Here are a few area restaurant openings, closings, and food-related events…
The Square Pub, Decatur
The already cool bar and pub scene of the Decatur Square just got a little cooler, thanks to The Square Pub, which opened next door to Mac Magee on October 24th. In addition to 19 craft beers on tap and a full bar, The Square Pub’s kitchen will stay open late, dishing out a diverse menu of southwestern influenced pub fare. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday – Sunday. 115 Sycamore St, Decatur, (404) 844-4010, $-$$
America’s Top Dog, Chamblee
With 35 free toppings at your disposal, diners at this new hot dog haven in Chamblee can construct their own pig-out masterpiece. Choices include the all-beef hot dog, red hot, or the beef/pork blend “half smoke”. The menu also includes numerous specialty dogs, such as the deep fried Jersey dog and the NY Deli dog, topped with sauerkraut and salami. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sunday. 3352 Chamblee-Tucker Rd, Chamblee, (770) 771-3823, americastopdog.net, $
Miss Saigon, Duluth
Miss Saigon, a full service Vietnamese restaurant located next to the Gwinnett Arena and Civic Center is now open. Pho, the popular beef noodle soup the cuisine is known for, is on the menu but the restaurant also offers many com (rice) and bun (vermicelli noodle) dishes to choose from. Navigate to their menu page on their website listed below for special discounts and offers. 10:30 a.m. — 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m. — 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 6590 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 201, Duluth, 770-418-1818, misssaigonga.com. $
Sinbad’s Feast, John’s Creek
Recently opened, Sinbad’s Feast serves Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine with buffets at both lunch and dinner. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings includes belly dancers and Persian disco. Sinbad’s Feast offers a Hookah lounge, which is half price on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Although no alcohol is served, guests may enjoy their tea and espresso bar. Both a private room and catering are available. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-close (time may vary) Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 770-622-6409, sinbadsfeast.com, $-$$
As reported last week, Shaun’s Restaurant in Inman Park was scheduled to close in December. Diners hoping to eat at there one last time will be disappointed, however, as Shaun’s seems to have closed early. Chef Shaun Doty will now focus his energy on his burger concept, Yeah! Burger.
Events and Special Offerings:
Caketails for a Cause, Buckhead
Share Our Strength, an organization devoted to ending childhood hunger in America, is hosting a Great American Bake Sale® at the Lenox Square Bloomingdale’s. This fundraising event, Caketails for a Cause, will feature dessert-themed cocktails made by mixologists from Bistro Niko, Bluepointe, and Nava. Bake sale items will be supplied by a number of area bakeries such as Sweet Auburn Bread Company, Alon’s Bakery and Market, and Highland Bakery. Raffle prizes and shopping will also be available. Thursday, November 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets $25. To purchase, call 770-436-5151 or visit the event website.
10 Degrees South, Atlanta
Buckhead’s 10 Degrees South, a restaurant specializing in South African cuisine, is celebrating 12 years in business by offering a selection of three appetizers for $12 running from October 25-29. They will also be hosting a combined Halloween/Anniversary party on Saturday, October 30, offering a special $12 wine list and live music on their patio. 5:30 p.m. — 10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5:30 p.m. — 11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 4183 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 404-705-8870. $$
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- Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.