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OLIVA RESTAURANTS RETURNS TO SERVICE MONDAY, MAY 18

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/11/20

OLIVA RESTAURANTS RETURNS TO SERVICE MONDAY, MAY 18
All Four Sister Concepts Will Offer Curbside Pickup &
Take-Out Featuring Special To-Go Menus

Oliva Restaurants is thrilled to announce the reopening of all four of its Atlanta concepts next Monday, May 18. After closing Aziza, Bellina Alimentari, Falafel Nation, and Rina on March 16, each restaurant will begin offering limited menus featuring many local favorites along with a few surprises for curbside pickup and take-out.

“We made the extremely hard decision to remain closed for the last two months to help support the global efforts combatting the pandemic. It is an incredible feeling to reopen our doors to the Atlanta community and have our Oliva family in the restaurants again,” said Tal Baum, proprietor of Oliva Restaurants. “We carefully planned our reopening to ensure a safe environment for team members and customers alike. Our industry is all about creating memorable moments and connecting people. We see the current circumstances as an opportunity to reinvent what we do and engage with our guests on a different level, even from a distance.”

Aziza returns to showcasing the best of Israel by offering both modern and comforting Middle Eastern dishes, as well as a number of multi-course options. The menu will change daily and highlight produce from local farm friends. The popular Full Experience menu will be offered as a multi-course dinner and will include salatim, a family-style entrée, two sides, and dessert. Weekly Shabbat Dinner will be available for preorder for Friday pick up. There are a few other exciting surprises that are in the works and will be announced on social media. Aziza’s full wine list and special to-go cocktails, a delectable pastry basket with Aziza’s famous breads and pastries, as well as several a la carte options, are all at diners fingertips.

Hours of Operation: 3 PM – 8:30 PM | White Provisions – 1170 Howell Mill Road NW | 404-968-9437 | aziza-restaurant.com

Bellina Alimentari brings Italian comfort to quarantine with family-sized dishes including lasagna, pomodoro, ragù, meatballs, and a salad; the Bellina Family Meal with polpette and pane, a family-sized pasta, salad, chocolate truffles, and a bottle of wine; the Salumeria Antipasti Box with half of a schiacciata, three types of charcuterie, three types of cheese, marinated olives, marinated artichokes, a family-sized salad, and a bottle of wine; fresh pasta kits; as well as Aperol Spritz and Negroni cocktail kits. They will also be serving a menu of Salumeria and Alimentari goods such as fresh pasta, pasta sauces, olive oils, and schiacciata (by the pound) from the Bellina in-house Italian market, antipasti, pasta dishes, panini, sides, dessert, and a selection of natural wines from the Wine Bar.

Hours of Operation: 12 PM – 8 PM  | Ponce City Market – 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE | 404-330-9933 | bellina-alimentari.com

Falafel Nation is set to serve the Falafel Nation meal for two featuring a selection of two pita or chopped salad, two orders of fries, two cookies, and two sodas; and the Falafel Nation Deluxe meal with a selection of eight falafel or Sabich pita, a side of hummus, a side of tahini, a sauce trio, Israeli salad, Israeli slaw, fries, two pitas, two cookies, and two sodas. A la carte options are also available and patio seating will be open.

Hours of Operation: 12 PM – 8 PM | White Provisions – 1170 Howell Mill Road NW | 470-355-9951 | falafelnation.com


Rina is cooking up a family meal featuring a main course, a choice of three mezze, a side of rice pilaf, two pita, hummus, tahini, a sauce trio, and dessert; and regular menu items including mezze options, a selection of hummus, Amba Chicken, Beef Kababs, Falafel Salad, Halloumi with charred vegetables, Chicken Shawarma, Arayas, and more will be available. Perfect for Spring, Rina’s Backyard Grilling kit with skewers, salads, and sides are sure to be a hit. Add on to-go cocktails and boozy milkshakes and guests will feel like they are carried to a faraway land. The patio and to-go window on the Atlanta Beltline will be open for orders.
Hours of Operation: 12 PM – 8 PM | Ford Factory Lofts – 699 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE | 404-343-0362 | rinakitchen.com

To order, view the full menus online and place an order through each restaurant website or call the restaurant directly.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, Oliva Restaurants remains committed to putting the health and well-being of our team members and guests first. Each restaurant will be following all CDC guidelines and taking the necessary steps to ensure safety. All staff will be practicing social distancing and have been provided guidelines to return to work. They will also be required to take their temperature before their shift. Oliva Restaurants will be providing PPE for all staff and plans to increase an already rigorous standard of cleanliness

CHIRINGA’S TAKE OUT INITIATIVES AND PLANS TO GIVE BACK THIS MAY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/26/20

Social Responsibility Initiatives to Help Protect and Give Back

Deeply rooted within the community of downtown Alpharetta, CHIRINGA has decided to continue the suspension of their dine-in services until further notice to maintain a safer environment for their patrons and staff and to help enforce the importance of social responsibility. Diners can still dive into the restaurant’s elevated beach food by ordering online for curbside pick up or walk up to the outdoor Fly Up Window, located on the Town Green, for take out orders.

“While we would love to open our doors and help remind everyone of the free-flowing days at the beach, we will always put the safety of our patrons and staff first. We feel that it is too soon to re-open our dine-in services based on the current guidelines set by the CDC. We are so thankful for the continued support from our community, and we encourage our guests to continue practicing social responsibly,” stated Andrew McKoski, Founder and Partner of CHIRINGA.
In efforts to give back in this uncertain time, CHIRINGA will be donating 25% of all online orders during the month of May to non-profit organizations that are helping to supply food to local heroes that need it most, including Atlanta Community Food Bank, Open Hand, Giving Kitchen and Goodr.
“We are all in this together and as a team we strive to support those who are in need at this time. Each week in the month of May, we will be asking our loyal patrons to take all orders online in efforts to give back to those in need around them. Supporting local is not just supporting businesses, but supporting the friendly faces on the frontlines, healthcare workers, first responders, neighbors, family members and friends,” stated Travis Brown, Founder and Partner of CHIRINGA.
CHIRINGA’s full menu will be accessible online and includes whole grain bowls, dips, salads, sandwiches, tacos and plantains, available with fresh fish and clean proteins, along with freshly squeezed juices, specialty cocktails, craft beers and full-bodied wines. For more information and to order online, visit www.chiringa.com or call 770.802.8940. For updates regarding hours, ongoing safety procedures and sanitation methods, Follow the Kite on Instagram at @chiringaatl and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chiringaatl.

VININGS JUBILEE RESTAURANTS AND RETAILERS PIVOT TO CONTINUE SERVING COMMUNITY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/19/20

Latest Updates on How Lifestyle Center is Adjusting in Light of Current Events 
For decades, Vinings Jubilee has been a centerpiece of historic Vinings, bringing the community together over delicious food, great shopping and a family-centric neighborhood experience. While the continually evolving developments surrounding COVID-19 affect the day-to-day, the tenants at Vinings Jubilee are taking necessary precautions and adjusting. Whether updating business hours, policies, or temporarily closing, each business is doing what is best to continue to serve the community and for the safety of Vinings Jubilee. Restaurants are making dining at home as easy as ever, Southern Baked Pie and Whimsy Cookie Co. are still serving up their delicious treats and many retail stores have pivoted to online shopping options.

“While the landscape of COVID-19 is ever evolving, the health and safety of our tenants and patrons is our number one priority. We plan to follow all the guidelines set forth by the government and respect any decisions our retailers choose to make for their best interest,” said David Cochran, President and CEO of Paces Properties. “We have always loved being a gathering place for our community to enjoy and we look forward to being able to serve them all again in a safe manner.”

Learn more about some of what Vinings Jubilee’s tenants are offering:

Café at Pharr
Nothing says comfort food like a chicken salad sandwich. Café at Pharr is still open for business, offering curbside pickup and delivery to select locations. Follow along on Facebook or Instagram for updates.

Cold Stone Creamery
Social distancing doesn’t have to put a hold on your ice cream craving with Cold Stone Creamery. The nationwide favorite is scooping and offering curbside pickup, so patrons can enjoy all their menu offerings. For updates, check Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Fab’rik
Spring cleaning is upon us and that means there is plenty of time for new threads from Fab’rik. The store is closed but their online store is up and running, offering everything from spring dresses to comfortable loungewear that is perfect for working from home. Stay up-to-date on Facebook or Instagram.

Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom Vinings is open for business and offering curbside pickup, delivery through third party services and convenient meal packages to switch up your dinners including a movie night package with pizza and wings and a “Veg Head” package with hummus and salad. For more details and updates, follow along on Facebook.

Southern Baked Pie Company
Vinings’ favorite pie shop is serving up all the delicious pies guests know and love in a safe and sanitized manner. Whether you want the Chicken Pot Pie for lunch or a slice of Caramel Pecan Pie for dessert, they have you set. Call ahead to place your order and arrange for curbside delivery. If you’re looking to stay home, they also offer delivery and shipping to make indulging even easier. Check Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates.

Waiting on Martha Everyday + Waiting on Martha HOME
Retail therapy doesn’t have to wait. While Waiting on Martha Everyday and Waiting on Martha HOME are temporarily closed, they are continuing to offer online shopping to curb your retail fix. Whether you’re sprucing up your home, redecorating or looking for some fun at-home activities, they offer it all from trendy kitchenware to vibrant adulting coloring books and paint by numbers kits. For updates, follow Waiting on Martha Everyday on Facebook or Instagram and Waiting on Martha HOME on Facebook or Instagram.

The Whimsy Cookie Company
Cure your sweet tooth with The Whimsy Cookie Company. They are open for business and not only delivering your favorite sweets, but also offering care packages to mail to friends and family, including decorating kits that are perfect for channeling your inner chef while staying safe at home. Ideal for kids, these decorating kits offer fun shapes and colors like dinosaurs, princesses and of course, the delicious icing Whimsy Cookie is so famous for. Call or visit online to enjoy. Stay in the know on Facebook or Instagram.

A+ Pediatrics, Another Broken Egg, Banana Republic, Boardroom Salon, Dermani Medspa, Etc. East, HotBox, J. McLaughlin, Loft, Orangetheory, Paces & Vine, Pure Barre, Read Shop by the Merchant, SOHO, and Stockyard Burgers & Bones are all temporarily closed until further notice. The details above are subject to change. Stay up-to-date on the latest developments by visiting the Vinings Jubilee website and following on Facebook and Instagram.

THE GREAT AMERICAN TAKEOUT: SAVE OUR RESTAURANTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/23/20

Tuesday, March 24th

Initiative of a coalition of restaurants including one of our faves: Marlow’s Tavern

On March 24, we’re asking everyone in America to show their support for our beloved restaurant industry and incredible employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and eating at least one delivery or pick-up meal. Looking for a restaurant to support? You can find a list of local ones here.

Where are you getting takeout?