We're big fans of the pop-up concept here at G&G - there's something about the spontaneity of it that keeps us wanting more! We've rounded up 4 of our favorite pop-up dining experiences in Atlanta so that you can try 'em out too. (Make sure to get there early!)
1. Eat Me Speak Me at SOS Tiki Bar
Who: Chef Jarrett Stieber
What: A menu reflecting local seasonality, changing weekly
When: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: SOS Tiki Bar in Decatur at 340 Church St.
Why: Not only does Eat Me Speak Me happen in a bar with maybe the most fun ambiance out there (just Google photos of SOS Tiki Bar - and yes, there are drinks served lit on fire), but it's also headed by the insanely creative Chef Jarrett Stieber. You'll see some of Jarrett's fun & funky recipes on the G&G menu from time to time!
2. Anju at Revelator
Who: Chef James Murphy
When: Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Revelator Coffee (formerly Octane) in Grant Park at 437 Memorial Drive SE
Why: 'Anju' translates to 'food consumed with alcohol' in Korean, and that sure sounds like the start to a good time! Chef James's Anju launched just yesterday in the newly-transformed Revelator (previously Octane Coffee), and Chef already knows what he's doing--Murphy was formerly of Gaja in East Atlanta Village, as well as Kimball House in Decatur.
3. Terminus City BBQ at ASW Distillery
Who: Chef Kevin Gillespie
When: Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. 'til the BBQ runs out
Where: ASW Distillery in Buckhead at 199 Armour Drive NE, Suite C
Why: This is BBQ is made by none other than former Top Chef contestant & master chef himself, Kevin Gillespie. You've enjoyed his 30-minute-or-less recipes on our menu before, and now you can enjoy his slow-roasted barbecue for a completely different experience. (Though your taste buds will be just as delighted!)
4. Talat Market at Gato
Who: Chef Parnass Savang
What: Thai, designed for sharing family-style
When: Fridays through Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Gato in Candler Park at 1660 McLendon Avenue NE
Why: Chef Parnass was noted with the Atlanta Magazine honor of Talat Market being voted as Atlanta's Best Pop-Up this past year, and this award doesn't mean nothing. His Thai dishes are lighter than what you'd find at your typical Thai restaurant, and Parnass's talent shines through in each and every one of his dishes.