These are the stories that created buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
•A popular Atlanta bakery has opened a new location in the Summerhill neighborhood.
Little Tart Bakeshop, which serves a variety of baked goods, pastries and coffee drinks, opened at 68 Georgia Ave. SE earlier this week and announced the news on Instagram.
Owner Sarah O’Brien, who has been a semifinalist for the James Beard Awards Best Baker category, is also set to open soft-serve ice cream spot Big Softie next door this year.
Little Tart Bakeshop has existing locations in Grant Park and in Krog Street Market.
The bakery is the first of several planned openings for Summerhill, including Wood’s Chapel BBQ from the team behind The General Muir, Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Halfway Crooks Brewing and Blending. Pop-up veteran Talat Market will also set up shop as brick-and-mortar in Summerhill next year.
•Crazy Cuban has reopened at 290 14th St. NW in Home Park, two years after a fire in the space next door forced it to close, What Now Atlanta reports.
•Decatur health food store Rainbow Natural Foods closed on Jan. 26, Decaturish reports. The store confirmed its intention to close earlier this month. A “Thank You, Goodbye” party will be held from noon-4 p.m. Feb. 3 to give longtime customers a chance to gather.
•Kelly’s Market has opened next to Kimball House in Decatur, Eater Atlanta reports. Owners Sean Crotty and Tauna Jecmen, who set up shop in the now-shuttered Decatur Market, are serving up groceries including produce, milk meat and bread, made-to-order sandwiches, take-home meals, beer and wine.
•The first Georgia location of health food chain Playa Bowls has opened at Studioplex’s SPX Alley off the Eastside Beltline, What Now Atlanta reports.
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