Talat Market chefs Parnass Lim Savang and Rod Lassiter are finally opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, Atlanta Magazine reports. The restaurant will be located at 112 Ormond Street in the Summerhill neighborhood inside an old Asian market. It’s expected to open in early 2019.
The restaurant will include an attached market, which will sell local produce and Thai ingredients and imports such as MegaChef fish sauce or Shark Brand Sriracha. There will also be a covered patio.
As for Talat Market’s dinner menu, don’t expect the format to change from that of the pop-up. Savang expects it to remain a tight list of traditional Thai dishes using in-season ingredients. What will change, however, is the addition of a lunch menu (think pork belly, rice dishes, and soup) as well as booze. Beer and wine seemed to be planned for now. Late night food at Talat Market will take on a “classic Thai street side vibe” where there could be anything from beer slushies to fried crickets on the menu.
Savang and Lassiter will be closing down the pop-up version of Talat Market at Candler Park’s Gato on Friday, August 31. The pair are currently raising funds to go toward their brick-and-mortar restaurant on GoFundMe.
Talat Market opened in April 2017 at Gato as a permanent pop-up three nights a week following the departure of chef Jarrett Stieber’s Eat Me Speak Me. Since opening, Talat Market has landed on a few of the city’s best of lists and seen Savang receive an Eater Award for best chef and named a semifinalist for the 2018 James Beard Awards.
Eater Atlanta has reached out to Savang for further comment on Talat Market’s future home.
112 Ormond Street in Summerhill.