Atlanta restaurants: Adele’s Cajun restaurant closes in downtown Roswell, while Greek pizza place and gyros prepare to open in Brookhaven

Cajun restaurant Adele’s closed on November 14 after a decade on Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell. Owners Marc Wegman and Ruth Carr-Wegman made the announcement on Facebook, followed by a statement posted on the restaurant’s website. Originally from New Orleans, Wegman worked as a chef in restaurants before moving to Roswell to open Adele’s in 2011. The restaurant name refers to Carr-Wegman’s middle name.

“After 10 great years, Adele will shut down permanently on November 14, 2021,” a statement provided to Eater said regarding the decision to shut down. “The friendships made along the way are too numerous to count and words cannot express our gratitude for the incredible support and patronage received.”

Adele’s was known in Roswell for serving dishes influenced by New Orleans and Cajun cuisine, like chunked crab cakes, mussels, crayfish stews, and fried oyster po’boys. The restaurant was a popular spot for New Orleans Saints fans who gathered for games and for weekend brunch, which included crayfish cookies, gravy, and donuts. [FB/Official]

Greek Pizzeria and Gyros aims to open on December 1 in Brookhaven

John “Johnny” Gianoulidis, the man behind Kafenio Greek Restaurant and Reynoldstown Park Grounds Café, opens the Greek Pizzeria and Gyros on December 1 in the Skyland Mall on Clairmont Road. The resort is also home to a Kathleen’s Catch Fresh Fish Market location. Gianoulidis first opened its Greek pizzeria and gyroscope shop as a stand inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market over ten years ago. It closed in 2012. Expect Greek-style pizzas, including vegan and gluten-free options, calzones, and gyros on the menu. [IG/FB]

Mexican cafe Cafexito opens at Capitol View

Mexican Pop-Up Cafe Cafexito is now open as a cafe on Sylvan Road in the Capitol View neighborhood, just up the road from the Triton Yards food truck park. Owner Kristel Valencia first launched Cafexito as a pop-up in 2019, serving Mexican-style coffee drinks, including latte horchata, Mexican hot chocolate, and latte cajeta, in places like Window at the Met in the neighboring West End. Sylvan Road Cafe also sells a selection of freshly baked pan dulce and includes seating with Wi-Fi access. Open weekdays 7:30 am-1:30pm and weekends 8 am-5pm [IG]

A new dim sum brunch arrives on the Dunwoody food scene

Recently opened, the Thai-Chinese restaurant Yao in Dunwoody now offers a dim sum brunch on weekends, accompanied by mimosas. Adidsara Weerasin and Jakkrit Tuanphakdee also own the critically acclaimed Thai restaurant Tum Pok Pok on Buford Highway in Chamblee. [IG]


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