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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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Farm Burger

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

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

Holeman and Finch Public House

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


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


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

Miller Union

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

Miso Izakaya

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


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

Empire State South

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