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Proof Bakeshop; Fry Steakhouse; Brunch Bill

All the latest dining and nightlife news from Eater Atlanta.

INMAN PARK — The Cakes & Ale team is set to open Proof Bakeshop next month in the former Dough Bakery space. The new bakery will offer a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee, and the bakery will serve as a central kitchen for Cakes & Ale and the forthcoming Bread & Butterfly.

WESTSIDE — Ford Fry's next venture, which will set up shop in the soon-to-be-shuttered Abattoir space, will be a steakhouse called Marcel. Look for a more traditional take on the concept, as opposed to Abattoir's "Southern chophouse" theme.

CITYWIDE — For those who can't wait until 12:30 p.m. for the Sunday brunch drinks, the "Georgia Brunch Bill" is working its way through the state legislature. If passed into law, restaurants would be allowed to serve alcohol at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, getting hungover diners their hair of the dog a little earlier.

PONCEY-HIGHLAND — President Barack Obama was in town this week to speak to students at Georgia Tech. But the real news was that POTUS stopped by iconic watering hole Manuel's Tavern afterward. Obama didn't eat or have an alcoholic beverage, but he did throw darts.