“Over the past few years, Atlanta has become more and more recognized as an international culinary destination,” Hughes said in a prepared statement. “You don’t have to look far to experience almost any kind of cuisine. One exception, however, until now, is elevated Israeli cuisine. Aziza is here to change that,” said Hughes. “I am thrilled to bring guests a modern take on the Israeli experience that Tal grew up with. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared with powerful, complex flavors that will leave guests wanting to discover more.”
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Aziza’s team also includes bar manager Demario Wallace, pastry chef Zibaa Sammander and general manager Jeremy Iles.
On the beverage side, look for Israeli and Californian wines, local and Mediterranean craft beers and cocktails made with Mediterranean liquors.
The 3,938 square-foot space was designed by Smith Hanes and will feature an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven and indoor and outdoor seating.
For a more casual dining experience, head next door to Falafel Nation, which will serve a limited menu of to-go items including hummus bowls, falafel, sabich (an Israeli eggplant sandwich) and other vegetarian street food. The spot will feature grab-and-go bites during the day and will also be open for late-night dining.
Meanwhile, in Old Fourth Ward, Baum’s Oliva Restaurants is slated to Rina in the Ford Factory Lofts near the Eastside Beltline this fall. Rina will serve a menu featuring “modern tweaks on personal family recipes,” including a falafel recipe from Baum’s grandmother.
Aziza will begin taking reservations starting today through OpenTable.
The restaurant will be open for dinner from 5-10 p.m., with lunch and brunch hours to be added soon. Falafel Nation will be open from 11 a.m.-late.
1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. aziza-restaurant.com/
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