Firewall Food Stop opens for takeout wood-fired pizzas and sandwiches in Westview on Friday, May 31. Atlantans might already be familiar with Firewall’s pizzeria on wheels. The food truck turning permanent, owned by Westview resident Sam Eidus, has been parked around town at festivals and events over the last few years.
The 300-square-foot restaurant set along the neighborhood’s main drag — Ralph David Abernathy — only offers its food to-go on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
“After moving to the neighborhood two years ago, I was originally just looking to build a prep kitchen for the food truck. But, after living in this cool historic neighborhood and witnessing its evolution, I knew the space needed to be about Westview, first and foremost,” Eidus says. “We’re thrilled to be part of The Westview Flats commercial district, where small businesses are almost exclusively resident-owned and operated, and to be bringing something new and unique to Southwest Atlanta.”
As for the menu, look for a variety of wood-fired, Neapolitan pizzas baked in a Stefano Ferrara oven, including four specialty pies: “the farmer” made with fennel sausage, sweet peppers, and fresh mozzarella, a vegetarian pizza aptly named “the gardener” with spinach, tomato, ricotta, lemon, and garlic, “the rancher” made with country ham, ricotta, egg yolk, and arugula, and a Sunday supper pie called “the cook” topped with what Eidus refers to as “Grandma’s Sunday gravy”, beef short rib, hot peppers, and parmesan.
A braised pork shoulder and collard greens-based “Southern Italian” sandwich topped with provolone and hot peppers and the “Fertile Crescent” featuring ten-spice chicken, pickles, greens, poached raisins, walnuts, and Zhoug sauce (cilantro) on flatbread are among the sandwich offerings. DIY hummus bowls on the menu include options for additions like North African tomato stew, roasted cauliflower, and shawarma.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The food truck is available for events Tuesday through Sunday.
1546 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW. firewallatl.com.