ATLANTA'S POP-UP RESTAURANT GUIDE
January 12-18, 2024
WHAT'S GOING DOWN IN ATL
Samwitch’s 7 Layer Country Captain Crunchwrap Superb at Halfway Crooks
What a week for pop ups. Long Snake’s residency is coming to an end, two Miller Union chefs start Samwitch at Halfway Crooks, Tortuga y Chango reopens its kitchen to pop ups, Bryan Furman BBQ reboots at The Chop Shop, and Punk Foodie @ Ponce is really showing off this weekend with Sugar Loaf, Soupbelly, and Ruki’s Ethiopian.
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THIS WEEK'S POP-UP GUIDE
Saturdays don’t get much better than this. @Sugarloafatl coming in hot with a large menu with tons of tasty options like multiple biscuit breakfast sandwiches, @secretpintbbq sausages, liege waffles, smashburgers, kim-cheese grilled cheese, cookies, oatmeal cream pies, miso milk tea rice krispie treats, and more. Sunday is Chinese brunch with the ever-popular @soupbelly_atl and dinner with @rukiskitchenatl’s Ethiopian. @Chefamandahardee’s Gourmet Soups and @jackalopeatl x @tko_thekorean1 x @itsmightyhans Dumpling Night pre-orders are going fast.
Chef Craig Headspeth of @mascogotacos moves into a residency at @tortugaychango. Menu features tacos filled with marinated grilled nopales (cactus), al pastor, and confit crispy pork shoulder. The flavors and ingredients he uses are not unlike those once served at Tortuga y Chango before the closure. Headspeth is adding habanero marinated grilled chicken and carne picante and street food mash-ups like Frito-queles. The bar is also back serving cocktails made with mezcal and agave spirits and offering mezcal pours from small producers. Thursdays and Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 11am-9pm, and Sundays 11am-7pm.
Chefs Mykel Burkhart and Tyler Oliver (both formerly of the multiple James Beard and a Michelin Service Award winning Miller Union) are kicking off a sandwich pop-up called @samwitchshop at @halfwaycrooksbeer’s biergarten starting this Friday. The menu looks incredible overall and one special dish stands out among the rest: The 7 Layer Country Captain Crunchwrap Superb. Country Captain is a dish that is widely considered the genesis of modern fusion cuisine dating back to the early 1900’s. An Anglo-Indian amalgamation used by English sailors introduced to spices in India that commonly popped up in US east coast port cities such as Savannah and Charleston, this bastardization gets turned on its head and flipped back around on its tushie as a nod to the benevolent overlords of Taco Bell with 7 delectable layers griddled inside of a flour tortilla with raita (a seasoned yogurt) for dipping.
Award winning Pit Master @bryanfurmanbbq and @rising.son are coming together for a very special event at @chop_shop_atl doing rib slabs and plates. It’s hard to beat a man that just won’t quit, and Bryan Furman is that man. From bad luck with restaurant fires to B’s Cracklin BBQ to the BBQ counter at Murder Kroger, he can’t stop won’t stop. 12pm-3pm.
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ABOUT PUNK FOODIE:
Punk Foodie is an Atlanta pop-up restaurant curator and storytelling platform that amplifies and cultivates the city's thriving underground and independent food scene. Follow us on @punkfoodie.atl, subscribe to our newsletter, check out our pop-up finder web app (beta) or visit Punk Foodie @ Ponce, a restaurant and chef accelerator with a rotating, curated roster of pop-up chefs (coming soon).