These are the stories that created buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
The eatery is set to open at 661 Auburn Ave. NE in SPX Alley, the second phase of Studioplex.
Bennett’s, which serves a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads and sells some basic groceries, will join other Studioplex tenants including the newly-opened The James Room, recently-announced Pour Taproom, as well as Nina + Rafi, Guac y Margys and Butter & Cream, Playa Bowls and the forthcoming Hawkers Asian Street Fare.
•Cousins Maine Lobster is soft opening tonight in the Marietta Square Market food hall. Started as a food truck concept on Shark Tank, Cousins has quickly expanded into the brick-and-mortar world. The first Atlanta location opened last year in Lenox Square, offering a variety of lobster rolls, sandwiches and salads, plus specialties including lobster tots and lobster quesadillas.
•Marlow’s Tavern has closed its Emory Point location, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. Marlow’s opened in the mixed-use development in 2013. The restaurant has multiple locations in metro Atlanta including Midtown, Sandy Springs, Duluth and Brookhaven.
•Music venue Mammal Gallery is moving into Adair Park mixed-use development The MET, with plans to open a two-story coffee and cocktail bar in the development’s water tower, Curbed Atlanta reports.
•Cardinal Bar in Grant Park mixed-use development The Beacon is now open, Eater Atlanta reports. The speakeasy-style bar is part of Third Street Goods and is accessible through the shop’s patio.
•Kuroshia Sushi & Lounge has closed in Midtown Plaza at 950 West Peachtree St., while tea business Gong Cha and ice cream shop Kremo are now open at 6135 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.
•Two Art Institute of Atlanta culinary students have been chosen to join the US Foods Scholars program, a program that grants financial support and professional development opportunities to students who plan to pursue an education in the culinary arts and enter the restaurant industry. Recipients are Angel’o Hill, a culinary arts management student and Destinee Chatman, a baking and pastry student.
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