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Champy’s Changes Names, a Persian Buffet and More Food News

The owners of the Baxter Street location of Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, which opened in 2015, recently decided to separate from the franchise and create their own restaurant. The renamed Classic City Eats has a similar menu but does not have the Delta tamales that were a highlight. it does still have plenty of fried chicken, draft beer, fried green tomatoes and such. It’s open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

International Grill & Bar, the Iranian restaurant on Mitchell Bridge Road, has added an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. for $12.65 a person.

Square One Fish Co., in Normaltown, has added Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. You can see the menu on its website.

The Plate Sale, the pop-up from Mike and Shyretha Sheats, is now doing dinner every Wednesday and Thursday at Hendershot’s from 6 to 9 p.m. Menus are posted on Facebook and look delicious.

Five & Ten will celebrate its 20th birthday on Mar. 21, with a porch party at 5 p.m. (with snacks and oysters) and some of owner Hugh Acheon’s classic dishes featured on the prix fixe menu that week, including the Lyonnaise salad with bacon vinaigrette.

The Washington Street Parking Deck downtown is getting a new tenant on its Washington side in Ding Tea, a Taiwanese tea shop with locations around the world, opening April or May. It’ll offer milk tea, fruit tea, slushes, juice, coffee, yakult/yogurt drinks, boba, hot tea and lattes.

Local author Andre Gallant’s A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster (UGA Press) is out in paperback, and Avid Bookshop is doing an event to celebrate it on Mar. 25 at 6:30 p.m.