Team behind Lazy Betty to open Humble Pie in West Midtown

The team behind restaurant Lazy Betty and the forthcoming Juniper Cafe are working on another Atlanta eatery.

Humble Pie, a “family-friendly neighborhood restaurant offering chef-driven American dishes,” according to a press release, is set to open spring 2022 at West Midtown mixed-use property The Interlock at 1115 Howell Mill Road.

The restaurant comes from chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips and beverage director Carl Van Tyle Gilbert.

Evelyn Ling, Hsu’s cousin, will serve as executive chef after most recently serving in the role at Pancake Social. The “approachable, vegetable-forward” menu will use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Look for appetizers, wood-fired pizzas and entrees like pot pie in cooler months, roasted cauliflower steak and a burger, with pie for dessert.

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Whole wheat, sourdough pizza dough will be made in-house with grains milled from DaySpring Farms outside of Athens. Specialty pizzas will include broccoli and cheddar pizza, a loaded baked potato pizza and a cajun-inspired pizza with Georgia Royal Red Shrimp.

Gilbert’s beverage program will feature a wine list with more than 50 natural, biodynamic or organic wines with a selection of dessert wines. The program will also include zero-proof drinks and cocktails made with local spirits, as well as local beers and ciders including some made for the restaurant from brewers including Orpheus Brewing and Wild Heaven Beer.

Designed by Praxis3, the 4,300 square-foot space will “take inspiration from Atlanta and West Midtown” with “high ceilings, wide-open views to the street and an explosion of greenery hanging above”, along with street art and colorful industrial and steel details. The interior will include “rustic finishes, eclectic furniture” and “a celebration of pie shapes.”

Look for a wood-burning pizza oven in the center of the restaurant, visible from an open dining counter, a lounge for smaller groups and an upstairs mezzanine for larger groups, as well as an outdoor patio and bar.

Once open, Humble Pie will join several other food and beverage concepts at The Interlock including Drawbar, Velvet Taco, Puttshack and St. Germain. Forthcoming concepts include Rooftop L.O.A, Kinjo Room and La Lau, Pour Taproom, Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches and Holiday Bar.

Hsu and Phillips first joined forces on acclaimed tasting menu restaurant Lazy Betty, which opened in 2019.

The pair, along with Gilbert, is also planning to open Juniper Cafe this fall at Westside Village at 2250 Marietta Blvd. NW. The restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will feature Vietnamese specialties including pho, noodle salads (bún), banh mis, summer rolls and housemade sausages, as well as made-from-scratch pastries and shaved ice options including coconut shaved ice with mochi, mangoes and strawberries.

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