Sunday, January 24, 2010

Piola Peach to open next to RA Sushi

Piola Peach is scheduled to open this month at 1080 Peachtree Street, next to RA Sushi at 1010 Midtown.

Founded in 1986 in the heart of Treviso, Piola is an International concept that strives to offer the genuine Italian tradition of simple and delicious food combined with exceptional service and ambiance. Their menu is basic and healthy - they offer authentic Italian pies (made with thin crust) and a unique creation of pasta dishes. Piola also plans on opening its doors to culture, hosting film premieres, book and magazine events, art exhibitions and many other social and artistic activities.

Piola currently has 4 locations in Florida, 1 location in Washington DC, and plans to open soon in Houston (Piola Energy), Raleigh (Strong Piola), and Chapel Hill (Piola Heaven). For more information on this unique concept, please visit their website at

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Pie 950 Pizza Tavern opens at Plaza Midtown

With the success of Prickly Pear Taqueria, Angelo and Nicole Laios (former owners of Mambo Italiano) have rolled out "Pie 950 Pizza Tavern" to take over the remaining portion of the Amore space at Plaza Midtown.

Located on the corner of W Peachtree Street and 8th Street, the restaurant consists of a 140-seat bi-level dining area featuring a mezzanine balcony accessed by an ornate cast-iron staircase.

Angelo is trying to create the environment of an European Pizzeria - there will be six 50" flat-screen TVs devoted solely to international soccer matches. The menu consists of wood-fire baked pizza, antipastis, calzones, subs, paninis, gelato, and gourmet salads. The full bar serves gourmet milkshakes, a wide array of wines, cheap draft beers ($2 PBR, $4 Peroni & Abita Jockamo IPA), and 20+ craft bottles like Terrapin Sun Ray Wheat and Moretti La Rossa.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern coming to Piedmont & Monroe Drive

Brothers Gilbert and Sean Yeremyan of Gilbert's Café & Bar in Midtown will soon open Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive.

Located in the former Caribou Coffee building, Hobnob will have 76 seats - a 20-seat bar, 28 seats in the dining room, and 28 seats on 2 outside seating areas. Restaurants Consulting Group designed the space, which was originally built as a gas station. The design emphasizes airy open dining, featuring a glass garage door connecting the dining room to the patio.

Chef Brett Ring, formerly the sous chef at
STATS, will be the executive chef, crafting a menu focused on quality comfort food, including sandwiches, pizzas, salads and entrées. Hobnob will offer an extensive selection of beers, including high gravity and craft beers, as well as wine and a full bar. There will be house-infused vodkas, pitchers of margaritas, 6-8 beers on tap, and 50 varieties of bottled beer.

Hobnob will serve lunch, dinner, late night dining and weekend brunch. Complementary valet parking will be available on Monroe Drive. For more information, visit

Information gathered from: Liz Lapidus PR

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Five Guys coming to Dunwoody

Five Guys will soon be taking over the former Caribou Coffee space at Perimeter Place Shopping Center in Dunwoody.

Comprised of SuperTarget, Loehmann's, Ross, Office Max, Drexel Heritage, and many other well-known retailers, Sembler has successful transformed the former BellSouth and Equity Office Property Trust buildings into 452,000 SF power center. Other restaurant concepts in the development include Taco Mac, Carrabba's, Outback Steakhouse, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Mimi's Cafe, Fleming's, Applebee's, Chipotle, Robek's, Shane's Rib Shack, Doc Green's, Tin Drum, Panera Bread, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Lily Heimburger with Sembler represented the Landlord in the transaction - this will be 2,500 SF location for Five Guys.