After popping up for months at the Atlanta Dairies complex on Memorial Drive, Anthony Spina Jr. is taking his popular pizza pop-up permanent there by the end of the year. And joining Spina Pizza in opening at Atlanta Dairies this year is a new restaurant from 8ARM and Fishmonger owners Skip Engelbrecht and chef Nhan Le called Small Fry.
Both restaurants are located on the exterior perimeter of the complex, adjacent to brewery Three Taverns Imaginarium.
If Spina’s name sounds familiar, it’s because his father, Anthony Spina, Sr., is the man behind O4W Pizza, which sparked a pizza craze in Atlanta with the Grandma pie when the pizzeria first opened in 2015. Unlike his father, who serves mainly Jersey- and New York-style pies, Spina Jr. focuses on Neapolitan-style pizzas, including the classic margherita, a lemon-infused pizza, and the Hot Boy topped with pomodoro sauce, double pepperoni, pecorino, and hot honey.
Spina Pizza will also offer a selection of “old world” pastas on the menu and desserts like tiramisu, along with aperitivo cocktails and natural wines by the glass.
A counter-service restaurant with a walk-up window serving “fast, fried comfort food,” Small Fry is the latest venture from Skip Engelbrecht and chef Nhan Le. Engrebrecht and Le, along with chef Brad Forsblom, recently opened seafood market and raw bar Fishmonger in Poncey-Highland. Forsblom will also lead the kitchen at Small Fry.
Expect a menu of to-go food served at Small Fry, including fried chicken and fried fish sandwiches, falafel burgers, fish nuggets, and shrimp baskets as well as soft serve ice cream for dessert.
Spina Pizza and Small Fry join Dairies Coffeehouse and Cold Brew Bar, Wonderkid, Three Taverns Imaginarium, and music venue the Eastern at Atlanta Dairies. El Malo, a rum bar backed by one of the owners of Supremo Taco and Pollo Primo, is also opening later this year at the Memorial Drive complex.