— Distraught over the conclusion of West Egg Cafe's Oddbird pop-up? Hop's Chicken, the immensely popular Ponce City Market fried chicken stand from chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins, is getting in on the Nashville-style spicy craze. Hop's now offers a hot upgrade for 50 cents per order.
— Venkman's is the latest Atlanta restaurant to join the local brunch scene. The combination restaurant and music venue offers Sunday service from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring the champagne breakfast: two eggs any style, Rusty's bacon or housemade sausage, potatoes, a biscuit, and an optional Miller High Life.
— Sushi chef Jimmy Meas, a casualty of the massive Here to Serve restaurant shutters, has a new job. Meas is officially in as executive chef for Genki Sushi. The local restaurant has outposts in Virginia-Highland and Sandy Springs.
— Restaurant Business magazine has come out with its annual ranking of the top-grossing independent restaurants in America. Two Atlanta eateries made the top 100: Chops Lobster Bar at No. 45 and Atlanta Fish Market at No. 77.