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Wok Star Is Closing, a Five Points Steakhouse Is Opening Soon and More Food News

Credit: Wok Star via Facebook.

After 10 years of supplying Winterville and the greater Athens-Clarke County area with some of the best (and only, to be frank) authentic Chinese food around, Wok Star will be closing up shop at the end of August, leaving Athens with precisely one traditional Chinese restaurant—New Red Bowl.

With Butcher and Vine closing, Jerry and Krista Slater, of The Expat, will take over the prominent Five Points spot that once housed Five & Ten in its original location. The Slaters plan to open Slater’s Steakhouse this fall. Krista says, “It is a special, historic building, and we hope to do well by it, creating a cozy spot to enjoy steaks, martinis and much more.”

home.made is open for Sunday brunch again.

The Alley, in Homewood Hills, is already closed.

Farm Cart is doing a pop-up barbecue dinner on occasional Friday nights—the July menu included smoked wings, sandwiches made with pulled pork and fried chicken, carnitas and jackfruit tacos, fried pimento cheese balls and loaded barbecue fries. The next one will be held Sept. 2.

Nedza’s has opened a second location in Monroe. The Flying Biscuit is planning to open another Athens-area location in the same Oconee County shopping center as Trader Joe’s (1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Ste. 117) this fall.

Frutta Bowls, in The Mark, is becoming something called Blenderz, which has the same sort of ethos but a larger menu and will serve your bowl of food in a coconut for an extra $7.99.

The former Applebee’s, on Broad Street near Hawthorne/Alps, is becoming San Angel Cocina & Cantina, a Mexican restaurant.