Category Archives: Dining

Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens the self-serve area after 15 months of drive-through and pick-up orders. Fuel Hickory Smoked BBQ & Grill just about ready.

Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens the self-serve area after 15 months of drive-through and pick-up orders. Fuel Hickory Smoked BBQ & Grill just about ready.

That trademark little red door at Truett’s Chick-fil-A is swinging again as the popular restaurant on Shorter Avenue has returned to self-serve dining on one side of the restaurant. Closed since March 2020, Truett’s ramped up drive-through and curbside pickup orders as customer demand continued. Greg Major says reopening the full service side of the… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday. 70/C for Bartow sports grill.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday. 70/C for Bartow sports grill.

FLOYD Spartan Smoothies, 97. Taqueria de Leon, base and mobile, 100. BARTOW McDonald’s, Cass-White, 96. Jefferson’s, 90. Maine Street Coastal Cuisine, 94. Neena’s New York Style Pizza, 85. Second Half Sports Pub, 70. Last inspection: 88 on Nov. 10. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(2)(a)-(l)(n)(o)] Observed person in charge not performing duties; PIC was not properly trained in… Read more

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Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken.

Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken.

  On the way: Bids are sought for two Cartersville projects, still below radar right now. One is a restaurant with a permit value of $350,000; another is identified as a “sports bar” for $125,000. Newcomers we’ve already heard about in Cartersville include: Chipotle in front of Academy Sports at 405 E. Main St.  (Project… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD 813 Nutrition, Martha Berry Highway, 100. BARTOW T&K Cafe, Taylorsville, 90. GORDON No reports. POLK Petro’s Pizza, 96. Vicky’s Country Kitchen, 100. CHATTOOGA Lyerly Drive-Thru, 92. Read more

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Sam’s Southern Eatery — ‘home of the jumbo shrimp’ as well as chicken, wings, livers and gizzards — opens in Midtown Crossing in Rome.

Sam’s Southern Eatery — ‘home of the jumbo shrimp’ as well as chicken, wings, livers and gizzards — opens in Midtown Crossing in Rome.

  The epicenter of the restaurant news this week sits squarely on North Fourth Avenue off West Third Street as Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers is truly killing it since Tuesday’s midday opening. But another spot, not quite in the spotlight of the River District or the serial openings at East Bend off Turner McCall,… Read more

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Dining: Rome duo taking Jefferson’s to Calhoun by August. Chicken Salad Chick opening for carry out at Redmond Regional.

Dining: Rome duo taking Jefferson’s to Calhoun by August. Chicken Salad Chick opening for carry out at Redmond Regional.

It was only a matter of time — and a good business decision, too. The Jefferson’s chain has quickly spread across Northwest Georgia since opening in downtown Rome more than 15 years ago. Since then, restaurants have been opened in Cartersville, Cedartown, Rockmart and Summerville. Missing from the list? Calhoun. Until now. Almost five years go,… Read more

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Review: Largos in Cartersville. A ‘No Cal’ spin on finer dining that will keep local foodies much closer to home.

Review: Largos in Cartersville. A ‘No Cal’ spin on finer dining that will keep local foodies much closer to home.

  In February, we wrote about a new restaurant coming to Cartersville’s expanding downtown footprint. A brief exchange with one of the co-owers hinted at good things to come just down from on of the community’s recent success stories, Drowned Valley Brewery. Our subsequent trips to the area showed progress on the exterior with some… Read more

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Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Earlier: An insider’s look at the new restaurant.

Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Earlier: An insider’s look at the new restaurant.

  Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. That leak on a Facebook post earlier Sunday nailed it.  The hours are 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. The menu should be posted by Monday. Facebook Below, please see our… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW Moore’s Gourmet Market, 91. Wendy’s, Emerson, 100. Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, Lakepoint, 84. The Mule House Wood Fired Pizza, Mobile, 99. The Mule House Wood Fired Pizza, Base, 100. Don Lupe Mexican Restaurant, 82. Largos, 91. GORDON No reports. POLK KFC/Taco Bell, Rockmart, 87. Zaxby’s, Rockmart, 91. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW Quality Inn, Adairsville, 97. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Updates on eight new restaurants in the area — and a reminder that another favorite closes this Saturday.

Dining: Updates on eight new restaurants in the area — and a reminder that another favorite closes this Saturday.

  Perhaps nothing changes as quickly as the dining scene across Northwest Georgia, in part because we’re known nationwide for our passion for restaurants. On Sunday, we previewed Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers (click here); today, we’ll look at what else is on the way. Nine updates below (one is a closing): Las Mesas Mexican… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD Subway, Martha Berry, 87. Sam’s Southern Eatery, 100. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Loyal customers who love to #eatweird at a loss as Broad Street favorite Jamwich announces closing. Or is there more to come?

Loyal customers who love to #eatweird at a loss as Broad Street favorite Jamwich announces closing. Or is there more to come?

Much like downtown Rome itself, Jamwich never stands still. We’ve written about new hours, a breakfast menu, late-night fun, a deserved 100 Plates of Georgia ranking. We’ve followed Facebook posts about potential new homes, close deals and close calls. Today, the news isn’t good. Shadae Yancey went on Facebook Wednesday to announce the last day of… Read more

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