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Seven Atlanta Pop-Ups to Check Out Right Now

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Want to know where Jarrett Stieber is at any given moment, who's dishing what at Gato on which night, or how to score a bowl of ramen these days? Check out Eater's guide to Atlanta's wintertime pop-ups, which include all of the above, plus BYOB, beer tastings, and the return of the Queso Kings.
Laura Scholz


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1. Eat Me Speak Me at The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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Serial pop-up chef Jarrett Stieber of Eat Me Speak Me is now holding court at Eater's 2013 Restaurant of the Year, The General Muir, on Wednesdays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. His previous pop-up venture was at the Candler Park Market.

2. David Sweeney at The Sound Table

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483 Edgewood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 835-2534
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From January 29, chef David Sweeney, previously of the Bakery at Cakes & Ale and Fresh Market Bites at Octane, will pop up at The Sound Table every Wednesday with a Mediterranean-influenced bar menu. Karl Injex will DJ and Navarro Carr will pair Sweeney's dishes with drinks.

3. Gato Arigato at Gato

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1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Gato Arigato, the restaurant-within-in-a-restaurant at Candler Park's Gato, continues with its popular Japanese menu (yes, there's ramen) from chef Allen Suh Tuesday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to around 11 p.m. Also: BYOB. [Photo]

4. Guy Wong at Octane Coffee

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437 Memorial Dr SE, Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 348-4797
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Fans of chef Guy Wong's ramen can now find it every Sunday starting at 5 p.m. at Octane Coffee in Grant Park. Wong's menu will include two kinds of ramen, buns, gyoza, Rishi tea, and beer specials.

5. Queso Kings at The Lawrence

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905 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 961-7177
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Queso Kings— the wintertime venture from King of Pops— is back, serving your favorite cheesy dishes on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Lawrence. $10 gets you an entree, side, a pop, and a drink. The menu rotates, so stay updated on Facebook.

6. Jimmie's Hot Chicken at Gato

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1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 371-0889
New Gato pop-up Jimmie's Hot Chicken, helmed by Holeman & Finch alum James Ellington, will operate on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. Starting in February, Jarrett Stieber will cameo at the Candler Park spot for "dinner and a speakeasy" on Sunday evenings. [Photo]

7. Hop City at Octane Coffee

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1009 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-9886
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Hop City hosts weekly beer tastings with its Westside neighbor, Octane, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the coffee shop. The rules: no reservations, a different brewery every week, and four to five samples, including one on tap. Buy a beer and get a souvenir glass.

8. Soup Cart at The Goat Farm

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1200 Foster St
Atlanta, GA 30318
The Good Food Truck soup cart can be found at The Goat Farm (look for it near Warhorse, the center's coffee shop) for lunch every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Find vegan soups, vegetarian sandwiches, and international-inspired rice crispy treats. Update: Added 1/25

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1. Eat Me Speak Me at The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329
Serial pop-up chef Jarrett Stieber of Eat Me Speak Me is now holding court at Eater's 2013 Restaurant of the Year, The General Muir, on Wednesdays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. His previous pop-up venture was at the Candler Park Market.
1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

2. David Sweeney at The Sound Table

483 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
From January 29, chef David Sweeney, previously of the Bakery at Cakes & Ale and Fresh Market Bites at Octane, will pop up at The Sound Table every Wednesday with a Mediterranean-influenced bar menu. Karl Injex will DJ and Navarro Carr will pair Sweeney's dishes with drinks.
483 Edgewood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

3. Gato Arigato at Gato

1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Gato Arigato, the restaurant-within-in-a-restaurant at Candler Park's Gato, continues with its popular Japanese menu (yes, there's ramen) from chef Allen Suh Tuesday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to around 11 p.m. Also: BYOB. [Photo]
1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

4. Guy Wong at Octane Coffee

437 Memorial Dr SE, Ste A5, Atlanta, GA 30312
Fans of chef Guy Wong's ramen can now find it every Sunday starting at 5 p.m. at Octane Coffee in Grant Park. Wong's menu will include two kinds of ramen, buns, gyoza, Rishi tea, and beer specials.
437 Memorial Dr SE, Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30312

5. Queso Kings at The Lawrence

905 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Queso Kings— the wintertime venture from King of Pops— is back, serving your favorite cheesy dishes on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Lawrence. $10 gets you an entree, side, a pop, and a drink. The menu rotates, so stay updated on Facebook.
905 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Jimmie's Hot Chicken at Gato

1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
New Gato pop-up Jimmie's Hot Chicken, helmed by Holeman & Finch alum James Ellington, will operate on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. Starting in February, Jarrett Stieber will cameo at the Candler Park spot for "dinner and a speakeasy" on Sunday evenings. [Photo]
1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Hop City at Octane Coffee

1009 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Hop City hosts weekly beer tastings with its Westside neighbor, Octane, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the coffee shop. The rules: no reservations, a different brewery every week, and four to five samples, including one on tap. Buy a beer and get a souvenir glass.
1009 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Soup Cart at The Goat Farm

1200 Foster St, Atlanta, GA 30318
The Good Food Truck soup cart can be found at The Goat Farm (look for it near Warhorse, the center's coffee shop) for lunch every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Find vegan soups, vegetarian sandwiches, and international-inspired rice crispy treats. Update: Added 1/25
1200 Foster St
Atlanta, GA 30318

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