— Staplehouse, which opened a couple of weeks ago on Edgewood Avenue in Old Fourth Ward, is officially fully operational. The restaurant's liquor license has come through, according to an email blast, which means in-house cocktails and wine are now available to go with chef Ryan Smith's tasting and a la carte menus.
— An update on Jay Swift's Noble Fin, from the forthcoming Peachtree Corners restaurant's newsletter: "Most of the steel on the outside and inside of the restaurant has been completed. They are now completing the gypsum board for the outside of the building and working on the interior partitions. The glass and roof will also be completed within the next few weeks." Perhaps in an innovative move for menu development, the restaurant is polling diners on potential dishes.
— The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, which originally opened in Buckhead in 2010, is closing in on a new location in Roswell. The restaurant will begin service on Tuesday, October 27, at 1105 Canton Street. Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
— Souper Jenny, the local healthy-dining icon from Jennifer Levinson, is closing its flagship in Buckhead and will reopen in the neighborhood's Atlanta History Center. In a Facebook announcement, Levinson said, "Think 'Anthropologie' cafe meets 'Friends' coffee shop." The move should be complete in April. Jenny's current Buckhead outpost will remain open until March.
— Another local healthy option is temporarily closed. R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill, with its 24-hour service and expansive menu, is closed after a small fire broke out in the kitchen. It sounds like the restaurant should be up and running again relatively soon, according to an announcement on Facebook: "Our beautiful birds are fine and safe. Please continue to check back, as our Facebook page we will updated when we have a reopening day."