Monday, December 13, 2010

The Real Chow Baby Opens New Location on Ponce de Leon Ave in Atlanta

Check Presentation to Mayor Kasim Reed for the City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation’s “Centers of Hope” Kicks Off Official Grand Opening Celebration

Last night, Atlantans celebrated the grand opening of The Real Chow Baby’s second intown location during a private event featuring a check presentation to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for more than $7,600 for the City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation’s "Centers of Hope." More than a hundred guests explored the new dining destination and sampled Chow Baby’s signature cocktails and Asian-inspired cuisine. Offering an interactive and affordable dining experience in a casual, energetic and upscale environment, the new location in the Highlands is now open to the public for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

“We wanted to present a check to the Mayor, who we so appreciate, because he gave us the idea of how we can give back to the Centers of Hope during his inauguration speech. When we heard that CNN was donating a $1 for each CNN Tour, it inspired us to come up with our ‘nickel bowl’ donation program we implemented from January through October,” says Chip Joyner, co-owner of The Real Chow Baby on Ponce.

“Giving back to the community was a perfect way for us to begin our journey at the new location,” says Carol Joyner, wife to Chip and co-owner of The Real Chow Baby on Ponce. “We are very grateful for all of the support and enthusiasm we have already received from the community.”

Debuting in the burgeoning Westside district on Howell Mill Road in 2005, The Real Chow Baby introduced Atlantans to the city’s first and only create-your-own stir-fry restaurant. An instant success, the infectious concept gives diners the opportunity to make their own unique, market-fresh culinary creations with a delicious blend of Asian and American flavors for an exceptional value. Diners start by filling a bowl with their choice of noodles, rice, vegetables, sauces, spices, meats, and seafood. They customize their creation by selecting from the soup, salad, stir-fry, or Chow Baby wrap. Then, the talented chefs at The Real Chow Baby transform it into a delicious stir-fry on a custom-made, 60-inch flat top grill. Diners then sit back at their tables and relax and a server brings them their unique creations. The best part is that stir-fry bowls are all-you-can-eat, just $7.99 for lunch and $11.99 for dinner.

With more than 70 ingredients, featuring 45 different kinds of rice, noodles, fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood, all prepared daily from scratch, the market-fresh create-your-own stir-fry bar is the main attraction at The Real Chow Baby. Both locations also offer small plates, signature bowls, homemade desserts, and gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan choices.

“We recognize that a common dilemma among today’s health-conscious diners is whether to sacrifice taste for nutritionally sound dining alternatives, so we provide both delicious and healthy chow and all the necessary information for our diners to make smart choices,” says Carol Joyner.

Cocktail lovers can take advantage of the full bar at both locations featuring specialty sakes, beers, wines, martinis and popular Chow Specialty Cocktails like the Chow Baby Mojito and "The Famous" Part-Time Lover. The new Highlands location also has a mixologist on staff that uses only fresh juices and tapped a handful of Atlanta’s hottest chefs including YEAH! Burger’s Shaun Doty, Alex Friedman of P’cheen International Bistro & Pub, Keira Moritz of Pacci and AltroRex Rooftop Lounge, and Rolling Bones BBQ’s Reginald Washington to create signature bowls for diners.

Maintaining a commitment to better the health of the community since opening in 2005, The Real Chow Baby recently completed its “nickel bowl” donation program to raise much-needed funds for recreations centers to better serve the Atlanta community. Pledging to donate 5 cents from every stir-fry bowl sold from January through October 2010 at the Howell Mill location, The Real Chow Baby sold more than 150,000 bowls and raised more than $7600 for the City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation’s "Centers of Hope."

“We look forward to having ongoing initiatives at both locations in 2011 that will not only continue to enhance, but give back to our city and the people in it,” explains Chip Joyner.

The Real Chow Baby is located at 1016 Howell Mill Road in the Westside and at 782 Ponce de Leon Avenue in the Highlands. Lunch at the new location is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. On the weekends, the new Real Chow Baby is open Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m.10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Howell Mill location at 404.815.4900 or the Ponce location at 404.671.4202. For more information visit Complimentary valet parking is available.
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