Atlanta’s Last Underground Street Food Market


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Red Brick Brewing Company
was the site of the last Underground Street Food Market in Atlanta.  This wonderful tradition of sampling food from Southern cuisine to Brazilian sweets is now replaced with food trucks.  It’s exclusive nature made it a sensation when it first arrived to Atlanta a couple years ago.  The owner would send an e-mail of the new location and time the day before it would pop-up in some random place in the city.  However, when she rented  a permanent space for this popular attraction, the buzz fizzed away.  Sadly, the owner is closing shop and moving somewhere else.

I attended the last underground market incidentally on the impulse of a friend.  Despite the rain and a long work day, I dragged myself out of my apartment (which is a small miracle if you know how much of a home-body I am).    The food was fantastic and the company was even better!  Not even the rain could dampen the vendors’ or the eaters’ spirits.

A $5 entry fee allowed vendors to charge $1 – $5 for their food.  Between my friends and I, we tried every vendor in the parking lot.  This is a thrift way to try a lot of different restaurants around the city at once.  This event is perfect for me because it combines two of my favorite things – food and variety.

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