Exciting Korean concept moves in next door to Greenville Avenue Trader Joe's

Opening day has been set for the Lower Greenville branch of BB Bop Seoul Kitchen, the Korean fast-casual concept that's part of a trio of restaurants going in next door to Trader Joe's. Mark it on your calendar: April 20.

The restaurant comes from Steve Shin and his sister and brother-in-law Sandy and Greg Bussey. It specializes in bibimbap, a Korean dish combining rice with vegetables, sauces, meat (if you want) and a fried egg. Located at 2023 Greenville Ave., it's the team's second branch, and it reflects an evolution, with new recipes and design.

According to a release, the inspiration for the new design is a Korean peasant kitchen. It has different types of woods and textures, iron pipes, and industrial lighting made from unusual materials such as stone bowls and kimchi jars. The wood tables were handcrafted by Martin Hironaga; no two tables are alike.