Sensu Sushi opens next week at Trilith and more restaurant news of the week

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The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

The menu of Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar.

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Credit: Sensu Sushi Restaurant & Bar

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Northern Italy will open its second location in Metro Atlanta on August 17 just outside the Perimeter Mall at 4600 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The restaurant, which serves pizza, pasta and cocktails, opened its first local location earlier this summer in Buckhead.

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A Greek restaurant called Santorini will open in the coming weeks at 3005 Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek, reports Tomorrow’s News Today. The restaurant will replace Charlton’s Grill and Tap, which closed in January 2022 after seven years.

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Steakhouse Cuts opened a second location at 1500 Satellite Blvd. NW to Suwanee, joining the original location on Andrew Young International Boulevard in downtown Atlanta.

The restaurant comes from Muzo Saritas, originally from Turkey, also behind Atalian Kitchen & Bar, Truva Turkish Kitchen and Metro Diner & Bar.

Executive Chef Omar Catulo, originally from Argentina, will serve a steak and seafood menu. The full bar will offer a variety of cocktails and over 2,100 bottles of wine. Javier Viera will take on the role of Managing Director.

Saritas collaborated with Innerworks Design Group on the design of the restaurant, with design elements including a herb garden at the entrance, an open kitchen, rope decor, antique props and an art display. 54 piece art. The space also includes a sunken dining room, two bars, a patio, an event space with a mezzanine and outdoor balcony, a private dining room and two double-sided fireplaces.

The opening hours are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday.

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Los Angeles Korean Hot Dog Franchise Two Handed Corn Dogs and Thanks Pizza will open soon at 840 W. Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy NW in Kennesaw, reports Tomorrow’s News Today.

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The usual, Chef Nick Leahy and David Abes’ restaurant of DASH Hospitality which recently opened in Brookwood Hills, has launched Chef Nick’s Fresh Picks, a line of take-out meals prepared daily at The Usual and available to everyone Savi Provisions stores in Georgia.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner will change quarterly and will be based on seasonal ingredients and market demand. Breakfast includes oatmeal with apple-cinnamon and raisins; lunchtime sandwich offerings include a Club Roll with turkey, ham, bacon, and garlic aioli; and wraps include Greek Style, Nashville Hot, and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables.

The range will also include a variety of warming dishes, snacks, bowls and salads.

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Donato’s Pizza will open this fall at 2884 North Druid Hills Road, reports Tomorrow’s News Today. The restaurant will replace another pizzeria, Shorty’s, which closed in the space in 2019. A second Donatos is slated to open later at The chain previously operated in Atlanta but exited the market in 2002.

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Memphis BBQ Co. closed at 4764 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. The 6,500 square foot property is leased by Steve Josovitz of the Schumacher Group.

The restaurant, which opened in 2014, was owned by Mississippi Delta pitmaster and multiple World BBQ Championship winner, Melissa Cookston. A location in Horn Lake, Mississippi, remains open.

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Jason Crain was named president of the herbal chain Vegan Slut. Crain has served as the company’s chief revenue officer since 2020. Prior to that, the Morehouse College grad worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Amazon and as co-founder and COO of Partpic, Inc.

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Starting tomorrow, the newly opened 5Church Buckhead will begin hosting weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and will remain open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

The brunch menu will include oysters, charred avocado toast, crawfish and oatmeal and a Liège waffle, as well as mimosas, sangria and bloody marys.

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Jay Swift was named executive chef of TWO Urban Licks on the Eastside Beltline. Swift, who worked in restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland, Boston and New York before landing in Atlanta, has worked in the food and beverage industry for more than 30 years.

In Atlanta, he worked at South City Kitchen before opening his own restaurant, 4th & Swift, which closed in 2016. He also oversaw the kitchens at Noble Fin in Peachtree Corners and Iberian Pig in Buckhead.

TWO Urban Licks is part of the Concentric Restaurants portfolio, which also includes Bully Boy and Tap: A Gastropub.

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Gourmet grocery store New York Butcherwhich has 20 locations in five states, will open at the Avenue at East Cobb development in November, Urbanize reports.

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Atlanta Metro Sandwich Shop Hoagies Knuckies is about to open a location in the Interlock development in West Midtown, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle. The store will join Knuckies stores in Sandy Springs and Milton. Other Interlock food and beverage concepts include Rooftop LOA, Holiday Bar, Velvet Taco, Saint Germain Bakery and Pour Taproom.

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RA Sushi closed at 1080 Peachtree St. NE in Midtown, What Now Atlanta reports. The Arizona-based chain, which has more than 20 locations nationwide, opened in Atlanta in 2009.

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