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Sushi restaurant coming to downtown Atlanta and other dining news from the week

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

•Stephen de Haan, the restaurateur behind downtown’s Amalfi Pizza and speakeasy Red Phone Booth, is joining forces with well-known sushi chef Takashi Saito to open a new restaurant in downtown Atlanta, What Now Atlanta reports.

Saito -- Sushi, Steak and Cocktails is slated to open in a 100-year-old building at 207 Peachtree St. that was formerly home to women’s clothing store Regenstein’s. The structure, which is getting a multimillion-dollar renovation, will be known as The Department Building.

Chef Saito has opened more than 30 restaurants around the world including the three Michelin star-rated Sushi Saito in Tokyo. 

The restaurant’s menu will feature rolls, sashimi, steak and other Japanses dishes in addition to a beverage program offering drinks using Japanese ingredients such as shiso and yuzu as well as rare Japanese whiskeys.

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Saito’s space will feature an outdoor terrace with removable glass walls. 

•Gaming venue and restaurant Battle & Brew has started opening its doors to all ages. The Sandy Springs spot is open from 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday, and is 21+ after 11 p.m. both nights. Anyone under the ago of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 25 years of age. In addition, Battle & Brew is also now serving brunch and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Popular breakfast spot Buttermilk Kitchen has launched a bar program. Suzanne Vizethann’s eatery will serve up  Bloody Marys, mimosas and a specialty "Cold Brew Russian" with ASW Resurgens Rye, whiskey syrup, half-and-half, and house-made cold brew in addition to wine and beer options.

MORE DINING NEWS:

Lapeer Seafood Market to open in Alpharetta

Chef Chris Edwards moves from Restaurant Eugene to King + Duke

Crowne Plaza Ravinia opening three new dining concepts

Local Motives to open in W Atlanta Downtown hotel

Boxcar opening in West End March 1

Forza Storico to open in West Midtown

NaanStop, Pho24 open at Atlantic Station

Read the 2018 AJC Fall Dining Guide: Dining on Buford Highway 

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