Ponce City Market Preview Dinner Series
By Laura Carson Miller
Old Fourth Ward dining pioneer, 4th & Swift, located in the old Southern Dairies building, is excited to partner with Ponce City Market for an exclusive Ponce City Market Preview Dinner series. Kicking off on Tuesday, April 21, and continuing throughout the spring, executive chef and owner Jay Swift will welcome chefs and food concepts into 4th & Swift for a series of food events featuring sneak previews of each chef’s forthcoming Ponce City Market concept. Ponce City Market is a historic mixed-use community hub focused on artisanal food, fashion, residential lofts and tech office and a rather exciting addition to our city, if I do say so myself.
“As a business owner in the Old Fourth Ward since 2008, I’m excited to see the neighborhood grow with the opening of Ponce City Market,” said Swift. “4th & Swift welcomes our new neighbors-to-be with open arms and we look forward to collaborating with these renowned chefs before they open to the public and after.”
Celebrating the opening of Ponce City Market’s highly anticipated Central Food Hall, this preview series gives Atlantans an exclusive first taste of the up-and-coming Old Fourth Ward restaurants. Guest chefs will take over 4th & Swift’s kitchen from 7 to 9 p.m., to prepare a sampling of dishes highlighting each concept’s signature cuisine while Swift and his team provide hors d’oeuvres and craft cocktails.
Here’s a list of the deliciousness to come:
Japanese Ramen and Yakitori with Guy Wong
The latest concept from Atlanta restaurateur Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya and newly opened Le Fat on the Westside, Ton Ton will feature a menu of Japanese ramen, yakitori, sushi and noodles and a Japanese market. The preview dinner on Tuesday, April 21, Wong will provide guests a taste from Ton Ton’s debut menu. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased here.
A First Bite of Dub’s Fish Camp with Anne Quatrano
From James Beard Award-winning chef Anne Quatrano, comes Dub’s Fish Camp, a casual-style fish shack set to open later this spring in the Food Hall. The stall will feature a raw shell counter, house made sandwiches and steamed fish bowls. On Tuesday, April 28, guests are invited to be the first to taste specialties from Dub’s Fish Camp. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased here.
An Exclusive Taste of Minero with Sean Brock
Neighborhood Dining Group will soon introduce Atlantans to Minero, its Charleston, S.C.-based casual Mexican concept featuring a menu packed with fresh Mexican spices, chili peppers, homemade salsas, fresh tortillas and beans. On Tuesday, May 12, James Beard Award-winning executive chef and partner, Sean Brock will turn 4th & Swift’s kitchen into a Mexican cocina, serving signature tastes from Minero’s menu. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased here.
A Night of Indian Street Food with Meherwan Irani
Meherwan Irani, James Beard Award-nominated chef and founder of Chai Pani in Decatur, Ga. and Asheville, N.C., will open an eagerly anticipated new Indian street food concept later this season at Ponce City Market. Guests at Irani’s preview dinner on Tuesday, May 19, can expect a meal inspired by the forthcoming restaurant. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased here.
Hop’s Chicken and Champagne on the Patio with Linton Hopkins
On Tuesday, May 26, James Beard Award-winning chef Linton Hopkins will take over the 4th & Swift patio, giving a sneak peak of his newly announced Hop’s Chicken. The menu at Hop’s will feature Springer Mountain chicken, fried to order, from-scratch biscuits, and a selection of sides including coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and seasonal salads. Guests will enjoy a taste of what’s to come while overlooking the property from across the street. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased here.
Tickets to each dinner cost $50 per person, including dinner and one cocktail, with 10 percent of proceeds donated to The Giving Kitchen and The Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy. The Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit charity based in Atlanta, GA inspired by an overwhelming expression of support from the hospitality industry when Atlanta chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with last stage cancer in December 2012, while The Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization with broad-based community support dedicated to enhancing the maintenance and security of the park while advocating for the full realization of the park plan.
I can’t think a better way to enjoy some fabulous food, great comradarie and support meaningful local non-profit organizations all at the same time. Each and every dinner sounds wonderful, so you can’t go wrong! Put the Ponce City Market Dinner Preview series on your must-do list now!