Botica expanding with Phipps Plaza location and more dining news from the week

Botica will open a second location at Phipps Plaza. / Courtesy of Botica

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Botica will open a second location at Phipps Plaza. / Courtesy of Botica

Brookwood Hills restaurant Botica is slated to open a second location next year at Phipps Plaza.

Chef Mimmo Alboumeh, who opened the first Botica at the beginning of 2021, will debut the second location in a 4,618-square-foot space, with an additional 1,500-square-foot covered patio, in fall 2022.

Botica at Phipps will offer the same Mexican-Spanish dishes as its predecessor, including paella, a variety of tacos, quesadillas and fajitas, as well as a full bar and weekend brunch.

The opening of Botica is one of several additions planned for Phipps Plaza.

Announced earlier this year, the 24,000-square-foot “Citizens” food hall will be a collaboration with C3, a food and beverage platform that has brands including Umami Burger, Krispy Rice and Sam’s Crispy Chicken, according to Simon, the company that owns Phipps.

A coworking space, a 13-story office tower and a Nobu Hotel and Restaurant are all expected to open at Phipps in the coming months.

In addition, Alon’s Bakery and Market recently opened its third location at Phipps.

Marietta restaurant Sinbad Mediterranean Grill will take over the space previously occupied by Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill at 2277 Peachtree Road SE. The Shumacher Group, Inc. and Steve Josovitz represented the seller and guided all parties to closing. Bun Mi relocated to the Politan Row food hall at Colony Square earlier this year.

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Corn Dog from the Original Hot Dog Factory. / Courtesy of the Original Hot Dog Factory

Credit: The Original Hot Dog Factory

Corn Dog from the Original Hot Dog Factory. / Courtesy of the Original Hot Dog Factory

Credit: The Original Hot Dog Factory

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Corn Dog from the Original Hot Dog Factory. / Courtesy of the Original Hot Dog Factory

Credit: The Original Hot Dog Factory

Credit: The Original Hot Dog Factory

Atlanta-based chain the Original Hot Dog Factory is set to open locations at the Halcyon mixed-use development at 6330 Halcyon Way and at 930 New Hope Road in Lawrenceville in October. Other metro Atlanta locations include Marietta, downtown Atlanta and Smyrna.

Fast-casual Mediterranean eatery Bezoria has closed its location at 2685 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. Locations remain open in Duluth and at Cumberland Mall.

A restaurant called Palo Santo has filed permits to build out the space at 955 Marietta St., What Now Atlanta reports.

Ben’s Seafood & Bar will replace the recently-shuttered restaurant Wade’s in Smyrna, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The new concept comes from Ivan Raintung, who also owns Mulan Asian Cuisine in South Fulton and Moto Asian Cuisine in Cumming.

More dining news:

Edgewood Pizza owner opens cycling-themed Handlebar in Old Fourth Ward

Sankranti, an ‘Indian version of Chipotle,’ to open in Dunwoody

BK Lobster opens in Midtown with 10 lobster rolls on the menu

Octopus Kitchen opens for seafood in the former Lazy Llama space

Bar Peri to open in Dunwoody in October

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