Bites for Go Guide

John Kessler

Yum Bunz

After one meal at Yum Bunz, my first impression is that the namesake bao are the weakest link in an otherwise pleasant quick-service Asian restaurant. The team behind this clean, modern newcomer to the Westside’s restaurant row consists of Guy Wong from Miso Izakaya and Mike Blum from the Real Chow Baby. The concept is not-so-loosely modeled after Wow Bao, a small Chicago chain.

Jenny Turknett

Adele Mercier

If you make the annual pilgrimage to pick apples at Mercier Orchards this year, there will be one less familiar face. Last week, Adele Mercier, co-founder and matriarch of the orchard, passed away in her home on the farm. She was 95. Mercier opened the business in 1943 with her husband Bill. The orchards continue to be run by family, with four generations of the family at work.

Jon Watson

Dining team member

Jon Watson joined the AJC Dining Team almost three years ago. He writes about popular eats and roots out neighborhood restaurants serving the best pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.

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