What’s new on metro dining scene

Mar in Decatur

After a series of starts and stops, Mar opens May 24 in the former Feast space on East Howard Avenue in Decatur. The menu mixes Spanish and Mexican fare, with tacos, tostadas, wood-roasted seafood and meats. Look for a tequila tasting room with flights, plus margaritas, micheladas, wine and beer. The casual coastal atmosphere features outdoor patio. 314 E. Howard Ave., Decatur. 404-373-2725, www.marcoastal.com.

Couscous in Midtown

Haykel Arfaoui, owner of Perla Taqueria on Piedmont Road, has opened his second restaurant, Couscous, in the former Amuse space on Dutch Valley Road, near Piedmont Park. Serving what Arfaoui calls "urban Mediterranean American" cuisine, the menu features all manner of couscous, from veggie to lamb sausage, plus pasta, flatbreads, soups and sandwiches. At the bar find bargain wines and specialty cocktails. 560 Dutch Valley Road, Atlanta. 404-685-3111, www.couscousatlanta.com.

Au Rendez-Vous moves

Au Rendez-Vous, the long-running Brookhaven French bistro, has moved to a new location in Chamblee. But the budget-priced lunch and dinner menu is same as it ever was, with crepes, sandwiches and classic entrees such as beef bourguignon and cassoulet. Find beer and wine by the glass or bottle now, too. 4102 Clairmont Road, Chamblee. 404-303-1968, www.aurendezvousbistro.com.

Julianna’s in Inman Park

Julianna’s Coffee and Crepes is open on Lake Avenue in Inman Park. Situated in a vintage house that was formerly a neighborhood market, offerings include sweet and savory crepes, coffee drinks, produce from local farms, Georgia preserves and specialty foods. 775 Lake Ave., Atlanta. 404-436-1825.

Fox Bros. Texas dinner

The newly renovated Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q hosts Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn for a Texas-style dinner on May 30 in celebration of Vaughn’s new book, “The Prophets of Smoked Meat.” $75, includes dinner, copy of the book and an open bar. 6:30 p.m. 1238 DeKalb Ave, Atlanta. 404-577-4030.