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In the news: Botekim Brazilian Bistro opens in Marietta, Cafe Agora to open second location

Botekim Brazilian Bistro, dubbing itself a “non-churrascaria” and owned and operated by natives of Rio de Janeiro, has opened in Marietta. The restaurant offers traditional Brazilian dishes and is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturdays. Starting in August, the restaurant will offer Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, brunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sundays starting in August), 1410 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. 678-402-7584.

Website What Now Atlanta has posted that popular Mediterranean eatery Cafe Agora is opening a second midtown location at 990 Peachtree Street. The original Buckhead location off E. Paces Ferry stays open nightly on weekends until 4 a.m. A call to the restaurant confirms the plans for the second location but no further details other than the menu will be the same.

In other news:

Website Georgia Asian Times has reported that Duluth Asian creperie EeRecipe is now open. The restaurant specializes in cheong fun — steamed rice noodle rolls filled with meat, seafood and/or vegetables and then topped with sweet soy sauce — commonly found at Cantonese dim sum houses around metro Atlanta. Blogger extraordinaire ChowDownAtlanta is already a fan.

EeRecipe Rice Crepes House, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, closed Mondays. 2645 North Berkeley Lake Road, Suite 129, Duluth. 770-497-3393.

Cafe Dominican, a new restaurant serving Dominican food has opened in Norcross off Jimmy Carter Boulevard. A person at the restaurant confirmed a website will be forthcoming and the restaurant will offer simple traditional dishes such as steak/liver with onions, baked/stewed chicken and fried tilapia — all served with rice and beans.

Cafe Dominican, 11 a.m-midnight daily, 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross. 770-723-3784.

Bill Addison from Atlanta Magazine has tweeted downtown restaurant Social Restaurant and Wine Bar — located near French American Brasserie — appears to be closed for good. The small bistro offered Tunisian (North African)/Mediterranean fare and was a chic spot for affordable drinks set to live music on weekends. A few phone calls placed to the restaurant went unanswered.

Update: Website What Now Atlanta has posted that sent notice to Social Restaurant certificate holders that the downtown restaurant is no longer in business.

In other closings, Buford Highway restaurant Thai Pointe also appears to have shuttered. Recently, I was in the Asian Square shopping center (where it was located) and the restaurant looked closed for business. Calls to the restaurant’s listed phone numbers confirmed that they are disconnected.

- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

5 comments Add your comment


July 27th, 2011
7:52 pm

I’ll be the first. This has got to be one of the dullest sections of the AJC on-line; “Tell us Your thoughts”.3 topics to choose from, and each one more duller than the previous.


July 27th, 2011
8:51 pm

It’s 8:51P.M.; do you know where your posters are?


July 28th, 2011
6:15 am

aren’t you either a native of somewhere or not? that said i assume you were trying to say the the owners of botekin brazilian bistro are either natives of or former residents of rio de janiero.either way, i look forward to my next trip to atlanta in a couple of weeks.


July 28th, 2011
8:46 am

Have eaten at Botekim. Didn’t expect much, as of lately every new restaturant seems to disappoint this tough nut, but it was GOOD, people. REALLY, REALLY GOOD. Chef Alex came to our table several times throughout our dinner to get our feedback on the food – we had nothing negative to say. Hoping it really takes off, because that part of Marietta is really needing some non-chain cuisine.

Gene Lee

July 28th, 2011
10:53 am

@george – you are correct. I rushed this post out and apparently had an interruption in brainwave activity :)