Thursday, October 28, 2010
Chef Mirko Di Giacomantonio, founder of FIGO Pasta, will soon be converting the Ribs Etc. building on Roswell Road into Mirko Pasta.
Di Giacomantonio opened his first Mirko Pasta three years ago in Watkinsville and now has seven locations throughout Georgia. Mirko creates authentic, made-from-scratch Italian cuisine prepared by ‘culinary missionaries’ in a friendly, casual cafe atmosphere. The menu incorporates seasonal vegetables and fruits, and changes up some of the sauces to offer their customers some lighter choices in the spring and summer, and heartier choices during the cooler months. From the bread to the sauces, their food is made from scratch daily, using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available. Desserts are also offered along with a selection of coffee, beer and a wide range of wines from around the world.
Mirko and his partner, Archie Crenshaw, are aspiring to open an additional 100 restaurants over the next seven years in the Southeast as they begin franchising the choose-your-own pasta and sauce concept. The North Buckhead Mirko Pasta will be located at 4233 Roswell Road, adjacent to Chastain Square shopping center.
Information gathered from: http://www.mirkopasta.com/
Monday, October 11, 2010
Ghengis Grill will soon be taking over the former Blockbuster endcap on the corner of Peachtree Street & Colonial Homes Drive in South Buckhead.
Founded in 1998 out of Dallas, this 51-unit chain is actively expanding throughout the South and Midwest and was ranked #2 in Fast Casual Magazine's Top 100 Movers & Shakers. Known for their "interactive style of exhibition cooking," customers select an array of meats, oils, vegetables, and sauces and then hand them over to a "Grill Master" who transforms the ingredients into a meal. Ghengis strives to create a lively and family-friendly atmosphere where the dishes are prepared over open flames to provide an entertainment element to dining. The food bar features an array of over 80 ingredients...the drink bar features unique specialty cocktails perfect for any occasion.
The first Ghengis Grill in Georgia recently opened adjacent to the Mall of Georgia in the former Ray's Pizza...the Buckhead location will be 3,595 square feet and is expected to open in 2011. Coro Realty Advisors represented the Landlord in the transaction.
Information gathered from: http://www.genghisgrill.com/