— Bread & Butterfly, the newest venture from Billy and Kristin Allin is nearing its completion. Signage is up on the windows at the Inman Quarter space, which sits directly across Elizabeth Street from Savi Provisions. Billy Allin, the chef who also operates Proof Bakeshop in the neighborhood and Cakes & Ale in Decatur, tells Eater Atlanta the "all-day European cafe's" menu is almost complete and "we hope to open in the next few weeks." 280 Elizabeth Street.
— In the same Inman Park development, Ford Fry hopes to open BeetleCat this month. Fry and chef Andrew Isabell have been finalizing the menu, and the sister concept to The Optimist is waiting on its liquor license. Once it begins service, BeetleCat will be open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. 10 p.m. Late-night dining will be offered Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. 280 Elizabeth Street.
— Chef Jay Swift, the man behind Old Fourth Ward's 4th & Swift, was hoping to have his second Atlanta-area restaurant open in time for the holidays. But, plans have changed. Swift tells Eater Atlanta he and his team have had "a bunch of delays and are now forecasting an opening in early March" for Noble Fin in Peachtree Corners. The eatery will focus on seafood and red meat, and Jeb Aldrich, Swift's son, will oversee daily kitchen operations as chef de cuisine. 5260 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners.