Mushi Ni, the Asian-American comfort food stall run by chefs Tanya Jimenez and Michael Le inside East Atlanta’s We Suki Suki: Global Grub Collective, begins its year-long takeover of the kitchen at Little Trouble on Howell Mill Road. Mushi Ni-Westside kicks off tonight at 6 p.m.
The Little Trouble menu features many of Mushi Ni’s most popular dishes like its Tokyo fries, baos, and tempura fried Oreos, and new dishes exclusive to the Westside Provisions District bar, including Manilla wings, chicharrones, and lobster rangoon. A late night menu of fries, baos, and Oreos runs Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Jimenez and Le tell Eater Atlanta the full menu should be available within the next month as they ramp up service at Little Trouble, and that Mushi Ni is staying put at We Suki Suki.
Take a look at the current Mushi Ni menu at Little Trouble:
As for the status of their Pinewood Forest restaurant called Braise, Jimenez and Le hope to open it by the end of the year. Braise will be located in the 25-acre Village Square at the Fayette County development and offer a menu of European, New American, and Asian-influenced dishes. Jimenez plans to lead the kitchen, while Le runs the day-to-day operations at the restaurant.
Jimenez and Le are no strangers to Atlanta’s restaurant scene. After working for chef Gordon Ramsay in New York City for five years, Jimenez moved to Atlanta to work under chef Anne Quatrano at Bacchanalia. Le worked as a chef consultant for One Hotel in Miami as well as for Palmer’s in Peachtree City and Senoia Coffee and Cafe in Senoia, Georgia.
Mushi Ni at Little Trouble, regular menu: Tuesday - Saturday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; late night menu, Friday and Saturday, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Mushi Ni at We Suki Suki, Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1170 Howell Mill Road NW, Suite P-10C, Atlanta. mushini.net.