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Grits Cafe to reopen after fire and more news

Grits Cafe had to be rebuilt from the ground up, but will reopen next month. Courtesy Grits Cafe

Grits Cafe had to be rebuilt from the ground up, but will reopen next month. Courtesy Grits Cafe

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

9 comments Add your comment

Lakerat

January 22nd, 2013
8:48 am

Be sure people know that FORSYTH, GA is south of Macon, about 120 miles south of Atlanta, and is NOT Forsyth COUNTY, GA (Cumming, GA), which is about 35 miles north of I-285 and home of Lake Lanier…

Lakerat

January 22nd, 2013
8:50 am

And, to be clear, The Grits Cafe is in Forsyth, GA, about 120 miles south of Atlanta…

Lakerat

January 22nd, 2013
9:07 am

Oops, my bad – Forsyth, GA (the city where this cafe is located, not the county) is only about 70 miles SOUTH of Atlanta, about 20 miles north of Macon…

Robert

January 22nd, 2013
10:59 am

Oh, George, please go back into your backyard survival shelter and cower and cry there.

Curious George

January 22nd, 2013
11:37 am

Did you have a comment about “Food and More” or restaurants, Robert?

buckhead willie

January 22nd, 2013
12:00 pm

Still pouting, are we George? You poor baby.

Curious George

January 22nd, 2013
2:14 pm

buckwheat willie,

Did you have a comment about restaurants or “Food and More?”

I have a comment

January 22nd, 2013
2:42 pm

George,
You are a Moron,
Love
Everyone

Baltisraul.....

January 22nd, 2013
3:02 pm

Curious George…….they won, we lost. Time to get over it.