Cardamom Hill Opens
What: Chef Asha Gomez’s one-of-a-kind cuisine from her native Kerala, India, goes from underground (Spice Route Supper Club) to brick-and-mortar in an intimate, homeland-inspired retreat.
Why: Mint, cilantro, and green chile goat chops; masala-rubbed kingfish roasted in a banana leaf; crowd favorite Kerala-style fried chicken; and chai tea.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 1700 Northside Dr., ste. a6, West Midtown (404-549-7012).
What: Aspiring yogis and old pros can find their groove with New Form (fundamentals), Flowing Form (moderate), and Power Form (challenging) classes, plus ongoing workshops at the city’s newest studio.
Why: An all-levels class ($12), giveaways for sharing your New Year’s resolutions, DJ Rene Dellefont, and a $49 monthly pass offer at the Reform grand opening event.
When: Event, Sat., 9 a.m.-noon; class, 10 a.m. Studio hours vary by class schedule.
Where: 508 E. Howard Ave., Decatur (404-969-0661).
Red Pepper Taquería
What: Two talented chefs sling authentic Mexican eats like al pastor (pork) tacos, braised beef brisket sopes, and trucha Veracruz (Georgia trout stuffed with roasted artichokes, applewood bacon, and Oaxaca cheese) at a festive neighborhood joint.
Why: More than 100 tequilas and tables with built-in beer taps.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 2149 Briarcliff Rd., Druid Hills (404-325-8151).
O’Brother Album Release Show
What: The local indie band (think Deftones meets Radiohead meets Oceansize) rocks you hard with the release of their debut LP, Garden Window, before hitting the road on tour.
Why: Chill out to “Easy Talk (Open Your Mouth);” rock on with “Lo.”
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: The Masquerade, 695 North Ave., Old Fourth Ward (404-577-8178). Tickets online ($10) at ticketmaster.com or at the door ($12).
Photo: Chris Hornaday / Courtesy of Cardamom Hill