1) East Cobb: On Johnson Ferry Road, Zeal will open this Friday, October 25, at 4 p.m. Starting Saturday, the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Follow updates on Facebook.
2) Old Fourth Ward: Old 4th Distillery has plans to open in Spring 2014 and will launch a Kickstarter very soon to get things moving. There may be rumors of persimmon and kudzu spirits. [Scoutmob]
3) Switcheroos: Cafe Moulin Rouge, announced as the replacement to the Brookwood Cafe Intermezzo back in the Spring, is getting closer to opening. Buckhead Patch reports that the restaurant is now hiring. [Patch]
4) Marietta: Marietta Square will see the opening of breakfast and lunch spot The Local around the first week of November. The restaurant replaces Tommy's Sandwich Shop at the corner of Roswell and Atlanta streets. [MDJ]
Cafe Intermezzo Brookwood.