Quick Bites: The Cook's Warehouse plans Chamblee location, The Federal opens, and more

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The Cook’s Warehouse will open a retail space and cooking school in Chamblee by April 2017. Located at 5001 Peachtree Blvd. in Peachtree Station (the former Peachtree Crossing), the new store will replace the Brookhaven Cook’s Warehouse, which closed in 2015.

Krog Street Market has confirmed Varuni Napoli will open in the food hall next year. In addition to favorites from the flagship locations, the new stall will have a signature pizza unique to the KSM location along with beer, wine, and limoncello. Varuni Napoli at KSM, slated for a winter 2017 opening, will seat 27 people near the kitchen and will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

The Federal (1050 Crescent Ave.), the petite bistro from Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere, opened on Nov. 15 in the former Bantam & Biddy space in Midtown. Featuring French cuisine and elements of the traditional American steakhouse, the restaurant serves weekday morning coffee bar service from 7:30-11 a.m. and nightly dinner service from at 5 p.m. Dinner items include the Federal burger with American cheese, grilled garnish, and fries; West Texas venison alongside cheese pierogi, red cabbage, sour cherries, and leek ash butter; and sides such as sautéed hen mushrooms, mashed fingerling potatoes, sautéed broccoli rabe, and Anson Mills grits. Doty and Gummere plan to launch weekday breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch in the coming weeks.

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Slice of Brookhaven (2524 Caldwell Road N.E.), just off Dresden Drive, has closed after almost three years in business.

From Nov. 14 through Jan. 29, Hard Rock Cafe will feature two new seasonal offers: the Heineken brisket burger — a half-pound, angus beef patty topped with Heineken-braised brisket, caramelized BBQ onions, garlic aioli, and gouda — and a limited-time mason jar “Mix It Up” cocktail menu.