Porch Light Kitchen chef to open El Back Porch and other other top Atlanta dining news from the week

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week, plus what to eat, drink, buy and cook.

Chef Andre Gomez. / Photo Credit- Mia Yakel.

Restaurant and dining news

Andre Gomez , the chef behind the acclaimed Porch Light Latin Kitchen in Smyrna, has plans to open a new concept tentatively called El Back Porch  in the same shopping complex at 400 Village Green Circle SE, according to What Now Atlanta. Gomez said the menu will feature rotating small plates and a cocktail program. He said he envisions the spot -- which he hopes to open by the end of the year -- to serve as an after dinner venue for patrons of Porch Light or other local restaurants.

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