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Chicken Falafel Tacos Head to Westside in 2020 When Velvet Tacos Opens

Velvet Taco opening near Westside Provisions, plus, a brunch restaurant opening in College Park and a wine shop in Edgewood

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

A second Velvet Taco opens in 2020 across from Westside Provisions District

Dallas-based Velvet Taco — aka the “temple to the liberated taco” and “tacos without borders” — plans to open a second Atlanta location at the Interlock complex on Howell Mill Road and 14th Street, Tomorrow’s New Today reports. The Buckhead restaurant opens this summer at the Whole Foods-anchored Buckhead Market Place across from the St. Regis hotel. Velvet Taco is known for slinging tacos like spicy tikka masala, fried paneer, Nashville hot cauliflower, chicken falafel, and crawfish and pork jambalaya alongside margaritas into the wee hours of the morning. [ToNT]

Chopped winner chef Sammy Davis opening another brunch restaurant in College Park

A second location of Cascade Road all-day brunch restaurant Milk and Honey, owned by Sammy Davis and Monique Rose Simms, opens in College Park this summer, according to What Now Atlanta. The restaurant, named the Real Milk and Honey, is situated along Main Street in the former Ronaldo’s Resto near Darius Williams’ Soul Crab and the forthcoming Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar. Davis announced the new restaurant in a series of Instagram posts last week. Two other locations on Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur and Henry Clower Boulevard in Snellville are also in the works. [WNA]

Edgewood butcher shop Chop Shop will soon have its own wine shop

Chop Shop, owned by Avondale Estates butcher Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market and Wes and Charlotte Swancy of hog farm Riverview Farms, plan to open a wine shop called the Pour House next door, the AJC reports. Miles Macquarrie (Kimball House, Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits) is helping Bowers and the Swancys select the wines for the Pour House. The shop would also allow beer and wine to be consumed on the covered patio. Chop Shop, which opened in February at the corner of Memorial Drive and Whitefoord Avenue in Edgewood, is “Atlanta’s first farmer-owned” butcher shop. [AJC]

Westside Provisions District

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (678) 974-1940 Visit Website

Next Door

2131 Pleasant Hill Road, , GA 30096 (770) 680-4371

Soul Crab

3725 Main Street, College Park, Georgia Visit Website

Kimball House

303 East Howard Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 378-3502 Visit Website

Watchman's Seafood and Spirits

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 254-0141 Visit Website