Category Archives: Dining

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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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW No reports. GORDON W.L. Swain Elementary, 100. Georgia Cumberland Academy, 91. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Hiring under way for Buffalo Wild Wings due in Rome. Chipotle opens in Cartersville; Texas Roadhouse next.

Dining: Hiring under way for Buffalo Wild Wings due in Rome. Chipotle opens in Cartersville; Texas Roadhouse next.

      Hiring under way for Buffalo Wild Wings in Rome: Crews have been inside the former O’Charley’s off Turner McCall in recent days, likely prepping for the conversion to Northwest Georgia’s first Buffalo Wild Wings. We’re still digging for projected opening dates. For now, we’re seeing “help wanted” jobs pop up for the… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD No report. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Mr. Sumo, 408 Court St., Calhoun, 91. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining and Drink: River Remedy Brewing continues to come together off Glenn Milner in Rome.

Dining and Drink: River Remedy Brewing continues to come together off Glenn Milner in Rome.

River Remedy Brewing continues to assemble Rome’s latest craft brewery. There are a lot of eyes watching the progress on Glenn Milner Boulevard as River Remedy Brewing builds toward an opening in Rome. Lots of work continues inside, including much of the equipment needed to make craft beer just off the Etowah River. Asked about a… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD Shorter: University, 91. Starbacks, 100. Hawk’s Nest, 87. Darlington: Cafeteria, 100. Middle School, 100. Georgia Highlands, 92. BARTOW Bartow County Jail, 96. Krystal, Morningside Drive, 82. Hometown Steak & Que, 99. GORDON Belwood Elementary, 96. Crazy Acres, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Hiring under way for 200 jobs at Cartersville’s Texas Roadhouse; mid November opening planned.

Dining: Hiring under way for 200 jobs at Cartersville’s Texas Roadhouse; mid November opening planned.

    Texas Roadhouse is bringing 200 jobs to Cartersville/Bartow County as the company prepares to open the 7,570-square-foot restaurant, at 195 Main Street Market Place in mid November. It will feature both dining and curbside to go. Those interested in employment can apply online at https://bit.ly/3ls0n63   Walk-ins are also accepted. Texas Roadhouse is conducting in-person interviews at a… Read more

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Business: Ulta Beauty targeting mid-November opening at Riverbend Center in Rome. Plus: New Popeye’s wasting no time on Turner McCall.

Business: Ulta Beauty targeting mid-November opening at Riverbend Center in Rome. Plus: New Popeye’s wasting no time on Turner McCall.

Ulta Beauty plans soft opening followed by grand opening around mid-November. That’s the latest work from the corporate office for the new store at Riverbend Center off Turner McCall, going into the former Pier 1 spot. Store hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; until 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and from 11 a.m.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Red Bud elementary, middle schools,100. Bowman’s Restaurant, Resaca, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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