Drafts and Dogs opens Tuesday, May 15 for hot dogs—and eventually draft cocktails—at Ponce City Market’s central food hall. The stall, located in the former Simply Seoul spot, is owned by Kristin and Missy Koefod of cocktail and bitters company 18.21 Bitters.
The menu offers a handful of beef hot dogs topped with a variety of fancy accoutrements such as the Hangover with fried egg, Yum Yum sauce, cheddar cheese, and pancetta or the Californian with black bean and corn salsa, avocado, sour cream, and cheddar cheese as well as a naked dog aptly named the Emperor Has No Clothes. Three vegan hot dogs are also available like the Downward Facing Dog with dijon, radishes, carrots, and banana peppers.
All of Drafts and Dogs’ hot dog buns are vegan.
In addition to the hot dog menu, Drafts and Dogs will soon feature four cocktails on draft and two frozen cocktails: frosé and a frozen negroni. The Koefods hope to have the stall’s liquor license this week.
It seems the couple anticipate the public voting to approve the new Sunday alcohol sales law (‘mimosa mandate’) this summer. The stall opens on Sundays at 11 a.m.—when the new law permits the sale of alcohol by restaurants. Until the law passes a public vote, however, restaurants are still bound on Sundays by the 12:30 p.m. rule permitting the sale of alcohol.
The Koefods plan to open their cocktail lounge and cafe the James Room at SPX Alley on the Eastside Beltline trail by early summer.
Take a look at the menu for Drafts and Dogs.
Open Monday - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta. draftsanddogs.com.