Perimeter North Lifestyle March 2014

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Hot Spot

710 Grille

NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS UP THE ANTE FOR 2014 Article Ruksana Hussain | Photography Austin Holt

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iving outside the perimeter just got more interesting with all the restaurants opening their doors to Atlantans in 2014. Downtown Dunwoody and Sandy Springs have some fantastic additions this New Year to their existing roster of neighborhood culinary destinations. The foodie in you will have to wait on some of these venues with bated breath as they open mid-year or later but hopefully they win over your taste buds and make the worth it. 710 Grille – Full service, upscale restaurant and bar located inside

Stars and Strikes Sandy Springs aims to change people’s perception of “bowling alley fare” with small plates, gourmet burgers and wood-fired pizzas. Seats 250 diners. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are the highlight of this chef-crafted menu featuring brick oven pizzas, tapas, salads gourmet burgers and signature cocktails as part of their extensive bar program. 8767 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, StarsAndStrikes.com, 678.965.5707 SeaBass Kitchen – Noteworthy Sandy Springs eatery on Ros-

well Road celebrates the tastes of the Mediterranean with market-fresh seafood prepared in a simple yet delicious manner that brings out the true flavor of the sea. Also serves juicy steaks, roasted chicken, braised lamb shank and flatbread pizzas. Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday and soon, Sunday brunch. Signature dishes include filet mignon and shrimp scampi. 6152 Roswell Road NE, SeaBassKitchen.com, 404.705.8880 Cellar Door – A sommelier-operated wine shop by Canoe stock-

ing wines and beer that showcase high quality at a variety of price points. Located adjacent to Canoe, Cellar Door will feature more than 750 selections of wine from around the world, ranging in price from $9 to over $1000. Just row after row of wine racks. They will also have a monthly wine club and periodic tastings on the banks of 14 PerimeterNorthLifestyle.com | March 2014

the Chattahoochee. Also offer a large selection of craft beer. 4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, CanoeATL.com, 404.723.1639 Memphis Barbecue Co. – First Atlanta area location to open in Dunwoody. Owner and World Barbeque Champion Melissa Cookston believes in fresh barbecue smoked over hardwood for hours and cooked fresh every day. Has existing locations in North Carolina and Mississippi. Winners of several BBQ championships so let’s see if they can win the hearts of Atlantans. One of the more eagerly awaited restaurant openings for the year. Ashford Place, Ashford Dunwoody Road, MemphisBBQCo.com Fix – Or at least, that seems to be the working name for a casual pizza

place in historic downtown Roswell. Restaurateurs Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac of F&H Food Trading Group offer up a new culinary venture. A chef-driven eatery featuring two brick ovens to churn out thin crust Neapolitan style pies and Sicilian NY-style pizzas. Also on offer are canned beers, select wines, counter service. Expected launch in Spring 2014. On Elizabeth St. off Canton St. in Roswell. Novo Pizza – New pizzeria opens Spring/April in Dunwoody. From

Riccardo Ullio’s U Restaurant group, which also runs intown Italian eateries Fritti and Sotto Sotto, offers far more than your typical casual pizzeria. Novo will feature a number of fresh made pastas like ravioli as well as risotto and antipasto. Features counter service and Enomatic wine serving system. The new pizza concept will boast space just over 2500 square feet. Dunwoody Hall shopping center, Chamblee Dunwoody Road Let them know you heard about these restaurants through Perimeter North Lifestyle and share your feedback on your dining experiences with us. Bon appetit, salud and cheers!