Norcross Station Café loses lease after 20 years
Norcross Station Café, the popular restaurant that has occupied the old train depot in the Gwinnett city’s downtown for 20 years, is being forced to move. When its lease came up for renewal, the city was required by law to award it to the highest bidder. Mojitos Cuban American Bistro will assume the lease in 2014. Owner Ken Weatherford, who is aiming to keep his restaurant open through the end of the year, is seeking legal counsel as he considers his options. 40 S. Peachtree St., Norcross. www.norcrossstation.com.
Gio’s expands menu
Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano, the follow-up to Giovanni di Palma’s blockbuster Antico Pizza Napoletana, has added a variety of new dishes to its menu. Steak alla Pizzaiola with a roasted tomato sauce, spaghetti with meatballs and ricotta, and breaded chicken Parmesan cutlets now round out a menu that used to rely almost exclusively on the appeal of oven-roasted chicken served in a variety of preparations. 1099 Hemphill Ave., Atlanta. www.gioschicken.com.
The latest incarnation of Bell Street Burritos is set to open any day now, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. It will occupy the longtime home of Huey’s — the last address on Peachtree Street before it becomes Peachtree Road near the Brookwood Hills neighborhood. This location joins two others in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market downtown and in the Irwin Street Market along the Beltline at the juncture of Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. 1816 Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.bellstreetburritos.com.
- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog