Shae and Ryan Sims of Donna Chang’s, the adorable gourmet twist on American Chinese food in the heart of Five Points, are expanding their restaurant family to add ZZ & Simone’s at 1540 S. Lumpkin St., in the Mathis Apartments buildings that have space for businesses on the ground floor.
Ryan says that although they had been working on the project for several years, the pandemic, understandably, threw a wrench into their plans. But some things fell into place, and they feel reasonably confident that the new place will open this fall. In contrast to their original restaurant, it will serve pizza, pasta and “a bunch of other fun dishes meant to share as well as a from-scratch gelato program,” Ryan said. He added that it will also have a full bar including “cocktails, really fun wines and an extensive amaro/aperitivo/digestivo selection.” The name comes from a couple of family names and nicknames.
You can follow the restaurant’s progress on Instagram at @zzandsimones.
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