Alpharetta Restaurant News – January 2014

Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.

If there’s a theme to this month’s article, it’s relocated restauranteurs. I’ve got two new restaurants to announce,  both from folks who owned restaurants up north and have moved to Georgia to do the same.

The first is Tin Roof Kitchen. Robyn Rowles is a busy suburban mother who also has time to open a restaurant. She’s making us all look bad! She’ll open in a month or two in the cute (but hidden) restaurant space at 52 North Main Street in downtown Alpharetta. Her menu will feature locally-sourced ingredients and offer extensive gluten-free options.

And with apologies to Frank Sinatra, some relocated New Yorkers will open Fry Me 2 the Moon in south Forsyth. They’ll be in the former JP Wat Sub location on Highway 9 across the street from Midway Meal House. Expect fried seafood and veggies. Hopefully Ol’ Blue Eyes will approve.

Moxie BurgerRestaurant broker The Shumacher Group announced recently that they sold Borocco’s in Roswell. The buyer is east Cobb’s Moxie Burger who has confirmed they will open a second location in the space. Look for them at 555 South Atlanta Street.

A restaurant called Cafe 101 will open in the former Shiraz location at Jones Bridge and Douglas Roads in Johns Creek. No other information is known about these guys right now. There’s a similarly named Asian restaurant on Buford Highway in Doraville but it isn’t clear if they are behind this new joint. However, relocating restaurants from Buford Highway to Johns Creek certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility (see also – Liu Fu).

Also filed under “needs additional research” is House of Hummus. They will open on North Point Parkway near Figo Pasta in the former 31 Lunch location.

Update: Louis Soon’s new restaurant in downtown Alpharetta will be called South Main Kitchen.

And we’ve heard that Casa del Sol in south Forsyth has closed after being open only a few short months. Taking over will be Keso Mexican Grill, presumably the same folks from a restaurant down the road in Johns Creek Walk.

fish house logoLast week we talked about restaurant closures. It’s probably safe to add Fish House in Milton to the list. They’ve been dark for a while now. We’ll probably see this family again in a few months.

Restaurants Coming Soon

Great Harvest Bread – They are saying February now for this sandwich and bread joint on Windward and Highway 9.

37 Main – A Rock Cafe – According to their Facebook page this restaurant and music venue will open March 1st. They’ll be in the old Barnacles space in Johns Creek.

Sip Wine & Tapas – Second location coming soon to The Collection (fka The Avenue) in Forsyth.

Cuoco Italian Restaurant – The ever renamed Italian restaurant on GA141 near Sharon Road in Forsyth.

Volcano Asian Bistro – Coming soon to Xian’s old space on Windward Parkway.

Mugs on Milton – Indy coffee shop opening January 17th in downtown Alpharetta.

South Main Kitchen – Louis Soon’s new restaurant in downtown Alpharetta.

DaVinci’s Donuts – Opening will be the second or third week of February for these cake doughnut makers in downtown Alpharetta.

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