The Old Hickory House on Chamblee Dunwoody Road has closed after more than 60 years in business. It was originally announced the restaurant would close for renovation, but Tomorrow’s News Today reports it will not reopen.

Savor, the new farm-to-table restaurant at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, is now open, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 Concourse Parkway.

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. 88 West Paces Ferry Road,

New Buckhead restaurant Smokebelly features a menu of “chef crafted barbecue” inspired by different regions. The restaurant also offers craft beer and cocktails. 128 East Andrews Ave.,

Katana is set to open in October in Buckhead. This new restaurant from Mali Hu will feature a sushi bar and teppanyaki, which means food cooked on iron griddles. 3345 Lenox Road.

Party in the Kitchen to benefit Open Hand, the nonprofit that delivers meals to critically and chronically ill people, will be held Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at King Plow Arts Center. Led by some of Atlanta’s best chefs, including co-chairs Gerry Klaskala and Kevin Rathbun, the event will showcase their signature cuisine. Cocktails, music, and live and silent auctions will also be part of the evening. Some of the other chefs representing their restaurants at the event will include Chris Hall of Local Three, Lisa and Fuyuhiko Ito of Umi, Craig Richards of St. Cecilia, Brent Banda of La Tavola Trattoria, Ted Lahey of Table & Main, Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy, Jeff Varasano of Varasano’s Pizza and Gary Donlick of Bistro Niko. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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.