Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.
Rise and shine, it’s time for another breakfast joint. We’re seeing a theme of beach-side breakfast restaurants that franchise and land in the suburbs. First it was Another Broken Egg then First Watch. Each of them can trace roots to the beach. The latest is Eggs Up Grill. The chain out of Pawleys Island, South Carolina will open at 270 Rucker Road in the Publix shopping center. Are any of these guys raising the breakfast bar?
Mexican joints come and go. Keeping up with them can be fraught with frustration, like trying to follow the froyo craze from a few years ago. But here goes.
The former Chepe’s spaces in south Forsyth are quickly filling up. A restaurant called Mezcalero Mexican Grill will open in the old Bethleview Road location. And we reported on Pueblos Mexican Cuisine last month. It seems they are now open in the old Chepe’s on Mathis Airport Road.
It appears that a small Mexican place, perhaps a taqueria, will open in the former Incredible Sandwich Factory space on McFarland Parkway. While I’ve not confirmed, the name may be Jay’s Mexican Grill. And finally, several readers have told me about the closure of Cinco on McGinnis Ferry. That leaves the chain with tres locations.
Rounding out our trip through south Forsyth – watch for JD’s Sports Pub & Pizza. That’ll be the name of the replacement at TPS Pizza on Peachtree Parkway. It’s a tiny little spot that you have to seek out.
Back in Alpharetta and worth mentioning is Smokin’ Mo’s. This barbecue food truck is spending a lot of time in Alpharetta these days, particularly at the Midas shop on Main Street and Mayfield Road. Do they have the Midas touch with the Q?
Restaurants Coming Soon
Tower Burger – <insert joke about longest buildout ever>
Costa Vida - Southwest grill very close to opening near The Collection Forsyth.
The Farmhouse – Coffee and crepe shop opening in Johns Creek.
Dancing Mouth Indian Restaurant - Small little Indian concept coming to Jordan Court near Costco.
Boneheads – Grilled fish and peri peri restaurant coming to Windward near Sri Krishna Vilas.
Anabelle’s Table – Promising new restaurant on Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth.
Mavrick’s Cantina – Coming soon to Johns Creek Walk.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse - About to sell the sizzle on Haynes Bridge.
Made Kitchen and Cocktails – Targeted opening in November for this concept from the Sedgwicks.
2b Whole European Gluten-Free Bakery - New bakery to open on Milton Avenue in downtown Alpharetta.
Tom and Chee – Grilled cheese and tomato soup joint set to open near Chicken Salad Chick on North Point.