Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.
There’s not a ton to report this month but my coming soon list continues to grow. Look for a flurry of new restaurants to open by this time in August.
Another Broken Egg – Old Milton
Those who vacation on the Gulf Coast may be familiar with this chain of breakfast restaurants. Their presence in metro Atlanta has been limited to only one location in Buckhead. The Double R Restaurant Group is planning to open locations in Dunwoody and Alpharetta on Old Milton Parkway. Look for them in the empty space recently vacated by Cuzi Fresh.
Mambo’s Cafe – Windward
Mambo’s will close their restaurant in the Alpharetta Crossing shopping center at the end of July. Look for them in a few months in new digs at 4915 Windward Parkway. This is the vacant little shopping center near Lowe’s, across Windward from Ippalito’s.
This ought to be a good, yet confusing move for the Peruvian/Cuban restaurant. Mambo’s Cafe, formerly known as Mambo Jambo, will be a half mile away from newcomer… Mambo Jambo. Got it?
Noche – Johns Creek
The blog Tomorrow’s News Today reports that tapas joint Noche will open a location in Johns Creek. Look for them in the Camden Village shopping center near the original Marlow’s Tavern.
Bite – Expanding
Alpharetta’s much-lauded newcomer is taking a bite out of their strip mall. Bite announced they are expanding into the vacant space adjacent to their restaurant. Their current space is cozy to say the least.
52 Bistro – Closed
52 Bistro has been 86-ed. Their closure last week got a fair amount of media attention. It seems the restaurant, according to their press release, was not “able to sustain a self-supporting establishment.” It’s doubtful any future restaurant in this space will either.
Meat and Potatoes Kitchen & Bar opened about a month ago in Johns Creek. Early reviews make the place look promising. Also in Johns Creek, check out Grecian Gyro, a franchise Greek restaurant in Johns Creek Walk.
Restaurants Coming Soon
Joe’s NY Pizzeria - From the folks behind Verra-Zanno in Johns Creek. Look for them to open in about a month at 1605 Mansell Road.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza - Look for an opening in August on Windward in the old K Cafe space. If you’re interested, their Facebook page is pretty active.
Tassa Carribean Express - A second location of Tassa Roti Shop in Marietta. Buildout is underway on Old Milton.
Chipotle - Still planning new construction on Haynes Bridge near the mall.
Mirko Pasta - Opening in Johns Creek, State Bridge and Medlock Bridge. Look for an opening around the first of August.
Carrabbas - They are making quick progress building this new location at the Avenue Forsyth. Look for them on an outparcel between Chick-Fil-A and Red Robin.
Grand Champion BBQ – Can’t wait for these guys! Look for them in Crabapple within the month.
Haiku Sushi Steakhouse – The same folks behind the Etris Road restaurant in Roswell are looking at Yamato’s old space on North Point Parkway.
Cuzi Fresh - Moving down the street to 4160 Old Milton Parkway, where Donato’s Pizza used to be ages ago.
Burger 21 - A Florida-based burger chain pondering a new location in Milton. Still no word on where or when.
Dickey’s BBQ Pit - Building out in the former Hangry’s burger space across the street from the Avenue Forsyth.
Fresh Mexicano Grill - These guys are very close to opening on McGinnis Ferry near where Legend’s Deli used to be.
OVR Coffee Cafe – A vegan bakery and coffee shop coming to Vickery Village.
Retail Coming Soon
Walmart Neighborhood Market - A new grocery-only version of Walmart to open at 11770 Haynes Bridge Road behind Alpha Soda.
Walmart -A third Forsyth County location is being planned on GA-141 and Mathis Airport Parkway near Target.
Regal Theaters - Moving from North Point Parkway to the new Avalon project.
AMC Theaters – Coming to Parisian’s old space at North Point Mall in late 2013.