Local chef Ronald “Ron” Hsu will open the Lazy Betty restaurant later this year in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood, bringing a variety of modern cuisines and techniques to the table.
According to a press release from the restaurant, Lazy Betty’s menu will feature “seasonal fare using modern culinary techniques” that is “inspired by his Malaysian-Chinese roots and world travels.”
Hsu brings experience from internationally acclaimed New York restaurants Le Colonial and Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, serving in roles including executive sous chef, executive chef and creative director.
Other partners in the restaurant include Hsu’s siblings, Howard and Anita Hsu, who operate Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland, and Aaron Phillips, who has also worked in several acclaimed restaurants, the release said.
In anticipation of the opening, Hsu is hosting twice-monthly, preview pop-ups at The Poncey Highland, a culinary venue within the historic Highland Inn.
Advanced reservations for pop-ups are available through Lazy Betty’s Eventbrite page, and more details are available here. The year-long pop-up dinner series will culminate in Lazy Betty’s opening, located just down the street at 652 North Highland Avenue.
The pop-up schedule is as follows:
- Dinner 11.0 – Sunday, May 27 – SOLD OUT
- Dinner 12.0 – Wednesday, May 30 – SOLD OUT
- Dinner 13.0 – Sunday, June 24, Ticket Sales start June 4
- Dinner 14.0 – Wednesday, June 27, Ticket Sales start June 4
- Dinner 15.0 – Sunday, July 29, Ticket Sales start July 2
- Dinner 16.0 – Wednesday, Aug 1, Ticket Sales start July 2
- Dinner 17.0 – Sunday, Aug 26, Ticket Sales start August 6
- Dinner 18.0 – Wednesday, Aug 29, Ticket Sales start August 6