Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub recently opened in Brookhaven, headed by chef Joey Riley, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. This bistro serves what it calls “global comfort food.” The menu includes house-made pork rinds, a whole sizzling catfish filleted table-side and the Kaleidoscope burger that beat out all others in July’s Battle of the Burgers in Virginia Highlands. The full bar includes craft beers, boutique wines, and a selection of 40 single-malt scotches.
5 p.m.- 12 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Sundays, 1410 Dresden Drive, Atlanta. 404-474-9600, www.k-pub.com. $$-$$$. –Jenny Turknett
In other news:
Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co is preparing to open its second location on Peachtree Road at the end of January. The new boutique will offer a number of customizable items including bean-to-bar chocolates, hot cocoa and espresso. The space will seat 10 people and will be available for showers and birthday parties. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2815 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. No phone available yet, $.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta has released its 2011 non-professional cooking class schedule. These hands-on classes are taught by chef instructors in three-hour sessions one Saturday each month. Class themes range from baking topics — truffles, cakes, cookies — to International cuisine, including that of Italy, Spain, and France. 1927 Lakeside Parkway, Tucker. 770-574-4908, purchase class on website. $90.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.