Slutty Vegan Grand Opening

Slutty Vegan Grand Opening

The Slutty Vegan food truck has taken the city by storm since its inception in August 2018, causing 4-5 hour lines and celebrities from near and far to flock to the vegan-based burger joint. Now the popular food truck has expanded to a brick-and-mortar location right in the middle of the Westview commercial corridor.

The grand opening was held on January 13, 2019 and created quite the buzz with closed off streets and lines down the block past Westview Corner Grocery. The restaurant reported serving 1,200 people before having an off-duty police officer turn away people from the line four hours before the intended closing time.

While it may be a while before neighbors will have the opportunity to become “#Sluttified” (many have proclaimed waiting until the crowds clear out), the Slutty Vegan is an exciting and welcome addition to the neighborhood food scene.

Lean Draft House Grand Opening

Lean Draft House Opens on the Westside Trail

The much anticipated Lean Draft House officially opened for business on Friday, June 16th, 2017. Lean Draft House, located near the White St access point along the BeltLine Westside Trail and adjacent to Gordon White Park, features twenty local craft beers on tap and handcrafted tacos.

The opening of Lean Draft House marks the first new business to open along the BeltLine Westside Trail. The trail is slated for completion at the start of August. Once the trail is open to the public, Lean Draft House will be just a short walk from Westview.

In addition to a spacious interior decked out in natural wood, there is an outside seating area and bocce court. Lean Draft House is also home to Lean Motorsports, so make sure to browse the impressive collection of motorcycles.

Currently, the hours are 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday (subject to change).

The beer selection on the opening weekend featured brews from Sweetwater, Monday Night, Creature Comforts, Orpheus, Jekyll, Scofflaw, Wild Heaven, Terrapin, and others.

Greens & Gravy Soft Opening

Greens & Gravy Soft Opening

Online Instagram celebrity chef Darius Williams already created a media buzz prior to opening his restaurant Greens & Gravy:

Neighborhood groups were equally abuzz as online reservations for the soft opening disappeared within minutes and Williams indicating that the five sold out evenings equated to 814 reservations.

The buzz did not let down. The food was on par. The deviled eggs appeared to be a social media favorite, as did the mac and cheese. The restaurant was well staffed, and the staff was well trained. Perhaps the only thing missing was the ability to pair the delicious dishes with some adult beverages; however, it is our understanding that this will be added at some point.

Greens & Gravy will officially open for brunch on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

D Cafe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

D Cafe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ms. D. and D Café are not new to Westview, but they have moved to a new location a block over. After a few months’ hiatus due to the relocation, D Café is back! A private ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, April 21, 2017, with Atlanta City Council President Caesar Mitchell and Councilmember C. T. Martin being present for the occasion. As part of the ribbon cutting ceremony the two councilmembers honored Ms. D. with a letter from Mayor Kasim Reed for her entrepreneurship and willingness to hire community youth and former offenders. (Read a recent article about Ms. D.: Soul on the Westside: D Cafe)

D Café’s official grand opening to the public will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Night Train's Wings and Things

Night Train’s Wings and Things Coming Soon

While residents are still mourning the loss of the Big Apple Inn at the corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and East Ontario Ave there is now reason to rejoice. Signs recently popped up in the windows of the former Big Apple Inn spot advertising the soon-to-be opening of a new eatery – Night Train’s Wings and Things.

Creative Loafing Box at Big Apple Inn

Creative Loafing Box in Westview

Thanks to The Big Apple Inn you can now pick up the latest paper issue of Creative Loafing Atlanta at the corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. and East Ontario Ave. This is very exciting considering southwest Atlanta is somewhat underrepresented in Creative Loafing’s circulation list. And what better way for The Big Apple Inn to ensure readers are aware of the consistent press they receive! Thank you April for getting Creative Loafing to Westview.

Westview Pizza Café

Westview Pizza Café Soft Opening

Westview residents have been dreaming of, yearning for, and salivating over the idea of having a pizza joint in the neighborhood for years. Finally, their dreams have been answered! On Wednesday, November 20th the Westview Pizza Café held a special soft opening for residents. The restaurant was packed with neighbors eager to try the pizza.

Stay tuned for news of the official opening. Once officially open you will be able to find them at 1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd in the Westview Village near the intersection of Abernathy Blvd. and East Ontario Avenue.

To view photos of the soft opening view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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The Big Apple Inn Westview Atlanta

The Big Apple Inn Opens

Westview’s commercial area continues to see development along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. The newest addition to the Westview neighborhood is The Big Apple Inn, a take-out restaurant making headlines for its pig ear sandwiches.

However, The Big Apple Inn brings more than just a new business to the neighborhood, it brings family history. April Patton, the owner of The Big Apple Inn, is a fourth generation family member of the business that originated in Jackson, Mississippi. April’s cousin, Geno, still runs the family restaurant in Jackson. To watch more about the history behind The Big Apple Inn watch this video:

To view photos of the opening of The Big Apple Inn please visit the “Development Photos” folder on our Westview Facebook page.