Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi open
Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi officially opened Nov. 17 on Lenox Road near the Lenox MARTA station, taking over the former Truffles restaurant space in Buckhead. Owned by Mali Hu, of the One Sushi + and Ichiban Steak & Sushi, Katana will feature a two-part restaurant layout with one side offering a sushi bar and the other teppanyaki dinners. In addition to signature and classic sushi rolls, the menu includes hot and cold starters, plus main course items. 3345 Lenox Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-869-1888, katanaatl.com.
Souper Jenny’s two new locations
Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny restaurants will open a new Westside location on Huff Road on Jan. 6. Levison will be the opening chef, and the menu will feature fresh soups, salads and sandwiches, plus juices from her Juicy Jenny juice bar and restaurant. “I love the energy on the Westside,” Levison said in a press release. “I think it’s a perfect match for the Souper Jenny concept.” Beginning Nov. 18, Brookhaven will be home to a “pop-up” location of Souper Jenny in the Nuts & Berries shop at 4274 Peachtree Road, with a similar menu, including juices. souperjennyatl.com.
Krog Street Market sneak peek
Last week’s “Meet the Market” event at Krog Street Market offered guests a sneak peek of many of the restaurants set to open in the coming weeks. Chefs and owners on hand at the food hall included: Todd Ginsberg, chef/owner of Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla; Asha Gomez, chef/owner of Spice Road Chicken; Sarah O’Brien, baker/owner of Little Tart Bakeshop; and Kevin Ouzts, chef/owner of the Cockentrice. 99 Krog St., Atlanta. krogstreetmarket.com.
MAYA Steaks & Seafood Sandy Springs
Chef and restaurateur Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taqueria and Coldbrews Oyster Bar is set to open a new upscale dining concept, MAYA Steaks & Seafood, in Sandy Springs in late 2014 or early 2015. According to a press release, “the menu at MAYA will boast an array of creative American steak and seafood dishes with a touch of Alboumeh’s signature Spanish flare.” Renovations are underway on the Roswell Road space that was occupied by the recently shuttered SeaBass Kitchen.
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