The Deer and The Dove

The Deer and The Dove and B-Side, two new restaurants from Chef Terry Koval, have opened on the downtown square in Decatur. The Deer and The Dove pays homage to the surrounding farms and local purveyors with many of the New American dishes coming out of a wood-burning oven and grill. Fresh vegetable platters and shared plates with local cheeses, cured meats and homemade bread are all on the menu. At B-Side, guests can enjoy New York bodega-style breakfast and lunch sandwiches (think “egg on a roll”), wood-fired bagels, salads, soups and more. For more information, visit

Chef Craig Richards and restaurateur Billy Streck announce plans to open Lyla Lila in Midtown this fall. Located at 693 Peachtree Street Northeast on the ground level of the 24-story lilli Midtown apartment building, the menu will feature southern European cuisine. The restaurant is named after the owners’ daughters. Follow the restaurants progress on Instagram at @LylaLilaATL.

Capital One Café is expected to open by year’s end at Lenox Square in Buckhead. The space will be both a bank and a coffee shop where customers can get help with their accounts, use free Wi-Fi, use ATMs, or grab a Peet’s coffee and a local pastry. Capital One cardholders will get 50 percent off coffee and beverages every day, but the space is open to everyone, not just customers.

Chef Ford Fry’s latest concept Little Rey is now open in Piedmont Heights at 1878 Piedmont Ave. A “cousin” to Fry’s Tex-Mex favorite Superica at Krog Street Market, Little Rey is serving up “chicken al carbon” at its core plus salads, fresh salsas and hand-made tortillas and margaritas. For more information, visit

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will open its sixth Atlanta location at the Coda building Technology Square this fall, according to a report at Tomorrow’s News Today. The shop will have a 700 square foot stall in the building’s food hall.

Dos Bocas will open later this summer in Downtown at 275 Baker Street offering up Cajun and Mexican cuisine. Located in the former Legal Sea Foods space, the two-story restaurant boasts 8,000 square feet and will feature a prominent bar, private dining areas and an outdoor patio with view of the newly renovated greenspace at Centennial Park.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.