Category Archives: Dining

Updated: Steak ‘n Shake reopens after fryers catch fire; only drawback is no fries today.

Updated: Steak ‘n Shake reopens after fryers catch fire; only drawback is no fries today.

Matthew McConnell captured the image of the kitchen fire at Steak ‘n Shake off Turner McCall Boulevard in Rome late Saturday. An associate at the restaurant said they hope to open by 8 this morning. Wayne Robinson reports that the fryers caught fire and then the fire surpression system inside the hood kicked in. The… Read more

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Express debuts in Cartersville as Chick-fil-A prepares for demolition, new store. Rome’s Dwarf House hosts a reunion as it prepares for remake.

Express debuts in Cartersville as Chick-fil-A prepares for demolition, new store. Rome’s Dwarf House hosts a reunion as it prepares for remake.

The summer of change is under way for Chick-fil-A in Northwest Georgia as the Cartersville restaurant is now closed, awaiting a new building, and the Dwarf House location on Shorter Avenue will follow on June 22. Friday was the final day of service for the Cartersville restaurant and the temporary replacement — an “express” location… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday

FLOYD MISS JULIA’S CAFÉ 2632 CEDARTOWN HWY ROME, GA 30162 Last Inspection Score: 97 TROY’S BAR-B-Q, INC 1024 N BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 91 KITCHEN 333 AT ROME CITY BREWING CO. LLC 333 BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 99 BARTOW BEST CHINA 12 EHARLEE RD STE I CARTERSVILLE,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

FLOYD Floyd Bowling, Riverbend Drive, 91. Almost Famous (at Kellogg’s), 100. BARTOW Chili’s, 95 Pupuseria Dona Veronica, 100. Second Half Sports Pub, 88. Zena Drive Senior Center, 100. GORDON Little Caesar’s, Calhoun, 81. POLK Cherokee Country Club, 91 Highland Rivers, Cedartown, 91. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Rome Crisis Stabilization, 100. BARTOW El Dorado, Cartersville, 91. Mellow Mushroom, 87. Wendy’s, Ga. 20, 93. GORDON Checker’s, 84. Holiday Inn Express (breakfast), 90. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Business: Toys R Us closing June 27. Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville delayed a few days by rain. Now open: Women of Zion Fashion on Broad Street, Bento Bx restaurant in Armuchee.

Business: Toys R Us closing June 27. Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville delayed a few days by rain. Now open: Women of Zion Fashion on Broad Street, Bento Bx restaurant in Armuchee.

  Rome’s Toys R Us closing June 27: Since mid March, it hasn’t been a question of if but when. That date is now known as he Rome location of Toys R Us will close at 2780 Martha Berry Highway on Wednesday, June 27. In addition to layoffs, the closing also puts 2.7 acres and… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

FLOYD China Max, 91. Milano’s, Mount Berry, 92. Sam’s Burger-Deli, Schroeder’s, 94. Starbucks, 93. State Line Tavern, 87. BARTOW Ross Diner, 95. WPC Residences, 90. GORDON Chick-fil-A, 96. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Jack’s Family Restaurant, 83. Read more

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Update: Middle Eastern Grille to open June 18; Chick-fil-A Dwarf closes June 22 — and other local restaurant news.

Update: Middle Eastern Grille to open June 18; Chick-fil-A Dwarf closes June 22 — and other local restaurant news.

From some long-planned openings to a sentimental closing (for now), June is filled with changes for Northwest Georgia diners. And keep your ears open for a surprise or two before school starts again as a few deals are under review. This latest update: June 18: Middle Eastern Grill, the Shorter Avenue transplant with a new name,… Read more

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Dining: Countdown begins for Chick-fil-A Dwarf House refit. Five restaurants honored in state’s ‘100 Plates Locals Love.’ Time to vote for favorite restaurant (and retailer, attraction) in Bartow.

Dining: Countdown begins for Chick-fil-A Dwarf House refit. Five restaurants honored in state’s ‘100 Plates Locals Love.’ Time to vote for favorite restaurant (and retailer, attraction) in Bartow.

  The countdown is under way for the June 22 closing of Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue as crews will quickly come in to build a new restaurant, rechristened Truett’s Chick-fil-A. News of the countdown spread quickly on social media Monday afternoon with this update: “We can say with much excitement that our store… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Middle Eastern Grill, Broad Street, 100. BARTOW Cartersville Heights care and rehab, 83. Whistle  Stop Express, Cartersville, 92. GORDON Waffle House, Red Bud, 74. POLK KFC/Taco Bell, Rockmart, 84. Pizza Hut, Rockmart, 90. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW FITE LIVING CENTRE 5 FITE ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 AMERICA’S CAFE 444 JOE FRANK HARRIS PKWY CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 Last Inspection Score: 96 SUBWAY 1338 E MAIN ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 Last Inspection Score: 92 THE LOCAL BAR AND GRILL 120 SOUTH ERWIN ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Sweet Pickles, Broad Street, 100. BARTOW Bojangles, Main Street Cartersville, 91. Larry’s Giant Subs, Cherokee Place, 97. GORDON Shoney’s, Calhoun, 90. POLK Martin’s, Rockmart, 73. CHATTOOGA Oakview Health and Rehab, Summerville, 91. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW TG4 Ice Cream, 100 Flippin ‘n’ Grillin at Red Top,100 GORDON Huddle House, Calhoun, 92. POLK Dairy Queen, Rockmart, 85. CHATTOOGA Jim’s Restaurant, Summerville, 94. The Vineyard, Summerville, 91. Subdelights, Summerville, 94. Read more

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Dining: Middle Eastern Grill to open June 4; Still awaiting Duke’s Wings and Seafood relocation on Broad Street.

Dining: Middle Eastern Grill to open June 4; Still awaiting Duke’s Wings and Seafood relocation on Broad Street.

After nearly three months of renovations, the new Middle Eastern Grill is set to open next Monday, June 4 at 425 Broad Street, the old Esserman’s building next door to El Zarape. Owner Tim Khateeb says the final inspections will be this Tuesday and if all goes as planned, he will open the following week.… Read more

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Dining: MJ’s Grill coming to Shannon at Ga. 140/53 on June 1. Floyd Schools’ next food truck rally is Wednesday.

MJ Haltom has big plans for the spot most recently known as On the Bayou, a popular Cajun place that transferred to Shannon from Calhoun in search of greener pastures. Since its closing, commuters between Rome and Calhoun (and Adairsville) have spotted activity within the restaurant and outside. Ample signage tells of hiring under way… Read more

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