Category Archives: Dining

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

FLOYD Waffle House Martha Berry Boulevard, 80. Shorter Avenue, 93. Gravy Boat, 88. BARTOW Waffle House, Joe Frank Harris Parkway, 99. Krab Kween, mobile and base, 100 each. Texas Road House, initial inspection, 100. GORDON Daddy’s O’s doughnuts, 93. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Chicken & dressing, cheesybeef casserole, salmon patties highlight this week’s final menu at Martha’s Skillet in Coosa.

Dining: Chicken & dressing, cheesybeef casserole, salmon patties highlight this week’s final menu at Martha’s Skillet in Coosa.

Martha Benton’s final week in Coosa began this morning at 6 a.m. By 7 p.m. Friday, Martha’s Skillet will call it a career after decades of service to the Coosa community. Perhaps appropriately, the menu for the week was posted — as always — on Sunday evening. It looks like Martha and crew are serving… Read more

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Dining: Pick O’ Deli closes Dean Avenue location, ‘hoping to remodel and be back in business sometime in 2022.’ Customers are being referred to the Riverside location.

Dining: Pick O’ Deli closes Dean Avenue location, ‘hoping to remodel and be back in business sometime in 2022.’ Customers are being referred to the Riverside location.

This has not been a good month for meat-and-three fans. First came word of Martha’s Skillet closing as of this Friday, Oct. 29. Well, there’s another surprise. The original Pick O’ Deli on Dean Avenue has closed, at least for now. Customers arriving Saturday afternoon were greeted by be digital sign telling them the location… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores: No updates from Friday; latest from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores: No updates from Friday; latest from Thursday.

FLOYD McDonald’s, Shorter Avenue, 96. Seven Hills Nutrition, Shorter, 93. BARTOW Econolodge, breakfast, 100. Fire It Up, dining, base and mobile, all 87. El Dorado, 93. Taco Bell, West Avenue. 100. GORDON Hardee’s, Calhoun, 84. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: A taste of Puerto Rico now open in Calhoun at Boriken Restaurant. Permits approved for alcohol at new Fairfield Inn (restaurant planned), wine at Eggs Up Grill — and ‘drag show’ returns to Tortaco on Broad.

Dining: A taste of Puerto Rico now open in Calhoun at Boriken Restaurant. Permits approved for alcohol at new Fairfield Inn (restaurant planned), wine at Eggs Up Grill — and ‘drag show’ returns to Tortaco on Broad.

    Here’s a genre we don’t see a lot in Northwest Georgia: Puerto Rica cuisine. We have friends, natives of Puerto Rico, who frequent several such restaurants in Atlanta and maybe one or two a bit closer to Rome but none this close. It appears Borkien Restaurant off South Wall Street in Calhoun has… Read more

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Dining: The Mule House, one of the top food trucks in the region, adding pizza restaurant in Cartersville. Craft Smokehouse also on the way at former Johnny Mitchell’s.

Dining: The Mule House, one of the top food trucks in the region, adding pizza restaurant in Cartersville. Craft Smokehouse also on the way at former Johnny Mitchell’s.

Mule House Pizza opening restaurant in Cartersville in 2022. If you’ve been to Drowned Valley Brewing on mostly weekend afternoons, you’ve seen rotating food trucks out front, including a favorite, The Mule House Pizza. Those “horse trailers” aren’t going away but the wood-fired pizza operation is opening a restaurant at 139 W. Main St. early… Read more

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Business: Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. Cartersville mystery a step closer. Here’s a combo: Burger King/Pizza Hut in Rockmart. From gallery to gallery.

Business: Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. Cartersville mystery a step closer. Here’s a combo: Burger King/Pizza Hut in Rockmart. From gallery to gallery.

Wrapping up some business from the week that was . . . Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. We were waiting for the official word from Chattanooga but there’s enough chatter “on the street” to make it formal. Elder’s Ace Hardware will leave the store on Turner McCall Boulevard (between Taco… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW Craft Smokehouse, 600 Henderson Drive, GORDON Captain D’s, 96. POLK Northside School, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Martha’s Skillet, a Coosa icon, closing Oct. 29 as namesake retiring.

Dining: Martha’s Skillet, a Coosa icon, closing Oct. 29 as namesake retiring.

    For 36 years, Martha Benton has been making sure customers at the paper mill and across Coosa have had something good to eat. It might be a quick breakfast of homemade biscuits with gravy for a family of four on the way to school and work. Or maybe lunch or a pickup dinner… Read more

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Dining: Buffalo Wild Wings to go before Rome’s Alcohol Control  Commission in November as renovations get under way.

Dining: Buffalo Wild Wings to go before Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission in November as renovations get under way.

    More signs that Buffalo Wild Wings is on the way: The new restaurant planned for the most recent home of O’Charley’s has filed paperwork to appear before Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission in November in a bid to secure needed pouring permits. The arrival has been out since O’Charley’s closing was announced but, so… Read more

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Ellianos Coffee just about ready in Rockmart. The Rabbit’s Nest in Rome will reopen under new ownership soon.

Ellianos Coffee just about ready in Rockmart. The Rabbit’s Nest in Rome will reopen under new ownership soon.

  Ellianos Coffee, coming to 1675 Nathan Dean Parkway in Rockmart, earned a 100 on the initial Public Health food inspection on Friday, which means a formal opening is days away. The shop will be near Wendy’s, Walmart and the stores off the intersection of U.S. 278 and Ga. 113.  The latest teaser on the… Read more

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Dining: Fair trade — ice cream for pizza? That’s what’s on the way at former Bruster’s on Shorter Avenue — a new Pizza Hut. Plus updates on former car wash nearby.

Dining: Fair trade — ice cream for pizza? That’s what’s on the way at former Bruster’s on Shorter Avenue — a new Pizza Hut. Plus updates on former car wash nearby.

  By June, the scoop was out: Bruster’s had closed at 1911 Shorter Ave. and the site was on the market for $595,000. Included were a1,053-square-foot building open since 2001 and 32 parking spots along a prime stretch of the West Rome corridor. Passersby started spotting crews inside the once-popular ice cream shop and now Rome-Floyd building… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

    FLOYD La Quinta, Rome, breakfast, 100. BARTOW Dunkin, Gentilly Drive, 83. J’s Simply Soul, 100. Willy’s, 100. Ferley’s barbecue, Acworth, 100. Fork and Spoon Street Eats, 90 (initial inspection). GORDON Chuckwagon Restaurant, 96. Calhoun Healthcare Center, 100. POLK Elliano’s, Rockmart, 100 (initial inspection). CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Billiards champs Johnny Archer and Rodney Morris bringing sports bar, grill and pool hall to Cartersville. Soft opening possible this week. Partnership includes Birdies’ Wings owner.

Dining: Billiards champs Johnny Archer and Rodney Morris bringing sports bar, grill and pool hall to Cartersville. Soft opening possible this week. Partnership includes Birdies’ Wings owner.

Cartersville is about to welcome Johnny Archer’s Place Sports Bar & Grill, which bills itself as “Atlanta’s premiere pool hall.” Johnny Archer’s earned a 100 score in last week’s initial food inspection from Public Health, another key step to opening the doors at 138 S. Tennessee St. Some final work is under way (walk-in cooler, beer… Read more

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