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Joe’s on Juniper, Einstein’s owners file for bankruptcy

Four companies that run several restaurants popular with gay Atlantans filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy June 13, 2013, in United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The owners of Joe's on Juniper, Einstein's, Metrotainment Bakery, Sugar Shack and Garrison's filed for the voluntary bankruptcy reorganization in the wake of a judgment of almost $2.15 million owed to Miller Capital Ventures LLC.

The restaurants plan to stay open during the reorganization, managing member Jeffrey Landau told the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Many of the debts are shared among the related companies. Here's a rundown of some of the numbers from the bankruptcy filings, which show mixed success for the companies, with Joe's on Juniper and Einstein's reporting higher revenue for 2012, but drops from 2011 to 2012 reported for Metrotainment Bakery/Sugar Shack and Garrison's.

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Celebrate summer’s return with great outdoor dining

Scallops at Anis

I can’t believe I’m talking about patios again. Where did the year go? If you’ve had a long hard week then I suggest you reconnect with your partner or good friend at Anis Café & Bistro in Buckhead.

Anis has a long history and is a true Atlanta gem. It also has one of those rare patios in Atlanta that’s not on a busy street or parking lot and has no traffic noise. Sorry, I lived in Florida and Southern California and am an admitted patio snob.

The serene patio at Anis will transport you to the South of France. You’ll be surrounded by plants, greenery, and warm ambient lighting with French music to sound the scene. The good news is it’s not that expensive to have a transformative French experience and you’ll be at the Moulin Rouge doing the can can dance of flavor.

The servers are not very Parisian meaning there is no attitude. They are warm and congenial — so much so that when we told ours that we were celebrating our three-and-a-half year anniversary, she sent out two glasses of champagne and said we looked cute together.

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Popular eatery fails health inspection, makes amends

Joe's on JuniperAfter failing a Food Service Inspection last month, gay-popular Midtown restaurant Joe's on Juniper is now making the grade.

The inspection was conducted by the Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health on March 16, 2011. Joe's scored a 63 out of a possible 100, earning the restaurant a “U” grade.

Click here for the full report.

Joe's has since held a re-inspection and received a 100 on March 28 according to managing partner Alice Masker.

Among the violations cited in the failed inspection were workers handling food items with bare hands when a glove or utensil was required, not having a handwash sink accessible for employee use and mold in the ice machine.

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Mixx it up

Bear cocktails at Mixx and trivia at Joe's on Juniper highlight tonight's nightlife options

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Mid-week nightlife

Don't let the fact it's the middle of the week stop you from partying down tonight