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Yum Bunz and Chick-a-Biddy openings

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Yum Bunz finally open

Yum Bunz, the new quick serve Chinese concept from Mike Blum, founder of the Real Chow Baby, and Guy Wong, chef/owner of Miso Izakaya, finally opened on  Monday on Atlanta’s Westside after a long series of delays. The “Dim Sum Fast” menu features steamed bao (buns) filled with combos of meat and/or veggies, plus steamed or grilled dumplings, soups, salads, bowls and wraps. Beverages include beer, wine and a signature mango and kaffir lime frozen margarita. 935 Marietta St., Atlanta. 678-399-3992, yumbunz.com.

Chick-a-Biddy opening tomorrow

Less than a year after they opened Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall, chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are set to open Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station tomorrow. The duo’s second restaurant featuring regional, all-natural poultry will take over the space once occupied by The Grape. Executive chef Scott Weaver has created a lunch and dinner menu with a variety of entrées, starters, salads and sandwiches, including a “meat-and-two” option with two sides that lets guests choose their portion size and preparation style. 264 19th St., 404-588-1888.

12 comments Add your comment

Robert

July 10th, 2013
4:30 pm

Re: Chick-a-Biddy; Can we stop with the “all natural” labeling of poultry? It means next to absolutely nothing about how the chicken is raised or processed.

Edward

July 11th, 2013
8:42 am

Robert, they use pastured poultry, so it is truly all-natural, no antibiotics, no cages.

Edward

July 11th, 2013
8:44 am

I went to Yum Bunz yesterday. Really great concept. Got there during the lunch rush, it was packed but the line moved smoothly and our food brought to the table very quickly. Everything was delicious. My very picky Chinese-native friend approved.

MW

July 11th, 2013
12:02 pm

I find Edward’s comment hard to believe. The buns are bland, the filling texture is mushy and, I’m sorry, reminded me of cat food. The coconut soup was overly sour and salty, though the chicken in it was very plentiful and tender.

Robert

July 11th, 2013
4:03 pm

No, the chicken at B&B is not pastured. It is the “all natural” brand from Joyce Farms in NC. They are raised without antibiotics and are “free to roam in barns”, i.e. chicken houses. Unfortunately the way that they are packed into those chicken houses does not make for easy “roaming”. Basically a CAFO for chickens. This information is based on the Wyatt Williams article in CL. If they have changed their supplier I’d like to know.

Edward

July 12th, 2013
9:32 am

MW, just because your opinion differs does not make mine “unbelievable”. I find yours to be excessively pretentious, but, that’s just my opinion. When I’m in China (which I typically am for several months of the year), I love the baozi that are so readily available. I’ve been anxious to have them here and these from Yum Bunz satisfies my craving.

Edward

July 12th, 2013
9:37 am

Robert: the B&B website begs to differ with you. It clearly states (http://www.bantamandbiddy.com/about-us/) “The new eatery serves a mixture of regional, free-range pastured chickens.” I would believe them over a CL article.

Subscribers can read the article now on myajc.com.

July 12th, 2013
12:17 pm

Robert has mommy issues.

Robert

July 12th, 2013
4:06 pm

Edward, here’s the link to the article. It’s Doty who tells the reporter who they ended up buying from. Who knows, maybe they changed. Either way it’s a great article on the two directions of chicken farming in Georgia. It’s worth reading.

http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-future-of-big-chicken/Content?oid=8528249

Bob From Accounttemps

July 15th, 2013
8:48 am

@Robert and @Eddie actually fighting over something as mundane as the sourcing of “natural” chicken. OMG – a Foodie Fight!

Seriously? This is a fast food concept after all. So the chickens live a life of leisure before their heads are cut off. But that’s just one step in the process to your plate at this — fast food restaurant.

Edward

July 15th, 2013
11:20 am

I don’t see a fight anywhere here. Maybe Bob is a drama queen?

Bob From Accounttemps

July 15th, 2013
11:59 am

@Edward –good one! Burn!!