Krog Street Market has brought Atlantans phenomenal food offerings since it’s inception in 2014. It has been deemed one of “The World’s Best Food Halls” by Travel + Leisure, gathered many other awards such as “Best Bars in America”, and has even been inducted into the “Food Hall of Fame”. When this 1920’s warehouse in Inman park was revitalized it changed the landscape of the area and food scene far past anyone would have imagined. Whether you are looking for a good spot to work and sip coffee, enjoy craft cocktails with friends, or get some of the best BBQ in Atlanta you have got to stop by Krog Street Market (KSM). Check out what ITP ATL think’s you have to try now!
About: Fred’s Meat & Bread brings Todd Ginsberg’s acclaimed burgers and fries and a full menu of classic sandwiches including cheesesteaks, banh mi, po’ boys, and more. These are the same guys that brought you General Muir so you know it’s going to be good!
What to get: Korean Cheesesteak (ribeye) | gochujang sauce, american cheese, candied jalapeño, green onion, garlic aioli
About: Award-Winning Barbecue Experience – Grand Champion BBQ focuses on local ingredients and purveyors bringing the freshest product to this new destination and highlights the flavor of the Q. Get there early before they sell out!
What to get: Full Slab of Baby Back Ribs and Mac N’ Cheese (what you don’t finish you will want later, trust us)
About: Executive Chef Todd Richards will offer diners three flavor options of his Southern Fried Chicken: Classic, Hot and Richards’ HOT. Sourcing exclusively from Springer Mountain Farms, Richards will season the chicken with a blend of spices creating a “slow burn” heat versus the high impact heat generated by the use of conventional chili peppers. Keeping with his passion for all things Southern, the menu is crafted to serve hot chicken sandwiches and chicken plates along with seasonal sides to include hand cut potato wedges, stewed okra and tomatoes, broccoli rice and cheese casserole and a few other tempting selections.
What to get: Get the classic! Richard Chicken Sandwich Fried | pimento cheese, chow chow, lettuce, pickles with a side of jalapeno creamed corn
About: The open-concept kitchen will offer you direct views of Varuni’s pizza makers and kitchen allowing engagement with the pizza artisans throughout the cooking process. Their locally and straight from Italy sourced ingredients will blow you away with flavor. This hand made pizza and home made lemoncello is a must when visiting the Market.
What to get: Oro Bianco | fresh mozzarella, bufala ricotta, taleggio cheese, pancetta, Pecorino Romano, basil, black truffle oil, black pepper
What to eat: We recommend trying several First Course items and with several “Special Cups”……
Veal Sweetbreads | Sweet Peppers Charred Scallion
Black Pepper Sauce, Spiced Pork | Red Beans – Chicharrones Coriander Relish Banana Leaf – Lime
Mackerel Conserva | Olives – Capers – Shallot Lemon – Calabrian Chile Oregano – Baguette.
What to drink: The Reserve Ticonderoga Cup | Ron del Barrilito 3-star Rum – Plantation Pineapple Rum – Pierre Ferrand 1er Cru Cognac – Lustau East India Solera Sherry – Pineapple – Lemon – Mint and Thank You, Scientist | Del Maguey Vida Mezcal – Dubonnet Italian Vermouth – Dark Cacao.
About: Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits is the highly-anticipated restaurant behind the James Beard nominated team of Decatur’s Kimball House. Located next to Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market, Watchman’s serves up fresh, sustainable seafood and craft cocktails in a relaxed, breezy atmosphere. They focus on Southern seafood with an emphasis on Gulf seafood with an ever changing menu. If you have been to Kimball House and loved it (how could you not) this is a must visit!
What to get: To start…..Angels on Horseback | grilled oysters, maitre d’ butter, sourdough, lardons…..For Dinner…..Whole Fish | 3 lbs., charred onion, olive & citrus relish, chermoula…..to drink…..Coltrane | aged rum, punt e mes, peach, amaro montenegro, caribbean bitters.
About: Superica features a colorful dining room where delicious Mexican and American foods are served….‘Tex-Mex’ cuisine. Here, authentic products of craftsmanship are displayed along with curios that may be obtained. The atmosphere of the Old West has been preserved for the enjoyment of all guests. Their huge bar and outdoor patio are perfect for cool summer nights or fall afternoon frivolities. Live music can be found here some Thursday nights so grab a margarita and queso fundido and relax.
What to get: Camarones Brochetas | chili spiced gulf shrimp stuffed with jack cheese and jalapeño,
wrapped in bacon
What to drink: Superita! | Herradura Double Reposado, Combier, lime juice, orange, brine, citrus marinated olives, served up Austin-style
About: The second Krog Street Market concept from Castellucci Hospitality Group (Bar Mercado, Cooks & Soldiers, etc.), Recess is a fine-casual food stall serving up “delicious food that makes you feel good.” Open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast, the menu focuses on mostly plant-based dishes including a variety of salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, toasts and vegetable sides, with a handful of optional meat, seafood and vegetable add-ons. Chef Victoria Shore oversees the menu development, which places an emphasis on lighter, healthier fare and offering guests the ability to customize their selection to accommodate dietary restrictions.
What to Eat: Casablanca Bowl | beluga lentils, moroccan-spiced carrot puree, swiss chard, seared okra, feta, herb salad, buckwheat and puffed rice crunch (GF)
About: Natives of the birthplace of Szechuan cuisine, Chengdu, Szechuan province in southwestern China, Chef Gu and his wife bring a combined 70 years of culinary experience to the Gu’s Dumplings kitchen. Being the first authentic Szechuan restaurant in downtown Atlanta, the Gu family is eager to provide a unique culinary experience featuring dumplings, noodles, and other popular stir-fried dishes to the neighborhood!
What to Eat: Zhong Style Pork Dumplings | famous and award winning water boiled dumplings in secret homemade sweet and spicy Zhong sauce with robust minced garlic; sprinkled with toasted
sesame seeds and fresh green onions.
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