With two new concepts, Le Fat and Big Boss Chinese, already in the works, Miso Izakaya's Guy Wong is throwing his hat into the Ponce City Market ring. Wong is opening Ton Ton in the Central Food Hall and hopes to be up and running by spring.
The menu at Ton Ton will feature Japanese ramen, yakitori, and sushi, and noodles, rice, and other Japanese ingredients will be available for retail purchase.
In addition to Ton Ton, three more vendors are joining the Central Food Hall's roster:
- Bellina Alimentari — Adding to the market's fresh market options, Bellina plans to join the property in spring 2015. The gourmet Italian market will offer fresh ingredients and slow-cooked foods for consumption on-site and at home.
- Strippaggio — Strippaggio is an Atlanta-based purveyor of small-batch extra virgin olive oils, vinegars, gourmet salts, spices, and culinary accessories sourced from around the U.S. The shop at Ponce City Market will be Strippagio's second location in the city.
- Farm to Ladle — Farm to Ladle is a European café and farmstand selling a selection of locally sourced products, including raw vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices. Farm to Ladle's café will offer soups, salads, and sandwiches.
If all goes according to plan, the first dining options at Ponce City Market will begin to open in early 2015. Jia, the Szechuan concept from Tasty China's Dahe Yang and executive chef Jiguo Jiang, should lead the way. Perhaps the most anticipated concept, Sean Brock's Minero, is on track for a spring launch.