Atlanta Breakfast Club to open second location and other metro Atlanta dining news from the week

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week.

A popular downtown Atlanta breakfast spot has plans to open a second intown location.

Atlanta Breakfast Club will open in the Freedom Corner building at 340 Auburn Ave., What Now Atlanta first reported.

Co-owner Anthony Sanders said the menu will focus on different variations of chicken and waffles and nitro cold brew.

The original restaurant is located at 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW in Atlanta.

Ford Fry's newest forthcoming Tex Mex restaurant has a name . Little Rey, inspired by the border town of Reynosa, will open on the border of Piedmont Heights and Morningside at 1878 Piedmont Ave. (the former home of Anchor Bar & Tattoo), will offer a menu with wood-roasted "chicken al carbon" at its core, with dishes "encouraging a healthy lifestyle" according to a press release, including salads, salsas and hand-made tortillas. Takeaway options including breakfast tacos and whole chicken will also be available.

Chef Linda Harrell has purchased Cibo e Beve from 101 Concepts Restaurant group. Harrell has been a part of 101 Concepts for more than 16 years and worked at the group's restaurants Mangia and Meehan's Public House before assuming the position of executive chef at Cibo e Beve six years ago. She becomes the new owner along with partners Gianni Betti, the co-founder of Antica Posta, and Gonzalo de Aristegui.

Irby's Tavern is now open in the former Meehan's Public House Buckhead space at 322 E Paces Ferry Road NE.

More metro Atlanta dining news:

Explore Firepit Pizza Tavern now open in Grant Park
Explore Tiny Lou's now open at Hotel Clermont
Explore Metro Atlanta chefs react to Anthony Bourdain's death
Explore Radial Cafe closes Candler Park location
Explore Cakes + Ale to close this weekend in Decatur
Explore Belux Coffee open in Alpharetta
Explore Take a first look at Little Alley Steak in Buckhead
Explore Jay Swift taking over the kitchen at The Iberian Pig
Explore A new taco spot is coming to West Midtown
Explore Flower Child opening two metro Atlanta locations this year
Explore Bad Daddy's Burger Bar open in Smyrna
Explore Burgerim coming to Dunwoody
Explore Get a taste of the new fusion revolution with the 2018 AJC Spring Dining Guide: Global Mashup

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