The Thai food pop-up turning permanent restaurant Talat Market has hit its Kickstarter goal of $20,000 with 12 days to spare. Chefs Parnass Lim Savang and Rod Lassiter made the announcement to their supporters via email Monday afternoon. As of publication, the campaign has raised $20,070. The Kickstarter ends on August 10.
A portion of the email reads, “We’ve hit $20,000, with 12 days to go in the campaign!! You are all amazing, each and every one of you. We are so lucky to have the support of our community, the support of all of you. We can’t wait to share with you all the work we’re doing for brick and mortar Talat Market. Thank you guys for believing in us.”
The email also alludes to more information regarding the restaurant coming out in the next few days.
Talat Market the pop-up says goodbye on Friday, August 31 after more than a year of weekends serving Georgian Thai dishes from the tiny kitchen at Gato in Candler Park. 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 be named a semifinalist for a 2018 James Beard Award.
The new restaurant will be located in a former Asian grocery store at 112 Ormond Street in Summerhill and should open in 2019. The menu will remain true to its pop-up roots with a tight list of traditional Thai dishes using in-season, Georgia grown ingredients. New additions to Talat Market’s menu include lunch and beer and wine, along with “classic Thai street side vibe” late night snacks. Think beer slushies and fried crickets.
112 Ormond Street in the Summerhill neighborhood