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Bantu Midtown; Basil's Re-opening; Kafenio in College Park

Bantu is already looking at a second location.

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1) Midtown: Just a few months after opening in Alpharetta's Avalon devlopment, Bantu Noodles has signed a lease for a second location, reports Tomorrow's News Today. The fast-casual Asian-fusion restaurant is eying a space in the Viewpoint condominium building at 855 Peachtree Street NE.

Bantu Noodles comes from chef/owner Ciaran Duffy. The restaurant's mission, according to its website, is to promote healthy eating with reasonable prices. The menu features an assortment of noodle dishes, Asian-inspired street food, tacos, dim sum, salads, and sandwiches.

2) Buckhead: After shutting down in September due to an electrical fire, Basil's is hoping to re-open by the third week of Marchper What Now Atlanta. Joseph Kahwach, owner of the 25-year-old restaurant, is taking the opportunity to redesign the space and add some new menu items upon re-opening. Basil's focuses on Mediterranean tapas, salads, sandwiches, and entrees.

3) College ParkJohn Gianoulidis, owner of Reynoldstown's Park Grounds and former co-owner of Pallookaville Fine Foods in Avondale Estates, is working on a new restaurant. Gianoulidis plans to open Kafenio, an all-day Greek restaurant in downtown College Park, this summer, according to Tomorrow's News Today. A few menu details, via Kafenio's Facebook page:

Morning will offer coffees, espresso drinks, teas and sparkling fruit beverages with take away and in house breakfast, as well as classic brunch on weekends.

Afternoon will add wraps, pasta, salads, and spirits.

Evening will be liberally doused with more spirits, craft beer, and simple Mediterranean-based small plates to be shared among old friends and those newly met.

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