Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall, one of America's most anticipated developments, is on track to open later this year and already boasts a number of high-profile eateries. Now a few more projects are officially in the works, PR for the market confirmed in an email to Eater Atlanta, including something from the team behind The Pinewood Tippling Room. New details on Hector Santiago's restaurant and Hugh Acheson's coffeeshop are available, as well.
- The Mercury, from The Pinewood folks, will open on the second floor of the Central Food Hall. It will capture "the spirit of the classic mid-century American cocktail culture," and offer a daily cocktail hour, plus lunch and dinner service.
- Santiago's restaurant will be a revival of his El Super Pan, which was originally located in Poncey-Highland before shuttering in 2012. The small, 757-square-foot outpost will be situated near a food hall entrance and offer Latin-inspired sandwiches, baked goods, and hot plates during the day and small plates at night.
- Acheson's recently announced Spiller Park Coffee will be a collaboration with Dale Donchey, formerly of Steady Hand Pour House. The kiosk will set up shop in the middle of the food hall and serve artisan coffee, espresso, and tea; scratch-made baked goods; and whole-bean coffee ground to order.
- Biltong Bar comes from Justin Anthony, owner of 10 Degrees South and Yebo. The counter-service restaurant will serve gourmet pies, salads, craft beer, cocktails, and a full wine list, featuring a variety of South African blends. A retail shop will offer beef jerky and other specialty jerky meats.
- Udi Hershkovitz, founder and former owner of Fuego Mundo in Sandy Springs, and partners are behind Marrakesh, which will serve seasoned meat kebabs and freshly made hummus, in addition to tahini, a variety of spices, cheeses, and pita breads made daily.
- 18.21 Bitters will be a Prohibition-inspired shop aiming to elevate the home cocktail. Look for premium bitters, syrups, tinctures, shrubs, old-fashioned tonic, ginger beer, and craft cocktail mixes.
The latest news follows recent announcements of Boti Walla, the grilled Indian street food restaurant from Chai Pani's Meherwan Irani, and Hop's Chicken, chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins's fried chicken stand. And the development isn't done yet: Another James Beard Award winner, joining Acheson, Hopkins, Sean Brock, and Anne Quatrano, should be announced in the near future.