Nowak’s opens in Sandy Springs and more metro Atlanta restaurant news from the week

Credit: Courtesy of Nowak's

Credit: Courtesy of Nowak's

Morningside restaurant Nowak’s has expanded with a second location.

Nowak’s, opened earlier this month at 6690 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The menu echos that of the original location, which opened in 2018, with eight different cuts of steak, seafood including seafood towers, stone crabs and soft shell crabs as well as an oyster bar. Other entrees include pastas, chicken and fish in addition to soups, entree salads and burgers. The restaurant also features a full bar with a cocktail list.

The space features a U-shaped bar with seating for 30, as well as a private dining room.

Nowak’s comes from Blaiss Nowak, a Sandy Springs resident and graduate of Riverwood High School. Nowak, who majored in culinary and restaurant management at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. His father founded longtime Buckhead steakhouse, Hal’s.

The restaurant opens at 4 p.m. for cocktails and 5 p.m. for dinner Mondays-Saturdays.

6690 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-980-3638,


Alpharetta Cuban and Peruvian restaurant Mambo’s Cafe has expanded with a second location at 2925 Buford Drive in Buford. The eatery’s menu includes ceviches, paella, tostones and ropa vieja.


Cuban restaurant Papi’s Grill, which has several locations throughout metro Atlanta, is now serving its Cuban sandwiches from a stall in section 107 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


Cold-pressed juice shop Arden’s Garden has reopened its Sandy Springs location at 218 Johnson Ferry Road NE. In addition to juices, the shop also offers a plant-based wrap and bowl station, smoothies and cleanses. Arden’s Garden has several locations around metro Atlanta, including Kirkwood, Buckhead and Stone Mountain.


Fast-casual Mediterranean concept Cava is set to open at 572 Hank Aaron Drive in Summerhill, What Now Atlanta reports. There are eight other Cava locations in metro Atlanta.


Kennesaw-based Apotheos Roastery will open an 800-square-foot location this summer on the ground floor of the Anthem offices at 740 W. Peachtree St. NW, What Now Atlanta reports. The full-service coffee shop will also offer alcoholic beverages in the evening. Apotheos is owned by Every Day People Group, which also operates Gabriel’s Bakery in Marietta and barbecue restaurant the Nest in Kennesaw.

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