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A Location of Papi’s Cuban Opens This Spring at Krog Street Market

Plus, LA-based restaurant Blaqhaus opens on Marietta Square and Grant Park Eats opens at the Beacon

Fried plantains surrounded a stewed meat atop a tortilla drizzled with guacamole, sour cream, and tomatoes on a white plate
Cuban nachos
Papi’s Cuban Cuisine
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.

Papi’s Cuban Cuisine opens at Krog Street Market this spring

A location of Papi’s Cuban restaurant opens as a food stall at Krog Street Market later this spring, a representative tells Eater. Papi’s takes the place of previously announced Hemingway’s. The Tampa-based Cuban restaurant and sangria bar was scheduled to open a stall beside Soul: Food and Culture at the market. Papi’s includes six Atlanta locations in Midtown, Stockbridge, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Emory Point (temporarily closed), and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Take a look at the menu below. [Official]

Los Angeles-based restaurant Blaqhaus opens a location on Marietta Square

Entrepreneurs Takela Corbitt, Rashied Cofield, and Lavell Bynum opened a second location of north Hollywood restaurant Blaqhaus on Atlanta Street over the weekend. Merging food, music, and culture, the restaurant offers a full bar and hookah and serves dishes like catfish and grits, chicken and waffles, rasta pasta, oxtails, and lobster lollipops. Open daily. Check out the menu here. [Official]


A location of Playa Bowls opens this week in Peachtree Corners

Playa Bowls opens Friday, April 2, on Town Center Boulevard in Peachtree Corners. The Peachtree Corners location joins two other Atlanta-area restaurants in Chamblee and on the Eastside Beltline trail in the Old Fourth Ward. People create DIY bowls using a superfood base like acai berry, chia seeds, or kale with added toppings, including fruit, granola, and nuts. [Official]

Grant Park Eats opens at the Beacon in Grant Park

Grant Park Eats, owned by Travis Harris, Wesley Mollon, and chef Chris Hughes, is now open in the former Third Street Goods space at the Beacon complex. The restaurant serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and Mediterranean-style tapas with a focus on house-roasted meats. Expect beer, wine, and cocktails from the bar. Once open in the former Cardinal bar space behind the restaurant, Zoo Bar will serve charcuterie, wings, and entrees like grilled lobster tail paired with “speakeasy-style” cocktails. Masks required. [IG]

Kathleen’s Catch opens in Brookhaven

A third Atlanta-area location of seafood market Kathleen’s Catch is now open on Clairmont Road in Brookhaven. Kathleen’s Catch, which includes locations in Milton and Johns Creek, sells fresh fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster and prepared items and sandwiches, such as its popular lobster roll and crab cake sandwich, chowders, and smoked trout dip. The prepared foods menu and fresh seafood in the cold cases for all three locations of Kathleen’s Catch are similar, with some variations in the fish and shellfish offered due to customer demand or requests at each market. Masks required. [Official]

Candler Rail Brewery opens in Candler Park

Candler Rail Brewery opened earlier this month on Dekalb Avenue, the AJC first reported. Owned by Allen and Win Porter and Chris and Cathy McDonald, the brewery currently offers eight beers on tap, including IPAs, a Mexican lager, a Hefeweizen, and a porter-style beer. In addition to beer, Candler Rail also includes two hard seltzers on tap and offers more than 50 tequilas along with tequila cocktails at the bar. Expect a mix of Tex-Mex and Asian-inspired dishes on the food menu. [AJC]


1039 Grant Street Southeast, , GA 30315 (470) 419-5839 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Third Street Goods

1039 Grant Street Southeast, , GA 30315 (470) 419-5839 Visit Website