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Family-Owned Cafe and Grocery Re-Reopening Soon in South Downtown

Origin Market is almost back again for soup, sandwiches, and produce. Plus, Iron Age Korean is open in Sandy Springs, beach bar opening in Alpharetta, and Smyrna has a new Puerto Rican/Creole cafe

Origin Market and Cafe reopens August 6 at 117 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in south Downtown
Origin Market and Cafe reopens August 6 at 117 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in south Downtown
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

DOWNTOWN: Update Family-owned and operated Origin Market and Cafe postponed its Monday, August 6 reopening due to a construction hiccup. But, once they finally do open the doors at 117 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in south Downtown, Origin says they’ll celebrate with appetizers, drinks, and samples. Origin Market, previously known as R&R Produce, was forced to move from its original location at 2 Peachtree Street where it had been for 25 years last fall. They reopened in part of the Post-Office CoWork space at the corner of Pryor and Upper Alabama Streets in January, but left that location in June. The market sells fresh produce, while its small cafe offers grab-and-go sandwiches and daily-made soups. Open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [FACEBOOK]

SANDY SPRINGS: Iron Age Korean Restaurant is now open at the Prado in Sandy Springs for all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue. The restaurant, located at 5600 Roswell Road, is open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Iron Age also has restaurants in Duluth and Kennesaw. [FACEBOOK]

SMYRNA: A new cafe called 2 Sistas Soul Food is now open inside Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market at 2148 South Cobb Drive, the AJC reports. The cafe, owned by Allyson Lewis and JoAnn Fuentes, offers a mix of Creole and Puerto Rican cuisine like gumbo and etouffee or rice with pigeon peas and roast pork and stewed chicken with yellow rice. Open Monday - Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. [AJC]

ALPHARETTA: Andy McKoski, cofounder of Tin Lizzy’s, is opening a beach bar in Alpharetta City Center called Chiringa on August 20, according to Atlanta Magazine. The menu will center around fresh seafood like oysters and shrimp, grass-fed meats, and beach-y cocktails. A fish sandwich, shrimp po’boy, and pimento cheese dip topped with lump crab meat are among Chiringa’s offerings. [ATLMag]