Quick Bites: City Winery delay, new Chick-fil-a, Beer Fest and more

10425379_869719429767652_6009709855873317235_nCity Winery at Ponce City Market has had to delay their opening again. The venue released this statement to the media: “Due to further unavoidable construction delays, we’ve been told the Certificate of Occupancy will be delayed at least one week. We’re monitoring the construction site daily, so we can open as soon as it’s ready. Also, we’d like to give a special thanks to the City of Atlanta for their help and assistance. All shows and events before June 12th will be rescheduled at City Winery for a later date or relocated in Atlanta. Updates for subsequent shows will be announced on Facebook and Twitter as well as directly communicated to ticketholders via email. All current ticketholders for shows affected by the delay will receive two house seats to a non-sold out City Winery Atlanta show of their choosing and a $50 City Winery gift card. We’re very sorry for the delay and can’t wait to show Atlanta our finished space soon.” For more, visit citywinery.com/atlanta.

The new Chick-fil-A at Glenwood Place opens on June 9 and the first 100 in line will be awarded a free year’s supply of food. Attendees will be able to line up 24 hours prior to the June 9 opening. Food, music and entertainment will be provided for the campers throughout their stay.

The 6th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held at Historic 4th Ward Park on Saturday, June 18, from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will feature 200-plus beers, ciders, and a small selection of wines. There will also be live music with Ocean Street. Advance tickets are $40 ($45 after June 9) and $55 day of event. Tickets can be purchased from atlantasummerbeerfest.com.

Rendering of 365 Whole Foods concept store.
Rendering of 365 Whole Foods concept store.

Decatur will be the first community in Georgia to receive a 365 by Whole Foods Market grocery store. The smaller store concept will be part of the forthcoming North Decatur Square shopping center being developed by S.J. Collins Enterprises at North Decatur Road and Church Street.

TAP in Midtown has a new chef, Tyler Williams. A graduate of the Western Culinary Institute, Williams was previously sous chef at Bacchanalia and executive chef at Abattoir.

The Garden Hills locations of Fellini’s Pizza and LaFonda restaurant will be demolished to make way for a larger building to house an expanded Fellini’s, according to a report from BuckheadView. The new Fellini’s will have a bigger patio and under-building parking. The two restaurants were the last vestiges of the old Garden Hills shopping center (including the historic Garden Hills Cinema) along Peachtree Road that was damaged by fire in 2013. The strip has been torn down and will be replaced by a mixed-use office and retail development.

Ponce City Famer's Market
Ponce City Famer’s Market

Ponce City Market has opened the The Shed, and open-air patio space parallel to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, which is playing host to the Ponce City Farmers Market every Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. through Dec. 20. The market will include everything from prepared food and fresh produce to home and beauty products by vendors such as King of Pops, Farm Burger, Big Daddy Biscuits, JARDí CHOCOLATES, Turnrow Bath Body & Home, Herb’N Eden, Aluma Farm, King of Crops, Truly Living Well, Scharko Farms and two stix, among others.

The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and Central Atlanta Progress, with support from MARTA and the South Downtown community, will host Food Truck Fridays on Broad Street Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. all summer long. There will be a variety of Food Truck vendors from around city offering up a diverse array of street eats.

Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland has been undergoing significant renovation or the last few months and recently announced on its Facebook page that scheduled construction completion date is July 22. We know we can safely speak for the entire community when we say, “Hurry!”

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