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.
•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 ajc.com 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.
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