Vicina Pizza and Salad opens in Norcross and Emerald City Bagels opens on the Eastside Beltline in Atlanta

A new pizzeria will be heading to the Carter Oak Crossing complex in Norcross early next year.

Vinh Nguyen of Pho Ga Tony Tony and Gustavo Arribas, who previously owned Venezia Pizzeria in the Bronx, plan to open Pizza Vicina and Salad on Jimmy Carter Blvd. Vicina Pizza and Salad will reside in the same complex as Pho Ga Tony Tony. Look for classic New York-style pizzas on the menu as well as other pizza styles like clam pie – a pizza made famous by Frank Pepe in the 1960s at his eponymous New Haven, Connecticut pizzeria.

Nguyen tells Eater that he and Arribas hope to kick off construction on their New York-style pizzeria in August. [Official]

Emerald City Bagels opens on the Eastside Beltline Trail

A second East Atlanta Village bagel store location, Emerald City, will reportedly be heading to the Eastside Beltline Trail in 2023. Emerald City Bagels will open next summer as part of a new phase of development at the Studioplex complex currently under construction. construction along Edgewood Avenue, Urbanizing Atlanta reports. [UA]

Emerald City Bagels

Opening of the Smokey Stallion barbecue restaurant Castleberry Hill

NFL quarterback Cam Newton and his brother CJ opened smoky stallion in the former Smoke Ring space on Nelson Street earlier this month, the AJC reports. The menu includes smoked brisket, turkey thighs, pork and chicken platters and sandwiches from pitmaster Mitch Robinson, as well as fried pickles, pretzel bites, wings and loaded fries. A plate of seared salmon and a vegan burger are also served at the restaurant. Newton has a chic cigar bar and restaurant Fellaship, which opened in Castleberry Hill three years ago. Smokey Stallion is open Thursday through Monday for lunch and dinner. [AJC/EATL]

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