Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Rize to bring new pizza concept to Poncey-Highland

Get ready to "rize" up for a new spot for pizza in Atlanta.

Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads is set to open in the new mixed-use development at 675 N. Highland in Atlanta in October.

Eddie Russell, a founder of The Four Coursemen supper club in Athens and most recently the culinary director of Argosy Bar & Restaurant in Atlanta, oversees the menu, which includes a variety of pizzas, salads, flatbreads, pasta dishes, small plates, sandwiches, gelato and sorbet.

The beverage menu includes wine by the glass, craft beer and craft sangria, as well an non-alcoholic options such as Caleb’s Kola and Stubborn craft sodas, teas and lemonades.

John Smith, Rize's founder and CEO and the former regional president of Caesars Entertainment, said in a press release that he's confident there Rize will go national, and sees a lot of potential in Atlanta as the restaurant's first location.

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“I love the entrepreneurial culture and Southern hospitality that Atlanta offers,” he said.

Rize will serve lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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