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El Bajio on Hawthorne, Oyishi Japanese in Oconee and More Food News

Courtesy of Oyishi Japanese Cuisine.

Latino’s Taqueria y Mariscos, which replaced my beloved La Estrella on Hawthorne Avenue, is closed, with new signs painted on the windows advertising a restaurant called El Bajio Restaurant and Taqueria as coming soon. It appears to be related to the market on Old Commerce Road of the same name.

The Watkinsville location of Inoko Express has closed but is reopening shortly under a new name: Oyishi Japanese Cuisine, with sushi, sashimi, hibachi, ramen, soba and the like.

G Brand BBQ in Crawford has added a drive-through.

Athens Pizza has moved across Milledge Avenue from its original location into the shopping center that also houses Tall Boy Beverages.

Gyro Wrap (RIP forever, SIGH) is being replaced by a place called Munch Hut that bills itself as a deli and store. There’s still hope for gyros, supposedly, so let’s keep crossing our fingers.

The building at 1180 Prince Ave. that will house the Flying Biscuit is also going to have a Barberitos in it.

ADD Drug’s lunch counter is closed for renovation, reportedly reopening in February.