Alpharetta Restaurant News – February 2012 Postlude

I have a foolproof way to learn of the latest news in restaurants… Work all your sources then write an article about new restaurants. The very next day you will undoubtedly learn of something new that you missed. This month is no exception – except the restaurants I missed are pretty big ones. It’s worthy of publishing a Foodie Friday article mid-week to make up for it!

Joe’s New York Pizzeria – Mansell Road

A rather vanilla-sounding name for a pizza shop, don’t you think? We’ve got a lot of very good joints making New York style pies here in north Fulton. How will this place stand out? Because Joe Amitrano is behind the effort.

Amitrano is the owner of Verra-Zanno Pizzeria in Johns Creek. Regular readers of my blog will know VZ as my favorite pizza in town. The fact that he’s branching out is exciting! Look for his new shop at 1605 Mansell Road in a former Starbucks store.

The Velvet Note – Old Milton Parkway

“The Velvet Note is a modern version of the traditional English gentleman’s club.”

You might get a completely wrong impression of the place after reading this on their website. I’m pretty sure clothing stays on at this new music venue coming to Old Milton Parkway. They will feature live music in a small setting. And the menu they have posted online looks very promising. Look for them to open in April in the stripmall at 4075 Old Milton Parkway with Cuzi Fresh and the new Ipanema Grill.

The Crab Trap – Closed

Thanks to blog reader Darryl for this one. The Crab Trap on GA141 in south Forsyth has closed. They were in the old SEN Vietnamese location near the Brookwood Target. I can’t say this one surprised me much.

5 Responses to “Alpharetta Restaurant News – February 2012 Postlude”

  1. Cool Papa Bell February 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Wait, you say clothing will remain on, but then you say they are opening in a “strip” mall.

  2. Lee February 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    *rim shot*

    I walked through the strip mall over lunch today. Velvet Note will be in Slimberry’s old space next to the cigar store.

  3. Cool Papa Bell February 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Talk to me about Ipanema Gril, S. Lee Guy. Are they open? I like the Brazilian sandwich shop already in that shopping center. That Slimberry spot is mega small.

  4. A February 23, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    So glad Slimberry is gone (terrible yogurt and experience), but how will this type of jazz lounge fit into such a small bay? Are they also using a space on either side?

  5. Lee February 23, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Neither place is open, still building. Yes, Velvet’s space is small, approx 1100 square feet. I don’t know how you put a kitchen in there, stage and seats. I suppose we’ll see. Both adjacent spaces are occupied (cigar store and Crossfit).

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