Details Emerge For Lazy Betty, a Concept From Ron Hsu and Sweet Auburn BBQ Team

Several pop-ups for the restaurant will be held throughout the year ahead of Lazy Betty's opening.

UPDATE (October 17, 2018): [Renderings] Lazy Betty To Replace Radial Cafe in Candler Park

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Details Wednesday emerged for Chef Ronald “Ron” Hsu’s forthcoming Lazy Betty restaurant, slated to open later this year in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood.

Hsu’s siblings, Howard and Anita Hsu, operate the adjacent Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland and will be partners in Lazy Betty.

Aaron Phillips has been tapped to be Chef de Cuisine/Partner at Lazy Betty and brings NYC culinary talent from Jean-Georges’ The Mark Restaurant, Bouley and Le Bernardin, where he met Hsu.

Lazy Betty’s menu will feature seasonal fare using “modern culinary techniques.”

“Hsu creates innovative, refined dishes with intentionality and finesse, each ingredient contributing to taste and presentation,” according to a press release.

“Inspired by his Malaysian-Chinese roots and world travels, the menu will showcase a variety of cuisines and techniques using the highest quality ingredients available.”

The restaurant space will offer a 37-seat dining room will feature live wood-edge tables, design accents and banquette seating. A five-seat chef’s counter will give select diners a view into kitchen activity.

In anticipation of the opening, Hsu is hosting twice-monthly, preview pop-ups (schedule below) at the recently opened The Poncey Highland, a European-style coffee shop and cafe situated in the nearby Highland Inn.

Advanced reservations are available through Lazy Betty’s Eventbrite page, and more details are available here.

The year-long pop-up dinner series will culminate in the opening of Lazy Betty’s brick-and-mortar restaurant, at 652 North Highland Avenue.

While the pop-up menu changes each month, dishes featured on recent menus include Charred Spanish Octopus, Pear & Soy Bean Mousse with Arugula Blossoms; Roasted Duck Magret, Turnip Cakes and Five-Spiced Natural Jus; and Fairytale Eggplant, Shiso Bloo, and Stracciatella.


  • 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
Lazy Betty Gulf Snapper Tartare, Kholrabi, Herb Nage
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