Georgia Boy reopening in December and more dining news from the week

The interior of Georgia Boy. / Courtesy of Georgia Boy
The interior of Georgia Boy. / Courtesy of Georgia Boy

Credit: Georgia Boy

Credit: Georgia Boy

After being closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joey Ward’s Poncey-Highland speakeasy-style restaurant Georgia Boy is set to reopen on Dec. 2.

The restaurant, located at 1043 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, will serve a 16-course chef’s tasting menu with optional beverage pairings.

A sample menu titled includes dishes such as a chicken liver and herb banh mi and a Fish-fil-A made with sturgeon, pickle brine and mayo and served with fries and caviar.

Georgia Boy’s reopening coincides with sister restaurant Southern Belle bringing back its four-course menu. Southern Belle’s indoor dining room and outdoor patio are open starting at 5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays.

Georgia Boy will be open Thursdays-Saturdays with seatings at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations are required and are available through Resy beginning Nov. 4. Reservations are available on a rolling basis 28 days in advance with a maximum of eight guests per seating. Guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine at Georgia Boy.


New York-based eatery Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is slated to open five metro Atlanta locations in the coming months, reports. Founded earlier this year by Stratis Morfogen, Brooklyn Dumpling Shop offers 32 dumpling varieties including Pastrami, Bacon Cheese Burger, Lamb Gyro, French Onion Soup, Philly Cheesesteak, Impossible and Reuben and Peanut Butter & Jelly.

The 24-hour restaurant has a contactless ordering system and temperature-controlled food lockers.

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and The Halal Guys. The brand has also signed new franchise deals for more than 35 units throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Florida.

Franchisee Patrick Fisher is currently looking for locations for Brooklyn Dumpling Shop in Atlanta.


Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL, founded three years ago by Amor Mia Oriño and Carlo Gan, is set to open its first brick-and-mortar location in the Asian Square complex at 5150 Buford Highway in Doraville, Eater Atlanta reports.

Kamayan ATL will be open five days a week serving a variety of Filipino dishes as well as baked good from Three Lolas Bake Shop, snacks, halo-halo and juices. Pop-ups will occupy the kitchen space the other two days.


Peachtree Corners coffee shop Peachy Corners is expanding, with plans to open a second location at 5815 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, What Now Atlanta reports.

Long Tran and Susie Martono-Tran opened the first Peachy Corners in January 2020, serving bubble tea, coffee drinks, smoothies and sandwiches.

The new location also will feature a full kitchen and food from a rotating roster of local chefs.

Catering and food truck business EggRoll Boyz has plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the same complex in the coming months.


Mochi doughnut shop Mochibees is opening Oct. 30 at 3780 Old Norcross Road in Duluth, Atlanta magazine reports. Doughnut flavors will include Biscoff, Fruity Pebbles, peanut butter and jelly and matcha Oreo. A second location is in the works for Doraville.


Azotea Cantina, which recently opened its first location in Atlantic Station, and Alpharetta coffee shop Belux Coffee are signed on to open in Roswell mixed-use development Southern Post at 1037 Alpharetta St., What Now Atlanta reports.

More dining news from the week:

Fogon and Lions opening in Alpharetta

Azotea Cantina opens in Atlantic Station

Eclipse de Luna opening a location in Halcyon development

Taste Bar + Kitchen opens Atlanta ghost kitchen

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