A fire broke out Friday night at the popular Cobb County barbecue restaurant Heirloom Market BBQ. The good news is no one was injured and the fire seems to have only affected the smokehouse. The restaurant, which is temporarily closed, plans to serve a “different menu” while they rebuild the smokehouse and will be smoking some meats from their barbecue trailer.
Heirloom Market, owned by the husband-and-wife team of chefs Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee, posted a video of the fire on Facebook Saturday morning saying, “Goodness gracious great balls of fire!! VERY THANKFUL to the Cobb County Fire Department Station 19 for quickly putting out the fire before it spread to the building!”
In another post, Taylor and Lee told customers, “Sorry, we are closed today... Our smoke room caught on fire last night and we are working to get things back in order. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and we are working to reopen as quickly as possible!”
Goodness gracious great balls of fire!! VERY THANKFUL to the Cobb County Fire Department Station 19 for quickly putting out the fire before it spread to the building! Thankfully no one was hurt! We'll reopen ASAP! @Cobb County Fire Dept #thankfulPosted by Heirloom Market BBQ on Saturday, April 14, 2018
No reason was given for the cause of the fire but Taylor tells Eater Atlanta both of Heirloom’s smokers are “out of commission”. He asks that people follow the restaurant on Instagram and Facebook for day-to-day updates.
Eater Atlanta is working to gather more information on what the loss of the smokehouse will mean to the menu, when the restaurant plans to reopen, and the cause of the fire.
Heirloom Market opened on Akers Mill Road (just inside the perimeter) in 2010. The barbecue combines the styles and flavors of the American South and Korea. The restaurant often sees lines out the door.
Eater Atlanta lists Heirloom Market’s spicy Korean pork sandwich as one of Atlanta’s most iconic dishes. It consists of chopped rib meat marinated in fermented chili paste and is topped with kimchi slaw, black sesame seeds, and scallions. The restaurant is also listed on Eater Atlanta’s Essential 38.