These are the stories that created a buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:
•Dim sum favorite Royal China is set to open soon at 3960 Venture Drive in a former Golfsmith store in Duluth, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant’s location at 3295 Chamblee Dunwoody Road has already closed.
•Taqueria Rojas will open in East Atlanta food hall Global Grub Collective this Monday, Eater Atlanta reports. Open from 4-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, the taqueria will serve street tacos, tamales, burritos, tostadas and quesadillas.
•Wrecking Bar Brewpub owner Bob Sandage has left the business he founded in 2011 to return to his first career as an engineer, according to a post on the business’ Facebook page. “It is with somewhat bittersweet emotions that I leave the Wrecking Bar Brewpub,” he wrote. “It was my dream and my baby but as with all babies there comes a time to let them fly on their own. My engineering brain desires to return to that world and to do that I have realized I can’t be one foot in and one foot out.I have every confidence Stevenson and the team will achieve even bigger and better things in the future.” Sandage said he’s selling his shares to managing partner Stevenson Rosslow.
•Chirori, from the owner of popular ramen spot Wagaya, is set to open at the end of May, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant, which will replace Better Half at 349 14th St. NW in Home Park, will focus on pairing robatayaki (grilled food over charcoal) with sake. Owner Takashi Otsuka said he is working with sake sommeliers to pair dishes with sake in 1.5-, 5-, and 10-ounce pours.
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