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In the news: P’Cheen to offer weekend lunch and Spanish Harlem opens downtown

Thai wings from P'cheen

Thai wings from P'cheen

P’Cheen International Bistro and Lounge in the Old Fourth Ward will be serving lunch starting March 19. I received a sample of the lunch menu below; it includes some pub standards and Asian-influenced dishes such as Thai char-grilled chicken wings that I’ve noshed on from time to time.

Korean Dip – Sesame roasted pork, cilantro, carmelized onion, kimchi, jalapeno ailoi, spicy masala nan, spicy pork dipping jus.

Pressed Lamb – House merguez, caramelized onion, blue cheese, brioche.

Fried Oyster B.L.T. – House jalapeno bacon, fried gulf oysters, baby greens, tomato served on a jalapeno-cheddar-bacon waffle.

Smoked Croque – House cured ham, house bacon, smoked provolone + gruyere, béchamel, fried egg, grilled brioche.

Build a Burger – House recipe, Painted Hills certified organic burger, lettuce, onion, pickle, choice of cheese, choice of aioli. Add house jalapeno bacon, sautéed mushrooms, carmelized onions, jalapeno, rilette.

Smoked Veg Sammy – Smoked portobello, smoked cippolini, greens, goat cheese, herb waffle.

Thai Char Grilled Chicken Wings

Guinness Beer Battered Fish ‘n Chips – Guinness beer battered cod, English chips, mushy peas, house tartar.

Pizza du Jour

Fifty Cent Oysters Every Sunday

6 p.m.-11 p.m. Mondays, 6 p.m.-late Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-late Saturdays, noon-11:30 p.m. Sundays (a limited pub menu is offered during the later hours), 701-5 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, 404-529-8800.

In other news:

What Now Atlanta is reporting that Spanish Harlem has officially opened. It has taken over the space that was previously Harlem Bar. The restaurant/lounge is open nightly from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and midnight on Sundays. Website Thrillist has a copy of the eclectic menu here.

6 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 6 p.m.-midnight Sundays, 262 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, 404-420-0077.

Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting that PURE Taqueria will be opening two more locations. Look for new locales in Duluth and Chamblee this year.

Cumming’s Baba’s Gyro and Kabob is opening a second location in Norcross this Spring.

Creative Loafing has reported that Abrigo, a new Southwestern fusion restaurant, has opened in midtown Atlanta. They offer steak, pork and seafood dishes with a Mexican and Cuban twist. The restaurant also features a covered patio and a separate dining room for private parties or corporate events.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, 818 Juniper Street NE, Atlanta, 404-963-7673.

ChowdownAtlanta is reporting Huy’s Sandwiches – serving 16 types of banh mi – is now open in Norcross. Chloe aka Ms ChowDown also reports that a new Korean Fried chicken joint called “Chicken and Beer” has opened in Duluth.

Huy’s Sandwich, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Daily, Closed Tuesdays, 6100 Live Oak Pkwy, Norcross, 770-666-6762.

Chicken & Beer, 3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth, 678-417-6464.

Mirak Korean Restaurant

Mirak Korean Restaurant

Mirak Korean Restaurant, located in the north Buford Highway corridor, has closed. The restaurant took over the space that was formerly Nak Dong Gang, a Korean restaurant that specialized in duck. Mirak also expanded into a catering house late last year, but that also has shuttered.

7130 Buford Highway, Suite B-150, Doraville – CLOSED.

Gene-Lee-Tagline- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.

2 comments Add your comment

Your Father

March 14th, 2011
11:04 pm

Um, Gene? Abrigo has been open for more than 5 months. Not sniping here, but just because Cliff finally got around to visiting doesn’t mean it’s new. Just saying.

Gene Lee

March 15th, 2011
10:36 am

Oops.. Thanks for clarifying!