Located on Chattahoochee Row, which comprises 60,000 square feet of “main street” retail and restaurants, the eatery will be neighbors with a forthcoming location of Atlanta barbecue restaurant Fox Bros Bar-B-Q and the newly-opened Dr. Scofflaw’s brewery from Scofflaw Brewing Company.
Also joining the tenants at The Works are four food stalls that will be part of the development’s Chattahoochee Food Works, set to open in early winter 2020.
Flying Fish, from Christine Nguyen and Johnny Cho, will be open for lunch and dinner and will offer Japanese appetizers, nigiri plates, sushi rolls and robata. The pair is also behind Banh Mi Station, serving traditional Vietnamese dishes including bánh mì, pho and vermicelli noodle bowls for lunch and dinner.
Anna Grace will open Sakura Ramen Bar, which will offer a variety of ramen options, yakitori, traditional izakaya dishes and a monthly tasting menu with sake pairings. Sakura Gift, also from Grace, will showcase rare Japanese whiskey and Japanese sake, beer and wine.
Ngyuyen, Cho and Grace have hired Atlanta restaurateur Alex Kinjo, who owns eateries including MF Sushi in Inman Park, as brand curator and designer for all four stalls.
Chattahoochee Food Works is being curated by four-time James Beard award-winning chef, host of Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods,’ and Food Network star Andrew Zimmern. Zimmern is serving as culinary advisor to Robert Montwaid, creator of New York’s Gansevoort Market. The pair previously collaborated on The Dayton’s Food Hall and Market in downtown Minneapolis.
Zimmern stated in 2019 that he was “interested in seeking out people who have otherwise been excluded or need the opportunity. I don’t want the chain taco place. I want the young, spirited entrepreneur who is first-generation or recent arrival to this country who is looking for a place to succeed,” he said. “I’m excited to present a diverse group of culinarians to that project. I think food halls can be business incubators.”
At full capacity, Chattahoochee Food Works will be home to 31 food stalls and an indoor/outdoor bar.
Other announced tenants include Morelli’s Ice Cream, TydeTate Kitchen, Babakabab, Unbelibubble, Graffiti Breakfast, Taqueria La Luz, Pomodora Bella, Baker Dude and Baked Kitchen South African Street Food.
In addition to Chattahoochee Food Works and Chattahoochee Row, The Works development -- developed by real estate firm Selig Enterprises -- will also include The Camp, a one-acre park, and The Spur, a 970-foot linear pedestrian gathering area. Tenants are opening throughout Fall and into 2021.
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