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In the news: Chef Guy Wong and David Sweeney to plan Sunday dinners, ramen fever slowly unfurling in Atlanta

Cliff Bostock of Creative Loafing reported that Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya and David Sweeney, former chef/owner of Dynamic Dish, are planning Sunday dinners to be held at Wong’s Miso Izakaya. The first event will be held 4-10 p.m. May 1.

According to Wong in the article, “..the menu will be a la carte, not the usual prix-fixe around town. We want it to be very casual.

Miso Izakaya, 619 Edgewood Ave., S.E. #101, Atlanta. 678-701-0128.

In other news:


Speaking of Miso Izakaya, the restaurant now offers ramen every night of the week after 10 p.m. (except on Mondays when it is closed). I’m generally an early eater, but I did sample a friend’s order on a recent visit. I can’t really pass an opinion yet as I only had a few slurps of the broth.

Diners can choose from tonkotsu (pork bone based broth) or shoyu (soy sauce based broth) ramen, which come with toppings of green onions, menma (bamboo shoots), soft-boiled egg, fish cake, roasted pork, corn and a sheet of nori (seaweed) that is slipped into the bowl at your table.

The ramen also comes with this large spoon (pictured above) that I had not seen since last year when I was in Japan. Nice touch.

And speaking of ramen, check out critic Jennifer Zyman’s recent article/opus on the noodle soup for Creative Loafing.

Chloe Morris of ChowDownAtlanta has informed me that Raku Tonkatsu and Ramen in Duluth has recently expanded their menu to include many more versions of ramen and other noodle dishes such as udon, champon and yakisoba.

2550 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 112, Duluth. 770-476-1212.

Grub Street, New York Magazine’s daily food blog, has recently served up their 101 choices for America’s most delicious noodle dishes. Coming in at 56 is Sotto Sotto in Inman Park for its ravioli nudi, followed by Decatur’s Cakes and Ale at 57 for its house-made tagliatelle with trout caviar. Congratulations to them both!

Website Tomorrow News Today has reported that Silk Restaurant in midtown is closing May 1.

Roots in Alpharetta has reported Sen Vietnamese in south Forsyth has closed.

El Encuentro, a Mexican restaurant that replaced Fajita Express, has opened in Lawrenceville.

854 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. 770-682-6899.

Big Tex Cantina, a Tex-Mex concept in Decatur, is planning to open in the space that was formerly Nathalie’s Fish. No more details have been given at this time.

308 W Ponce De Leon, Decatur. 404-577-4030.

Georgia Asian Times has reported that Thai Pointe opened in the space that was once home to Little Malaysia in Buford Highway’s Asian Square. The article also states that Nam Phuong, the popular Vietnamese eatery in Norcross, is opening a second location off Buford Highway in the former Pho No. 1 location.

- 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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