What’s new on metro Atlanta dining scene


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P’cheen closing on Feb. 9

Last week, owners Alex Friedman, Keiran Neely and Mike LaSage posted the news on their P'cheen Facebook page that the 8-year-old Old Fourth Ward "international bistro and pub" would be closing on Feb. 9. The partners said they will be concentrating on their other spots, Edgewood Speakeasy, Pizzeria Vesuvius and Bone Lick BBQ, while exploring new ventures. Former Woodfire Grill co-owner Bernard Moussa is taking over the space, with plans to open a cocktail-oriented concept. 701-5 Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-529-8800, pcheen.com.

Lovies BBQ open on Piedmont Road

Atlanta's legions of barbecue lovers have a new spot to try. Lovies BBQ recently opened on Piedmont Road, with dine-in and takeout service and a focus on "the highest quality local ingredients matched with old, traditional cooking techniques." Look for a simple menu of smoked meats, including pulled pork, chicken and ribs, Brunswick stew and sides such as greens, mac-and-cheese, fried Brussels sprouts and house-made potato chips. 3420 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-254-2848, loviesbbq.com.

Highland Bakery open at Emory

Highland Bakery, the popular Atlanta chain of breakfast/brunch/lunch spots and bake shops, with locations in Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, Buckhead and Georgia Tech, has opened its newest at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Look for favorites like pancakes, egg dishes, soups, sandwiches and wraps, plus coffee, pastries, decorative cakes and catering. 1300 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-924-6345, highlandbakery.com.

Bar Meatball to open in Virginia-Highland

A new concept called Bar Meatball is set to replace Pozole at the end of February. It will feature a customizable menu similar to the offerings at New York City success story the Meatball Shop, with a variety of mix-and-match meatballs and sauces, sandwiches, sliders, sides and desserts, including ice cream sandwiches. 1044 Greenwood Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-228-2901, barmeatball.com.