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Peter Chang and Tasty China opening new restaurant this month


Peter Chang in the Tasty China kitchen in 2006

Peter Chang in the Tasty China kitchen in 2006

The internet flared up today about Marietta’s popular Tasty China finally setting a date on the opening of their new restaurant with Chef Peter Chang.  I spoke with Tasty China’s manager Emily who confirmed the following:

- As rumored, the second location will indeed be located in the old Olive’s restaurant space off 6450 Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. It will be called “Peter Chang’s” after the meandering-but-now-settling-down chef who has a way with Sichuan-style Chinese cooking. Tasty China will continue to stay open for business.

- On Saturday, December 18, they will host their grand opening party in the new location which will feature Sichuan cuisine prepared by Chef Chang. The restaurant is only open for the event on December 18 and will be open for regular business on the next day, Sunday, December 19. See details below.

Peter Chang’s Grand Opening Party, 6 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 6450 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, 770-419-9849, $25 per person at the door (tax and gratuity not included) or $20 per person/$35 per couple if you register before December 15. Otherwise, regularly open for business starting Sunday, December 19, 11 a.m.-10 p.m Mondays-Sundays (according to the manager, these hours are tentative and are subject to change)

Tasty China, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays.585 Franklin Road S.E., Suite B-3, Marietta, 770-419-9849, $.

In other news:

  • Ramen and yakitori lovers’ go-to spot Yakitori Jinbei have adjusted their business hours. Unfortunately they will no longer be open for lunch on Saturdays but have extended their nightly hours “to compete with other Japanese restaurants (read: Shoya Izakaya).” 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 6:00 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays, 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, Closed Mondays, 2421 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna, 770-818-9215, $-$$.
  • For a limited time only, Grecian Gyro has added a seasonal wrap to their menu for all three Georgia locations. Dubbed the Mediterranean Veggie Wrap, it is stuffed with grilled onions, roasted red peppers, zucchini, eggplant and feta cheese. Vegetarians rejoice! 10 a.m-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Closed Sundays, 855 Virginia Ave, Hapeville, 404-762-1627; 3989 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, 678-691-3988; 4542 Old Dixie Hwy, Suite 104, Forest Park, 404-363-4000, $.

- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.

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DK

December 6th, 2010
7:34 pm

Based on some info from Washington City Paper via 285 Foodies: “…after forcing his fans to follow him around the country like jilted lovers, the chef has apparently settled down in Charlottesville, where he’s scheduled to open Peter Chang China Grill in January.” How many places can he settle down?

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2010/12/02/the-salad-daze-farewell-young-hungry/

not bad, but ....

December 7th, 2010
3:16 am

can’t hold a candle to LITTLE SZECHUAN

uncork atlanta

December 7th, 2010
8:36 am

i am in…what about the wine corkage fee???

Tasty

December 7th, 2010
9:38 am

I think all these AJC reporters need to get off their butts and do some real journalism and find out what’s the real story behind this Chef Peter Chang. Why does he roam so much? How is it he is “settling down in Charlottesville” as well as Atlanta? Somebody said that same story in Tampa? Does he have wives in each city? Is the CIA really after him? Maybe he still works for PF Chang’s as well? Then, just how much MSG & salt can one person consume at a meal before they explode?

These are the real questions our “journalist” need to be asking.

RK

December 7th, 2010
4:30 pm

I cannot wait…

Edward

December 7th, 2010
6:10 pm

After all the hype about Tasty China, I schlepped all the way up there from Buckhead to enjoy this wondrous place, only to be very underwhelmed. It wasn’t bad, was “tasty” enough. But certainly not remarkable and definitely not worth the drive. If I lived in the neighborhood, I would go there. But I wouldn’t recommend it for those needing to drive more than 10 minutes. Man Chun Hong in Doraville is far, far superior.

RK

December 7th, 2010
8:48 pm

What did you get, Edward? I can’t go without getting Singapore noodles, dan-dan noodles, dry-fried something, hot and numbing beef…and then something new to try.

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Frank

December 8th, 2010
12:16 pm

Chang is pulling the biggest prank of all time. Hook, line and sinker.

“AJC reporters”

M Jay

December 10th, 2010
9:30 am

In all seriousness, I echo the requests of the posters above. I have gotten very confused, and I wish someone from the AJC would call this reporter in the DC area and figure out where this information about Peter Chang “settling down” in Charlottesville is coming from and whether or not it is true. This information is very recent (just a week old as of this writing) and very specific. The quote is “the chef has apparently settled down in Charlottesville, where he’s scheduled to open Peter Chang China Grill in January.” So he is simultaneously opening another restaurant with his name on it over 500 miles away from Atlanta?

Is there more than one “Peter Chang?” Or is the “real” Peter Chang going to be splitting his time between Atlanta and one or two other cities? I am curious because I have eaten at Tasty China a number of times when Peter Chang has supposedly been there but things have been (I’ll be kind here) somewhat different from time to time.

Can we figure out whether (i) the real Peter Chang will be here, in Atlanta, cooking at the new Peter Chang restaurant on a nightly basis, or (ii) if this is just some ploy to use his name and the publicity he has gotten in various locations to make a quick buck?