Business: A. Dam Food Truck Park and Beer Garden opens in Cartersville. Rome’s Buffalo Wild Wings to open in March. Karma Sports Bar to replace buffet; entertainment site OK’d.

Business: A. Dam Food Truck Park and Beer Garden opens in Cartersville. Rome’s Buffalo Wild Wings to open in March. Karma Sports Bar to replace buffet; entertainment site OK’d.

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Thee’s something new, or perhaps restored, that combines two recent fads: Craft beer and food trucks. Only maybe it is easier to call it by the secondary branding: A. Dam Food Truck Park and Beer Garden.

The A is for Allatoona Dam and what’s now available is described as “a daily rotation of the area’s best food trucks and craft beverages in a family friendly, dog friendly one-of-a-kind environment.” Think River Dog Outpost in Rome with more food trucks.

It is based at 5619 Canton Highway in Cartersville, adjacent to the Cracker Barrel at Ga. 20 and I-75.

The beer garden opened Wednesday and plans to be open for lunch and dinner starting Friday. We’ve asked for a copy of the hours of operation.


Buffalo Wild Wings due by March: That’s one of the updates coming out of Monday’s Alcohol Control Commission meeting.

Andy Eaton, the owner and manager of restaurant replacing O’Charley’s at 707 Turner McCall Blvd. was granted a new Beer, Wine and Liquor Pouring License. He has six other Buffalo Wild Wings locations, all in Alabama and told commissioners this will be the first franchised Wild Wings in this state.

Karma Sports Bar & Grill coming to Etowah Crossing, replacing Country House Buffet.

Rodrigo Barahona Morales, owner and manager, appeared before the ACC, also seeking a Beer, Wine and Liquor Pouring License as well as an Entertainment License. Morales told commissioners he is buying the buffet and will “reformat his offerings.” He also plans to have bands perform as well as DJs. Commissioners OK’d the licenses.

Turn Up, at 1103 Calhoun Ave., also won approval for a Beer, Wine and Liquor Pouring License as well as an Entertainment License.

Owner Affan Arif told commissioners he plans a 400-foot glass dance floor with LED lighting located below; big screen TVs, bands and a DJ. The business will be restricted to those 21 and older, he said. Arif also plans to sell “bar type food including sandwiches and pizzas.

The above items were from the minutes of the Alcohol Control Commission. Click Minutes

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