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Go-To Guide: Guy Wong Edition

Ever wonder where your favorite local chefs love to chow down? Us, too. Thus Eater Atlanta gives you its new Go-To Guide—your chef's guide to Atlanta, the southeast, and beyond.

Guy Wong. [Photo: Alex Lassiter / Eater Atlanta]

Today we tell you where Guy Wong grabs a bite when he's not throwing down at Miso Izakaya or working on hotly anticipated new restaurant Yum Bunz (opening July 8) and a slew of other rumored projects. We're a little surprised he has time to eat at all, but here's where he does it when that time comes around.

Weekend brunch:
I love going to Murphy's for brunch because it's like eating comfort food at a good friend's house. The corned beef hash and the eggs slum mulligan are my all-time favorites. But when the craving for something familiar calls, my family goes to East Pearl (Duluth) for dim sum. It's a place I grew up going, so it's become a family tradition to go there most Sundays.

Quickie lunch:
Nothing beats a plate of Chinese roasted duck or roast pork from Sky BBQ (Duluth) for a quick bite during the week when my busy schedule only affords me very little time to eat lunch. Don Quixote (Duluth) for a smorgasbord of Korean dishes, such as noodles with rice cake and tonkatsu (pork cutlet), also hits the spot. I also like going to Assi Food Court (Duluth), Homegrown, and Farm Burger.

Casual dinner:
Sun in my Belly. I get two orders of the pork belly appetizer and make it my dinner. It's so good!

Ethnic restaurant:
Bo Bo Garden (Doraville). Stellar Cantonese. And it's open late, so I can still swing by after I get off work at midnight.

Late-night snacks and booze:
I'm not a big drinker, so snacks are more my thing. I like Octopus Bar and Holeman & Finch.

Fancy night out:
Empire State South. Southern, hometown feel with amazing food. It's where I love to celebrate special occasions.

Top five Atlanta restaurants not mentioned above:
BoccaLupo, Inman Park
Miller Union, West Midtown
One Eared Stag, Inman Park
Cakes & Ale, Decatur
Bacchanalia, West Midtown

Favorite food-travel destinations (and where to eat):
NYC, Minetta Tavern and Ippudo
Chicago, Alinea
Asheville, Cúrate
Nashville, The Catbird Seat
Birmingham, Hot & Hot Fish Club
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One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 525-4479 Visit Website

Yum Bunz

935 Marietta Street Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30318 404 555 5555 Visit Website


753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 404 577 2332


1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 Visit Website

Farm Burger

882 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, , CA 94960 (415) 785-4802 Visit Website


997 Virginia Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 404 872 0904

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website

Holeman and Finch Public House

2277 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 948-1175 Visit Website

Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, , GA 30312 (470) 225-6252

Miller Union

999 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (678) 733-8550 Visit Website