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Grab Tickets to Buford Highway Fundraiser Food Crawl

Plus biscuits, ramen, and okonomiyaki pop-ups

Marian Liou Marian Liou, We Love BuHi/Brian Gassel
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Beni’s Cubano opens Downtown
The ITP outpost of East Cobb’s Beni’s Cubano is now open inside the The Hub at Peachtree Center Downtown. Expect fast casual Cuban classics like pressed sandwiches, picadillo (a sort of hash), pork asada, and Cuban coffee on the lunch menu. A vast majority of the dishes also happen to be gluten free. [Official]

Clay’s Sports Cafe wings are back
Atlanta Magazine restaurant critic Jennifer Zyman reported Tuesday that beloved OTP wings spot Clay’s Sports Cafe has reopened for business after closing a year ago. Clay’s had been in business for 20 years before its temporary shutter in July 2016. The new location is in the Hammond Springs shopping center off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. While Zyman described the new space as “pretty nondescript” and “still too new to have that homey, lived-in ambiance” of the former location, she said diners seemed to care less. People were too busy eating wings. [ATLMag]

Poncey Highland (PH) Coffee House
It seems Poncey-Highland is getting a new coffee shop. This according to a sign hanging outside the former Cafe Highland space (previous incarnations include Cafe 640 and Cafe Diem in the 1990s). What Now Atlanta reports that Poncey Highland Coffee Shop is a new undertaking by Jamie Fahey, owner of Atlanta Cupcake Factory. She temporarily closed the cupcake shop located in Highland Row next door to the future coffee house but plans to reopen Atlanta Cupcake Factory in a portion of the new building. By day, PH Coffee House will serve Counter Culture coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and Emerald City Bagels. At night Fahey says the space will transform into The Poncey Highland, a to-be-determined evening spot. Eater Atlanta is seeking more intel. [WNA]

More coffee for Buckhead
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, better known around town as the folks behind Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, announced yesterday on Facebook and Instagram that they will be opening a fourth retail location in Buckhead. No word as to where or when. Eater Atlanta has reached out for comment. The other Atlanta locations include Decatur, the North Avenue shop at Ponce City Market, and Midtown across from the Midtown Marta station. [Facebook]

Late night ramen alert
The Mouth of the South Ramen Pop-Up from chef Steven Lingenfelter and the team behind the former Illegal Food brick and mortar is back again this Friday and Saturday night, December 1 and 2, at Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown. Ramen will be served up at 11 p.m. each night until it’s gone. Can’t make this weekend? Ramen lovers will have another chance on December 8 and 9. [Facebook]

OK YAKI in my Belly
OK YAKI the pop-up purveyors of the Japanese street food okonomiyaki (savory pancake) are taking over popular breakfast spot Sun in My Belly in Kirkwood every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. throughout December. The Friday night pop-up includes a full bar. For those living in the West End area of town, expect to find OK YAKI at Monday Night Brewing’s Garage every Sunday starting at 1 p.m. [Facebook]

‘Praise the Lard’ biscuit pop-up
According to Erika Council’s (aka @southernsouffle) Instagram page, Saturday, December 2 might be the last chance to grab her biscuits and beignets at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue in Riverside...for now. Throughout the last six months, Council has been popping up a few Saturday’s a month beginning at 9 a.m. at B’s for breakfast, which includes her chicken biscuit—a fan favorite. [Instagram]

Buford Highway fundraiser and food crawl
Fans of Buford Highway and its most dedicated advocate Marian Liou (aka @welovebuhi on Twitter and Instagram) will be excited to learn she, along with Everyday Korean cookbook author Seung Hee Lee (@koreanfusion), will be hosting a guided food crawl on December 13. Attendees will meet at Dish Korean on Buford Highway in Chamblee at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Buford Highway Oral History Project. [Official]

Sun in My Belly

2161 College Avenue Northeast, , GA 30317 (404) 370-1088 Visit Website

Ponce City Market

675 North Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 900-7900 Visit Website

Monday Night Brewing

670 Trabert Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-7703 Visit Website

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

650 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 874-0370 Visit Website

Illegal Food

1044 Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 254-2141