clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

A Seafood Restaurant Returns to the Beltline With a New Menu After a Pandemic Closing

Bully Boy reopens for dinner on the Eastside trail, while West Coast-style cafe Muchacho debuts its newly expanded dining room and cocktail menu in Reynoldstown

Atlanta Seafood restaurants Bully Boy reopens on the Eastside Beltline after a year closed due to the pandemic with a new Japanese kaiseki inspired menu.
Seafood restaurant Bully Boy reopens on the Betline with a Japanese kaiseki-inspired multi-course menu.
Henri Hollis
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

After being closed for well over a year due to the ongoing pandemic, seafood restaurant Bully Boy reopened this past weekend, and with a new Japanese kaiseki-inspired menu. The restaurant first opened in 2018 offering an East Coast seafood-driven menu of dishes from chef Michael Bertozzi, including Virginia oyster sliders, barbecue Georgia shrimp, and yellow fin tuna wraps, alongside larger portions such as lobster frites, blue crab omurice-style fried rice, and clam chowder carbonara. Now under the direction of chef Colby Cooper, this new, multi-course menu features a succession of small plates progressing from fresh oysters and hamachi kama to grilled octopus and whole fish preparations paired with beer, wine, sake, and cocktails

Part of the Concentrics Restaurants family, Bully Boy resides in a stand-alone building in the parking lot just beyond the group’s flagship restaurant Two Urban Licks. Bully Boy opens for dinner at 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Concentrics founder Bob Amick’s son Justin owns Buckhead’s the Painted Pin and Westside’s the Painted Duck with his business partner, William Stallworth. [Official]

West Coast-style cafe Muchacho reopens in Reynoldstown with a new menu and dining room expansion

West Coast-style cafe Muchacho reopens Tuesday, October 12, along the Eastside Beltline in Reynoldstown, debuting its newly expanded dining room and a new food and drink menu. A day-long grand reopening celebration kicks off at 8 a.m. and goes until 12 a.m., Saturday, October 16, with prizes, giveaways, DJs, and free Snack-arita cocktails. Giveaways and prizes will also be given out throughout the week leading up to the party. Muchacho takes over the former Golden Eagle space on Memorial Drive, following the closure of the restaurant earlier this spring. [Official]

Nashville hot chicken joint Scoville Hot Chicken opens in Marietta

The first franchised location of Atlanta-based Scoville Hot Chicken, owned by Sonny Fowler, is now open at the Sandy Plains Plaza in Marietta. The Nashville hot chicken restaurant, founded by Justin Lim (Okiboru), first opened in Sandy Springs last December, followed by locations in Buckhead and Athens. Scoville Hot Chicken serves varying degrees of hot chicken on its menu, ranging from totally spiceless to the overwhelming heat of the Reaper topped with coleslaw, pickles, and Scoville sauce. Two more locations should open soon in Decatur and Underwood Hills. [Official]

Quarterback Cam Newton’s family is opening a barbecue restaurant in Castleberry Hill

According to What Now Atlanta, the family of NFL quarterback Cam Newton plans to open a barbecue restaurant called Smokey Stallion in the former Smoke Ring space on Nelson Street in Castleberry Hill. Smoke Ring closed there in 2019. Not much else is known about the restaurant or the menu, other than it will serve barbecue. Newton opened swanky cigar bar and restaurant Fellaship in the neighborhood two years ago just a few blocks from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. [WNA]

The Smoke Ring

309 Nelson Street Southwest, , GA 30313 (404) 228-6377 Visit Website

Bully Boy

828 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30306 (678) 904-5607 Visit Website

Scoville Hot Chicken

3420 Piedmont Road Northeast, , GA 30305 (470) 548-9891 Visit Website


4011 Villanova Street, , TX 75225 (469) 513-2944 Visit Website

TWO urban licks

820 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 522-4622 Visit Website

Golden Eagle

904 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 963-1703 Visit Website