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Ruby Chow’s Chef Guy Wong to Open Big Boss Chinese in Midtown

Plus, new restaurant Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps serving rice bowls and sandwich wraps opens for takeout August 12 in Hapeville

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Ruby Chow’s chef Guy Wong to open Big Boss Chinese in Midtown

Guy Wong will open his next restaurant in Midtown. The chef announced his plans to open Big Boss Chinese on Instagram last Wednesday, saying he was taking over the restaurant his mother has owned for 14 years. In comments provided to Atlanta Business Chronicle, Wong says Big Boss Chinese should be the “more casual little brother” to his newly opened Old Fourth Ward restaurant Ruby Chow’s.

As for the location, it appears Wong could be opening the restaurant in the Chinese Buddha space on 10th Street, near Georgia Tech. That restaurant temporarily closed earlier in the spring due to the pandemic. According to Wong’s post, his mother’s restaurant also suffered damage following a break-in this summer. Eater Atlanta reached out to Wong last week to confirm the location and other details, including an opening ETA. He has yet to respond to Eater’s request for comment.

Guy Wong
Guy Wong

Grub Fresh Bowls opens Wednesday in Hapeville

A new restaurant called Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps opens Wednesday, August 12, in Hapeville on Virginia Avenue near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to the press release, the quick-service restaurant serves “non-traditional bowl and wrap options” on its menu from chef Kelley Hicks, like a jerk chicken bowl with sautéed peppers and onions, pineapple salsa, and mango jerk sauce, a sweet and spicy salmon bowl comprising of edamame, shredded cabbage, green onions, sesame seeds, sweet chili, and hericot vert, and a Philly cheesesteak or Buffalo chicken wrap. A vegan menu is also in the works.

Owned by Smoothie King franchise owner Philip Jones, Grub Fresh Bowls offers online ordering for contactless pick-up and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates, along with some outdoor seating. [Official]