There are lots of upcoming changes to the B'game Avenew restaurant scene--but when isn't there? Coconut Bay is moving to the old Archipeligo space on Howard Ave and hopefully they will have more luck than the last three occupants. They have the client base already, so moving two blocks shouldn't be too tough.
I ate at The Plant on the Embarcadero in the city last week and the server confirmed rumors that they are coming to B'game. The Burger Joint is a rapidly fading memory with The Melt also moving down from the city and going into that space.
A couple of the new restaurant permits that have just been added by the council were snapped up right away--one by Pizzeria Delfina which will join Blue Line Pizza on the Avenew--both from.....EssEff. And there is apparently a Vietnamese place going into the north side of Primrose Ave. Don't forget the old favorites though as the shiny new arrivals open!