SaucedCantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar will open in the former Lola Bellini Bar space at Terminus in Buckhead. The Cantina is a new concept from Here to Serve Restaurants and will serve authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant will make its own tortilla chips, salsa and fresh squeezed key lime juice in every margarita.

Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery, featuring Chicago-style pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef, has opened its third location at Lindbergh City Center.

Ria Pell, owner of Ria’s Bluebird, has opened Sauced (pictured) at 753 Edgewood Ave. in Inman Park. The restaurant features locally farmed and organic produce along with native Southern fish and meats. There will be an emphasis on innovative sauces created to pair with appetizers and entrees. or visit the restaurant’s Facebook Fan Page.

Buckhead favorite Genki Noodles & Sushi, which recently opened a second location in Sandy Springs, has announced it will open a third location in Virginia Highland this spring.

Rumor has it that Twisted Taco is planning to open a new location in the old Emory University bookstore space in Emory Village this spring. Watch its Web site at for updates.

Community Q Barbecue is now open in Decatur at 1361 Clairmont Road., offering heaping platters of ribs, pulled pork, Brunswick stew, baked beans and much more. See the full menu and details at

Billed as a “true boulangerie and patisserie,” Bakeshop is now open in Midtown offering an array of breads, croissants, cakes, quiches, sandwiches, salads and brewed coffees courtesy of acclaimed chef/owner Jonathan St. Hilaire. If you can’t get to Bakeshop, you can enjoy its offerings at CRAFT, The Four Seasons, La Grotta, Hotel Palomar and all of Concentrics Restaurants’ concepts, to name a few. Home delivery service will launch later this year.

Yoforia continues to expand across the Southeast and will open a new location this spring in at 1410 Dresden Drive., Suite 102, in the recentlydeveloped Village Place Brookhaven. New self-serve yogurt machines and a topping station will enable customers to create a personalized yogurt experience.

Pizzeria Vesuvius is now open at 327 Edgewood Ave. in the space formerly known as Bureau. You can build your own pizza or choose from nine on the menu. Each pizza is named for a famous volcano.

Chef Shaun Doty, owner of Shaun’s in Inman Park, is rumored to be opening a new burger concept in the White Provisions development in the near future.

Hobnob is the name of the new tavern opening in the old Caribou Coffee space at the corner of Piedmont and Monroe in Midtown later this month.

West Egg Café will relocate to a 3,660-square-foot space in the White Provision building (next door to its original location) later this month.

Old Fourth Ward favorite Highland Bakery will open a second location at 1180 Peachtree St. in Midtown this Spring.

Serpas at Studioplex was named one of GQ Magazine’s 10 Best Restaurants of 2009.

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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.