1) Sandy Springs: Chef Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taqueria and Coldbrews Oyster Bar is opening a new concept, MAYA Steaks & Seafood, this winter. The menu will offer American steak and seafood dishes "with a touch of Alboumeh's signature Spanish flare." Renovations on the 1800-square-foot space on Roswell Road, which formerly housed SeaBass Kitchen, will take place in the coming weeks.
"We hope to bring a great steakhouse to the Sandy Springs community," Alboumeh said in a prepared statement. "Our focus will be on creating an authentic experience with every visit based on excellent customer service and quality food, wine and spirit offerings that reflect my passion to always go above and beyond."
2) Buckhead: A new concept called Meatball Bar is coming to the Lenox Square Fashion cafe, reports Tomorrow's News Today. Details are scarce, but the restaurant will move into the former Cafe Supreme space.