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From booty-dropping beats and Korean food during Dragon Con to French fare in Cabbagetown

Virtual reality bar Revery VR Bar hosting Gük Korean food pop-up this Saturday during DragonCon
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WEEK OF AUGUST 27

Korean food, booty-dropping beats, and virtual reality gaming in Midtown

Those seeking a break from the shenanigans at Dragon Con this Saturday night might want to create a calendar remind for this one. Virtual reality bar Revery VR Bar on Monroe Drive in Midtown is collaborating with Super Lowkey and Korean food pop-up Gük for a little art, “booty-dropping beats”, and late night food. Event begins at 10 p.m. Saturday, September 1.

Biscuit breakfast in Riverside

Erika Council is back this Saturday, September 1 for another installment of her popular biscuit-based breakfasts at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue in Riverside. Her recent return to B’s after an extended break from the pop-up saw lines out the door and wait times nearing an hour. Council serves chicken biscuits, biscuits and gravy, and country ham and cheese biscuits along with breakfast specials such as shrimp and grits. Breakfast is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Follow Council on Instagram for future dates. 2061 Main Street NW, Atlanta.

Gelato in Little Five Points

Sevananda natural food market on Moreland Avenue is hosting another pop-up with Revolution Gelato August 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Revolution is at the shop scooping their organic, dairy-free gelato into fresh-made waffle cones.

French dinner in Cabbagetown

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Petit Chou located on Memorial Drive is hosting dinner pop-ups every Thursday night in August. This week’s upcoming dinner on August 30 is a French preview; possibly indicating the restaurant’s intention to offer dinner service in the future. No reservations are necessary. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Filipino pop-up to follow

The Kamayan Filipino dinner pop-up is one to follow on Instagram and grab tickets to the minute the next event goes live. Past pop-up dishes include sizzling sisig, pork tocino (like bacon), pandesal (bread roll), and meat and vegetarian variants on sinigang (stew).

Soft serve in Duluth

Soft serve ice cream pop-up The Dairy Project is at Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe in Duluth every Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, September 23. Dip that soft serve in flavors like matcha or even 24-carat gold. 2131 Pleasant Hill Road #135, Duluth.

Beers and steamed buns in Westside

Brewery Second Self is hosting Illegal Food in its tasting room on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout August for beers and steamed buns. 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta.

Okonomiyaki in Grant Park

Japanese street food outlet and okonomiyaki purveyor OK Yaki is now at Ria’s Bluebird on Memorial Drive Thursday evenings start at 6 p.m. until around 12 a.m. BYOB. Follow them on Instagram for other pop-up locations which often include a few breweries around town. 421 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta.

Hot dogs on the BeltLine at Ponce City Market

The hot dog pop-up that aims to help takes place every Saturday at The Shed just off the BeltLine. The weekly, nonprofit hot dog stand is located at the entrance to the Beltline at PCM and runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each week, The Helpful Hot Dog invites a different Atlanta chef to put their spin on the lowly frankfurter. Proceeds from hot dog sales go to the chef’s charity of choice and have included charities focused on eliminating poverty as well as housing and food justice programs. Follow The Helpful Hot Dog on Instagram to stay informed. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta.

WEEK OF AUGUST 13

Biscuit breakfast in Riverside

Erika Council is back this Saturday, August 18 for another installment of her popular biscuit-based breakfasts at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue in Riverside. Her return to B’s two weeks ago after an extended break from the pop-up saw lines out the door and wait times nearing an hour. This week Council is serving her shrimp and Anson Mills grits for breakfast, in addition to chicken biscuits, biscuits and gravy, and country ham and cheese biscuits. Breakfast is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Follow Council on Instagram for future dates. 2061 Main Street NW, Atlanta.

Meso-American in Old Fourth Ward

The Spindle’s cafe at Studioplex is hosting chef Maricela Vega and her Meso-American pop-up Chicomecoatl again this week, August 14 - August 18 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m.-ish. 659 Auburn Avenue NE #506, Atlanta.

Thursday night suppers in Cabbagetown

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Petit Chou located on Memorial Drive is hosting dinner pop-ups every Thursday night in August. Last week’s dinner featured Brazilian dishes and cocktails. Dinners throughout the rest of August include vegan, Caribbean, and a French preview; possibly indicating the restaurant’s intention to offer dinner service in the future. No reservations are necessary. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Filipino pop-up to follow

The Kamayan Filipino dinner pop-up is one to follow on Instagram and grab tickets to the minute the next event goes live. Past pop-up dishes include sizzling sisig, pork tocino (like bacon), pandesal (bread roll), and meat and vegetarian variants on sinigang (stew).

Soft serve in Duluth

Soft serve ice cream pop-up The Dairy Project is at Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe in Duluth every Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, September 23. Dip that soft serve in flavors like matcha or even 24-carat gold. 2131 Pleasant Hill Road #135, Duluth.

Beers and steamed buns in Westside

Brewery Second Self is hosting Illegal Food in its tasting room on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout August for beers and steamed buns. 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta.

Okonomiyaki in Grant Park

Japanese street food outlet and okonomiyaki purveyor OK Yaki is now at Ria’s Bluebird on Memorial Drive Thursday evenings start at 6 p.m. until around 12 a.m. BYOB. Follow them on Instagram for other pop-up locations which often include a few breweries around town. 421 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta.

Hot dogs on the BeltLine at Ponce City Market

The hot dog pop-up that aims to help takes place every Saturday at The Shed just off the BeltLine. The weekly, nonprofit hot dog stand is located at the entrance to the Beltline at PCM and runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each week, The Helpful Hot Dog invites a different Atlanta chef to put their spin on the lowly frankfurter. Proceeds from hot dog sales go to the chef’s charity of choice and have included charities focused on eliminating poverty as well as housing and food justice programs. Follow The Helpful Hot Dog on Instagram to stay informed. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta.

WEEK OF AUGUST 6

BUCKHEAD: Chef-owner Jenny Levison is running a breakfast pop-up right now at the Buckhead Souper Jenny location inside the Atlanta History Center featuring her original Cafe Jonah oatmeal recipe (goji berries, mulberries, hemp, vanilla), shakshuka, and a frittata.

WHITE PROVISIONS DISTRICT/WESTSIDE: Fans of baker Sarah Dodge will want in on her next #breadisgood pop-up. Dodge is serving all manners of fancified toast out of Sid and Ann Mashburn’s coffee shop Friday and Saturday August 10 - 11 at 8 a.m. each day. Follow along on Instagram for menu details.

LITTLE FIVE POINTS: Sevananda natural food market on Moreland Avenue is hosting a pop-up series with Revolution Gelato August 11 - 12 and August 15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Revolution is at the shop scooping their organic, dairy-free gelato into fresh-made waffle cones.

CABBAGETOWN: Breakfast and brunch restaurant Petit Chou located on Memorial Drive is hosting four dinner pop-ups every Thursday night in August. The first dinner on August 9 features Brazilian dishes and cocktails that empanadas, meat and vegetable skewers, mussels and wild caught fish, and caipirinhas. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options are available and no reservations are necessary. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

RECURRING
DULUTH: Soft serve ice cream pop-up The Dairy Project is at Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe in Duluth every Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, September 23. Dip that soft serve in flavors like matcha or even 24-carat gold. 2131 Pleasant Hill Road #135, Duluth.

WESTSIDE: Brewery Second Self is hosting Illegal Food in its tasting room on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout August for beers and steamed buns. 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta.

GRANT PARK: Japanese street food outlet and okonomiyaki purveyor OK Yaki is now at Ria’s Bluebird on Memorial Drive Thursday evenings start at 6 p.m. until around 12 a.m. BYOB. Follow them on Instagram for other pop-up locations which often include a few breweries around town. 421 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta.

PONCE CITY MARKET: The hot dog pop-up that aims to help takes place every Saturday at The Shed just off the BeltLine. The weekly, nonprofit hot dog stand is located at the entrance to the Beltline at PCM and runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each week, The Helpful Hot Dog invites a different Atlanta chef to put their spin on the lowly frankfurter. Proceeds from hot dog sales go to the chef’s charity of choice and have included charities focused on eliminating poverty as well as housing and food justice programs. Follow The Helpful Hot Dog on Instagram to stay informed. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta.

WEEK OF JULY 30

DULUTH: Soft serve ice cream pop-up The Dairy Project is at Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe in Duluth every Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, September 23. Dip that soft serve in flavors like matcha or even 24-carat gold. 2131 Pleasant Hill Road #135, Duluth.

RIVERSIDE: Biscuit whisperer Erika Council is back this Saturday, August 4 for another installment of her popular biscuit-based breakfasts at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue in Riverside. Breakfast is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and likely includes fried chicken biscuits and biscuits and gravy. Follow Council on Instagram for future dates. 2061 Main Street NW, Atlanta.

WESTSIDE: Brewery Second Self is hosting Illegal Food in its tasting room on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout August for beers and steamed buns. 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta.

KROG STREET MARKET: Want a taste of Wood’s Chapel BBQ from chef Todd Ginsberg and the General Muir gang before it opens later this year in Summerhill? Ginsberg is serving whole hog, barbecue tacos for $2 each at the Krog Street Market (KSM) Superica on Thursday, August 2 starting at 9 p.m. 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta.

INMAN PARK: Every Friday and Saturday through August, Ford Fry’s seafood restaurant BeetleCat is serving Pigman Goods hot dogs from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. 299 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta.

GRANT PARK: Japanese street food outlet and okonomiyaki purveyor OK Yaki is now at Ria’s Bluebird on Memorial Drive Thursday evenings start at 6 p.m. until around 12 a.m. BYOB. Follow them on Instagram for other pop-up locations which often include a few breweries around town. 421 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta.

PONCE CITY MARKET: The hot dog pop-up that aims to help takes place every Saturday at The Shed just off the BeltLine. The weekly, nonprofit hot dog stand is located at the entrance to the Beltline at PCM and runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each week, The Helpful Hot Dog invites a different Atlanta chef to put their spin on the lowly frankfurter. Proceeds from hot dog sales go to the chef’s charity of choice and have included charities focused on eliminating poverty as well as housing and food justice programs. Follow The Helpful Hot Dog on Instagram to stay informed. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta.

WEEK OF JULY 9

EDGEWOOD AVENUE: Chef Jarrett Stieber of Eat Me Speak Me is moonlighting at Chrome Yellow Trading Co. Tuesday, July 10 starting at 6 p.m. for another edition of his Taco Tuesday pop-up. Tacos while supplies last, which usually isn’t long. 501 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta.

OLD FOURTH WARD: The Spindle’s cafe at Studioplex is hosting chef Maricela Vega and her Mesoamerican pop-up Chicomecoatl Tuesday, July 10 - Thursday, July 12 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m.-ish. Starting Friday, July 13 through the weekend (at least), Octopus Bar chef Duane Kulers will give a food preview of his forthcoming taco restaurant Supremo. 659 Auburn Avenue NE #506, Atlanta.

GRANT PARK: Japanese street food outlet and okonomiyaki purveyor OK Yaki is now at Ria’s Bluebird on Memorial Drive Thursday evenings start at 6 p.m. until around 12 a.m. BYOB. Follow them on Instagram for other pop-up locations which often include a few breweries around town. 421 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta.

DULUTH: Soft serve ice cream pop-up The Dairy Project is at Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe in Duluth every Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all summer long. Dip that soft serve in flavors like matcha or even 24-carat gold. 2131 Pleasant Hill Road #135, Duluth.

PONCEY-HIGHLAND: It’s tomato sandwich day this Saturday, July 14 at Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center. The tomato pop-up located in the chefs tent begins at 9 a.m. and features Jenn Robbins of Good Foods Kitchen. All proceeds from sandwich sales goes to benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and their Georgia Fresh for Less program. There’s a tomato tasting as well as a tomato demo by Tiny Lou’s chef Jeb Aldrich, too. 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta.

Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

501 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (470) 355-1340 Visit Website

Octopus Bar

560 Gresham Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 627-9911 Visit Website

Eat Me Speak Me

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

Tiny Lou's

789 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (470) 485-0085 Visit Website

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