Capital Tacos opening in metro Atlanta this month and more restaurant news from the week

Lemon Pepper Wet taco from Capital Tacos.
(Courtesy of Tack Sharp Media)

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Lemon Pepper Wet taco from Capital Tacos. (Courtesy of Tack Sharp Media)

Tampa, Florida-based Tex-Mex concept Capital Tacos is set to open its first Georgia brick-and-mortar franchise location this month, with a second location to follow in the next few weeks.

The first storefront will open May 25 at 11160 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. A second will open in July at 5270 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners.

Founded in late 2013, Capital Tacos serves a variety of specialty tacos, burritos and bowls as well as starters like queso bites and Mexican street corn.

Local locations will also feature an Atlanta-inspired Lemon Pepper Wet taco with fried shrimp coated in garlic butter, topped with slaw, grilled onions, buffalo ranch and lemon pepper seasoning.

Capital Tacos launched a digital-only kitchen in Atlanta in 2022, which has since closed. In addition to its Florida restaurants, the chain is also opening locations in Colorado and North Carolina.


Melanie Styles, the owner of Golda Kombucha and Cultured South Fermentation, has purchased a 20,000-square-foot building known in an East Point complex known as the Atlanta Utility Works, with plans to turn it into a brewery and taproom, Urbanize Atlanta reports. The facility dates to the early 1900s and was previously home to a manufacturing operation.

The adaptive reuse project will also feature a full bar and food trucks next to a small farm and event space.


SweetWater Brewing Co. has opened two bars inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in stadium’s 100 and 300 levels, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.


California-based chain Hummus Republic is set to open its first metro Atlanta location in a 1,500-square-foot space at the Village at Druid Hills at the corner of Briarcliff and North Druid Hills Roads in Brookhaven, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.


Just Loaf’n po’boy shop is slated to open a second location on the ground floor of the Marbut development at 512 Flat Shoals Ave. SE in East Atlanta, What Now Atlanta reports. The Cajun restaurant also has a location in Grant Park and a food truck. A location in the Marietta Square Market food hall has closed.

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Food hall opening at the Mall of Stonecrest

Ticonderoga Club reopens at Krog Street Market

Nourish Botanica to host Stolen Goods residency

Zeb Stevenson joins Oliva Restaurant Group

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