Tom Colicchio Closes Atlanta Restaurants

Tom Colicchio Pulls Out of Atlanta Restaurant Biz

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio — in the words of fellow Georgia restaurateur Paula Deen — is ready to say "bye, y'all!" to Atlanta. The celebrity chef has announced plans to close his outposts of both Craft and Craftbar in the the city's upscale Buckhead district.

It's been just two years since the Top Chef head judge, who won this year's James Beard Award for outstanding chef, decided to do business in the deep South.

His food drew accolades from local critics — so why is that branch of the Craft and Craftbar empire reportedly calling it quits this coming Valentine's Day? To find out more details, head over to Slashfood for the full story.

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