Hip-Hop Artist Passhon Launching The Loaded Potato Bar in Atlanta

Menu items like Biggie and The Pac pay tribute to some of Ashly Tate's hip-hop heroes.

Spuds and songs are the main focus of a brand new restaurant on its way to Atlanta. The Loaded Potato Bar is planned for 4338 Paces Ferry Road SE, Owner Ashly Tate confirmed with What Now Atlanta, saying the opening is tentatively slated for October 10.

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Tate is the songwriter and hip-hop artist behind Passhon, and as such, is incorporating music into Loaded Potato Bar. The menu offers several references to famous hip-hop artists, such as Biggie Smalls with the Biggie Potato and Tupac Shakur, with The Pac Potato which features a roasted potato stuffed with lobster and a lemon-butter sauce as well as asparagus. There is also a vegan option, called the Nipsey Potato, with a sweet potato stuffed with portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, pico de gallo, and guacamole, named in tribute to Nipsey Hussle.

This will be Tate’s first brick-and-mortar, but she has her sights set on expanding through franchising, though no specific neighborhoods are yet on the table. Loaded Potato Bar’s first outpost in the heart of Vinings replaces a CamiCakes.

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain is a D.C.-born content creator who previously worked as the Editor of Curbed DC at Vox Media for three and a half years. She has contributed to several local publications, including Vox, Education Week, Washington Business Journal, Eater DC, Washington City Paper, DCist, Washingtonian, and Greater Greater Washington. She also has a background in photography, social media management, and the visual arts. Her main side hustle is a surreal comedy show on YouTube, called Artsplained, that focuses on increasing interest and knowledge in the arts through quirky sketches and long-form essays.

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  1. I’m all about a good loaded potato!
    The one in that photo looks nasty though– what is it topped with, skrimps and Cheez Whiz?

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