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Formerly executive chef at ECCO and Latitude, chef Micah Willix has opened Community Smith in Atlanta

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NEW RESTAURANTS IN ATLANTA

Metro Diner has arrived in the metro Atlanta area Florida-based chain Metro Diner has arrived in the metro Atlanta area. It is already popular with the locals who throng it for weekend breakfasts with family. Metro Diner, 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Ste. 100, Roswell, GA 30076, 678-539-0879.
 
Located in a historic Decatur building, Scout presents an American menu influenced by the Southern flavors with which chef-partner Michael Semancik is so familiar. Stone-ground grits, collard greens and Vidalia onions find companionship with such dishes as clam roll and scallops from New England. Scout, Old Scottish Rite Hospital Bldg., 321 W. Hill St., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-496-6863.
 
The Halal Guys have opened their first Atlanta location. In 1990, three immigrants from Egypt launched this enterprise in New York City beginning with a street food cart that scored big with the city's Muslim taxi drivers. Today, The Halal Guys is a multi-unit network of franchised operations in the U.S., the Philippines and South Korea. The Halal Guys, 4929 Buford Hwy. NE, Chamblee, GA 30341, 470-268-8481.
 

Find more recent openings with our list of the
Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants
and our round-up of all the NEW Restaurants in Atlanta

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have moved Bacchanalia Bacchanalia & Star Provisions Change Locations
Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have moved Bacchanalia and Star Provisions to a building they own independently. Chef Joe Schafer remains as executive chef for Bacchanalia. The new building has been erected at the Ellsworth Office Lofts site on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, about a mile and a half from the original location. Local firm Perkins + Will is the project's designer. Bacchanalia, 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-365-0410.
 


UPDATES ON ATLANTA CHEFS

Scotley Innis has been named the executive chef of the Atlanta location of Charlotte-based 5Church. The restaurant is situated in Colony Square and specializes in New American cuisine. 5Church Atlanta, Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30361, 404-400-3669.
 

ATLANTA RESTAURANT CLOSINGS


Chef Eli Kirshtein's restaurant The Luminary in Krog Street Market closed at the end of March 2017. The Luminary, Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Ste. Y, Atlanta, GA 30307, no phone.
 
Doggy Dogg's Decatur shop is temporarily closed. Access has been limited due to work on the nearby sewer and water lines. Doggy Dogg, 310 E. Howard Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, No phone.
 

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

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