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Menu Mashup at This Midtown Food Hall Stall Includes Corned Beef and Fried Chicken Sandwiches

SmoQ’n Hot Grill opens this week for Reubens, pulled pork sandwiches, and a jalapeno corn bread grilled cheese and tomato sandwich at the Collective at Coda

The Collective at Coda
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

A new restaurant stall is set to open this week at the Collective at Coda food hall in Midtown.

David Smith and Paul Jones, who own commercial real estate firm Trowbridge Partners, open SmoQ’n Hot Grill with a limited menu Tuesday, September 20, at the Collective, followed by the launch of the food stall’s full menu Friday, September 23.

Serving a mix of Southern smokehouse and New York-style deli sandwiches on the menu, expect corned beef on rye and beef and turkey Reubens alongside pulled pork sandwiches topped with grilled peach barbecue sauce and buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches. The menu also includes both beef and vegan burgers, a fire-roasted vegetable panini, and a jalapeno corn bread four-cheese and tomato grilled cheese with sides of herb-roasted cauliflower and crispy Brussels sprouts and banana pudding and chocolate chunk pecan cookies for dessert.

Leading up to the full restaurant stall opening this Friday, Smith and Jones plan to offer complimentary slider versions of some of the sandwiches on menu at SmoQ’n Hot Grill during lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Open for lunch and dinner, SmoQ’n Hot Grill joins chef Hector Santiago’s El Burro Pollo, chef Justin Dixon’s sandwich shop Humble Mumble, and an outpost of Mediterranean food spot Aviva by Kameel at the Collective. Earlier this summer, Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley (Georgia Beer Garden, Joystick Gamebar) and partner Ian Carlson opened cocktail bar By Weight and Measure at the food hall.

Smith and Jones open their next restaurant venture together, vegan pizzeria Pizza Verdura Sincera, in Little Five Points next year. It takes over the former Zesto in the neighborhood, which closed at the end of 2021 after 58 years on the corner of Moreland and Euclid.

Over the past decade, Smith and Jones secured locations for Atlanta restaurants like Poke Burri, Lifting Noodles Ramen, and El Burro Pollo through their real estate company Trowbridge Partners.

Open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

771 Spring Street, Atlanta.


2469 Piedmont Road Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 237-8689 Visit Website

Georgia Beer Garden

420 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 458-5690 Visit Website

El Burro Pollo

756 West Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30332 (404) 500-2001 Visit Website

Joystick Gamebar

427 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 525-3002 Visit Website

Lifting Noodles Ramen

477 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 558-2052 Visit Website

Aviva by Kameel

225 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30303 (404) 698-3600 Visit Website

Humble Mumble

756 West Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30308 Visit Website