Pizza from Flying Crust Pizza and Wings
Photo: Flying Crust Facebook page
Photo: Flying Crust Facebook page

Flying Crust Pizza and Wings to open in Buckhead and other dining news from the week

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

•A spot for pizza and wings is taking over the space previously occupied by Genki Noodles and Sushi at 3186 Roswell Road NW, What Now Atlanta reports

New Jersey-based Flying Crust Pizza & Wings is slated to open next month. 

The concept from owner Garis Eddington started out as a food truck and serves a variety of wings, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and desserts. 

In addition, the lower level of the restaurant will function as an invite-only speakeasy called Pierre’s Room, which will be open during major sporting events and available for rentals.  

Eddington said he also has plans to open a Flying Crust in Conyers, as well as Houston and Detroit.

Flying Crust will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday and from noon-10 p.m. Sunday. 

Betty Hsu in front of Hunan Village in 2000.
Photo: JOHNNY CRAWFORD/AJC file photo

•Longtime Atlanta restaurateur Betty Hsu passed away earlier this week. Her son, Lazy Betty chef Ron Hsu, posted on her death on Instagram:

Hsu owned and operated Hunan Village in Stockbridge from 1983 to 2008 with her husband George. When Ron Hsu was working at Le Bernardin in New York, he adapted her recipe for mixed rice with meat, Chinese sausage and aromatics steamed in a bamboo leaf, substituting foie gras for Chinese sausage.

Hsu’s other children, Anita and Howard, are involved in Lazy Betty and also own Sweet Auburn Barbecue in Poncey Highland. Check next week for an extended obituary.

•Amore Cucina has closed in Town Brookhaven, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The Italian restaurant, from “Lord of the Pies” Bruno DiFabio, opened in spring 2018, taking the place of pizza chain PizzaFire. 

•Eclectic Bistro has closed at 1425 Piedmont Ave. NE in Midtown, What Now Atlanta reports


Grecian Gyro opening its first ITP location Monday

Valor Coffee opening a brick-and-mortar location in Alpharetta

Okiboru ramen eatery coming to Sandy Springs

Lyla Lila opening in Midtown this fall

Scofflaw Beer Barn now open at State Farm Arena

Firewall Food Stop open in Westview

Botiwalla now open in Alpharetta

La Bodega opening in Adair Park

Gino’s East closes after five months in Poncey-Highland

B’s Cracklin’ BBQ finds a temporary home

Kevin Gillespie celebrates one year as a cancer survivor

Pho King now open in Decatur

Your Pie opens new location in Smyrna

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