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More than three years after it was first announced, the brick-and-mortar version of the Real Mexican Vittles pop-up, D Boca N Boca, opens in Summerhill on June 17.
Its opening imminent, D Boca N Boca was named one of Atlanta magazine’s most anticipated restaurants of the year—specifically, the year 2020. Inspired by owner Helio Bernal’s family ties to Veracruz and the Yucatan peninsula, D Boca was set to start serving Mexican cuisine in Summerhill in May 2020. That turned out to be an inauspicious time. But even in nonpandemic eras, restaurant openings are often beset by delays that can stretch into months, even years.
Former One Flew South chef Duane Nutter and restaurateur Reggie Washington departed the award-winning airport restaurant in 2016 after nearly 20 years. One year later, they opened Southern National in Mobile, Ala., earning Nutter a 2020 James Beard Award finalist title. This summer, the famed duo will bring Southern National to Atlanta, opening in Summerhill in July or August.
Lucian is a cheerful, light-filled yet intimate new wine bar, while Shay Lavi returns with Nur Kitchen, and Poach Social opens as a cute breakfast spot in Summerhill. Plus this month's pop-up highlight: home-style Korean in Grant Park.
The latest announcement adds retail and more beauty and wellness to the neighborhood lineup, with the announcement of the second location of the Old Fourth Ward spa Aviary, and a chic gift shop and letterpress, the Press Shop, both expected to open in June.
Chef Peter Dale—owner of the National, Seabear Oyster Bar, and Condor Chocolates in Athens—is bringing his healthy, comfort food spot Maepole to Summerhill.
Frenzy over a Cubano, nostalgia-inducing doughnuts, a star baker’s new project, and the best rice I’ve ever had.
“Prior to [the] pandemic, we had a different vision for our restaurant,” Savang says. “With this happening a month before our opening, we had time to brainstorm a different way to open that’s still true to us, exciting, fun, and delicious.”
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