New/Closed Restaurants – April 2011

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

I’m way backed up on writing this week. My apologies. Thought I would update readers on a few new concepts soon to hit the area and a few that have bit the dust. And as always, feel free to let me know if I missed any. There’s some crazy stuff coming.

Dal Cuore – Johns Creek

I don’t know a lot about this new restaurant except that it will be in the location next to the old Flippin’ Out burger joint. Two months ago in this column I mentioned that Flippin’ Out closed and will be replaced by a gourmet burrito joint called Gorilla Burrito (strange stuff). Dal Cuore is from this same group and promises to be an authentic Italian restaurant. The new Rosa Mia is nearby and is getting a lot of attention. Let’s see if this concept can make it (in perhaps the worst location for a restaurant).

Roadkill Grill – Alpharetta

I received an email from the fella behind this new concept. They will open in the former One Star Ranch space on North Main in Alpharetta. The theme is all redneck with the tagline “You kill it and we grill it”. I’ve been told that the owners liked the decor in the One Star location and will use their old smoker. The menu will include a lot of barbecue with a few wild game options like rabbit.

Sidney’s Pizza – South Forsyth

This underrated pizzeria in Vickery recently changed ownership and they are expanding. They could certainly use the extra space as it was always packed. It’s worth a visit if you haven’t been. I hope they can maintain the consistency of the pizza.

Dalia’s Grill – Closed

While they were not the best choice for middle eastern food in Alpharetta, they were a very good alternative to chain restaurants near the mall. But alas they have closed.

Canvas Creek Grille – Closed?

Thanks to blog reader Darryl for this one. Seems that this new joint in south Forsyth on 141 may have closed. They didn’t last long.

Tossed – Closed

This expensive salad joint on Windward has closed but has been replaced by…

Leaves & Loaves Fresh Market Cafe – Windward

Menu concept seems similar to Tossed… healthy sandwiches and salads and stuff. This ought to appeal to those working out at nearby LA Fitness. But for my lunch dollar, any new sandwich joint on Windward has to compete with Wildflour and others. The sammich competition here is fierce!

2 Responses to “New/Closed Restaurants – April 2011”

  1. Baconwrappedrob April 5, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    Went to the Leaves & Loaves place a month or so ago and it had as much energy as a cold fish wrapped in the AJC. Dead, nobody inside. Food was forgettable.

  2. Laurie June 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    I have been to Leaves and Loaves and it’s the same as Tossed was. I love their salads. Apple Walnut Chicken is the best.

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