Suite Food Lounge Opening Downtown
Located in the space formerly occupied by Luckie Food Lounge, the full service restaurant and lounge will open September 19, serving contemporary American cuisine with traditional Southern influences.
The menu, created by chef Michael Stevenson, features small plates, wood-fired pizzas, and lunch and dinner entrees, plus a limited lounge menu for late night dining. Look for coffee drinks, fresh juices and homemade pastries from pastry chef Tonisha Jackson. The beverage program will focus on boutique wines and craft cocktails.
375 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, 404-577-2500, suiteatl.com.
Sobban Set to Open in Decatur
Dubbed a Korean-Southern diner, Sobban is set to open October 1 in the former Kitsch’n 155 space on Clairmont Road. The new concept from Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee of the wildly popular Heirloom Market BBQ, will feature the likes of Korean-style pork chops, noodle dishes, and tempura veggies, plus shaved ice desserts and a creative beverage program.
In other news, Heirloom is offering dine-in service again, though it’s standing room only on the patio, thanks to Cobb County regulations. 1788 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, heirloommarketbbq.com.
Salt Factory Set to Open in Alpharetta
After a series of delays, restaurateurs Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac of F&H Food Trading Group and culinary director Bob McDonough are set to debut their fourth venture together with the second location the Salt Factory Pub in historic downtown Alpharetta on October 14.
102 South Main Street, Alpharetta, saltfactorypub.com.
The other three F&H restaurants, all on Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell, include Opulent, Little Alley Steak and the original Salt Factory Pub.
In early 2014, look for one more F&H concept to land on Canton Street in the form of a chef-driven, fast-casual pizzeria concept with canned beers and a limited wine list.
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More.