Atlantans will be happy to know that starting this Sunday, they will no longer have to pay a $5 entrance fee to get their hands on dishes like alligator spring rolls or chilled watermelon soup with goat cheese foam at the Atlanta Nosh. Founder Michaela Graham gave the weekly market an overhaul this week, and now patrons can browse the stalls for free while deciding whether they'd rather beat the heat with ginger lemonade or hibiscus flower juice.
There are other changes to the Nosh as well. Graham got rid of the season ticket concept and now the market is open on Sundays for 12-3 PM for everybody instead of having early admission for VIP customers. It's also moving to a more visible location on 17 1/2 Street, behind Rosa Mexicano in Central Park. Hopefully this will bring the market more traffic, because it seems like things aren't going as well as expected. When the market opened last month, vendors—mostly gourmet home cooks and caterers— sold not only plated food for hungry attendees to eat on the spot but also packaged goods to be taken home for later. From May 6 on, only ready-to-eat dishes will be available.
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