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What is the future of Atlanta's food halls?

What is the future of Atlanta’s food halls?

Hit hard by the pandemic, food halls, like Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market, and their vendors are figuring out how to hang on.

Grand Champion BBQ plans first full-service location

The bar menu will showcase lesser-known spirits from across the globe, and include “a peat meter and a few other things” to ease diners into the world of craft liquor. “ Out in the suburbs, we see everybody just doing the same stuff,” Owens says. “We want to do something a little more fun where people can experiment, but still feel safe.”

2. Grand Champion BBQ

In barbecue circles, the student sometimes becomes the master. Such is the case with Robert Owens. He worked as general manager of Sam’s BBQ-1 in Marietta for five years, learning the trade, before finding a partner, Gregory Vivier (with whom Owens previously worked at One Midtown Kitchen and other Concentrics restaurants), and opening Grand Champion in Roswell in 2011.

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