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10th & Piedmont now open, Salt Factory Pub expands to Alpharetta and more news

image00210th & Piedmont, a restaurant and lounge with a focus on late-night entertainment opens this week. Brothers Sean and Gilbert Yeremyan, who own Gilbert’s Cafe and Bar and Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern, are behind this new spot that will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Executive chef Brett Ring will use organic ingredients to prepare shareable plates and items like Southern arancini with blue cheese grits and tomato marmalade or lamb meatballs with red currants, tomato glaze and pickled cucumber spaghetti. Late nights will bring DJ entertainment and a vodka bar. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sundays. Late night menu available until 2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and until midnight on Sundays. 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. (404) 602-5510.

Salt Factory Pub to open location in Alpharetta

  • Capitalizing on their success in Roswell, restaurateurs Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac and executive chef Bob McDonough are teaming up to expand to Alpharetta. They plan to open a second location of the Salt Factory Pub in historic downtown Alpharetta in late February 2013. This 90-seat pub will serve 24 draft beers in addition to a scotch and bourbon collection. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-998-4850.

Bantam & Biddy offers table service and breakfast

  • Shaun Doty’s new fast-casual chicken spot Bantam & Biddy has recently switched from offering counter service to table service. According to a press release, the decision was made in response to customer feedback. The restaurant also acted upon feedback to begin offering breakfast. The restaurant uses all-natural pastured poultry and eggs, eco-friendly pork and organic produce. 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays. 1544 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404-907-3469. $-$$.

12 days of Midtown promotion

  • Beginning tomorrow, tenants of 12th & Midtown development will offer 12 days of specials offers and discounts. Mention “12 days of Midtown” for a complimentary cup of queso at Mi Cocina, or for drink and dessert specials at Cucina Asellina, Piola, Ri Ra Irish Pub and STK.

Baking contest for amateurs, students, kids and professionals

  • Calling all bakers! Share Our Strength, an organization devoted to ending childhood hunger in America, will host its sixth annual baking contest for professionals, amateurs, culinary students and children on Tuesday, Mar. 5 at Le Cordon Bleu. Prizes include $500 for first place in the professional category and $250 for first place in the remaining categories. To enter, submit contact information, summary of your recipe and a tax-deductible entry fee ($95 professional category, $35 other categories) online by Feb 15.

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December 11th, 2012
7:38 am

Re: Bantam & Biddy – Smart move. The line at the register moved way too slow.

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December 11th, 2012
11:53 am

I’ve been to Bantam + Biddy three times, now. Twice with counter service, once with table service. The table service is far better for this type of restaurant. Had a really nice dinner last Friday night, the place was packed but service was quick and efficient. The food has been very good, no complaints.