A look back at the week in Atlanta restaurants and food

Here's what happened this week on the Atlanta restaurant scene, in case you missed it:


Chef Mihoko Obunai, best known for her Ramen Freak pop-up at The Sound Table, announced she's teaming up with Concentrics to open ramen concept NEXTO in Old Fourth Ward this spring .

The Mercury, from the team behind The Pinewood in Decatur, opened its doors at Ponce City Market.

Popular local pasta chain Figo has announced it will open its seventh location -- in the Flatiron Building at 74 Peachtree St. NW in downtown Atlanta. There are also locations in West Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter, Vinings, Little Five Points and Decatur.

Taziki's Mediterranean Café opened a location in Decatur this week . Situated at 319 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., it marks the fifth Taziki's in Georgia. Other Atlanta-area Taziki's are in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Sandy Springs. The fast-casual restaurant also has a location in Athens, Ga. Touting chef-driven Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, Taziki's was recently named by Restaurant Business magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing small chain restaurants in the nation.

The team behind Breakers Korean BBQ in Duluth are opening two intown locations of Seoul K BBQ Breakers Express, in Greenbriar and West End.


American Food and Beverage closed in the Buckhead Atlanta complex , just about a year after they opened.

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