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Sichuan Restaurant Hai Authentic Chinese Debuts Next Week in Alpharetta

Plus, a new Brazilian steakhouse opens next month in Alpharetta and seafood market Kathleen’s Catch readies for its debut in Brookhaven

A white bowl containing six Chile wontons in red chile sauce with a silver serving spoon from Hai Authentic Chinese in Decatur, GA Hai Authentic Chinese
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Sichuan restaurant Hai Authentic Chinese opens in Alpharetta

Atlanta restaurateur Gary Lin opens the second location of his highly popular Decatur Sichuan restaurant in Alpharetta on February 23, the AJC reports. Hai takes over the former Swagat Indian Cuisine space on Windward Parkway and features a similar menu of Sichuan and Shanghai classics from chef Wan Hai to the Decatur location. Hai worked alongside famed chef Peter Chang (Tasty China) for three years. Lin also owns Urban Wu in Buckhead, Wei Authentic Chinese Cuisine in Marietta, and Hao Chinese Cuisine in southwest Atlanta. Open daily at 11 a.m. Order online for takeout. [AJC]

Brazilian steakhouse Passador sets March opening date in Alpharetta

Passador Brazilian Steakhouse opens in March, taking over the former Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse on Mansell Road, according to a press release. The restaurant features traditional passadors or meat servers who arrive at the table and carve meats placed on large skewers. Passador will also offer side dishes to pair with its fire-roasted meats and a salad bar. Owners Nelcir and Marcio Muller are no strangers to the Brazilian steakhouse experience. Nelcir Muller most recently worked at Chama Gaucha in Buckhead, with his brother Marcio Muller having worked at Chama’s Chicago location. [Official]

The Brookhaven location of seafood market and cafe Kathleen’s Catch opens mid-March

Permits are being finalized and an opening ETA of mid-March has been set for the Brookhaven location of seafood market and cafe Kathleen’s Catch on Clairmont Road. As with the Johns Creek and Milton markets, the Brookhaven shop will sell fresh fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster, and prepared items, chowders, and sandwiches, such as its popular lobster roll and crab cake sandwich. The New England-style lobster roll will be available every day at the Brookhaven location, along with a daily specials menu and oven-ready meals which will change weekly. [Official]


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