Second Bantam + Biddy Open on Crescent Avenue
The second location of Bantam + Biddy from owners Shaun Doty, Lance Gummere and Steve Maxwell opened on Tuesday on Crescent Avenue, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus an espresso bar. Like the original Ansley Mall location, the menu features pastured poultry and seasonal, organic vegetables. Breakfast items ($5-$14) feature local eggs from JB Farms. The restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu includes a “meat-and-two” option ($12-$16), as well as entrées, salads and sandwiches ($8.50-$16). 1050 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, 404-835-6450. bantamandbiddy.com.
Roswell Restaurant Week expands
The third annual Roswell Restaurant Week expands to become a multiweek promotion this year. It kicked off on Tuesday and runs through Feb. 1. In recent years, downtown Roswell has become one of metro Atlanta’s hottest dining destinations, with the area around bustling Canton Street home to rows of restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. As always, participating restaurants, which include Little Alley Steak, Table & Main, Vin 25 and newcomer Osteria Mattone, will offer special, prix fixe or discounted menu options. roswellrestaurantweek.com.
Woodfire Grill ‘Eat Your Drinks’
Putting a new spin on “culinary cocktails” and bar snacks, Woodfire Grill recently launched “Eat Your Drinks,” a clever collaboration between bar manager Brian Stanger and chef Tyler Williams featuring cocktail and light bite combos ($15) with a common ingredient. The debut menu includes a GrassRoots Farms duck bun with huckleberry truffle dip paired with a huckleberry shrub mixed with Bittermens Burlesque bitters, Marques de Gelida cava and Meyer lemon. Look for three new cocktail and light bite combos with three different ingredients every two weeks. woodfiregrill.com.
Hiroko Shimbo at Cook’s Warehouse
Chef Hiroko Shimbo, an expert on Japanese cuisine and author of three cookbooks, including 2012’s “Hiroko’s American Kitchen” (Andrews McMeel, $25.99), will be the chef-instructor later this month at Cook’s Warehouse stores in Midtown (Jan. 28) and east Cobb (Jan. 29). Shimbo is known for bringing Japanese flavors, techniques and ingredients to American cooks with her sauce-based approach. $50. classes. cookswarehouse.com.
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.