Mi Cocina to open in October and more news
The Dallas-based Tex-Mex restaurant Mi Cocina will open its first Atlanta location this October in Midtown in the 12th & Midtown development. This two-level, 300-seat spot will be open for both lunch and dinner. Menu items include brisket tacos, bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with Jack cheese and jalapenos, and garlic-lime grilled tilapia. The restaurant’s signature beverage is the “Mambo Taxi,” a frozen margarita made with Sauza Blanco tequila and Mi Cocina’s house sangria. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 1080 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. $-$$.
Chef change at Milton’s
- Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails has announced a change in its kitchen. Chef Shane Touhy, who owned the now-closed Dogwood Restaurant on Peachtree Street, has taken charge of the kitchens at both Milton’s and Big Ketch. Touhy joined the Big Ketch team in January and will now add his Southern and coastal-inspired style to Milton’s. According to a press release, Touhy will bring “a new inventive edge to Milton’s menu while perfecting their signature dishes…” Chef Derek Dollar has also been promoted to Chef de cuisine at Milton’s.
Saturday brunch at Watershed on Peachtree
- Saturday is the new Sunday at Watershed on Peachtree, where brunch is now served on Saturdays. I recommend the salty country ham and biscuits with tupelo honey. 11:30 – 3 p.m.
Burger competition Sept. 8
- Battle of the Burgers is coming up on Sept. 8 at John Howell Park in Virginia Highland. Restaurants including Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Taco Mac, Einstein’s, Cypress Street Pint & Plate and Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub will compete to earn the title of “Best Burger in Atlanta.” One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Embraced, which collects and distributes gently used medical equipment to those in need. Purchase tickets online. Noon- 5 p.m. Sept. 8. $25 general admission.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog