Tomorrow’s News Today reports that La Tagliatella has closed its Midtown location on Peachtree Street.
The Italian-style pasta and pizza concept with over 130 restaurants in Europe chose Midtown Atlanta for its first American outpost, opening in mid-December 2012 at the Shops at Metropolis.
A second location soon followed, and remains open at Emory Point on Clifton Road.
In a May 2013 review of the Emory Point location, the AJC critic Jon Watson wrote “America does not have a monopoly on exporting mass-marketed mediocrity” and gave the restaurant a zero star rating.
1540 Avenue Place Suite B-280, Atlanta, 678-608-4210, latagliatella.us.
Bishops Coffee and Tea open
Caffeine lovers alert: Bishops Coffee and Tea, a coffee roasting and cafe company based in Northwest Florida, has opened a new outpost on Monroe Drive across from Ansley Mall. Owner and coffee roaster Tionna Bishop offers three types of espresso, coffee and tea drinks, muffins, pastries, and gourmet chocolates, as well as coffee by the pound and loose leaf tea. The cozy space features seating nooks with couches and an outdoor patio. bishopscoffeeandtea.com.
Panbury’s to open April 19
Adam Panayiotou and Lauren Duxbury will open Panbury’s Double Crust Pies in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market on April 19.Inspired by the offerings at pie shops in South Africa, where Duxbury grew up, the menu will feature 10-15 different savory pies, such as steak and stout and chicken gumbo, plus mini sausage rolls, sides and a few sweet pies. The counter service stall will focus on takeout orders with a few seats for casual dining. panburys.com.