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Postino WineCafé, which opened its first Atlanta location in Buckhead, Monday revealed details and a timeline for its second location which is planned for West Midtown.
As first reported by What Now Atlanta earlier this year, the new West Midtown location, at 1000 Marietta Street, announced Monday it will open in early 2023.
“Opening a second location in Atlanta is a huge deal for us,” Lauren Bailey, Postino co-founder, said in the release. “We have had an incredible response from guests at our Buckhead location, and we can’t wait to join the West Midtown community.”
Postino’s varied menu includes a selection of charcuterie boards, bruschetta, shareable “Snacky Things,” salads, panini, and desserts.
Its signature bruschetta is served with artisan bread topped with a choice of 12 options including prosciutto di Parma, fig and mascarpone, sweet and spicy pepper jam and goat cheese, smoked salmon and pesto, and more. Savory house-made meatballs and goat cheese, crispy cauliflower, and the “OMG grilled cheese” can be paired with the Chef’s Charcuterie.
Other menu items include a lineup of fresh salads including Brussels salad with kale, spicy Marcona almond, bacon, dried cherry, shaved manchego cheese, and a tart lemon dressing, as well as a lineup of panini including the Tuscan tuna and chicken and mozzarella. Postino works with Georgia purveyors including Farmers & Fishermen to source specialty meat, cheese, and jam imports, according to the release.
Like its Buckhead location, Postino WineCafé in West Midtown will offer a selection of wines by the glass and bottle, within an “environment that makes it perfectly acceptable for guests to gather and enjoy a glass at just about any time, underscoring its mantra that ‘Drinking Wine at Lunch Is Not a Crime,'” according to the release.
The wine program is curated by advanced sommelier and beverage director Brent Karlicek. Karlicek, who also is sitting for his Master Sommelier designation, travels the world creating relationships with boutique wineries and offering his curated collection of wines, wine-centric cocktails and craft beers—many that can only be found at Postino, according to the release. Wine enthusiasts can join Postino’s Wine Cult membership club featuring wines handpicked by Karlicek and exclusive events and perks.
Postino West Midtown will occupy a 4,415-square-foot former brick factory that also once housed a Ford Motor Cars dealership and an appliance store in the 1950s and 1960s. A unique focal point of each location (think Postino Buckhead’s VHS wall in the former Blockbuster Video space), the new Midtown location will feature a Matchbox car wall (pictured above) and bathroom ceilings decoupaged with vintage car advertisements as a nod to its Ford Motor Cars history.
“In each location, we work with our design team to install a unique art wall that connects with the history of the building or community,” Bailey said. “This new location has a rich and varied history—from bricks to cars to appliances—giving us a lot of fun ways to make this space completely unique to West Midtown.”