With less than two months to go before the start of 2023, the latter part of 2022 means restaurant openings and closings are really ramping up and will likely continue dominating Atlanta food news through December.
With its arrival, November also ushers in the busiest season of the year for restaurants, with holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve right around the corner.
Catch up on the latest Atlanta dining news from the week below. Cheers to the weekend, y’all!
The five biggest stories of the week
- It’s that time of year again, and people were more than ready for this map to finally drop. That’s right, it’s holiday bar season, Atlanta, with nearly two dozen bars around town getting in on the festive action in 2022.
- People have been waiting for this coffee shop and wine bar to open in Midtown, and it finally happens this weekend. Located on 12th Street near Piedmont Park, Larakin opens for coffee November 19, with tinned fish and light snacks beginning November 21, and more food and wine in December.
- A new Decatur pizzeria took over where another left off on Thursday. Corner Slice opened in the former Avellino’s space on West College Avenue. And thick-crust pan pizzas and sandwiches served on freshly baked focaccia bread are on the menu. Take a look.
- Another much-anticipated restaurant opening, Omakase Table opened at the Seven88 complex on West Marietta Street on November 15. The one-time pop-up, run by chef Leonard Yu, now offers its exquisite 20-course edomae sushi feasts as an intimate restaurant.
- Chef Nick Leahy’s latest restaurant the Usual closed November 12 after just nine months in the Brookwood Hills neighborhood. Leahy also owns Nick’s Westside on Brady Avenue on Atlanta’s westside.