Whenever someone thinks about Krog St, the first thing that comes to mind is Krog St. Bridge and all of its graffiti glory. But not too long ago, Krog Street Market opened its door for all of the people that love the local food spots. A couple of weeks ago, I went with a group of friends to check out what the buzz was all about. This is what I got out of it:
If you’re a resident of west midtown, you know about Hop City on Marietta street. Well, the growler shop opened up a store in Krog, which also includes a walk-up bar. The big gimmick with this place is that there’s a walk up bar. You can get your favorite draft beer and walk around the market and get your dinner or dessert. That was what sold me, so I can get my Creature Comforts beer with my Fred’s sandwich. First impression: I’m a happy camper.
There’s lots of different options here, from Mediterranean to Tex-Mex to Asian fusion. All of the dining options are artisan dining concepts by some of Atlanta’s greatest foodies. I ended up getting a KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) sandwich from Fred’s Meat and Bread. I’m a sucker for Korean fusion, since it became a trend in Atlanta I was hooked. The sandwich itself was nice to look at (it’s not the one pictured, sorry, I ate it too quickly) and it was even better to taste. The pickled veggies and kimchi were paired like love and marriage, and the spicy aoli started the party. I want to try the rest of their menu, or the rest of the options. I could go for a macaron from the bakery…
Krog also loves bringing in Atlanta small businesses. One of my favorites was Mama, a local soap/candle maker that uses all natural ingredients in all of their products. I love candles, and my roommates can tell you that I might have a problem with them (I buy one and use it at least once every other week… hello, my name is Katie and I’m an addict.) So of course when we passed by this booth, I ran in and stared at all of the candles. They had different names based on neighborhoods like Cabbagetown and Mechanicsville, and the scents tie in to each neighborhoods’ personalities. I ended up buying a gift package for my mom, which definitely lifted her spirits, so it’s a good spot if you’re looking for a gift to treat someone.
The people that frequent Krog are so nice. I’m serious, I have been ready to just converse with my friend group, but other groups of people came up and talked with us as well. It was a neighborhood bar kind of feel, where everyone was friends with everyone. There wasn’t any pretentiousness in the air, even with all of the hipsters milling around.
Long story short, if you haven’t been here, go. If you have been here, go again. If you’ve been here so many times and are tired of it, take a break for a little while then go some more. This has my seal of approval, and it should have yours too.