Owner Kameel Srouji recognizes a regular customer and calls “I love you” as he serves lunch at Aviva by Kameel, a Mediterranean restaurant inside the Mall at Peachtree Center food court in downtown Atlanta, on Sept. 30. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Hyosub Shin
Photo: Hyosub Shin

Aviva by Kameel coming to Tech Square and more dining news from the week

These are the stories that created buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:

•Aviva by Kameel is the newest tenant announced for the Coda at Tech Square development at 771 Spring St.

The Mediterranean restaurant, which has had a popular location in Peachtree Center since 2012, will be run by owner Kameel Srouji’s son Nas, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The new location will occupy a 700 square-foot stall.

Aviva by Kameel joins previously announced restaurant tenants El Pollo Burro, Poke Burri and Wildleaf at Coda, which is set to open this summer.

Truva Turkish Kitchen is now open in Virginia-Highland at 842 North Highland Ave. The restaurant, which opened last month, takes over the space previously occupied by breakfast spot American Roadhouse. The restaurant is the second Truva for owner Muzo Saritas, who owns another location in downtown Atlanta in addition to Cuts steakhouse and Metro Cafe Diner downtown and a Metro Cafe Diner in Stone Mountain. The menu features traditional Turkish dishes including stuffed grape leaves with seasoned jasmine rice, onions, currants, pine nuts, olive oil and lemon juice; braised lamb shank with coriander, mint, eggplant puree and pan jus; and vegetarian moussaka with oven-roasted and layered eggplant and potatoes, mushrooms, spinach and béchamel.  A kids menu ($5-$7) also is available for children 12 and under, and the beverage program offers an extensive selection of wines and cocktails. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is now open at 705 Town Boulevard in Brookhaven. The 1,800-square-foot café offers a menu of coffees, teas, pastries, sandwiches and salads.

•Chinese restaurant Urban Wu is slated to replace Chow Bing todau at 3330 Piedmont Road NE in Buckhead, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.


Check out the menu for Lazy Betty, opening this month in Candler Park

Taco Cantina now closed in Old Fourth Ward

Pancake Social opening in next few weeks in Ponce City Market

Cafe Lucia now open near Piedmont Park

5 Seasons Brewing to close its last location this month

Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop now closed in Dunwoody

Khanh Vietnamese Kitchen to replace Our Way Cafe in Avondale Estates

Queen of Cream, Revelator Coffee to partner on three new Atlanta concepts

District M opening this month in Sandy Springs

Read the 2018 AJC Fall Dining Guide: Dining on Buford Highway 

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