Victory in Decatur
Victory Sandwich Bar and Emporium near Decatur Square tried an under-the-radar “soft opening” last week. But that didn’t keep crowds from showing up from Day One to check out the second outpost of the popular Inman Park place known for bargain-priced sandwiches, canned beer and spiked slushies. “We’ve been slammed all week,” said Paul Calvert, who is in charge of the bar program, and will soon be running a second bar/restaurant concept called Paper Plane in the same Church Street building. 340 Church St. N.E., Decatur. 404-377-9300, vicsandwich.com.
Chef Marc Taft of Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg and brothers Scott and Randy McCray of McCray’s Tavern teamed up to launch the Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell. After several delays, the “Southern neighborhood restaurant” opened for dinner last night, and is set to open for lunch Feb. 25 and brunch March 3. Look for entrees ($17-$27), such as Georgia shrimp and grits and fried Ashley Farms chicken, and salads and sandwiches at lunch. 590 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-817-9347, themillkitchenandbar.com.
Marietta seafood spot
Pier 213 Seafood opened last week near Marietta Square. The fast-casual lunch and dinner spot offers a variety of fresh Gulf seafood sandwiches and steamed or fried plates, plus burgers, chicken, homemade desserts, including Key lime pie, and beer and wine. Brother-and-sister owners, Kevin and Kammie Sakprasit, have ties to both the Marietta area and the fishing communities in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. 35 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 678-290-8170, pier213.com.
See updated oyster roast info below
On Friday, Atlanta’s self-proclaimed “Angry Chef,” Ron Eyester, will NOT preside over Rosebud’s fourth annual oyster roast in Morningside. All-you-can-eat oysters, oyster stew, two drink tickets for American Spirit Whiskey cocktails, unlimited beer, and live music were all part of the deal. But Rosebud and the Family Dog, Eyester’s pub across the street, will serve regular dinner menus. $45. The new time and date: 4:30-8:30 p.m. March 16. Rosebud Patio, 1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-347-9747, rosebudatlanta.com.
Bantam + Wine
Beginning Tuesday, Bantam + Biddy is partnering with Ansley Mall good neighbor Ansley Wine Merchants to host a monthly wine tasting. The first tasting features SOHO wines of New Zealand, and includes complimentary appetizers. Stay for dinner and the $10 tasting fee comes off your check. $10. 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. To reserve call Ansley Wine Merchants, 404-876-6790. 1544 Piedmont Road, 404-907-3469, bantamandbiddy.com .
— By Bob Townsend, Food and More blog