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Lunchtime Pierogies Are Coming to Joystick Gamebar

The pop-up is from the brain of chef Joey Zelinka.


Chef Joey Zelinka has been running his nighttime Junk Food pop-up out of Joystick Gamebar since March, and now he's working on a separate lunch project. Babcia's Pierogies will launch on Tuesday, June 30. Some vital details:

  • Babcia's will operate as a walk-up eatery out of the bar's backdoor. Walk behind Joystick's building, ring the bell, and place an order.
  • The menu selection will change, but opening day will feature three options for the Polish stuffed dumplings: traditional potato, braised oxtail and potato, and seasonal vegetable. Sauces, including housemade sour cream, will be available.
  • Cost will be $2 to $3 per pierogi, and Zelinka recommends three to four for an average lunch order.
  • Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • All ingredients will be locally sourced.
  • The first 100 customers on June 30 will receive two free pierogies.

Zelinka's pop-ups are the latest installment in Joystick's kitchen incubation program, which aims to help chefs hone their concept before opening a restaurant. The previous tenant in Joystick's kitchen, Illegal Food, is now a full-service restaurant in Virginia-Highland.

Joystick Gamebar

427 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 525-3002 Visit Website

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