King Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich with pickled beets, Brunswick stew, and mac and cheese. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
Photo: Mia Yakel
Photo: Mia Yakel

9 metro Atlanta restaurant stories you missed while you were away

Two longtime restaurants closed, but plenty of eateries are on tap for the start of the year

Were you off the grid during the holidays? Check out the metro Atlanta restaurant openings, closings and other news you might have missed while you were away.

•Restaurateur Guy Wong announced on his Instagram account that he plans to open Ruby Chow’s in Old Fourth Ward this year. Wong, who owns Le Fat in West Midtown and Ton Ton and Miso Ko inside Ponce City Market, is no stranger to Old Fourth Ward -- he closed his popular Miso Izakaya in the neighborhood in 2018. The AJC has reached out to Wong for more details on Ruby Chow’s.

King Barbecue has closed at Avalon in Alpharetta, with plans to relocate to Buckhead.

•Mexican restaurant Tijuana Garage closed in Little Five Points after 15 years.

•5 Seasons Brewing closed its Sandy Springs location on Dec. 31.

•T-Ray’s Fire Grill steakhouse is set to open in Lawrenceville this month.

•Mangos Caribbean Restaurant has plans to open a second location in West End at 806 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. in early 2019, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant also has a location in the Sweet Auburn Historic District. 

•Midtown pizzeria Ribalta closed over the weekend, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The restaurant opened in 2014 at at 1080 Peachtree St. NE.

•Flavor Juicery, which has a location in Alpharetta, is expanding to Johns Creek, What Now Atlanta reports.

•Savi Provisions plan to relocate its Chastain Park store from Tuxedo Festival at 3655 Roswell Road to 3906 Roswell Road early this year, Tomorrow’s News Today reports


The restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2018

2018 metro Atlanta restaurant closures

Read the 2018 AJC Fall Dining Guide: Dining on Buford Highway 

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