For sad diners who lament the impending shutter of Lusca, there's a little more time to dine at the restaurant. Angus Brown and Nhan Le's Brookwood Hills eatery is still closing, but PR tells Eater Atlanta it will stay open "through the first half of 2016." The original plan was to turn off the lights at Lusca next month.
Brown and Le are moving on from the restaurant to open a new project, Ama, in Virginia-Highland. It will be much smaller — only 40 seats — and focus on wood-grilled seafood. Ama is on track to open at 716 Ponce de Leon Place NE this spring. Once Lusca closes, Brown and Le will convert the space into a catering facility.
Lusca has been a hit since it opened in April 2014. It was a 2015 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, and GQ critic Alan Richman named it to his list of 25 outstanding restaurants for 2015.