What’s new on metro Atlanta dining scene


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Elmyriachi gets busy in Kirkwood

It seems that Elmyriachi — the recently opened Kirkwood spinoff of the Little Five Points Tex-Mex joint, Elmyr — has been having problems keeping up with demand. Last week, this message surfaced on its Facebook page: "Again ….we have run out of food. Thank you Monday peeps! Give us a day to regroup and we will try and kill it on Wednesday." Located in a former Mrs. Winner's space, the casual spot features the likes of Pad Thai burritos, build-your-own-tacos, margaritas, craft beer on tap and a large patio. 1950 Hosea L. Williams Drive N.E., Atlanta. 678-705-9902, elmyriachi.com.

Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club at Atlanta airport

The first phase of Jay-Z's 40/40 Club opened last week with a U-shaped bar area on Concourse D at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The full "upscale sports bar" is scheduled to open upstairs later this year. According to a press release: "The 1,500-square-foot space mirrors the design of the elite New York City 40/40 Club including big-screen televisions throughout the restaurant and bar." The menu will include signature wings, sliders, empanadas, nachos and Red Velvet cake, and the club will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. the4040club.com/nyc.

Le Fat set to open this summer

Guy Wong, chef/owner of Miso Izakaya, is opening a new restaurant this summer in the Westside space formerly occupied by the short-lived Yum Bunz, a quick-serve Chinese concept Wong created with Real Chow Baby founder Mike Blum. Le Fat will offer Vietnamese com (rice), bun (vermicelli), clay pots and stir-fry. "I'm looking forward to sharing flavors of Vietnam with the Westside community," Wong said in a press release. The 3,300-square-foot restaurant was designed by Smith Hanes, known for the interiors at the Optimist, Watershed on Peachtree and JCT Kitchen & Bar. facebook.com/pages/Le-Fat/256650464499209.

Concentrics debuts Summer Supper

Concentrics Restaurants' new Summer Supper debuts June 1, promising "copious platters of food driven by local and seasonal ingredients for $20 a person." Sundays-Thursdays throughout June, One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, TAP, Parish and the Spence will offer family-style meals, including a starter, salad, main course and dessert, that will change weekly. On the sample menu from the Spence: beet salad with mascarpone and salsa verde; bone marrow with tuna tartare; roasted chicken with family-style sides; seasonal cobbler. concentricsrestaurants.com.