A third location of South African restaurant Biltong Bar, known for its beef jerkies and boozy cocktails, opens with two patios and a rooftop bar on October 29 at Avalon in Alpharetta. Part of the True Story Brands restaurant group, which also owns Yebo Beach Haus and 10 Degrees South, Biltong Bar takes its name from a type of South African dried, cured meat.
The Avalon restaurant expands upon the food found at the Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village District locations, including the addition of ostrich sliders and peri-peri tacos to the menu. People can also expect meat and cheese board selections, the restaurant’s popular popcorn with shaved biltong, and sandwiches, such as a biltong grilled cheese and a Boerewors sausage roll topped with bacon and a fried egg.
Biltong Bar’s Alpharetta restaurant features three patios, including a covered patio on the rooftop with a bar and a back patio off the development’s courtyard with yard games. A to-go window takes advantage of Avalon’s open-container license, serving to-go cocktails and wine. Cured meats and grab-and-go items are for sale in a small retail area found inside the restaurant.
During the pandemic, seating will be limited in the dining room and on the patios at Biltong Bar, and patrons of the restaurant will be required to wear masks when not seated at a table.
The first location of Biltong Bar opened at the central food hall inside Ponce City Market in 2016, followed by a second, and much larger location, at Buckhead Village two years later.
True Story Brands recently reopened Buckhead South African comfort food restaurant Yebo Beach Haus at its new home on East Andrews Drive. The group also reopened 10 Degrees South on Roswell Road over the summer, following a five-month closure due to the pandemic. 10 Degrees South underwent a planned remodeling during its closure.
The group closed its South African steakhouse Cape Dutch on Cheshire Bridge Road earlier this year, but plans to reopen that restaurant elsewhere in Buckhead over the coming months.