Tableside guacamole is a specialty at Babalu. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
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Second Babalu headed to metro Atlanta and more dining news from the week

These are the dining, drink and food stories that made a splash in metro Atlanta this week: 

A second location of Jackson, Miss.-based Latin-meets-Southern restaurant Babalu is coming to metro Atlanta.

The eatery is slated to open in 2019 in the old Roswell Theater building in Roswell. 

The first location opened in June 2017 at 33 Peachtree Place development in Midtown. 

Read our review of Babalu here.

The Hive Buckhead juice and smoothie is set to open in September place of the long-shuttered M. Rouge Cafe at 1845 Peachtree Road NE, What Now Atlanta reports.

Dallas, Texas-based Velvet Taco is entering the Atlanta market next year with a Buckhead location in Buckhead Market Place on West Paces Ferry Road, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. 

Hudson Grille will no longer take over the space previously occupied by Famous Pub in Toco Hill, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. 

More dining news:

Chef Liu to be replaced by new Chinese restaurant on Buford Highway

Benzino’s Crab Shack opening in Gallery at South DeKalb

Sprinkles now closed at Lenox Square

Chipper’s Club now open in Roswell

Dahlonega gets boost with new wine designation

Chick-fil-A opening first international franchise

Guac y Margy’s opening with limited menu

Rise & Revelry celebrates grand opening this weekend

El Super Pan now open at The Battery at SunTrust Park

Get a taste of the new fusion revolution with the 2018 AJC Spring Dining Guide: Global Mashup 

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