Pi fasacc at Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante in Buckhead. / Photo credit: Chris Hunt
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Storico Fresco team opening new restaurant and other metro Atlanta dining news from the week

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week. 

The team behind popular Buckhead pasta restaurant Storico Fresco are set to open a second unnamed eatery in the Westside Provisions District, Atlanta Magazine first reported. 

Owners Pietro Gianni and Michael Patrick said the menu will feature several dishes from the Storico menu along with some new dishes inspired by an upcoming trip to Rome. 

The wine program will be the same, with additional beverages including Italian craft beer and cocktails such as negroni and aperol spritz.

The restaurant, set to open in early 2019, will precede Israeli restaurant Aziza, from Bellina Alimentari owner Tal Baum, in the Westside development.

Storico Fresco, which opened in 2016, received a three star review from AJC food writer Wyatt Williams. 

MoJo’s Motown Eatery, located at 880 M.L.K. Drive SW in Vine City, will rebrand later this month as The Sleepy Potato, What Now Atlanta reports.

Owner Mario Johnson  said he also plans to open the loaded baked potato concept in Detroit and franchise in other locations. 

Sleepy Potato toppings include chicken, lamb, steak, shrimp, salmon, and vegetables.

More dining news:

Bellina Alimentari owner to open two new Atlanta restaurants

Bell Street Burritos to open in Tucker

Hodgepodge Coffee to open Reynoldstown location

RFD Social now open in Ponce City Market

Bazati to open on the Beltline this month

Hattie B’s to open in Atlanta next week

First look at Watchman’s in Krog Street Market

Secreto Southern Kitchen to open in Brookhaven next week

Patria Cocina to open next week in Grant Park

Botiwalla to open an Alpharetta location

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

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