Category Archives: Dining

Business: Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; McAlister’s Deli needs a little more time. Also: Rare retail weekend for Cabell’s Designs. Rome’s Hydro Dynamics honored again.

Business: Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; McAlister’s Deli needs a little more time. Also: Rare retail weekend for Cabell’s Designs. Rome’s Hydro Dynamics honored again.

    McAlister’s Deli is just about ready to open but needs to nail down a few more items before joining the East Bend restaurant and retail community.  Hours will be Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. McAlister’s will include catering and teases a breakfast menu as part of that. Texas Roadhouse: Opening day is Wednesday, Dec.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD Olive Garden, 100. Moe’s Original Barbecue, 93. BARTOW Rancho Alegre, 96. Grand China, 93. Sweet Snow: mobile, 100. base, 100. Southern Comforts Catering, base, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK Zorba’s, Cedartown, 100. R & R Catering, Rockmart, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports.   Read more

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Dining & drink: Newby Farm and Vineyard seeks OK to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. — with even more on the way.

Dining & drink: Newby Farm and Vineyard seeks OK to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. — with even more on the way.

    One of the bigger stories of the year — William and Shannon Newby’s growing Newby Farm and Vineyard — is getting even bigger. And there’s potential for even more. William Newby has applied for a beer and wine pouring permit to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. in the recent home… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

  FLOYD No reports BARTOW Waffle House, Adairsville, 92. Pizza Place, Adairsville, 89. GORDON Starbucks, Food City, 96. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: McAlister’s looks at tentative opening Dec. 7; Texas Roadhouse on target for Dec. 9. Plus: Peaches opens on Broad Street (former Brewhouse). Plus: A new ‘Pick’?

Dining: McAlister’s looks at tentative opening Dec. 7; Texas Roadhouse on target for Dec. 9. Plus: Peaches opens on Broad Street (former Brewhouse). Plus: A new ‘Pick’?

  Work continues on prepping the next two restaurants at East Bend: McAlister’s Deli and Texas Roadhouse. Both have stepped up their respective social media advance coverage, from online employee recruitment to even offering a few early perks. You can follow them at: McAlister’s Deli. A tentative opening date is set for Monday, Dec. 7, “but… Read more

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Dining: Brown Bag Cafe opens in Cartersville with “food for the soul”…ribs, wings, fried fish and gizzards. Along with desserts from Unique Velvet Sweet Tooth bakery.

Dining: Brown Bag Cafe opens in Cartersville with “food for the soul”…ribs, wings, fried fish and gizzards. Along with desserts from Unique Velvet Sweet Tooth bakery.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net To keep the cooking legacy of her family alive, Kimberly Sloan and her sister, Terra Johnson, have teamed up to open Brown Bag Cafe with Unique Velvet (Sweet Tooth) Bakery in the adjoining space at 5698 Highway 20, Suite K, in The Plaza near I-75 in Cartersville. “We are just carrying… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday. Panda Express offers 50% of proceeds to Salvation Army on Saturday (flyer or code needed).

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday. Panda Express offers 50% of proceeds to Salvation Army on Saturday (flyer or code needed).

Great deal at Panda Express (Rome) on Saturday. Show the flyer or use the code and 50% of event sales will be donated to The Salvation Army of Rome. Hours: 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Saturday. If you order online: Start here (online order). You can be a ‘guest’ if you prefer. Enter 318532 in the promo code… Read more

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No decision Thursday on Popeye’s in East Rome; developers expected to bring back revised plans.

No decision Thursday on Popeye’s in East Rome; developers expected to bring back revised plans.

Thursday afternoon: The Popeye’s variances are on hold as no decision was made by the Board of Adjustments on Thursday. Board members voted 5-1 to push the decision to the next meeting. That would allow any changes to the proposal to be advertised to and reviewed by the community and then come up for a new… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD THE ARMUCHEE CAFE’ 3793 MARTHA BERRY HWY ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 99 BARTOW No reports. GORDON ESTELA’S TAQUERIA 802 N WALL ST CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 75 POLK RUDY’S EST. 2020 LLC 29 N MAIN ST CEDARTOWN, GA 30125 Last Inspection Score: 91 CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Thanks to your votes, Rome’s Carrie Bishop of Cupcakes Around the Corner advances in ‘The Greatest Baker’ but still needs your help. Here’s how.

Thanks to your votes, Rome’s Carrie Bishop of Cupcakes Around the Corner advances in ‘The Greatest Baker’ but still needs your help. Here’s how.

Good news so far in Carrie Bishop’s bid to be ‘“The Greatest Baker of 2020.” The founder of Rome’s Cupcakes Around the Corner made it to the next round, finishing fourth in the top five. Bishop is now in third place for the group winner round. The challenge now: She needs to finish in the… Read more

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Dining: It looks like the end of those pinto beans and cornbread served by The Homestead Restaurant in Rome.

Dining: It looks like the end of those pinto beans and cornbread served by The Homestead Restaurant in Rome.

    Known for the salad bar, the bean bar and a great mix of homemade favorites, it appears The Homestead Restaurant at 1401 Kingston Highway near Etowah Park is closed. We drove by Thursday morning and found the business idle. The phone number is no longer in service. And the most recent things on… Read more

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Dining: Ameer’s Mediterranean Grill, founded in Atlanta, opens in Calhoun. Menu: From beef and lamb shawarma to baklava to fried tilapia filet and chicken wings.

Dining: Ameer’s Mediterranean Grill, founded in Atlanta, opens in Calhoun. Menu: From beef and lamb shawarma to baklava to fried tilapia filet and chicken wings.

  Northwest Georgia’s taste for “authentic Mediterranean-Middle Eastern cuisine” has another option to consider as Atlanta-based Ameer’s Mediterranean Grill has opened at 203 Richardson Road (on the Popeye’s side of Ga. 53) in Calhoun. With locations already on Briarcliff in Atlanta and in Roswell, Ameer’s offers “made-from-scratch daily with the highest quality ingredients. 100% halal… Read more

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Dining: Legends Cafe & Grill sets grand opening for Friday. West Rome spot offers wings, burgers, 2-for-1 margaritas, sweet potato pie — and a ping pong table. ‘The Mooch’ (Armuchee Cafe) due Saturday.

Dining: Legends Cafe & Grill sets grand opening for Friday. West Rome spot offers wings, burgers, 2-for-1 margaritas, sweet potato pie — and a ping pong table. ‘The Mooch’ (Armuchee Cafe) due Saturday.

    Legends Cafe & Grill grand opening set for Friday: Following a successful soft opening over the Georgia-Florida game weekend, Legends Cafe & Grill is holding its grand opening this Friday at 2214 Shorter Ave. With 22 TVs (“with the best sports package”), food and beverages, Legends is in the former M & J… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD KITCHEN 333 AT ROME CITY BREWING CO. LLC 333 BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 97 LEGENDS CAFE AND GRILL, LLC 2214 SHORTER AVENUE ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 98 BARTOW 1902 STOCK EXCHANGE 124 PUBLIC SQ ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 MCDONALD’S (ADAIRSVILLE) 100 PRINCETON BLVD ADAIRSVILLE, GA… Read more

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Dining: Popeye’s due on Turner McCall at former Long John Silver’s by mid 2021.

Dining: Popeye’s due on Turner McCall at former Long John Silver’s by mid 2021.

      The folks behind the Funky Chicken LLC franchise system, already big fans of Northwest Georgia, are bringing another Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen to Rome, this one on Turner McCall at the site of the former Long John Silver’s/A & W Root Beer. The Canton-based company confirmed rumors Tuesday evening that they’re opening an… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD ROME BRUSTER’S ICE CREAM 1911 SHORTER AVE ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 98 BARTOW HAMPTON INN 5600 HWY 20 SE CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 97 MAPLE RIDGE-CPLACE 22 MAPLE RIDGE DR CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 KRAB KWEEN (BASE) Last Inspection Score: 100 PHAT KATZ BBQ ON THE MOVE… Read more

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New life for former Mr. D’s in Armuchee. Rome Redevelopment Committee to discuss annexation, West Third, Martha Berry today. Chamber expo going all digital because of COVID.

New life for former Mr. D’s in Armuchee. Rome Redevelopment Committee to discuss annexation, West Third, Martha Berry today. Chamber expo going all digital because of COVID.

A few concepts have been tried at 3793 Martha Berry Highway in Armuchee since the closing of Mr. D’s in January 2016. Most have involved southern cooking,  including a few meat-and-threes. Now on the way is Armuchee Cafe. The sign shows “Armuchee Cafe coming soon” and some interior work is under way. We’ll have updates soon.… Read more

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