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Food Terminal opening its West Midtown location this week

The Cheese ’N Cheese at Food Terminal. LIGAYA FIGUERAS / LFIGUERAS@AJC.COM
The Cheese ’N Cheese at Food Terminal. LIGAYA FIGUERAS / LFIGUERAS@AJC.COM

The restaurant, which will open on Friday, made the announcement on its Facebook page, offering a free appetizer to those who check in or tag Food Terminal on social media:

The restaurant takes over the space previously occupied by pizza eatery The Local Pizzaiolo at 1000 Marietta St. in West Midtown.

In addition to Food Terminal, Amy Wong and Howie Ewe also own Asian bakery chain Sweet Hut and the Top Spice restaurant group.

The Food Terminal menu includes items such as poached, bone-in Hainanese Chicken and Cheese’ N Cheese, a tomato-braised fried rice combo, loaded with egg, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, bacon, grilled spam, corn, red and spring onions, shallots, and bell peppers served in a hot cast-iron bowl.

The West Midtown will very closely reflect the original menu, though select items from each category, including Cheong Fun, Yong Tofu, will be removed.

The beverage program -- including the recent addition of cocktails -- will be the same between both locations.

Though the overall design of both locations will remain the same, the West Midtown is about half the size of the Buford Highway eatery, with 70 seats inside, and another 20 seats on the outdoor patio that faces Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street.

Food Terminal has received plenty of accolades since it opened in 2017 at 5000 Buford Highway, including a three-star review from the AJC and being named to Thrillist's list of best restaurants of 2017.

The West Midtown will be open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, the same hours as the Buford Highway restaurant.

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