SmoQ’n Hot Grill, an eatery that aims to combine a Southern-style smokehouse with a New York-style deli, later this summer will open in The Collective, a food hall housed in Technology Square’s Coda development.
“When you mix the best of the Big Apple witha sweet, SmoQ’y Peach, you get food that’s DōP,” according to the restaurant’s website. “We hate to toot our own horn, but our old school Fūd is so delicious, it’s too legit to quit.”
Trowbridge Partners, the real estate firm set to replace Zesto in Little Five Points with a vegan pizzeria, is behind SmoQ’n Hot Grill, the Atlanta Business Chronicle was first to uncover.
“With menu offerings that take you back to the Big Apple, with its Home-cured New York corned beef that is the heart of our Corned Beef on Rye and Reuben Sandwich,” SmoQ’n Hot Grill writes in a recent Facebook post describing menu heighlights. “SmoQ’d whole fresh turkeys, brisket and pork butts anchor the SmoQ’y Peach offerings. The fire-roasted vegetables and gooey, melted fresh Mozzarella bring the taste of Little Italy to Atlanta with a Veggie Panini. A four-cheese, grilled cheese sandwich is an almost timeless reminder of lunch counter conversations with parents or grandparents. Certified Angus Beef Burgers and Cheeseburgers are as ‘old school,’ as the vegan burgers and cheeseburgers are ‘food-forward…’
SmoQ’n Hot Grill will serve brunch, lunch, and dinner, with “headliners” like the Lower Eastside (house-cured Corned Beef Brisket, Served on Traditional Rye Bread with Warm Sauerkraut, Sliced Garlic Dill Pickles and Grainy Deli Mustard), “side pieces” like the House French Fries with Magic DōP Dust, and “Happy Endings” which include Dancing Bears on Banana Pudding.
Wash it all down with home-brewed tea (served southern sweet or unsweet), sodas from Boylan’s Bottling Co., and freshly-squeezed lemonade.