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Dining: Eye-popping changes in East Rome Tuesday as Long John Silver’s/A & W comes down to make way for Popeye’s. Video and photos.

Dining: Eye-popping changes in East Rome Tuesday as Long John Silver’s/A & W comes down to make way for Popeye’s. Video and photos.

  Please click the above arrow to see a 47-second video of the demolition or click here.   That new Popeye’s Louisana Kitchen on Turner McCall and East Seventh Street is a giant step closer as demolition of the former Long John Silver’s/A & W is well under way Tuesday morning. Funky Chicken LLC, which… Read more

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Dining: Possible sneak preview of Honeycream gelato at First Friday at Town Green. Cartersville’s Chipotle due late summer; 25 jobs created.

Dining: Possible sneak preview of Honeycream gelato at First Friday at Town Green. Cartersville’s Chipotle due late summer; 25 jobs created.

  If plans hold, the new shop on Third Avenue will be selling gelato at the First Friday concert at Town Green this week (begins at 7 p.m.). Look for the shop to opening soon after that.   Chipotle update: Late summer opening planned. On Saturday, we got a closer look at the work continuing… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

    FLOYD Chipotle Mexican Grill, 96. BARTOW Coconuts Inc., 96. Star Manor, 96. Sriracha Thai Cuisine, 97. GORDON No reports. POLK Pizza Depot, 93. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Demo work begins for former Long John’s on Turner McCall; coming soon: Popeye’s. In Cartersville, Chipotle quickly taking shape off Main Street. Latest on Provino’s.

Dining: Demo work begins for former Long John’s on Turner McCall; coming soon: Popeye’s. In Cartersville, Chipotle quickly taking shape off Main Street. Latest on Provino’s.

    Talk about a to-go order: Demolition is beginning on the former Long John Silver’s/A & W restaurant on Turner McCall near Seventh Street in East Rome as the site will be redeveloped for Rome’s second Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen. Building permits show the new restaurant will cost more than $500,000 to build. The project… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

  FLOYD No reports. BARTOW Second Half Sports Pub, 86. Rancho Alegre, 93. LakePoint Soccer concessions stand,  93. Baseball concessions south, 100. Baseball concessions north, 97. Hometown Karaoke, Adairsville, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Review. ‘Mean cuisine’ at Sam’s Southern Eatery: Classic regional favorites, large servings and — finally — ‘real’ jumbo shrimp (great chicken livers, too).

Review. ‘Mean cuisine’ at Sam’s Southern Eatery: Classic regional favorites, large servings and — finally — ‘real’ jumbo shrimp (great chicken livers, too).

  You know there’s something special about a restaurant when one of the official scorers at the Rome Braves is talking about what’s being pitched and overall quality — and it has nothing to do with the ballgame under way. Hardcore baseball fans are great food critics as well. And that’s why the buzz at… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

  FLOYD No reports BARTOW Best Western Hwy 20, 100. Southern Comforts Catering, mobile, 90. GORDON Burger KIng, Calhoun, 85. POLK Kizuna Japanese Restaurant, Cedartown, 86 CHATTOOGA Chattooga County Nutrition Center, Summerville, 88 Frutilandia Yummy Snacks, Summerville, 90 Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

  FLOYD No reports. BARTOW El Nopal, Cartersville, 86. Hilton Garden Inn, 96. Mellow Mushroom, 91. Quality Inn and Suites, Cartersville, 99. Modern Sports restaurant, Tennessee Street, 84. Great American Cookies/Marble Slab, 93. GORDON KC Corner, Fairmount, 97. Dunkin doughnuts, 100. POLK No report. CHATTOOGA No report. Read more

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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: 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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