Bryant Williams (a.k.a Chef Baul) before the end of 2022 will have opened two new downtown restaurants, Betty Sue’s and Binky’s, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) was first to report.
Williams, whose culinary creations have graced the tables of Atlanta Falcons players and music artists alike, on Wednesday confirmed the news in an email to What Now Atlanta, outlining the chef’s never-ending list of celebrity clientele; A-listers like Idris Elba to billionaire entertainment moguls like Tyler Perry to rappers like 2 Chainz.
Betty Sue’s and Binky’s will both be housed in the Five Points Plaza, at 30 Marietta St., replacing a McDonald’s and a sandwich shop, respectively.
Betty Sue’s — named for Williams’s grandmother — is a “Southern brunch concept,” according to Williams, serving breakfast all day out of the 1,400 square-foot McDonald’s space, opening before the close of 2022. At the heart of the Betty Sue’s menu will be “grits bowls topped with proteins like oxtails, lobster and shrimp.”
Binky’s, a “Southern soul food eatery,” will debut sooner, likely in September 2022, offering a mostly to-go menu out of the 800 square-foot space with dishes like mac and cheese and fried chicken.