Babalu bringing tapas and tacos to Midtown and other food news you might have missed this week

Rendering of Babalu Tapas & Tacos, which opens on Monday in Midtown./Photo courtesy of Melissa Libby & Associates.

The good times are rolling late into the night at Bon Ton. The restaurant, which blends the flavors of Vietnam and New Orleans, is extending its kitchen hours until 2 a.m. Tuesday – Saturday and until 12 a.m. on Sundays. The popularity of the restaurant, which opened in February, pushed the decision to keep the kitchen open later. From fried oysters to smoked shrimp jambalaya, head to Bon Ton in Midtown for a late night snack.

Bring your pup with you the next time you head to Condesa. The coffee shop is celebrating a newly renovated patio at its Old Fourth Ward location with a weekly series, Pups and Pints on the Patio. The new event will debut on Sunday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. With drink and cocktail specials, your pup will also recieve a free all-natural dog treat. The series will then continue every Sunday.

 

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Restaurant Openings and Closings

Babalu Tapas and Tacos will open in Midtown on Monday. The new restaurant, which is located at 33 Peachtree Place, is the first Georgia location for the Latin-inspired restaurant chain. Named after Ricky Ricardo’s signature song on “I Love Lucy,” Babalu Tapas and Tacos is bringing Latin-inspired dishes to Atlanta.

Monkey 68 is now open in Roswell. The team behind One Sushi + and Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi brings a new Asian-inspired menu to the new restaurant. Between small plates, entrees and a full sushi menu, Monkey 68 offers diners a chance to enjoy the Asian-inspired dishes along with signature cocktails. An old house, located at 1073 Green Street in Roswell houses Monkey 68 giving guests a unique dining experience.

Mediterranean cuisine coming to Midtown next week. Mulvai is a new restaurant focused on Mediterranean/American cuisine. Located at 915 West Peachtree Street, the new midtown restaurant will celebrates its grand opening on June 29 beginning at 6 p.m. Mulavi will be open for lunch dinner and brunch.

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