Chef Evan Cordes (formerly of Atlanta restaurants Cakes & Ale, Serpas True Food and H. Harper Station) has opened his first restaurant, Cast Iron, at 701-5 Highland Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward tonight. The restaurant is open Tuesday’s through Sundays for dinner starting at 5 p.m., with brunch coming soon. The menu includes simple starters, entrees, sides, desserts and signature cocktails inspired by the jazz music of Charles Mingus. Check out the menu at castironatl.com.
Jackmont Hospitality in partnership with rap star and restaurateur Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges have opened Chicken+Beer, named for Ludacris’ third album, at Concourse D of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.