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New York-Style Pizza Pop-Up Going Permanent in Summerhill Next Spring

Junior’s Pizza to open on Georgia Avenue, just down from chef Jarrett Stieber’s restaurant Little Bear

Spinach and mushroom pizza from Junior’s
Spinach and mushroom pizza from Junior’s
The Wilbert Group
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Alex and Jennifer Aton, the team behind pizza delivery pop-up Junior’s, will open their first restaurant in Summerhill next spring. Junior’s Pizza will be located at 77 Georgia Avenue and serve New York-style, thin crust pizzas, using ingredients like cup and char pepperoni — a small pepperoni which curls when cooked.

The menu for Junior’s includes the pop-up’s most popular pizzas, like the Sicilian pepperoni and spinach and mushroom, as well as a vegan sausage and pepperoni pizza, topped with spinach and basil. Beer and wine are also planned for the menu.

The Atons began their pizza delivery pop-up, inspired by pizzerias like Prince Street Pizza in New York’s East Village, to help fund their dream of owning their own restaurant. Pop-up dates at various venues around Atlanta are announced on Instagram, allowing customers to order pizzas in advance for pick-up or delivery. Alex, a former general manager at Fellini’s, bakes the pizzas, while Jennifer handles logistics and schedules deliveries.

Alex and Jennifer Aton
Alex and Jennifer Aton
The Wilbert Group

Junior’s design, by DeCarlo Hawker, will be kept simple and feature “eclectic pizza-themed murals and artwork” from local Atlanta artists, and include indoor and outdoor seating.

“We had been looking for a space to open Junior’s as a permanent restaurant, but hadn’t found the right fit,” Alex Aton says. “Over the past few years, we’ve had our eye on all of the change that has been happening at Summerhill. We knew bringing Junior’s to all the exciting additions to Georgia Avenue would be a great opportunity.”

Junior’s includes a vegan sausage and pepperoni pizza on its menu
Junior’s includes a vegan sausage and pepperoni pizza on its menu
The Wilbert Group

Junior’s future restaurant neighbors include Little Bear from Eat Me Speak Me chef Jarrett Stieber, Wood’s Chapel BBQ from the General Muir owners, a third location of Sarah O’Brien’s Little Tart Bakeshop and her new soft serve ice cream shop, Big Softie, another location of East Atlanta’s Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, and brewery Halfway Crooks.

Gato pop-up alum chef Parnass Lim Savang of Talat Market is opening his first restaurant next year on Ormond Street on the edge of the neighborhood.

77 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta.

Eat Me Speak Me

340 Church Street, , GA 30030 (404) 377-9308 Visit Website


1660 McLendon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 371-0889 Visit Website

The General Muir

1540 Avenue Place, , GA 30329 (678) 927-9131 Visit Website

Talat Market

112 Ormond Street Southeast, , GA 30315 (404) 257-6255 Visit Website

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

720 Moreland Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 622-8525 Visit Website