Quick Bites: Restaurant news for September

Jenny Levison

Jenny Levison

Jenny Levison, known for her Buckhead restaurant Souper Jenny, will open Juicy Jenny Community Juice Bar + Superfood Emporium this fall.  Juicy Jenny will provide juices, in addition to breakfast items, house made protein bars and other snacks, and a take-out area with healthy dips and treats to-go. The restaurant will be steps away from Souper Jenny at 56 E. Andrews Drive. For more, visit followingjenny.com.

The Optimist (theoptimistrestaurant.com) is at number seven on Bon Appétit’s The Hot 1O 2013: The Best New Restaurants in America list. For exclusive recipes and videos from each of this year’s winners check out bonappetit.com.

Legacy Restaurant Partners has transitioned Midtown restaurant Olmsted (olmstedatl.com) to a full-time event facility. “We look forward to being able to accommodate more private event requests from our guests in Midtown,” said Brian Bullock, managing partner of Legacy Restaurant Partners. Next door, restaurant Article 14 (article14.com) has updated its lunch and dinner menu to include some of Olmsted’s favorite menu items.

This summer’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at JCT. Kitchen and Bar was a big hit, with more than 1,300 in attendance and raising $30,00 for Georgia Organics.