Thursday, July 30, 2009

BOCADO Wants a Bite of West Midtown

With the recent opening of Urban pL8 on Huff Road, West Midtown residents are starting to see eateries pop up in what some see as an under-served area. BOCADO (Spanish for bite, mouthful) is yet another restaurant opening in West Midtown. The space is currently a shell and has been converted from an existing business. The cuisine has not been determined 100% at this point, though pizza will be at least some portion of the offerings. Designed by local firm ai3, the same firm behind Flip and aja , the space seems large enough, with what appears to have once been two store fronts. The exterior looks appropriate for a Japanese style restaurant with potted plants and bamboo poles. Owner Brian Lewis recently closed his Birmingham Alabama eatery "Table" and looks to have a new start here in Atlanta. A native of Birmingham, Lewis's family has been in the restaurant and winery business for generations. Located at 887 Howell Mill Road across from Octane coffee, BOCADO, initially to be called Meiomi, is scheduled to open in late August, although it may turn out to be early September. Repeat Atlanta!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow- this area is becoming quite the intersection! With independent art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and other stores, there is a lot within this one block, so its great to see something like this.
The renovation of this building has been amazing- they did a fantastic job with the site, so im glad to see something exciting going into it.
Thanks for the update!