Krog Street Market is coming to Inman Park with a pretty fantastic all-local restaurant lineup. As of now there are three confirmed sit-down spaces— Ford Fry's Superica, Eli Kirshtein's The Luminary, and The Cockentrice, a restaurant from Kirkwood butcher shop The Spotted Trotter. Along with those, there will be counter-service market stalls like Gu's Dumplings, a condensed version of popular BuHi eatery Gu's Bistro; a burger counter, Fred's Meat & Bread, from The General Muir; and outposts of Little Tart Bakeshop, Grand Champion BBQ, and Pannus Bakery. Below, read more about a few of the counter-service concepts, then check out early pictures over at Curbed. And, as always, do send intel through the tipline.
Grand Champion BBQ
The first ITP location of this barbecue joint, currently open in Roswell and Alpharetta, will serve food "market-style," meaning that items like the smoked-overnight pork, brisket, and ribs will be served wrapped up in butcher paper instead of plated. They'll come with bread, so patrons can make sandwiches if they please, and sides and desserts like collard greens, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and banana pudding will also be available.
Fred's Meat & Bread
From The General Muir comes Fred's Meat & Bread, a burger and sandwich counter named after Frederick William Krog. Executive chef Todd Ginsberg will be there for the opening and will then manage from afar while he continues to run The General Muir; Jonah Merrell, previously of Empire State South, Restaurant Eugene, and Bacchanalia, will be the chef de cuisine. Fred's will have a selection of sandwiches, fries, salads, and soups. Ginsberg's cauliflower banh mi— from his Bocado days— will make an appearance, as will items like po' boys and a cheesesteak. Read more here.
In its current form, Pannus Bakery is a wholesale/retail operation out in Lawrenceville. The counter-service stall at Krog Street will serve sweet pastries, savory breads, and sandwiches like Mexican tortas, Cuban sandwiches, and choripan.
One of the four sit-down restaurant tenants has yet to be named, and there's been wishful talk of a possible speakeasy in a window-less space. Beyond that, a few other large suites have letters of intent for restaurant or retail, four market tenant leases have been executed but not announced, and two suites and four market stalls are unleased as of now. PR points out that that's 82% full; what we really want to know is what's coming in. Leave inside info in the comments or visit the tipline.
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