news & noteworthy [food and dining] Golden Biscuits Southern Cooking opens Owned by three Army veterans, Golden Biscuits Southern Cooking is earning its stars serving up traditional Southern fare. “Our food has that added flavor that you wouldn’t get anywhere but in the South,” said Trisha Hernandez, who owns the restaurant with her brother, Julian Graham, and husband, Avi, an audio visual technician for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Avi served 10 years in the Army and as a U.S. government contractor for two years in Iraq. “Our specialty items are biscuits. In the morning we do buttermilk, and in the afternoon when we move into lunch we do garlic biscuits,” said Hernandez, who is a project manager for a software company. She served four years in the U.S. Army,
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five years in Kosovo/Bosnia and as a U.S. government contractor for six years in Iraq. Open for breakfast and lunch, she recommends either the sausage biscuit or any of the three-meat burritos for breakfast. The lunch menu features traditional Southern favorites like fried chicken, fried catfish, fried pork chops, greens, mashed potatoes, corn, dirty rice and mac-ncheese. Platters at Golden Biscuits are less than $6 and include meat, two side items and biscuit. Golden Biscuits Southern Cooking is at 4148 Marietta St., Suite 200, in Powder Springs. The restaurant is open weekdays except Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 404.382.9032
Tommy’s Sandwich Shop re-opening as The Local
Ralph Stowell with Wilson Construction applies mortar to a brick, which will go on the wall of a new downtown eatery, The Local, which will offer breakfast and lunch at the corner of Roswell and Atlanta streets. After sitting vacant for six months, a corner sandwich shop on the Square is being renovated so a daytime eatery can fill the space. White signs with red lettering have appeared in the windows of 148 Roswell St. advertising the new restaurant “The Local” for “Breakfast and Lunch.” “Everybody has been coming by and looking in the windows wondering what is going on,” said Elizabeth Manning, a property manager at Manning Properties, which owns the building. Manning said the operators of The Local are waiting to release more information about the restaurant in a large marketing campaign, but she did confirm “they are local Marietta folks.” The operators of The Local, who recently applied for a business license, will be long-term tenants with a 20year lease. Manning said this proves their desire to be on the Square. The space was previously home to Tommy’s Sandwich Shop, which opened in 1977 and closed in March, when former restaurateur Tommy Smith said he could not survive a jump in the monthly rent charged by Manning Properties. Before it became a restaurant in 1977, the building was home to Groover’s Hardware, which later became Cobb Hardware and moved off the Square.
Published on Dec 9, 2013