Judd Foster and his wife Kate are taking their South of Heaven BBQ from ‘cue catering company to permanent restaurant. The couple have secured a location at 422 Newnan Street in Carrollton (50 miles west of Atlanta.) They plan to open in May.
The self-taught pitmaster says South of Heaven’s “pit-to-plate” menu will include brisket, smoked and chopped pork and chicken, spicy hot links with pub ale cheese, and less traditional options like barbecue tacos. Popular catering items like their pear slaw and hot Cheetos Mexican street corn will also be available. The Fosters are adding a few vegan and vegetarian menu items which they call plays on “favorite southern classics”.
The Fosters began their catering company in 2015 shortly after they were married. Prior to moving to Georgia in 2001, Foster was competing on the barbecue circuit in his native New York. He has also worked as a cheese maker for two Georgia creameries—most recently for the now closed Many Fold Farm in Palmetto, Georgia, according to South of Heaven’s site.
The couple have also just acquired a barbecue food truck they’re calling “Piggie Smalls”.
422 Newnan Street, Carrollton. SOH-ATL.squarespace.com