The Real Chow Baby Abruptly Shutters

Westside's 'create-your-own' stir fry joint closes, plans relocation to Alpharetta.

Westside’s ‘create-your-own’ stir fry joint closes, plans relocation to Alpharetta.

The Real Chow Baby has closed its West Midtown doors, at 1016 Howell Mill Road.

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The “create-your-own” stir fry joint posted a handwritten note on a brown paper bag outside the restaurant Saturday night.

“Chow Baby is closed,” according to the message. “Moving to Alpharetta.”

Chef Trey Jones, Chow Baby’s general manager, in a telephone interview Sunday confirmed with What Now Atlanta (WNA) the restaurant’s Westside location had shuttered with plans to relocate to Alpharetta.

Mike Blum, the restauranteur behind the stir fry joint, was not immediately available for comment.

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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Steve
5 years ago

That’s a shame. He should have closed the Ponce location – the layout of that restaurant is cramped and uncomfortable. The Howell Mill store was actually decent.

westside
5 years ago

I’m impressed it lasted this long. I will say that I believe this restaurant fulfilled it’s mission (if only unofficially) to make West Midtown a dot on the map of intown Atlanta. It went from being one of the only restaurants on this side of town to being the least interesting restaurant on this side of town. When you look at the range of dining options within 1500 feet of the restaurant now, the change is palpable. I would also say that the Real Chow Baby actually felt a bit too suburban in scope in comparison to the new restaurants… Read more »

fpx
5 years ago

Ummmm make your money in the city and run to the burbs. This ish got to stop.

Chamblee
5 years ago

I agree with Westside. I don’t consider it a failure. When it opened, that was a pretty risky place to open a restaurant. It was basically a destination restaurant in an industrial area.

Whenever I went ,many moons ago, there would be long lines.

I can see it doing well in a more suburban area. The novelty kind of wears off after the second visit, though.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Review on their Facebook page.

AJ Illanar — 1 starAfter bouncing check after check They Fired everyone on Christmas with no offers to pick up shifts at other locations. They ruined dozens of Families New Years! Thanks for the severance checks, Not!!

Sad
5 years ago

Man. Seemed like they were doing OK. Ponce is not as good. Cobb Galleria is good. It is bigger.

Sad
5 years ago

So sad they closed, I always looked forward to eating there.

Michael conrad
4 years ago

As a regular at HOWELL MILL RD. I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR IT CLOSED. WE WENT TO PONCE LOCATION AND WE’RE MORE DISAPPOINTED IN THE OUTCOME.. LOOKING FOR A REFUND

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