A new sandwich shop from D.B.A. Barbecue opens in November at Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward. Called D.B.A. Sandwich Company, the shop takes over the former Academy Coffee kiosk at the market and will serve the Virginia-Highland barbecue restaurant’s most popular sandwiches, along with hearty soups, salads, and snacks.
Academy Coffee closed earlier in September at the market. Owner Connan Moody told Eater he plans to reopen the shop later this fall inside forthcoming marketplace and cafe Kinship in Virginia-Highland, owned by Rachael Pack and his brother Myles.
After a quick renovation, D.B.A. owner Matt Coggin plans to run the sandwich counter as a takeout operation with just three employees. However, the market does include some limited indoor and outdoor seating.
“D.B.A. Sandwich Company was born from the pandemic. Our guests have been so generous and supportive during all of this that when this great opportunity fell in our lap, we had to do it,” Coggin tells Eater of D.B.A’s expansion. “We want to reiterate that there is no way we could have done this without the support of our current customers and their continued support over the last 10-plus years in business.”
The Irwin Street Market menu features ten sandwiches, including pulled pork, chopped brisket, and a Cuban, Brunswick stew, a daily taco special, and snacks, such as D.B.A.’s spicy boiled peanuts and pimento cheese with Alabama fire crackers.
D.B.A. Sandwich Company joins Glide Pizza and Jake’s Ice Cream at Irwin Street Market.
Currently, D.B.A. Barbecue is open for limited dine-in service inside and on the covered patio. Masks are required when not seated at a table. The restaurant is also offering takeout and delivery with the option to order online. This includes prepared meals, boxed lunches, and catering services, all of which can be ordered online.
Take a look at the menu for D.B.A. Sandwich Company:
660 Irwin Street NE, Atlanta. Tentative hours, Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.