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Tin Drum Expansion; New Athens Restaurant; Buckhead Tea Lounge

Another Tin Drum Asiacafe opens soon.

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VININGSTin Drum Asiacafe is adding another Atlanta location, opening in Akers Hill Shopping Center before the end of the year. The new outpost, located at 2955 Cobb Parkway South, will be the 14th in the metro area. The restaurant focuses on "fresh, affordable, authentic Asian street food." [EaterWire]

ATHENS — In the space that formerly housed Five Star Day, The Place is scheduled to open in mid-January. The restaurant comes from Georgia alums Alan and Ryan Pope and will offer "well-executed Southern classics," such as braised pork shoulder, pan-fried red snapper, and traditional meat-and-three platters. At the bar, look for classic cocktails and 10 rotating tap handles for locally made and craft beers. [EaterWire]

BUCKHEAD — Owner Hussam Osman is opening Aura Tea Lounge at 3226 Roswell Road, across from Buckhead Saloon. The 732-square-foot lounge will offer baked goods, teas, and coffee beveragesreports to What Now Atlanta. [WNA]

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