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Metro Atlanta restaurateur plans four Korean eateries and other dining news from the week

The interior of KPOP Korean BBQ & Grill in Woodstock.
The interior of KPOP Korean BBQ & Grill in Woodstock.

These are the stories that created a buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:

•Restaurateur Jae Yim Shim, who owns KPOP Korean BBQ & Bar in Woodstock, is slated to open four area new eateries in the next few months, What Now Atlanta reports.

Seoul Food is set to open Feb. 1 at South Pointe at Town Lake Shopping Center, the same development that houses KPOP, and will feature bibimbap, dumplings, ramen and other Korean specialties; THRILL Korean Steak and Bar will open in April at Hammond Exchange in Sandy Springs; a KPOP will open in McDonough in April or May; and Heart of Seoul KBBQ will open on Buford Highway later in the year.

•McCray's Tavern is slated to open a fourth metro Atlanta location in East Cobb in the Parkaire Landing shopping center at 4880 Lower Roswell Road, in the space previously occupied by Local Tavern, Tomorrow's News Today reports. McCray's also has locations in Midtown, Smyrna and Lawrenceville. It's owned by the Let's Eat and Drink hospitality group, which also owns Tiki Tango and Foxtrot Liquor Bar in Midtown and The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell.

Jai Ho Indian Gully Kitchen is now open in Krog Street Market in the former Urban Pl8 space in the Beltline-adjacent mixed-use development, What Now Atlanta reports.

Menu items include Indian street food items with French touches including chicken curry soup, Tandoori shrimp salad, saag paneer and chicken tikka masala.

The booth will be open for lunch and dinner.

Chef Anish Nair has served as the executive chef at Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar, which opened at 560 Dutch Valley Road in 2017, as well as several locations of Savi Provisions.


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