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Goldbergs Fine Foods Closes at Avalon in Alpharetta

The deli and bagel shop closed July 31 at Avalon. Plus, it appears a second Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles is opening in Midtown and Rico Rico Latin Kitchen closes on Metropolitan

a restaurant with a sigh that says sorry we’re closed Kai-Chieh Chan/EyeEm/Getty Images
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.

The Alpharetta location of Goldbergs Fine Foods closed Sunday, July 31, after eight years at Avalon, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported. Further reporting by the AJC indicates that the decision to close this particular location was “strategic” and based on “business demands.”

Goldbergs includes six other area locations on Roswell Road and West Paces Ferry in Buckhead, in Toco Hills, Marietta, the Battery, and Dunwoody. There are also two locations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Sporting a full-service restaurant on one side and a bagel counter on the other, Goldbergs serves a variety of breakfast plates and specials and deli sandwiches on the menu. Bagels are boiled and baked and come in traditional flavors like everything, rye, onion, egg, and cinnamon raisin with the option to top bagels with lox and schmear, smoked salmon, and chipotle-avocado cream cheese. [ToNT/AJC]

The Federal space in Midtown to become Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles

It appears a second location of College Park brunch restaurant Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles is taking over the former the Federal space in Midtown, according to What Now Atlanta. The restaurant is backed by reality TV star Karlie Redd, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, and chef Crystal Smith. Representatives for Johnny’s have yet to return Eater’s request for comment on the Midtown restaurant. [WNA]

The first Atlanta location of Postino Wine Cafe opens in Buckhead this summer

The first of two planned Atlanta locations of Postino Wine Cafe opens at the Tuxedo Festival shopping center on Roswell Road later this summer, a press release indicates. The all-day wine bar and cafe offers wines by the glass and bottle and serves foods like charcuterie boards, bruschetta, salads, and paninis. A second location is slated to open at the Brickworks on Marietta Street near Food Terminal and Emmy Squared in 2023. [Official]

Wagamama is officially open for dine-in service at Star Metals

After opening for delivery and takeout in June, Japanese restaurant and ramen bar Wagamama officially opened for dine-in service at Star Metals on Howell Mill Road. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, starting at 11 a.m. [Official]

The dining room set up and ready for customers at the Atlanta location of Japanese restaurant and ramen bar Wagamama. Wagamama

Rico Rico Latin Kitchen closes on Metropolitan

Counter-service restaurant and takeout window Rico Rico Latin Kitchen is now closed after two years next door to the Zone 3 Car Wash on Metropolitan. Rico Rico Latin Kitchen serves everything from Cuban sandwiches and fish tacos to beef empanadas and daily specials, including fish escabeche with rice and beans and spicy shrimp and crab salad tostones. While the permanent location is closed, Rico Rico Latin Kitchen continues to pop up at restaurants around Atlanta. Follow on Instagram for updates. [IG]

Shake Shack opens August 3 at Lenox Square

The seventh Atlanta location of Shake Shack opens Wednesday, August 3, at Lenox Square. As part of the grand opening on Wednesday, Shake Shack plans to donate $1 for every sandwich sold to local non-profit organization Camp Twin Lakes, which offers camps for children and young people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Shake Shack also includes locations in Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, on Peachtree Road in Buckhead, Alpharetta, and Dunwoody. A location is also open at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. [Official]

Shake Shack

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Rico Rico Latin kitchen

1892 Metropolitan Parkway Southwest, , GA 30315 (404) 228-9156

The Federal

1050 Crescent Avenue Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 343-3857 Visit Website

The Battery

1100 Circle 75 Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339

Food Terminal

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