Nagomiya opens its doors Downtown for sushi and ramen
Takashi Otsuka, owner of Wagaya ramen restaurants and Chirori sake, sushi and robatayaki bar, opened his fourth Nagomiya restaurant in the Atlanta area last week at the Tens on West complex on West Peachtree Street. Otsuka also owns the Japanese grocery store Wagaya Groceries under Wagaya on 14th Street in Home Park.
Nagomiya translates to “house of tranquility” in Japanese. Otsuka hopes to deliver a “tranquil and relaxed Japanese dining experience” at this latest restaurant by taking advantage of the dining room’s natural light and high ceilings and using small ginkgo trees and greenery along the walls as part of the decor. .
Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu includes ramen, rice bowls and a large selection of sushi, sushi rolls and sashimi, as well as dishes like karaage fried chicken, steak teppan hamburg and panko shrimp. Reservations are currently required for dining on site, with seating indoors, on the patio and at the bar. [Instagram]
Food truck Che Butter Jonez opens as restaurant in southwest Atlanta
Occupy the Hood activist Malik Rhasaan and Detric Fox-Quinlan have opened a permanent location of their popular Che Butter Jonez food truck as a restaurant next to a Chevron on Cleveland Avenue in southwest Atlanta. Best known for the That Sh! T Slambing Burger, the menu changes daily at Che Butter Jonez Restaurant, but will include the oft-ordered lamb burger, as well as bodega-style breakfast dishes, tacos on Tuesdays, and snacks like truffle-parmesan popcorn and crispy fried Brussels sprouts.
Rhasaan and Fox-Quinlan rolled out Che Butter Jonez as a food truck in 2018. Three years later, Che Butter Jonez has grown into one of Atlanta’s most popular mobile food companies, frequenting the Met complex in West End and the Triton Yards food truck park on Sylvan Route. Follow on Instagram for menu updates. [Instagram]
Brown Bag Seafood opens at Westside Food District
Chicago restaurateur Donna Lee’s Brown Bag Seafood Company’s second Atlanta location is now open in Westside Provisions District. The service counter, serving sustainable seafood like salads, tacos, sandwiches and cereal bowls, opened in the former Little Star cafe space, between Jeni’s Ice Cream and Serena Home Decor store and Lily. Some limited seating is available indoors, with more seating outside on the covered terrace. Lee opened its first Atlanta location in 2020 at Colony Square in Midtown. Without cash. [Instagram]
What the Truck catering fleet opens in Bankhead
The What the Truck food truck park is now open at 1060 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Bankhead, And now Atlanta reports. A collaboration between Tenth Street Ventures developer Brian McCarthy and Atlanta artist Tyree Smith, What the Truck brings together local artists and food entrepreneurs at the food park. Open Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with an additional $ 5 after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. [WNA]
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