After finding success with JenChan’s in the Cabbagetown neighborhood three years ago, Emily and Jen Chan now plan to open a new restaurant in the heart of East Atlanta Village.
Earlier this year, Trinh transformed We Suki Suki and mini food stall market the Global Grub Collective into a pop-up incubator and boba tea and cocktail bar called Qommunity, anchored by Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen. Qommunity serves as home base for Trinh’s dinner and a movie business Eatavision, too.
“East Atlanta was the first neighborhood I lived in when I moved to Atlanta way back in the day,” Emily Chan says. “I have known Q Trinh for about 10 years and have always love what she is doing in EAV. We are so excited to inhabit that space; a space that is perfect for exploring innovative culinary projects and freedom to really test the waters of what is possible.”
At 450 square feet, the Chans describe MikChan’s as a smaller version of their Cabbagetown restaurant. This includes serving a tighter menu of “healthier junk food” here, something they first began testing out at JenChan’s in 2021 with the JustTaco pop-ups.
Opening MikChan’s in East Atlanta Village, affords the couple space to expand the menu and test out new dishes for JustTaco. For now, expect a Taco Bell-inspired hard shell taco, a bulgogi burger, a Chinese burger (rou jia mo) made with pork belly, and a Szechuan hot dog topped with taco beef gravy, Asian slaw, and fermented tofu sauce on the menu.
Most dishes can also be made vegetarian and gluten free.
Prior to opening JenChan’s on Carroll Street, the Chans ran JenChan’s Supper Delivery Club from a commercial kitchen in Atlanta, which still operates from the Cabbagetown restaurant. MikChan’s will serve as a second pick-up location for the meal service.
Take a look at the menu for MiKChan’s:
479-b Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta. mikchans.com. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Late night hours coming soon.
Public transit information: Accessible via MARTA buses #32, #74, and #107 along Glenwood Avenue and Flat Shoals Avenue.
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