Chef Ford Fry’s newest restaurant, St. Cecilia (stceciliaatl.com) has opened in the former Bluepointe space inside The Pinnacle Building, 3455 Peachtree Road. The European menu features fish and pasta. Fry said he and executive chef Brian Horn worked together to create a menu that travels the southern European coastline, exploring pasta and roasted fish served in the historic seaside towns and villages.
Rumor has it that a new Zaxby’s is coming to Sandy Springs. Tomorrow’s News Today reports that the chicken chain is working to secure two parcels at 6545 and 6555 Roswell Road for the new location.
Buckhead Atlanta has signed 10 restaurants for the mixed-use development, according to a report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The restaurants include Le Bilboquet, a French bistro; American F+B, a bar and grill concept; a to-be-named pizza restaurant from Texas-based Consilient Hospitality; Lugo Caffe, an Italian cafe; Corso Coffee, an Italian-style coffee bar; Doraku Sushi, a Japanese sushi and steak eatery; Georgetown Cupcake, a bakery; Gypsy Kitchen, a Spanish fusion concept; The Southern Gentleman, a gastropub; and Shake Shack, a burger, hot dog and frozen custard concept.
A second outpost of Lucky’s Burger & Brew is expected to open during the first quarter at Town Brookhaven. The original is in Roswell.
A Buckhead Village mainstay since 1993, The Cheesecake Factory (thecheesecakefactory.com) has announced it will move to Lenox Square during the first quarter of 2014. The current location on Peachtree Road will remain open until the new location opens.
Bell Street Burritos (bellstreetburritos.com) has shuttered its Irwin Street Market location in the Old Fourth Ward after just a little more than a year in business. However, a new location of the burrito joint has opened in South Buckhead at 1816 Peachtree Road.
Beverly Hills-based Sprinkles Cupcakes (sprinkles.com) is now open at Lenox Square in Buckhead. The new outpost includes an ice cream shop and the famed Cupcake ATM, which is constantly restocked with fresh treats available with a swipe of your charge card.
Chef Christophe Le Metayer, formerly with the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, has founded Christophe’s To Go (christophestogo.com), which sells prepared gourmet meals that only need to be re-heated and served. There are locations in Brookhaven (4060 Peachtree Road, Suite F), Sandy Springs (6309 Roswell Road, Suite 1E) and John’s Creek (9775 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite P). There are more than 30 daily options to choose from, including salads, soups, sandwiches, fish and meat.
Roots Juices (rootspressedjuices.com) is now open at the Around Lenox Shopping Center in Buckhead in Suite 202-A.
Red Pepper Taqueria (eatredpepper.com) is now open at 3135 Piedmont Road in Buckhead.
King + Duke (kinganddukeatl.com) was named one of Esquire magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2013. “We are thrilled to have one of our restaurants recognized for the second straight year by Esquire magazine,” said Chef Ford Fry, whose The Optimist made last year’s list. Esquire food and travel correspondent John Mariani described King + Duke as a “can’t-miss spot.”
The distinctive, circular former location of Trust Company Bank and the now shuttered Piebar and Ixtlan on Monroe Drive will soon become a restaurant and lounge called Cirque. Built in 1962, the new concept is from the owner of The Daiquiri Factory on West Peachtree Street in Midtown.
Canoe Cellar Door (cellardooratl.com), a sommelier-operated wine shop, is open at 4199 Paces Ferry Road. The new shop from the owners of Canoe Restaurant features 750 wines from around the world priced at $9 to more than $1,000.