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Atlanta Prepares to Say Goodbye to Houston’s and Its Spinach Dip

Plus, new restaurant from One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen opening in Grant Park

Painted signage at Houston’s Lenox Road.
Houston’s Lenox Road is closing Saturday night after 40 years
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Atlantans prepare to say goodbye to Houston’s Lenox Road
In one of the saddest closures in Atlanta so far this year, Houston’s on Lenox Road will say goodbye Saturday night. This outpost of the local restaurant chain has been in business for 40 years. Despite being embroiled in some controversy last year, Houston’s is beloved by many Atlantans. This includes former Eater Atlanta editor and current Atlanta Magazine dining critic Jennifer Zyman who wrote of the enduring appeal of Houston’s. [ATLMag]

A new restaurant opening this fall at Larkin on Memorial
It seems One Eared Stag and Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters chef Robert Phalen is opening another restaurant, the AJC reports. The “European-inspired bistro” Woodward and Park will open this fall adjacent to Full Commission at Larkin on Memorial in Grant Park. Eater Atlanta has reached out for further details. [AJC]

The bar replacing shuttered cocktail and bitters bar Amer next door to Char Korean Bar & Grill is named Little Spirit. Amer closed on Monday after two years in Inman Quarter. The space was purchased by Crescent Roots Hospitality. Little Spirit will open this spring.

Howard and Anita Hsu, the brother and sister team behind Sweet Auburn BBQ, are opening Lazy Betty with their brother chef Ronald Hsu. The restaurant is named for their mother and will be located in the current Soul Vegetarian No. 2 space next door to Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland. [EATL]

Mary Hoopa's House of Fried Chicken & Oysters

2371 Hosea L Williams Drive Southeast, , GA 30317 (404) 254-5236 Visit Website

The Local

4578 San Jose Boulevard, , FL 32207 (904) 683-8063 Visit Website

One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 525-4479 Visit Website

Sweet Auburn BBQ

656 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (678) 515-3550 Visit Website

Char Korean Bar & Grill

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 525-2427 Visit Website


299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 600-5895 Visit Website