This "mini food hall" headed for Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood comes from the owners of brunch-and-more spot West Egg and the acclaimed The General Muir, where chef Todd Ginsberg draws inspiration from Jewish deli traditions to great success. The team currently operates two food stalls in hip Inman Park complex Krog Street Market: sandwich and burger counter Fred's Meat & Bread and the Middle Eastern Yalla. The Canteen will feature smaller versions of both, adding two new counters: a bagel-focused offshoot of the General Muir and a cocktail spot called Square Bar.
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With not one but two food halls lining the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, not to mention Q Trinh’s We Suki Suki “Global Grub Collective” in East Atlanta Village, it was only a matter of time before someone started a food hall the other side of town. And that someone is chef Todd Ginsberg. He, Shelley Sweet, and Jennifer and Ben Johnson (the team behind Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, the General Muir, and West Egg Café) are opening a micro food hall called the Canteen in Midtown early next year.
The Spence, the Tech Square eatery that was launched by Concentrics Restaurants and celebrity chef Richard Blais in 2012, shuttered late last month. The rumormongers indicated a potential takeover of the space by The General Muir team was in the works, and now we have official word. Jennifer Johnson tells Eater Atlanta she and her partners will open a "micro-food hall" called The Canteen at 75 Fifth St. NW.