These are the stories that created a buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
•Gio’s Chicken Siciliana, an Italian restaurant concept from Atlanta restaurateur Giovanni Di Palma is set to open at the Battery at SunTrust Park in the next few weeks. The 3,000 square-foot restaurant will be located on Battery Avenue across from Cru Food & Wine Bar, in the space previously occupied by Food Chicken & Such. The restaurant will feature a menu of wood-fired chicken dishes made with Bell & Evans chicken poultry, along with a selection of pasta dishes, all served family style at communal tables. Gio’s Chicken Siciliana will mark Di Palma’s second restaurant to open at the Battery Atlanta along with Antico. He also owns Antico, Gio's, Caffe Antico and Bar Amalfi in West Midtown and an Antico at Avalon in Alpharetta.
•Prickly Pear Taqueria has closed at 950 West Peachtree St. NW in Midtown after 10 years, What Now Atlanta reports. The space will be taken over by a Domino’s Pizza.
•Nitrolicious ice cream shop is set to open in The Peach shopping center on Peachtree Road in Buckhead, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.
•Seafood delivery company King Crab is permitting to open a brick-and-mortar location at 1000 Northside Drive, What Now Atlanta reports.
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