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Mike Blum is taking a second stab at the build-your-own-stir-fry concept with One Rooster, which will open in late May or early June and serve Mongolian bowls and Polynesian cocktails.
A collaboration of the Real Chow Baby’s Mike Blum, Miso Izakaya’s Guy Wong, and executive chef Chris Lee, Yum Bunz opens today at 935 Marietta Street on the Westside. Originally slated to open this past February, Yum Bunz serves dim sum dishes like bao—steamed yeast dough buns with vegetables or meat—in a fast-casual format.
Yum Bunz, a fast-casual Asian spot serving steamed sandwiches called bao and Korean wraps called ssam, is set to open on the Westside next month. Mike Blum, founder of the Real Chow Baby, based the concept on a Chicago restaurant called Wow Bao and enlisted Miso Izakaya’s Guy Wong to help develop the menu.
ATL Food Chatter: April 26, 2011 (To receive the Chatter and other culinary tidbits directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly dining newsletter) Mike Blum, the co-creator of the stir-fry-based The Real Chow Baby restaurants, has announced his next concept: Yum Bunz, a quick-serve dim sum restaurant that will specialize in bao, fluffy Chinese buns stuffed with barbecued roast pork and other fillings. Blum is currently scouting spaces for his first location and filled me in on some of the concept’s details: