Grain MidCity Lofts
Grain, a new bar/restaurant from the owners of Cypress Street Pint and Plate and Seven Lamps, is open at MidCity Lofts in Midtown. Chef Drew Van Leuvan and barman Kevin Bragg are behind the food and drink at the cozy storefront space that features floor-to-ceiling windows and a bar with seating for small parties. Van Leuvan’s small plates menu includes raw oysters, house-made charcuterie and the likes of lobster mac and cheese. Bragg’s beverage menu includes local craft beer and cocktails on draft. 845 Spring St., Unit D1, Atlanta. 404-881-5377.
Bantam + Biddy Lenox Square
Later this week, chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are set to open the newest location of their fast-casual restaurant, Bantam + Biddy, at Lenox Square mall in Buckhead. It’s the fourth outpost of the pastured poultry and organic, seasonal vegetable concept, joining Ansley Mall, Crescent Avenue and Avalon. Look for a new espresso bar serving Batdorf & Bronson coffee, in addition to signature “meat-and-two” lunch and dinner plates, salads and sandwiches. 3393 Peachtree Road N.E., Unit 3065B. 404-841-7559.