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Angus Brown and Nhan Le’s 8 Arm Opens Soon [Updated]

Coffee and such from the chefs behind Octopus Bar

Chefs Angus Brown and Nhan Le.
Angus Brown [left] and Nhan Le.
Sara Dodge

Celebrated late-night chefs Angus Brown and Nhan Le are about ready to launch their latest venture. 8 Arm, one of two projects in the works from the duo behind Octopus Bar, will open next week in Virginia-Highland, according to a post on Brown’s Instagram account. Brown and Le are currently in the process of filling out the staff.

we open next week | apply in person on thursday or send your resume to me angusoctopusbar@gmail.com

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Further details on a specific date and menu were not immediately available. Matt Mullins, who previously worked with Brown and Le at their now-shuttered Lusca, is in charge of the caffeinated beverages. Announcing the project in February, Brown said 8 Arm will offer breakfast and lunch fare to complement a “tight coffee menu.” In the evening, plans call for chef Andy Tran, another Lusca alum, to operate his Ramen Crush pop-up out of the space.

Update: Brown tells Eater Atlanta Tran will not be in the kitchen at 8 Arm as he is currently working on his own restaurant. Previously described as a coffeeshop, Brown says that isn’t accurate. 8 Arm will serve breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight, and the patio bar will remain open until 2:30 a.m.

Brown and Le are also working on a restaurant around the corner from 8 Arm. Ama, focusing on wood-grilled seafood, is being installed at 716 Ponce De Leon Pl. NE. There’s no word on when it will begin service.

Angus Brown and Nhan Le Are Opening a Coffee Shop, Too [EATL]

More Details on Ama, Coming Soon From Angus Brown and Nhan Le [EATL]

8 Arm

710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Ama

716 Ponce De Leon Pl. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306