The recently shuttered Cafe 101 — a restaurant that specialized in Sichuanese/Taiwanese cuisine — has reopened its doors.
The Buford Highway restaurant, recognizable by its circular shape, reopened this past Sunday. I could not locate any contact information for the restaurant but hints indicate it will continue serving similar fare under the same Cafe 101 name.
I went by there yesterday but the hours posted on the front door stated it is closed on Tuesdays. More information to follow.
Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, dinner 5-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sundays, closed Tuesdays, 5412 Buford Highway N.E., Doraville.
In other news:
Website What Now Atlanta has reported that OMG Taco will be opening in the Little Five Points space that formerly was sushi restaurant Sweet Lime. OMG stands for Oh Mmmm Gogi, a play on the Korean word “gogi” for beef. The restaurant plans to serve Korean tacos.
Chinese Southern Belle Natalie Keng has written an extensive article in the May issue of Atlanta INtown about Asian markets in metro Atlanta. She also reveals the mystery on why Asian groceries have a distinct — sometimes funky — odor.
According to Keng:
“Due to lack of refrigeration and the need for preservation, a wide assortment of traditional Asian foodstuffs are dried, pickled, or fermented (squid, shrimp, mushrooms, fermented beancurd, kimchi). Add to this the preference for live/fresh seafood and meats traditionally displayed open air market or butchery-style, and you’ve got an interesting mélange of “smells.”
Keng continues on how stores have improved this:
“Today, improved sanitation, store design and vacuum packaging has reduced or eliminated the “odors.”
Go here to read the digital version. You will need to click on the graphic of the paper and then scroll to page 32.
Genki Noodles and Sushi recently opened a third location in Virginia Highlands. On Tuesdays the restaurant offers $1 nigiri, $3 rolls, $3 house draft beers and $3.50 sake bombs.
11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-midnight Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1040 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-853-3315.
Tasca Latin Bistro, a new restaurant serving South American and Caribbean fare, has opened in Johns Creek. The restaurant offers live Latin music on Fridays and $5 tapas on Wednesdays.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, dinner 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, closed Sundays, 10970-A State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-753-0855.
Website What Now Atlanta has reported that Eat 2 Thai Kitchen in downtown Decatur has closed. An American Deli is slated to take over the space.
Website Roots in Alpharetta has reported Mediterranean restaurant Café Efendi has closed.
- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog
– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.