Krog Street Market, which is set to open in "less than two months," has added a sweet shop and announced a concept change. Xocolatl will offer artisanal and hand-crafted chocolate bars, with organic cacao sourced from small-scale growers in the Americas. Owners Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt will roast, crack, winnow, stone grind, and temper the product on site.
"This is our contribution to the craft food movement embraced here in Atlanta," Read and Weyandt said in a statement. "While cacao can never be locally-sourced, our other ingredients are local whenever possible and each micro-batch is thoughtfully cultivated to bring out the unique flavor profile of the bean and its flavor pairings."
Yalla, which comes from the group behind The General Muir and fellow KSM tenant Fred's Meat and Bread, will serve what is now billed as "contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine." It will offer shawarma and kebabs, falafel, fresh-baked pita and laffa, and a variety of salads. The concept was originally called "contemporary Israeli," but that drew the ire of some.
"I have always loved using great produce to create dishes with clean, layered flavors," said chef Todd Ginsburg. "This is a cuisine that lends itself wonderfully to that style and that will complement the other great offerings at Krog Street."