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Sandwich Bar Mouth of the South Closes on Cabbagetown’s Carroll Street

The restaurant opened last August in the former Cabbage Pie pizzeria

Mouth of the South
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

It appears Mouth of the South (MOTS) on Carroll Street in Cabbagetown closed Sunday evening, according to a tip sent to Eater Atlanta and a source with knowledge of the situation.

MOTS opened last August in the former Cabbage Pie pizzeria offering sandwiches like smoked brisket and a vegan eggplant bacon, lettuce, and tomato, a variety of wings, including Korean fried, and salads on its menu.

Attempts to call the restaurant result in a busy signal or go unanswered with a message asking the caller to “please enter your remote access code.” When reached via email Monday afternoon, a representative for the restaurant declined to provide comment on or a reason for the closure. However, a post to MOTS’s Facebook page and on Instagram Monday evening indicate a “final closing party” will take place this Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m.

“We want to thank each and every one of you who were a part of our journey along the way,” the post reads.

When the restaurant was first announced last February, Illegal Food’s Steven Lingenfelter and Laurie Dominguez — purveyors of the popular Hank burger — were consulting on the menu and the restaurant with MOTS’s owners. That consulting partnership dissolved in July 2018 when Illegal Food parted ways with the restaurant, claiming the owners wanted to move in another direction.

186 Carroll Street SE, Atlanta.

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1044 Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 254-2141