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Smoke & Duck Sauce now open in Decatur and other Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta.

Atlanta restaurant news and events

The second location of Asian barbecue spot Smoke & Duck Sauce has opened in Decatur, it announced on its Facebook page.

The new spot, located in Suburban Plaza at 2633 N Decatur Road, is the brainchild of Gary Lin, who owns Chow Bing in Buckhead. The first location opened in September 2016 in Cobb County and serves up Southern-style barbecue with the flavors of his Lin's Asian heritage. Read our review here.

The second location of Vietnamese restaurant Pho King has opened in Midtown at 950 Peachtree St. in the Plaza Midtown building. The menu is the same as the spot's first location in Buckhead, though they're not up and running with serving banh mi yet.

Nova Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro is coming to the Buckhead Triangle shopping center at 3637 Peachtree Road, What Now Atlanta reports. The space was previously occupied by a tattoo removal company.

The Mercury will start serving Sunday brunch this week beginning at 11 a.m. The $34.95 buffet includes a carving station with  prime rib, turkey or pork,  stations for waffles and omelets and other standard breakfast items, as well as fried chicken and a variety of desserts, pastries and fruit, or order from the a la carte menu. Add on bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's for an additional $19.95 per person.

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Chef Marvin Woods bringing Simon's to old Ludacris space

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Chai Yo Thai restaurant coming to Buckhead

Moe's and Joe's celebrates 70th anniversary

Details on Chef Todd English's new Atlanta restaurant

Leadership changes for Atlanta nonprofit the Giving Kitchen

Max's Coal Over Pizzeria coming to Perimeter Mall

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Restaurant openings

Georgia World Congress Center recently saw the opening of the Levy Restaurants concept Social Table, according to Patch. The restaurant, open when the GWCC hosts events, "offers a customizable event menu serving Southern BBQ, fresh-fired flatbreads one day and, depending on the event, hamburgers and hot dogs the next."

Boba Bee now open on Buford Highway

Bon Ton now open in Midtown

3:8 Juice now open in Alpharetta

Camps Kitchen & Bar now open in East Cobb


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