— Bulla Gastrobar, which currently has two locations in Doral, Fla., and Coral Gables., Fla., is eyeing Midtown for its third outpost. The restaurant will take up a two-level space at the forthcoming Sixty 11th apartment tower, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and it will feature a massive 1,500-square-foot patio and outdoor bar. Bulla — Spanish for "slang" or "chatter" — will serve a variety of tapas and other small plates. A timeline for opening has not been announced.
— Jacksonville, Fla.-based Metro Diner is coming to Atlanta for the first time, according to Tomorrow's News Today. The restaurant, which serves comfort food and diner staples, will replace Coldbrew's Sports Bar & Grill at 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd. in Roswell. Metro Diner currently operates 11 locations in Florida. Further expansion into Indiana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania is planned as well. There's no word yet on when the chain's local outpost will open for business.