Once strictly an industrial area just northwest of I-85, Ottley Drive is now in the midst of change. Georgia Organics and Open Hand/Atlanta have their offices there, Sweetwater Brewery has their Disneyland of an operation there and transportation, tech and marketing companies are sharing the street with companies like Southeast Sewing Products and Whitco Roofing. Along with the new buzz comes new opportunities for delicious things to eat.
Fox Bros. “Que”-Osk
Way down at the end of Ottley you’ll find a shipping container repurposed as a mini-restaurant. The brothers of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q have opened this tiny offshoot of their Candler Park location to serve the folks working in the neighborhood, and those of us visiting. Monday through Friday, they’re open for breakfast from 7 – 10 a.m. The menu includes biscuits made with cream cheese and buttermilk and served with a variety of toppings, and kolaches, a traditional Czech pastry. They close for an hour and then it’s time for lunch. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can pick up sandwiches, a salad, sides or just a big container of their pulled pork, brisket or BBQ chicken.
Biscuits are $3 to 5, sandwiches are $6 – 10, sides are $2 – 5, meats are priced $5 – $7 per quarter pound of pork or beef or half chicken. Fox Bros. “Que”-Osk, 120 Ottley Drive, Atlanta. foxbrosbbq.com/
East Pole Coffee Co.
You’ll find East Pole Coffee Co. in Ottley’s new Armour Yards development. This local roastery opened its Ottley Drive location last September almost two years to the day of its founding in 2015. They serve Happy Camper breakfast foods (think waffles and muffins) along with seven different single-origin coffees available by the cup or the bag. If you can make it there on a Tuesday, you’ll find them roasting coffee all day, five- to seven-hundred pounds worth. The staff can direct you to the coffee that will suit you best. We ended up with two – “Traffic” from Huila, Colombia, and “Excelso Decaf,” also from Colombia – which our barista assured us would mix perfectly into a half-caff blend of beans.
$14 to $20 for a 12-ounce bag of coffee. East Pole Coffee Company, 255 Ottley Drive, Suite 105, Atlanta. eastpole.coffee
Michael Schenck founded The Turnip Truck of Georgia 10 years ago because he wanted to make it easy for chefs to feature “source-verified, locally produced food products.” Now The Turnip Truck makes it easy for the non-chefs among us to enjoy that same local produce through a new program called “BAG’d.” The Basic Bag has a week’s supply of healthy fruits and vegetables. You’ll get two fruits, 4 to 5 vegetables and aromatics like onions and garlic. The Deluxe Bag includes everything in the Basic Bag plus 3 or 4 more produce items and some specialty items. The third option is the Local Farms Bag with more featured items from their local farm partners. First time customers can use the code ‘getbagd’ at checkout for 25 percent off their first order. Pick up is at the warehouse Monday through Saturday or delivered free to your home or office within a 5-mile radius of the warehouse. Order by 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or by noon on Saturday for same day delivery.
Basic Bag, $15. Deluxe Bag, $25. Local Farms Bag, $35. Delivery free within 5 mile radius. BAG’d, 190 Ottley Drive, Atlanta. bagd-atl.com/