Established to open up in mid-to-late spring, Ponce Town Market’s Umbrella Bar is a Korean street foodstuff and drink strategy from the cofounder of Poke Burri, 7 Chan. Encouraged by Asian night time markets, it will serve food items intended for taking in on the go, this sort of as Korean corn dogs and skewered meats. Kimbap (Korean sushi) and bibimbap bowls will be out there, also.
Aside from handhelds, Chan expects the major attraction to be alcohol-laden Korean slushies built from Melona (South Korean ice pops) with soju and Asian garnishes. There will be three to five slushie flavors offered at a time, with Korean takes on classic cocktails rounding out the beverage offerings—think Aged Fashioneds infused with Korean pear. Korean and Japanese beer will be served, also.
Positioned in the new location of the Central Meals Hall near Vietvana and Nani’s Piri Piri Rooster, Umbrella Bar will be simply distinguishable by its signature umbrellas and colour-modifying string lights suspended from the ceiling all over the alleyway.
“We want it to be 1 of most photogenic ceilings in Atlanta,” Chan says, explaining that evening markets in Asia frequently come to feel like an alley with several vibrant compact enterprises. “We want to make the room come to feel a lot more personal and exceptional to us.”
At 840 square ft, Umbrella Bar will have minimal counter seating. More seating is obtainable in the hallway close to it.
“This is a idea we have desired to do for a though but haven’t had the right place,” Chan suggests. “This will be the 1st time obtaining our possess bar and becoming capable to flex a distinctive element of our creativity.”
However Chan was referring to cocktails, his crew absolutely routines creativity with the food items menu as very well. Hope corn canines crammed with kimchi and cheese or macaroni salad, and a dessert variation with a matcha fried Twinkie. The “secret menu,” which will be available from Instagram, might feature kimchi fries and rice cake lasagna.