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Quick Bites: Madre + Mason and Common Quarter close, Papi's opens in Emory Point, and more

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Today, Fri., Jan., 27, Madre + Mason bids Atlanta farewell as co-owners Doria Roberts and Calavino Donati close their Morningside restaurant. While the closing party is free from 7 p.m., the AJC reports that the partners hope to use the sales proceeds and guest donations to purchase the building that houses Urban Cannibals.

Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill, will open its newest location on Mon., Jan. 30 in Emory Point. The seventh metro Atlanta Papi’s, the Emory Point location will be open for lunch and dinner, serving favorites such as stir-fried shrimp with red and green peppers, arroz con pollo, and its signature Cuban sandwiches.

Cobb County’s iconic chicken restaurant will close and be completely renovated over the next several months. The Big Chicken will reopen the second week of April with a new screened-in porch and separate patio.



The owners of Muss & Turner’s have announced plans to open a second location in East Cobb this March. The group will close their Common Quarter (1205 Johnson Ferry Road) concept on Feb. 4 and transform it into a Muss & Turner’s. Co-owner Ryan Turner said the new Muss and Turner’s will bring a “chef-driven, flex-casual restaurant” to the East Cobb community.

Buckhead wine bar Vine & Tap has new top toque and a transformed dining menu. Ryan Catherall, son of notable Atlanta restaurateur Tom Catherall, has added new dishes to the menu, such as a warm Brussels sprout salad with goat cheese and head-on Georgia White Shrimp.





Houston, Texas-based Salata, a fast-casual concept that offers custom salads and wraps, will replace the recently shuttered Moe’s at Atlantic Station later this spring, according to Tomorrow’s News Today.

Brazilian steakhouse Fire of Brazil and Latin-Mexican fusion restaurant Jalapeño Charlie's, both of which were located at 218 Peachtree St. Downtown, have closed.



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