WESTSIDE— Founded by Michaela Graham of the Atlanta Underground Market, The Atlanta Nosh opened last weekend in Atlantic Station with 82 vendors and 800 attendees-not bad for a first day. Graham says she looks forward to many more Sundays at the Nosh in the future.
BUCKHEAD— Czar Ice Bar, Atlanta's newest vodka bar (featuring 300 vodkas and a bar made of ice) opened to the public last weekend and didn't have the smoothest of debuts. After an incident involving liquid nitrogen, a guest was sent to the hospital. He has fully recovered but the bar has decided to stop using liquid nitrogen to chill the drinks.
WEST MIDTOWN— Chef Adam Evans is busy prepping his hotly anticipated new Westside restaurant The Optimist, the latest from chef Ford Fry. He describes the vibe as the Hamptons meets the South and plans on serving all kinds of fresh and raw seafood, lobster rolls, fried oyster loafs, and gumbos.
CRITICS— A month ago Creative Loafing's head restaurant critic Besha Rodell was laid off. But she's already found a safe landing. LA Weekly hired Rodell to replace their lauded former critic Jonathan Gold, who left that paper to work at the LA Times.
MEALS ON WHEELS— Uber popular food truck King of Pops just added an exciting new line of popsicles to its repertoire: ones made with alcohol.