New/Closed Restaurants – August 2010

Every Friday, Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series I like to call Foodie Friday.

I’m constantly trolling the interwebs and roads of Alpharetta looking for changes to our restaurant scene. From time to time as warranted I’ll post an update here on my blog. Here’s what I’ve found recently. If you know of any other new or recently closed restaurants, leave a comment or e-mail me at . I also love to review new restaurants. If you’re the owner or manager of a new joint and would like to be reviewed on my blog, drop me a note.

Logan Farms – Alpharetta – Closed

This was a hidden little restaurant on Windward that offered cajun food and a lot of other random stuff. I kinda liked these guys but others didn’t apparently. They are going out of business and have been running a clearance sale on all their frozen food stuffs.

Claw Daddy – Cumming

They opened up in the old Bad Bob’s BBQ space on Highway 9 near Bethelview/141. The menu is mostly fried seafood and cajun items like gumbo. They also have breakfast. I went one day this week for lunch and wasn’t impressed. Let’s just say they have a lot of new restaurant jitters to work through. To be fair I won’t ding them any more than that.

Rio Neuvo – Alpharetta

They are building out a space on North Point formally occupied by Famous Dave’s BBQ, formally occupied by Houlihans (seeing a trend here?). I don’t know anything about these guys. Not sure if it will be another ubiquitous Mexican joint (Speedy Gonzalez type menu) or something more fancy like Pure Taqueria. We’ll see once they open.

Tilted Kilt – Roswell

They’ve got a location in Johns Creek and a few other spots in metro Atlanta. Looks like they are building out in the old Lobster Trap location on Holcomb Bridge Road. If you like chain Irish pub food and the bare exposed midriff sections of attractive ladies, then this place might be for you.

Venus Cuisine – Johns Creek

They opened in the space formally occupied by Hachi Hachi Japanese on Johns Bridge. I don’t know much about them except they they offer Mediterranean food.

Joe’s Crab Shack – Alpharetta – Closed

I have nothing to say here!

3 Responses to “New/Closed Restaurants – August 2010”

  1. Amy @ Atlanta With Kid August 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Even though, the Avenue is not in Alpharetta but I know you cover several restaurants in the Avenue Forsyth.

    So the latest casualty is Little Azio. They basically cleaned out the restaurant!

  2. Lee August 14, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Thanks Amy. That’s a surprise. I don’t care for most of these quick serve restaurants at The Avenue. But I figured Little Azio would have made it given their location (next to the theater).

  3. Lee August 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    A slight correction… Venus Cuisine is *next to* the old Hachi Hachi, which is currently vacant and for sale.

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