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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

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.
 
Castellucci Hospitality Group has moved its Sandy Springs pizza operation to the heart of the Emory area. With Edwin Molina still at its helm, Double Zero Napoletana reopened as Double Zero in Emory Village. Double Zero continues to be a destination for Southern Italian fare focused on pasta and pizza. But accents are borrowed from other traditions, such as the ancho chile marinade on the octopus or the grilled kale salad, but then it does come adorned with ricotta salata, bringing everything back to its origins. Double Zero, Emory Village, 1577 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-991-3666.
 
Char Korean Bar & Grill in Inman Quarter brings Korean barbecue ITP Char Korean Bar & Grill in Inman Quarter brings Korean barbecue ITP (inside the Perimeter). Ryan Catherall, son of Atlanta chef Tom Catherall, heads the kitchen of this establishment, founded by former Craft Izakaya general manager Richard Tang. Sous chef is Shaun Byun. Southern meets Korean in such dishes as kimchi deviled eggs and Korean fried chicken, both bar bites. Adventurous diners will want to try the veal brain spread. Another departure from an authentic Korean barbecue experience: Dessert, with molten lava cake and gelati. Dinner nightly. Char Korean Bar & Grill, Inman Quarter, 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Ste. S, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-525-2427.
 

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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

Brandon Bailey, former chef de cuisine at Cakes & Ale in Decatur, has taken over the top spot at Billy and Kristin Allin's newest restaurant, Bread & Butterfly, following the departure of its original chef, Bryan Stoffelen. Bailey, who has worked with Daniel Boulud as well as at numerous Atlanta restaurants, will likely approach any menu changes very slowly. Breakfast Tues.-Sun., Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.. Bread & Butterfly, Inman Quarter, 290 Elizabeth St. NE, Ste. F, Atlanta, GA 30307, 678-515-4536.
 

ATLANTA RESTAURANT CLOSINGS


The Brookhaven outpost of coffee shop/wine bar Copper Coin has closed. Copper Coin, Town Brookhaven, 705 Town Blvd., Ste. S510, Atlanta, GA 30319, no phone.
 
Doggy Dogg's Decatur shop is temporarily closed. Access has been limited due to work on the nearby sewer and water lines. Look for the hot dog spot to re-open in March 2017. Doggy Dogg, 310 E. Howard Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, No phone.
 

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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