Kinship, a butcher shop, neighborhood market, and cafe, along with former Irwin Street Market coffee bar Academy Coffee, are now open at the VA-HI building in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.
Co-owned by Myles Moody and Rachael Pack, Kinship sells whole-animal butchered meats, in-season produce, and other ingredients from local farmers and food producers. The market also features a cheese counter and a selection of natural wines. Refrigerated cases also include daily meats and cheeses for sale, while the kitchen offers fresh stocks and broths as well as to-go breakfast and lunch sandwiches and specials throughout the day.
Prior to opening Kinship, Moody worked for Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins at both Holeman & Finch Public House and Restaurant Eugene and trained in the kitchens of restaurants like Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska in New York City. Pack previously worked as a food writer and recipe editor for online travel and culture site New Worlder, before working as a sommelier for the Beatrice Inn and as the beverage manager and later general manager for Aska.
Joining Kinship is Moody’s brother Connan, who reopens his Irwin Street Market coffee bar Academy Coffee inside the marketplace. Academy is known for serving coffee and tea drinks that go beyond the usual latte and mocha, including the Space Cadet iced butterfly flower tea drink with jasmine and lemon and a cold brew concoction the B-Side with banana and basil. For those willing to take a risk with their coffee, the Surprise Me offers an on-the-spot original creation from Moody.
Academy Coffee and Kinship join Paolo’s Gelato and slice and sub shop Pielands at the circa-1910 building on the corner of Virginia and North Highland avenues. The latter may be owned by O4W Pizza proprietor Anthony Spina, who previously announced he would open Sicilian-style pizza joint Pizza by the Slice at the VA-HI building.
1019 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta. kinship-atl.com. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.