Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week.
Smoke + Duck Sauce location on Powers Ferry Road in Atlanta is still open. Tabi Sushi is offering customers half off all dine-in sushi through next Friday, June 8. The restaurant, which has been in soft open mode at 2641 N. Decatur Road in Decatur, replaces Southern-Asian barbecue spot Smoke + Duck Sauce, which closed in May.
Tabi, which offers a variety of sushi and ramen including oxtail and smoked beef brisket ramen, is owned by Smoke + Duck Sauce owner Gary Lin and some new partners.
Lazy Betty, the forthcoming restaurant from Chef Ron Hsu opening later this year in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood, has named Christopher Lodge as its general manager. Lodge, a Georgia native, previously worked at Aria and Atlas Restaurant in the St. Regis Buckhead, Druid Hills Golf Club and the Georgian Room at Sea Island.
The restaurant is holding a pop-up series until it opens. Tickets for the pop-up dinners will be on sale here beginning today for July and Sunday, July 1 for August.
Food truck Chillybean Coffee Co. has plans to open brick-and-mortar spot Rushing Trading Co. at 5029 W. Broad Street in Sugar Hill, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant will offer coffee drinks, beer, cocktails and wine, as well offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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