Jeremy Ford Doubles Up in Miami and More Chef News Down South

In Miami, Jeremy Ford plants seasonally inspired Stubborn Seed in September; he’s got another restaurant coming to Coconut Grove as well, both in partnership with Grove Bay Hospitality Group.

In New Orleans, Jonathan Moore and Diana Powell tap Broad Street Cider & Ale this weekend. Maxwell Eaton focuses on salads and juices at Max Well, New Orleans, due this fall. Acclaimed Italian spot Oak Oven expands to Old Metaire next year.

In Memphis, Georgia-based Farm Burger marks its second Tennessee location next month at the Crosstown Concourse development.

In Atlanta, Miami’s tapas sensation, Bulla Gastrobar, expands to Midtown in August. Halcyon is a massive mixed-use development taking shape in Forsyth Country, to contain a number of restaurants like Gu’s Dumplings, Feed Fried Chicken + Such and Tulum-inspired Tacayo.

In Austin, Callie Speer cut the tape on his anticipated modern diner, Holy Roller. Modern Mexican is the bill of fare at newly opened ATX Cocina. Element Austin Downtown debuts next week, complete with ground-floor restaurant Caroline Restaurant and Coffeehouse and rooftop bar, Upstairs at Caroline. Fast-casual grain bowls are the bill of fare at forthcoming Honest Mary’s.

In Dallas, Hunter Pond (East Hampton Sandwich Company) paid homage to East Coast seafood and nostalgic comfort food with Hudson House. San Antonio’s Asian-inspired Hot Joy premiers next week.

In Fort Worth, New York City’s ice cream shop, Popbar, starts slinging its cool treats next week.

In Houston, Ford Fry is plotting a Tex-Mex restaurant for The Heights.

In Charleston, South Seas Tiki Lounge set sail in the former Wise Buck Smoked Meats space. Kevin Getzewich (Indaco) joined Normandy Farm Bakery as they gear up to open a full-service restaurant, tentatively dubbed The Room. The Dewberry hotel welcomed Geoffroy Deconinck as executive chef, overseeing Henrietta’s brasserie and The Living Room.

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