New restaurant Bob is replacing Bell Street Burritos in the Irwin Street Market. To catch up: All of Irwin Street Market closed for renovations in September, but when the rest of the market reopened late last month, Bell Street remained closed. Employees said they thought it was gone for good, but on Facebook, the fast-casual burrito place, which just opened a Buckhead location, maintained that it was "doing everything [it] can to stay."
To fill the space left by Bell Street Burritos, Bob will open Irwin Street Market. The newest project from Jake Rothschild of Jake's Ice Cream, along with Andy Kober and Sandy Houdeshell, is set to open in the market on Saturday, November 9. The restaurant will serve "themed skewers of house-seasoned beef, chicken, shrimp, and roasted vegetables" with names like the Guido Bob, Farmer Bob, and Buffalo Bob. Housemade hot dogs, skewered stuffed olives, and sweet potato waffle fries with cranberry mustard dipping sauce are also on the menu, which has vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly options and focuses on affordable, healthy, artisanal Americanized kebabs.
Prices at Bob— as in shish kebob— will range from $4 to $7 per skewer, and the skewered dishes have been designed with the adjacent entrance to the BeltLine's Eastside Trail in mind. It will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday; read a statement from the owner and the full press release below.
At the core of our mission, we are an incubator for food entrepreneurs and very proud of the terrific folks we have had the pleasure of working with. Sometimes the relationships grow into great successes and sometimes they don't. At all times we wish only the best for our tenants and our guests. We want to take this opportunity to wish Bell Street Burritos good luck in their new home at Peachtree Road.
Bob: Fun Food Fast Coming to the Irwin Street Market
Brought to you by Jake Rothschild, founder of Jake's Ice Creams and his team members, Andy Kober and Sandy Houdeshell, Bob, as in (shish ke-) is scheduled to open at the Irwin Street Market on November 9th. Serving lunch and dinner from 11am to 9pm Tuesday through Thursday and until 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Bob will feature themed skewers of house seasoned beef, chicken, shrimp and roasted vegetables. Prices will range from $4 to $7 per Bob.
"Andy and I were inspired to bring Bob to Atlanta after a couple of free-form brainstorming sessions as we sought to come up with a healthy, delicious and fun food that hasn't been done like this yet, " said Rothschild. "This is our first project together and all indications are that we have Atlanta is going to love it."
On the menu? Bob creations include the Guido Bob tm a skewered ensemble of house-made meatballs, marinated fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers, the Buffalo Bob tm skewered with grilled chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, celery, grape tomatoes, and finished with a drizzle of homemade ranch dressing, as well as the Bob Newhart tm, a heart healthy meal on stick with grilled shrimp, roasted sweet potatoes, balsamic braised onions and carrots. These are just three examples of the dozens of Bobs in creation. Accompanying the Bobs will be a line of house made Bob (hot) dogs and sides including giant skewered stuffed olives, sweet potato waffle fries with a cranberry mustard dipping sauce, coleslaw with tart apples in a rice wine vinaigrette, and house made hummus with fava bean and thyme gluten-free flatbread crackers designed by Houdeshell.
"Bob is every man, woman and child's answer to fun food fast," said Kober. "This is my first time launching a concept from the ground up and I am excited to work with Jake and Sandy and show them (and Atlanta) what I can do. It's a dream come true."
Rothschild, Kober and Houdeshell consider Bob a pilot project with future Bob locations already being contemplated. "With the quality, price and convenience, we think Bob's time has come," said Houdeshell. "We're prepared to expand if things go the way we anticipate."
Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 660 Irwin Street, Atlanta; (678) 705-7945.
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