Alpharetta Restaurant News – April 2014

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

It’s been a quiet month for restaurant news, especially following the huge news we’ve followed recently. Nevertheless we’ve got a handful of new joints to report. Let’s get right to it.

The Sedgwicks have been tight lipped about their new concept in downtown Alpharetta. They purchased the empty Coro spec restaurant on Roswell Street a few months ago. The plan is to have a dental practice operate in a big portion of the building. A small restaurant will take the remainder. Rumor is that the place may be called Made Kitchen and Cocktails and will be an Argentinean tapas restaurant. The space will be tiny, even smaller than Pure Taqueria down the street.

Express Burger coming soon signA new burger joint will open on North Point in the former Dahlia Grill location in the Mansell Crossing shopping center. Look for Express Burger and Grill to open in a month or two. I don’t know anything about the concept at this point.

Milton will soon have a new Indian restaurant, something you don’t see often in this part of town. Kabibsh will open on Highway 9 in the former El Molcajete/Zola location. We wish them the best of luck as this is an atrocious restaurant location.

2b Whole European Gluten-Free Bakery will open a small shop at 42 Milton Avenue in downtown Alphartta. They currently operate a business in Kennesaw. They’ll be almost across the street from Mugs on Milton, the new coffee shop who is also making baked goods.

Johns Creekers can expect a few new restaurants this Spring. Senor Patron will open in Chepe’s former digs on Old Alabama. This will be the second location for the Mexican restaurant out of Midtown Atlanta. Chepe’s completely quit the restaurant business a few months back. We’re still watching for activity in their two former locations in Forsyth County.

oh boy logoOh Boy Rotisserie and Tacos will open on State Bridge Road where BB’s Bagels used to be. They’ve got an active Facebook presence if you’re interested in tracking their progress.

Closing last month was Incredible Sandwich Factory on McFarland.

And the Windward location of Tilted Kilt went tango uniform. And while this location lacks some road visibility, we don’t think it will be vacant long. It’s adjacent to the Cobalt Center which will soon have several hundred new IT workers calling it home. Plus the property is managed by Penn Hodge. His stuff isn’t staying vacant long these days.

Opening this month is Big Pie in the Sky on Mansell Road. This is the second location for the pizza joint out of Kennesaw. Mexican restaurant El Don Bar and Grill is open on Highway 9 in south Forsyth. Burger flipper Scratch Fresh has finished their short move to the old Fish House/Boga location.

Tin Roof Kitchen has started a soft opening period this week. They’re in the cute but hidden little space at 52 North Main Street in downtown Alpharetta.

Restaurants Coming Soon

37 Main – A Rock Cafe – Restaurant, bar and music venue coming to Johns Creek. Opening has delayed but is expected in a week or two.

Sip Wine & Tapas – Second location coming to The Collection (fka The Avenue) in Forsyth. Should be open in about three weeks.

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