Quick Bites: Restaurant openings, events and news

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Bellina Alimentari is now open at Ponce City Market.

Bellina Alimentari, now open in the Central Food Hall of Ponce City Market, includes a unique Kitchen, Bar, Market and Culinary Club inspired by the cafés and shops of Northern Italy. It offers authentic Italian cuisine from its Kitchen and a wide selection of Italian wine, beer and craft cocktails from the Bar. Gourmet cooks will find Italian meats and cheeses among the fine imports in the Market, and can take part in workshops and cooking classes offered at the Culinary Club. For more information, visit bellina-alimentari.com.

Brash Coffee is open at Westside Provision on Howell Mill Road. Set next to YEAH! Burger in a “box” fabricated from two shipping containers and open seven days a week, Brash Coffee is designed to build community through the celebration of coffee. For more information, visit brashcoffee.com.

California Pizza Kitchen has reopened its flagship Atlanta restaurant at Lenox Square in Buckhead following a three-month total rebuild. This is the first CPK in Georgia to feature the restaurant’s new look, new menu and handcrafted cocktails.

Good news for Ponce City Market coffee lovers! Dancing Goats Coffee Bar has transitioned from a temporary to a permanent lease, and has added 450 square feet to its interior space, including more seating.

Dolce Italian is now serving breakfast.
Dolce Italian is now serving brunch.

Dolce Italian, located on Peachtree Road in Buckhead, is now open for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Chef Paolo Dorigato’s menu highlights handcrafted pastas, Neapolitan-style pizzas and classic egg dishes. There’s even a spin on the Southern standard, Tuscan Fried Chicken & Waffles. dolceitalianrestaurant.com.

FIGO Pasta in West Midtown has celebrated its one-year anniversary. The sixth location of Atlanta’s popular pasta chain is the latest success of founder Sandro Romagnoli, a native of Certaldo, a small town outside of Florence, Italy.

Organizations are invited to apply for Food Well Alliance’s 2016 Local Food Grant. Community-based organizers, social entrepreneurs and educators who integrate local food into their programming are eligible to receive up to $25,000. The application process is open until Dec. 15. For details, visit foodwellalliance.org/localfoodgrant.

Meals on Wheels has announced that Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, a former Coca-Cola Company executive, has become the organization’s new executive director as of Nov. 9. She replaces Jeffrey Smythe who served as MOW’s executive director for 13 years. “I can’t wait to begin leading an organization that I hold so dearly,” said Crusoe-Ingram. “My immediate goal is to end our wait list of seniors who are hungry and need food. And with the help of my board and the great staff here at Meals On Wheels Atlanta, I believe we can do that.”

Sprouts Farmers Market will open its tenth store at 1853 Piedmont Ave. NE, the second in the Atlanta area, on Feb. 3. The company will hire about 100 full- and part-time team members to work at the Atlanta store. Available opportunities include clerks, cashiers, department managers and administrative coordinator. Visit sprouts.com/careers to learn more and to apply.

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