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The team behind the popular Kamado Ramen and Oh Crêpe restaurants has decided to introduce a new concept to Stovehouse that will feature traditional Chinese dishes like orange chicken, Mongolian beef, egg rolls, soups, and more. Wok’s Up, a fast-casual Chinese eatery, is slated to open in Q2 2021 in the space between Oh Crêpe and Taqueria El Cazador.

Owner Jim Xue said that he loves being a part of Stovehouse and noticed that he could offer yet another option to the development’s eclectic dining scene. This will be the seventh restaurant to open in the Food & Leisure Garden and it will join other crowd favorites like Kamado Ramen, Bark & Barrel BBQ, Fresko Grille, Oh Crêpe, Taqueria El Cazador, and the recently opened Parm & Pepper.

(Owners of Stovehouse hope to add another restaurant to the development and are currently leasing a 4,000 square-foot space that faces high-traffic Governors Drive with excellent visibility. Contact Anusha Alapati Davis at anusha@crunkletonassociates.com for more information.)

Stovehouse has a diverse mix of restaurants that serve up everything from fresh Mediterranean selections to authentic Mexican dishes and Japanese ramen. Developers and leasing teams behind the property wanted the site to have several choices for visitors that covered a wide range of fare. Since its opening, Stovehouse has become a well-known spot in the Rocket City for dining, entertainment, and fun that caters to thousands of visitors each week.

“Chinese food is comfort food—it tastes great and makes you happy,” said Jim. “We love creating one-of-a-kind local concepts that take popular dishes and kicks them up a notch. Wok’s Up will be set up so guests can go down the line and choose which base, topping, and sides they want in their bowls. We will have a lot of well-known Chinese dishes on the menu and a few seasonal items too.”

Wok’s Up will use a conveyor belt-type food ordering system. Customers will select a base for their dish—white rice, brown rice, fried rice, or low mien—and top it off with a protein selection like sesame chicken, shrimp, beef, veggies, and more. Finally, they will have an array of sides to choose from like Wonton and Sweet & Sour soup, egg rolls, and Bao.

“Bao is basically a dumpling bun filled with meats and spices that you prepare in a steamer,” explained Jim. “Our menu will include traditional pork Bao and we are working on a curry chicken as well. We wanted to have some customary Chinese street food available that is both delicious and filling. Quantity and quality will be perfectly balanced in each bowl—there’s a lot of food in an order.”

If you have visited Wok’s Up’s sister shops, Kamado Ramen or Oh Crêpe, you may have noticed the restaurant team’s affinity for memorable décor. Wok’s Up will uphold their creative vision and design a comfortable and colorful atmosphere with Chinese-inspired fixtures and features.

“Stovehouse has a high standard when it comes to dining and entertainment,” said Jim. “Wok’s Up will be yet another place where its many weekly visitors can enjoy flavorful cuisine that lets them experience other countries and cultures. We’re excited to share our favorite Chinese dishes with Huntsville.”

Stay tuned to Crunkleton’s blog for more information on the progress of Wok’s Up and its opening!

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