The Cheesecake Factory, Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar and True Food Kitchen have opened at Lenox Square in Buckhead. All three restaurants are located at Lenox’s revamped main entrance that includes a two-story glass storefront and a redesigned porte-cochere. New to Atlanta are Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar, which offers gourmet burgers, salads, shakes and wine, and True Food Kitchen, which has a menu based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. Menu options will include kale, quinoa, seabuckthorn and acai.
Restaurateur Okan Ozyurteri has opened his latest concept, Kabob Land, at 3137 Piedmont Road in Buckhead. The menu includes Middle Eastern dishes with Turkish, Lebanese and Greek influence. Kabob Land’s menu features traditional “Mezzes,” salads, kabob platters, pita wraps and flatbreads.
Chef Gerry Klaskala has announced he will open Atlas, a new dinner-only restaurant, inside The St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead. Featuring American cuisine with the freshest local ingredients, Atlas will open in late fall 2014.
Petite Auberge turns 40 this summer and is celebrating by adding Sunday brunch to its menu. Located at 2935 North Druid Hills Road, brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meehan’s Public House will open a fifth location in Buckhead on Aug. 1 on 322 East Paces Ferry Road.
The Cooking Channel has launched a new show, Belly Up!, hosted by Atlanta-based chef Eddie Russell. The chef, who has worked at Five and Ten in Athens and Parrish in Inman Park, helps pubs come up with new, innovative, enticing bar foods that will not break the budget, but will bring in more dollars than the traditional fare.
Boutique bowling alley and restaurant The Painted Pin is now open at 737 Miami Circle. Along with the bowling, there’s also bocce courts, dartboards, ski-ball and basketball games. There’s an extensive cocktail, wine and beer selection, while the menu will include pizzas, sandwiches, sliders, ribs and tacos.
Kobe Steaks has closed at The Prado in Sandy Springs after almost 40 years in business.
Takorea, a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant, will open soon in the Georgetown shopping center on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. Takorea also has a location on Juniper Street in Midtown.