Owners of El Tesoro to open restaurant in Oakhurst and more dining news from the week

The restaurant, set to open by the end of the year, will open in the former Lawrence’s Cafe space at 910 College Ave., Eater Atlanta reports. Lawrence’s closed earlier this summer.

Owners Alan Raines and Darryl Howard’s as yet unnamed eatery will focus on mezcal drinks and dishes from El Tesoro kitchen manager/chef Hugo Suastegui’s hometown of Acapulco, Mexico.

El Tesoro, which opened in early 2019 and serves a variety of Mexican dishes, has expanded to include a patio, and another rambling expanse of outdoor seating, with some 120 seats.

Wok Chi Asian Kitchen and Crab House will open at 800 Marietta St. in the next few months, What Now Atlanta reports.

Grand Champion BBQ locations in East Cobb and Marietta have been rebranded as SmokehouseQ, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

A new location of Scoville Hot Chicken is slated to open soon in the former P. Red’s BBQ space at 999 Chattahoochee Ave., Eater Atlanta reports. Owner Justin Lim, who also owns ramen spot Okiburu, opened the first Scoville in Sandy Springs in late 2020, followed by others in Buckhead and Athens. Scoville locations are also planned for Decatur and Marietta.

Slingshot Social Game Club, which has locations in Richmond, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina, will open a location this fall at 1000 Marietta St. NW, What Now Atlanta reports. The menu will feature 45 taps of beer, wine and cider, cocktails and food alongside arcade games.

MORE DINING NEWS FROM THE WEEK

Belle and Lily’s bringing Caribbean brunch to Atlanta

Roshambo coming to Peachtree Battle Shopping Center

Yao now open in Dunwoody

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