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Casa Almenara: Tulum Cuisine & Craft Bar is the restaurant set to replace 10th and Piedmont and G’s Midtown under the same ownership, at 991 Piedmont Road, Owner Gilbert Yeremian announced Thursday in a press release.
Casa Almenara will introduce cuisine from the Mexican region of Tulum along with “craft cocktails, elevated service, and entertainment as a focus.”
“We are bringing familiar ownership and values to an all-new concept,” Yeremian said in the release. “We look forward to introducing a new chapter in our restaurant history with an exciting vibe for our neighborhood.”
Almenara is Spanish for “beacon,” and Yeremian hopes that the new restaurant will be a “relaxing oasis at the busy corner of Midtown,” according to the release. Casa Almenara will focus on “high-quality, freshly prepared and well-presented Latin American dishes.”
“We are revamping our beloved brunch with a new Tulum-style menu and expanding service beyond just the weekend,” Yeremian said. “We will follow brunch with a Tulum dinner each day.”
Improvements to the space include an updated kitchen, and the dining room décor will reflect the colors of nature with bamboo, green plants, and many tiles. Tables will be topped with reclaimed wood.
Yeremian has had a long history with the community in this location. Starting in 2000, he and his brother opened Gilbert’s Café and Grill, serving Mediterranean fare. In the last 22 years, the restaurant space has served every Atlanta mayor, innumerable celebrities and, most importantly, its loyal regulars.
“Over the last few decades, a lot has changed about what guests expect from their neighborhood restaurant,” Yeremian said. “Our core values of appreciating and celebrating diversity and respecting and honoring human equality always will be the two pillars in the heart of our culture. We will support and work for the advancement of these values.”
Casa Almenara will serve brunch from 11: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and dinner from 4 p.m. to close, Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The restaurant will host “Tulum Nights,” an entertainment series that will start during dinner service each evening.