Panera Bread at The Avenue East Cobb closing for renovations

Panera Bread The Avenue East Cobb

The shopping center put out the word this morning that the sandwich shop will be closed starting Monday, Feb. 17, through Feb. 28.

Fundraiser at Red Sky

On Sunday Red Sky Tapas & Bar (1255 Johnson Ferry Road) is holding a fundraiser for the Papayago Rescue House, an East Cobb non-profit which rescues and prepares parrots and other birds for adoption, provides medical care, and includes fostering and education programs.

The event goes from 12 noon to 6 p.m. There will be raffle tickets and gift baskets for sale, along with T-shirts, goodie bags and coloring kits for kids. You can also get your photo with a parrot for a $10 donation.

Getting festive

We noted earlier this week about the May 2 date for the Taste of East Cobb (link below). A week before that, on April 26, is the Taste of Marietta, from 11a-7p on the Marietta Square. East Cobb’s Catfish Hox is the reigning champion in the Best Seafood Dish category.

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East Cobb food scores: Movie Tavern; Snowy Rolls; Kumo; more

Movie Tavern, East Cobb food scores

The following East Cobb food scores from Feb. 10-13 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing for details of the inspection:

Addison Elementary School
3055 Ebenezer Road
February 12, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

American Deli
2100 Roswell Road, Suite 2194
February 12, 2020 Score: 96, Grade: A

Buddha Delight
2731 Sandy Plains Road, Suite A
February 13, 2020 Score: 97, Grade: A

Chipotle Mexican Grill
3606 Sandy Plains Road
February 13, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

Don Chilito’s Mexican Taqueria
1854 Terrell Mill Road, Suite 100
February 13, 2020 Score: 88, Grade: B

KFC/Taco Bell
4720 Alabama Road, Roswell
February 14, 2020 Score: 91, Grade: A

Kumo Hibachi Sushi 
2595 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 103
February 12, 2020 Score: 74, Grade: C

Movie Tavern
4651 Woodstock Road, Suite 430, Roswell
February 10, 2020 Score: 99, Grade: A

Sawyer Road Elementary School
840 Sawyer Road
February 12, 2020 Score: 90, Grade: A

Snowy Rolls
3162 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 116
February 12, 2020 Score: 83, Grade: B

Waffle House
1811 Williams Drive
February 10, 2020 Score: 85, Grade: B

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East Cobb Biz Notes: Mellow Mushroom opening announced

Mellow Mushroom Johnson Ferry Road

The “Coming Soon” status of the planned Mellow Mushroom on Johnson Ferry Road has changed: The newest East Cobb location is opening Feb. 24.

The Atlanta-based pizzeria franchise announced the date on social media this morning, not long after obtaining an alcohol license and beginning hiring.

Plans have been in the works for nearly a year for Mellow Mushroom to occupy the former Common Quarter/Muss & Turner’s space at Woodlawn Square.

Sandy Plains MarketPlace sold

BisNow Atlanta has reported that the new Sandy Plains MarketPlace retail center has been sold by its developer, Fuqua Development, to the Atlanta-based Orkin & Associates real investment firm for $43.8 million.

The 73,000-square-foot center on the former site of Mountain View Elementary School has only a few businesses now—Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, and next month, a Clean Juice location opens.

Also on tap are the first Publix GreenWise store in Georgia, Bad Daddy Burger Bar and First Watch, a breakfast franchise.

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Taste of East Cobb announces festival date for 2020

Taste of East Cobb

The date has been revealed for the 2020 edition of the Taste of East Cobb, which is a primary fundraiser for the Walton band programs. Here’s what festival organizers were sharing over the weekend:

Known as “the most delicious Saturday of the year”, the Taste of East Cobb event will be held on May 2nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068.

“Taste of East Cobb is our way of bringing people of all ages together to celebrate our vibrant community,” said David Wilson, event chair. “Join us for a great day of family, food, and fun!”

Taste of East Cobb showcases the best of East Cobb’s local restaurant talent with chefs offering a delicious variety of tastings from their menus. All restaurant featured ‘tastes’ will be offered at only 1-5 tickets per serving, so make sure to arrive HUNGRY!

Event information and tickets are available online at http://tasteofeastcobb.com.

 

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East Cobb food scores: Ted’s Montana Grill; O’Charley’s; more

Ted's Montana Grill, East Cobb food scores

The following East Cobb food scores from Jan. Feb. 3-7 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing for details of the inspection:

Bagelicious
1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 37
February 7, 2020 Score: 98, Grade: A

Cherry On Top Delights
4665 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 107
February 6, 2020 Score: 95, Grade: A

Domino’s Pizza
2146 Roswell Road, Suite 100
February 4, 2020 Score: 96, Grade: A

Kayhill’s Sports Bar & Grill
2100 Roswell Road, Suite 2114
February 4, 2020 Score: 96, Grade: A

Montana’s Bar & Grill
2995 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 330
February 6, 2020 Score: 81, Grade: B

O’Charley’s 
3550 Sandy Plains Road
February 5, 2020 Score: 95, Grade: A

Ted’s Montana Grill
640 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 150
February 4, 2020 Score: 73, Grade: C

Tofu Village 
700 Sandy Plains Road, Suite B1
February 7, 2020 Score: 95, Grade: A

Touchdown Wings
2856 Delk Road, Suite 301
February 3, 2020 Score: 93, Grade: A

Tritt Elementary School
4435 Post Oak Tritt Road
February 6, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

Wing Cafe & Tap House
2145 Roswell Road, Suite 170
February 4, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

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East Cobb food scores: Biscuits and More; Seed; Stem; and more

Seed Kitchen and Bar, East Cobb food scores

The following East Cobb food scores from Jan. 27-31 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing for details of the inspection:

Alto Senior Living Marietta
840 Lecroy Drive
January 30, 2020 Score: 94, Grade: A

Biscuits and More
3162 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 140
January 29, 2020 Score: 98, Grade: A

Catfish Hox
2595 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 101
January 30, 2020 Score: 90, Grade: A

Hoboken Bread & Bagel Company
1033 Sandy Plains Road, Suite G
January 28, 2020 Score: 99, Grade: A

Seed Kitchen & Bar
1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 504
January 31, 2020 Score: 97, Grade: A

Stem Wine Bar
1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 516
January 31, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

Taco Bell
4880 Lower Roswell Road
January 29, 2020 Score: 90, Grade: A

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Keegan’s Irish Pub to close and reopen as East Cobb Tavern

Keegan’s Irish Pub has announced that it’s undergoing remodeling at its East Cobb/Roswell location starting Sunday and when it reopens next Friday, it will be known as East Cobb Tavern.East Cobb Tavern, Keegan's Irish Pub

The restaurant and bar located in the Shallowford Corners Shopping Center (4401 Shallowford Road) is having an Irish wake from 8-11 Saturday to close out the old place.

Menu changes are planned but there’s nothing specific for now. Keegan’s will close out at 3 p.m. on Sunday, then reopen as East Cobb Tavern next Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m.

Keegan’s has been the only Irish pub in the East Cobb area, and is one of four locations in metro Atlanta (Kennesaw, Vinings and Woodstock, the latter being known as Keegan’s Public House) and all feature live music.

For Saturday’s wake at Keegan’s East Cobb, there will be drink specials and raffle prizes, and they’ll be making framed Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s mirrors available during the festivities.

Updates on the renovations are being posted on the Keegan’s Facebook page, and it’s created another for East Cobb Tavern.

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East Cobb food scores: Rosa’s; California Pizza Kitchen; more

Rosa's Pizza, East Cobb businesses alcohol compliance checks, East Cobb food scores

The following East Cobb food scores from Jan. 20-24 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing for details of the inspection:

Blue Moon Pizza
2359 Windy Hill Road, Suite 100
January 24, 2020 Score: 87, Grade: B

Buddha Delight
2731 Sandy Plains Road, Suite A
January 22, 2020 Score: 70, Grade: C

California Pizza Kitchen
4250 Roswell Road, Suite 620
January 22, 2020 Score: 86, Grade: B

Chili’s Grill & Bar
4111 Roswell Road
January 24, 2020 Score: 96, Grade: A

Jamaican Dutch Pot Restaurant
2555 Delk Road, Suite A-11
January 22, 2020 Score: 82, Grade: B

Jamba Juice
4101 Roswell Road, Suite 304
January 24, 2020 Score: 99, Grade: A

Rosa’s Pizza
3605 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 110
January 22, 2020 Score: 84, Grade: B

Starbuck’s
3605 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 200
January 22, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

The Wing Factory
1475 Terrell Mill Road, Suite 106
January 22, 2020 Score: 75, Grade: C

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East Cobb restaurant update: Clean Juice coming to Sandy Plains MarketPlace

A second Clean Juice location in East Cobb will be opening in late March. Clean Juice

The smoothie and juice bar chain announced in late December it would be expanding to the new Sandy Plains MarketPlace retail center. Last week it received a business license from the Cobb Community Development Department.

According to the restaurant and retail site What Now Atlanta, franchisee Kim Burrows is planning an April grand opening.

Clean Juice, based in Charlotte, has more than 60 locations in 18 states. A location at Woodlawn Square opened in July.

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ was the first business to open at Sandy Plains MarketPlace, which will be anchored by a Publix GreenWise store that’s under construction.

Approved to pour

Updating some anticipated restaurant openings in the Johnson Ferry corridor: McCray’s Tavern, which is moving into the former Loyal Q/Loyal Tavern space at Parkaire Landing, got a pouring license last week from the county.

So did Mellow Mushroom, which announced last summer it was coming to Woodlawn Square. But the opening has been delayed for months, after an initial pouring license was granted in September.

No specific opening dates or timetables have been announced.

 

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East Cobb food scores: Chicago’s; Powerfuel Juice; and more

The following East Cobb food scores from Jan. 13-17 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing to view details of the inspection:Chicago's, East Cobb food scores

BB Kabobs
1260 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 115
January 16, 2020 Score: 97, Grade: A

Brewster’s Neighborhood Grille
3595 Canton Road, Suite 326
January 16, 2020 Score: 95, Grade: A

Chicago’s Steaks and Seafood
4401 Shallowford Road, Suite 106
January 16, 2020 Score: 91, Grade: A

Dunkin Donuts
980 E. Piedmont Road
January 13, 2020 Score: 93, Grade: A

McDonald’s
4819 Lower Roswell Road
January 14, 2020 Score: 87, Grade: B

Papa John’s Pizza 
3165 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite B
January 14, 2020 Score: 87, Grade: B

Powerfuel Juice, Java and Smoothie Bar
4400 Roswell Road, Suite 126
January 16, 2020 Score: 96, Grade: A

 

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East Cobb Biz Notes: McCray’s Tavern coming to former Loyal Q space

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Loyal Tavern closed at Parkaire Landing in June 2019, after previously opening as Loyal Q and Brew in 2017. (ECN file)

The former Loyal Q/Loyal Tavern space at Parkaire Landing will soon become another location for the expanding McCray’s Tavern venture, according to a published report.

ToNeTo Atlanta posted Friday that the fourth McCray’s Tavern in metro Atlanta will open in the spring. McCray’s has existing neighborhood bar-type restaurants in Smyrna, Lawrenceville and Midtown.

Randy McCray, one of two brothers behind the LEAD Hospitality Group, recently purchased the longstanding Shillings on the Square restaurant in Marietta.

That’s being converted into a steak and seafood establishment to be called Mac’s Chophouse, also slated to open in the spring.

Other restaurants run by LEAD (for Let’s Eat and Drink) include The Mill in Roswell.

As we noted recently, another restaurant is coming in the spring at Parkaire, the return of the Flying Biscuit Cafe.

OVME to open at Merchants Walk

OVME, a “medical aesthetic boutique,” is opening its second metro Atlanta location Jan. 20 at Merchants Walk.

Services will include facial services, dermal fillers, body sculpting and laser hair removal, testosterone replacement therapy and PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) for hail loss, as well as B0-12 shots and hydration therapy.

OVME (www.OVME.com) has locations in Buckhead, Dallas and Nashville.

Boyce to speak to ECBA

Cobb commission chairman Mike Boyce is the guest speaker at the Jan. 21 luncheon of the East Cobb Business Association at the Olde Towne Athletic Club. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance and $25-$30 at the door; get info and register by clicking here.

On Jan. 15 the Northeast Cobb Business Association holds its first event of 2020 at the Piedmont Church. The speaker is Scott Reed, franchise owner of Chick-fil-A at Sprayberry. Info and more here.

 

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East Cobb food scores: AJ’s; Sam’s BBQ-1; Mirko Pasta; more

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The following East Cobb food scores from Jan. 6-9 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing to view details of the inspection:

AJ’s Famous Seafood and Po Boys
2100 Roswell Road, Suite 2148
January 8, 2020 Score: 91, Grade: A

Firehouse Subs
4648 Woodstock Road, Suite 250, Roswell
January 7, 2020 Score: 100, Grade: A

Mirko Pasta
1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 120
January 7, 2020 Score: 99, Grade: A

New Shangri-La Bistro
3545 Canton Road, Suite 102
January 10, 2020 Score: 84, Grade: B

Panera Bread
4475 Roswell Road, Suite 1530
January 10, 2020 Score: 92, Grade: A

Sam’s BBQ-1
4958 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 108
January 7, 2020 Score: 87, Grade: B

Shivam Chaat Corner
1826 Lower Roswell Road
January 9, 2020 Score: 85, Grade: B

Subway
2525 Shallowford Road, Suite 100
January 10, 2020 Score: 91, Grade: A

Whey to Go! 
1453 Terrell Mill Road, Suite 953
January 6, 2020 Score: 87, Grade: B

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