These are the stories that created a buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
•Mojave, a Latin-inspired restaurant, is now open at 6450 Powers Ferry Road NW. The eatery comes from Miguel Ayoub and his wife Rachel, who own Rose & Crown Tavern.
Mojave takes over the space previously occupied by Ray’s Rio Bravo, a Mexican restaurant that closed in 2017. Before that, it served as home to Peter Chang’s Tasty China II.
Rose & Crown, which has been open for nine years at 1931 Powers Ferry Road SE, closed last month with plans to reopen in 2020 or 2021 in mixed-use development Village at Powers on Powers Ferry Road.
Mojave’s menu features a variety of housemade family recipes, according to a representative for the restaurant.
“All of our cocktails, margaritas, and sangria are hand-crafted and made with the freshest ingredients,” he said in an email.
Mojave is open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and 11 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-Saturday.
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•Chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins has plans to open H&F Burger in Asheville, his first restaurant outside of Atlanta. The newest location of H&F Burger will feature the popular Atlanta burger, along with a rotating selection of burgers, milkshakes, salads and side dishes. A whiskey bar will feature nearly 100 whiskies, along with local craft beers and wine. The original H&F Burger opened in 2015, and there are locations in Ponce City Market, SunTrust Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Asheville location of H&F Burger will also include a walk-up Hop's Chicken window at the rear of the restaurant, serving fried chicken and other fried chicken dishes such as a Japanese katsu chicken sandwich. There’s also a Hop’s Chicken location at Ponce City Market.
The two concepts will live under the same roof in downtown Asheville, located at 77 Biltmore Ave., with seating for up to 100 in an indoor bar and dining room, as well as an outdoor patio. The interior will be filled with TVs, jukeboxes and arcade games.
In addition to H&F Burger, Hopkins also owns C. Ellet’s at SunTrust Park and Holeman & Finch in Buckhead, which he plans to move to Colony Square next year. He also owns Restaurant Eugene next to Holeman & Finch, which is slated to close in the next few weeks to make way for Eugene and Elizabeth’s, a new Hopkins concept, set to open in October.
•Local pho chain Pho 24 is planning to open locations at 1248 Clairmont Road in Decatur and 3865 Venture Drive in Duluth, as well as a location in Turks and Caicos, What Now Atlanta reports. A location opened Aug. 2 at The Shops at Belmont in Smyrna. Pho 24 also has restaurants in Chamblee, another in Duluth, Lawrenceville, Buford, downtown Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Atlantic Station.
•Velvet Taco has moved its planned Aug. 26 opening at Buckhead Market Place on West Paces Ferry Road to sometime in September.
•Woodstock’s Big Easy Sno-Balls opened a Midtown location last week at 728 Monroe Drive NE, What Now Atlanta reports.
•The owners of JenChan’s Supper Delivery Club are on track to open JenChan’s Restaurant and Market in the former Mouth of the South space at 186 Carroll St. SE next month, Eater Atlanta reports.
•A restaurant called Bottles + Bones is slated to open at 450 Buford Highway NE in Suwanee, What Now Atlanta reports.
•Magnolia Bakery in Peachtree Corners closed last month after 25 years and Roasters closed its Alpharetta location at 12850 Highway 9 in Alpharetta, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.
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