline; lots of openings
4:04 pmSeptember 30, 2010, by John Kessler
Henry Chandler, the 51-year-old owner of Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth, collected more than 10,000 votes to win the “People’s Platelist” competition on the ABC news program “Nightline.” The award honors local chefs with loyal followings. Chandler, who has battled cancer for two years, talks with the AJC’s Christopher Quinn. You can read more about his award here, though you may wince at ABC News’ spelling of the word “palate.” The segment will be featured on the program this Friday, which begins at 11:35 p.m.
In other news, lots of openings:
P. Reds BBQ has opened at 999 Chattahoochee Ave. It’s a hilarious looking place, with a fake plane crashing into the roof.
The German Bakery has reopened at 2914 White Blvd. in Decatur, just off Lawrenceville Highway. Decatur Metro has the story.
Mark Sublette, the chef and co-owner of Trattoria One 41 in Johns Creek tells me that he hopes to open Viande Rouge in the same shopping center near the intersection of State Bridge Road and Highway 141 before year’s end. Look for red meat with a French accent.
Are creative pubs continuing to populate the city? Yes, and the ones I’m hearing the best reports on are Napoleon’s in Oak Grove (where former Misto and Burrito Art chef Ryan Aiken is cooking), and Deckard’s Kitchen and Kegs in the Midtown space that was Matsuri Japanese Restaurant (across from City Hall East). Have you been to either? Would love a report.
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