Grits Cafe, which was destroyed by fire last March, has set a reopening date of Feb 2.
The restaurant, serving what it calls “Southern food with flair,” is located in Forsyth’s town square. It opened in 1999 in a 125-year-old building, which was decimated in the fire.
After an outpouring of community support and “Friends to Rebuild Grtis Cafe” fundraising events, owners Wayne and Terri Wetendorf rebuilt the restaurant in its original 17 West Johnston St. location.
Grits Cafe received three starts on its review in Feb. 2011.
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 17 West Johnston St., Forsyth. 478-994-8325. $$-$$$.
In other news:
Lure offers brunch
Fifth Group Restaurants’ newest restaurant Lure, will now be serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. In keeping with its concept, the restaurant will serve coastal cuisine brunch-style. Look for fried catfish biscuits, egg crepes topped with fried oysters and a take on shrimp and grits with pork belly and ginger. Lure will also offer punch bowls and prosecco on tap. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 1106 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-817-3650. $-$$.
Valentine’s dessert cooking class at Oli & Ve
Irish chef and author Judith McLoughlin will offer a Valentine’s dessert class at each of the Oli & Ve locations this month. At the class, you will learn to prepare blood orange brownies, white chocolate celtic cranachan with toasted oats and eton mess (crumbled meringue with cream and berries). The cost of the class will also include a light dinner of salads and breads with dipping oils. The Buckhead location will offer the class 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28. The Roswell class will take place 7-9 p.m. Jan. 30. Reservations required. $30.
Super Bowl specials at Del Frisco’s Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille in Buckhead will offer Super Bowl specials while you watch the game. Bar specials include $4 draft beers, $5 honey badger shots, and $7 snacks including deviled eggs, pimento cheese fritters, lollipop chicken wings and roasted tomato flatbread. The restaurant will also package items to go for those who wish to watch the game at home.
Winter celebration at Ecco
On Feb. 5 Ecco will celebrate winter with its Roasted & Toasted event, which will take place on the restaurant’s patio. Sit by the fire with warm mulled wine, brandied hot cider, spiked hot cocoa and housemade s’mores. Tickets cost $25 and come with 15% off dinner before or after the event. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 5.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog