El Felix becomes Superica and other metro Atlanta dining news from the week

The Parilla Mixta Fajita at Superica includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, guacamole, smoked onion salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortilllas. Photo: Ligaya Figueras
The Parilla Mixta Fajita at Superica includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, guacamole, smoked onion salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortilllas. Photo: Ligaya Figueras

Credit: Ligaya Figueras

Credit: Ligaya Figueras

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

•Ford Fry's Tex-Mex restaurant El Felix, which has locations at Battery Atlanta in Cobb County and Avalon in Alpharetta, have transitioned to Superica.

“As part of the same Rocket Farm Restaurants family and with similar menus and Tex-Mex-rooted identities, we’ve decided to streamline the brands that are already parallel at their cores,” according a press release. “To our loyal guests, we guarantee a smooth shift in our name only – maintaining the same ownership, friendly faces and menu in addition to our extraordinary service in an individualistic environment, beloved Tex-Mex playbook classics and refreshing margaritas.

The new Superica locations, which join existing spots in Krog Street Market and Buckhead, will begin serving brunch next month. In addition to Superica, Fry’s Rocket Farm Restaurants also owns Little Rey, Beetlecat, Marcel, St. Cecilia, King + Duke, The Optimist and No. 246 as well as restaurants in Texas and North Carolina.

•Savannah-based River Street Sweets and Savannah’s Candy Kitchen will open at Battery Atlanta at 455 Legends Place at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 with a ribbon cutting, giveaways and free samples. Franchisees Doug Hicks of Milton and Jamie Wright of East Cobb donate a portion of the proceeds from all Chocolate Loggerhead® sales on opening day to the Caretta Research Project.

•Sovereign Sweets is slated to open this April at 3210 Roswell Road in Buckhead, What Now Atlanta reports. The spot, which will have a lollipop-shaped bar, will serve wines, cognacs, cocktails, bourbons and whiskeys and desserts from cotton candy and banana splits to "more sophisticated options."

•Atlantic Noodles opened this week at 250 West Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur, Decaturish reports. The restaurant, which serves Chinese and Peruvian dishes, takes over the space previously occupied by Cookin' Up a Storm and Sawicki's.

•AZN Sandwich Bar will open this spring at 52 Broad St. NW in the space currently occupied by Ginseng Cafe, What Now Atlanta reports. AZN, which has two Georgia locations, will serve sandwiches, bowls and juices. Ginseng Cafe was reportedly be open for about another month in the space.

•Atlantic Seafood Company has reportedly closed at 2345 Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Tomorrow's News Today reports. The restaurant, which served a variety of seafood dishes, opened in late 2002.

•Cafe Comma is set to open this April at 3621 Vinings Slope SE in the Vinings Main mixed-use residential building, What Now Atlanta reports. The business, which comes from the owners of Bowl Lab, also located in Vinings Main, will serve coffee drinks made with locally-produced East Pole Coffee as well as pastries, sandwiches and other food items.

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