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‘Temple to the Liberated Taco’ Velvet Taco Is Opening in Buckhead

Plus, skip the line and order Hattie B’s online and Cafe Posh closes one restaurant but is opening two more

Dallas-based Velvet Taco is opening Buckhead next year
Velvet Taco
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

BUCKHEAD: The Dallas-based Velvet Taco, the “temple to the liberated taco,” is opening in Buckhead Market Place in the same complex as the Whole Foods on West Paces Ferry next spring, the AJC reports. Their motto is “tacos without borders.” It alludes to the “liberated” takes on the taco, like the spicy tikka masala, Nashville hot cauliflower, or crawfish and pork jambalaya. While open all day, Velvet Taco’s real target market is the late night crowds. This area of Buckhead has several nearby nightclubs and is home to the concert venue Buckhead Theatre. The president of the restaurant, Clay Dover, told Fast Casual (sorry FC, this Buckhead is part of the city of Atlanta, not its own town), “I guarantee that people living in Buckhead have never had anything like Velvet Taco.” [AJC/Fast Casual]

LITTLE FIVE POINTS: Hot chicken seekers can skip the line at Hattie B’s. Online ordering is now live on the website for Atlanta, according to Facebook. It’s for pick-up only. Hattie B’s opened in Little Five Points earlier this month and has seen lines out the door daily. With the oppressive August heat still ahead for Atlanta, this news is likely welcome. [FACEBOOK]

SANDY SPRINGS/BUCKHEAD: The all-day Mediterranean restaurant Cafe Posh is closed after 17 years in the Fountain Oaks shopping center, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. But, it plans to reopen in Buckhead at the Hanover Buckhead Village apartments at the corner of Irby Avenue and Roswell Road. A second location is also planned in Sandy Springs in the same shopping center as Sprouts Farmers Market on Roswell Road. A new breakfast and lunch cafe called Cupanions is expected to open in the former Cafe Posh space. [ToNT]