Restaurant overview: Le Bon Nosh and Recess prepare the debut of Buckhead Village


By the end of the year, diners in Buckhead Village may be able to try two new restaurants that are joining the bustling scene: the long-awaited Le Bon Nosh cafe and the first vegetarian stand outpost at Krog Street Market. Break.

While the pandemic has been tough on the restaurant industry, the local scene remains active for both quirky restaurants and spinoffs from hit restaurants elsewhere, such as the popular Middle Eastern new spot Delbar, which recently featured. announced a location at Buckhead Village next year.

The Good Nose

Work in progress on the facade of Bon Nosh this month at 65 Irby Ave. Credit: Ben Hirsh

Announced in 2019, The Good Nose arrives in the new The Irby apartment tower at 65 Irby Ave. It will be a cafe and market serving breakfast, lunch, coffee, pastries and wine, under the direction of Chef / Owner Forough Vakili.

Construction is nearing completion, with facade work underway this month. “It looks like an opening in September,” restaurant spokesperson Becs Sanders said.

Stay tuned for a specific date. Meanwhile, the restaurant posts occasional updates on his Instagram.

Buckhead of course

Some of the dishes available at Recess.

Recess Buckhead arrives in Hanover’s new apartment tower at 3150 Roswell Road, where it will be next door to the Iberian Buckhead Pig; both belong to the Castellucci Hospitality Group (CHG). The schedule is “later this year,” according to a spokesperson.

Named for the school play period, Recess is a quick, casual food bowl-type restaurant with a menu focused on vegetables and grains, but with chicken in the mix. Originally, this was a stall at the Krog Street Market in Inman Park, but is currently being redesigned and expanded into what the owners hope will be a regional presence, with Buckhead as the first outpost. . (The Krog Street location is slated to reopen this fall.)

Recess Buckhead will have indoor and outdoor seating for around 20 customers and a counter where customers will move along the line as the custom order is built. However, the restaurant is also being built around a new model focused on take-out and delivery in response to the effects of COVID-19 which the owners say will be permanent even when the pandemic ends.

“The pandemic has accelerated a number of restorative changes that are here to stay,” Recess CEO Erik Göranson said in a press release. This will include a mobile app for ordering, delivery, a take-out window and curbside pickup with “dedicated runners” so customers don’t have to leave their vehicles.

CHG also owns Bar Mercado in Krog Street, Cooks and Soldiers in Westside, Double Zero in Emory Village, Sugo in Johns Creek, and another Iberian Pig location in Decatur.

Star wine

A selection of rosé wines available at Starbright Wine.

Speaking of the Iberian Buckhead Pig, it just became the place to pick up orders from Star wine, a new online wine merchant offering personalized help with selection and same-day delivery.

Launched on August 16, Starbright is owned by longtime restaurant publicist Rachel Katz and Fred Castellucci of CHG. Its unique service is expert advice on “non-judgmental” wine selection via SMS or online chat, starting with a five-question introduction to the tastes and needs of the customer. (If you’re not feeling chatty, direct ordering without consultation is also available.)

Selections can then be delivered anywhere within Atlanta city limits on the same day or at any other selected time. Delivery via Zifty costs $ 10, while pickup is available at the restaurant. For more details see


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