Craft Izakaya grand opening tonight and more news

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Craft Izakaya opening at Krog Street

Craft Izakaya , which softly opened over the weekend at Krog Street Market with friends and family events, will open to the public tonight. The lively Japanese-style bar and restaurant is a spin-off of Sushi Huku in Sandy Springs. Look for a full sushi bar and a yakitori menu with skewered meats, seafood and veggies cooked on a charcoal grill imported from Japan. Bar manager Nate Shuman, recently of Proof & Provision, created the beverage program featuring sake, shochu, craft beer and cocktails. 99 Krog St., Suite X, Atlanta. 470-355-9556.

Ah-Ma’s Taiwanese Kitchen open

Apparently, business has been booming at Ah-Ma's Taiwanese Kitchen , which recently opened in the Midtown Promenade space formerly occupied by Rice Box. "Due to the overwhelming volume of demand, we are very sorry to inform everyone that we will be temporarily closed for lunch," an Aug. 11 post on the restaurant's Facebook page reported. But lunch and dinner service resumed Aug. 14, with a menu of snacks, soups, bao and rice plates. 931 Monroe Drive, Suite A-108, Atlanta. 404-549-9848.

South Main Kitchen opening Aug. 25

South Main Kitchen is set to open Aug. 25 on South Main Street in downtown Alpharetta. Louis Soon, previously of F&H Food Trading Group in Roswell, teamed with chef Christy Stone to create a "kitchen-inspired" dining experience in a historic 1906 space that features a rooftop bar. Look for a "healthy take on modern American comfort food," with a variety of bar bites, small plates, soups, salads and entrees. 9 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 678-691-4622.