The Luminary, Top Chef alum Eli Kirshtein's French-American brasserie at Krog Street Market, is going in a new direction to close out the weekend. After a successful test run last week, the restaurant is launching a weekly Sunday Pho Day menu. Kirshtein revealed the inspiration in an announcement on Facebook.
"We have always been inspired by the cuisine of South East Asia, especially Vietnam," Kirshtein said. "One of our team members is a first generation Vietnamese-American, and we asked his mom to come down and show us a few tricks of her kitchen and share a few recipes with us. With that inspiration and lesson, we present a few traditional and a few new dishes for you to share with us."
Kirshtein tells Eater Atlanta that while ramen events abound in the area, there aren't as many options to satisfy a pho craving. He wants to provide that for Inman Park and the surrounding neighborhoods: "At the end of a long day, I don't want to trek out to Buford Highway." The menu will typically include one style of the noodle soup (meatballs, brisket, and flank) for $11 and a selection of Vietnamese sides for $6. Shanna Mayo and the bar staff will be pouring up "a couple of special cocktails" as well.
The new Vietnamese-inspired menu is available Sunday nights in addition to The Luminary's regular dinner offerings. Kirshtein says it will be on tap for the foreseeable future.