Wonderkid’s opening chef Justin Dixon is leaving the restaurant to concentrate on his Humble Mumble pop-up. He’ll start out serving his sandwiches for lunch and “Atlanta cuisine” for meal at a wide variety of locations all over the metropolis following month. Named for his preferred OutKast song, Humble Mumble is an opportunity for Dixon to share his beloved dishes and learnings from the wide range of eating places he’s labored in—including Wonderkid, the Spence, the Lose at Glenwood, Local 3, Bully Boy, and Shaun’s. It also supplies a imaginative outlet when allowing him space to decompress from the active cafe planet.
“The past couple of decades have been demanding, and I’m on the borderline of burnout. If I’m likely to perform as hard as I have been, I’d fairly do it for myself,” he suggests. “Our sandwiches at Wonderkid proved very well-known, especially in the course of Covid, and I’ve generally required to open up a sandwich shop.”
For Humble Mumble, he’ll be smoking cigarettes, roasting, and cooking meat in-household, creating his very own pickles and sauces, and sourcing neighborhood veggies and breads. Wonderkid crowd favorites like the meatloaf soften and the rooster salad sandwich will most likely make the menu, alongside with a lamb sandwich termed the Massive Outdated Greek and a fall vegetable just one termed Sasquatch. Salad, chili, chips, and cakes will be obtainable, also.
Dinner items will nod to his soul foods roots with loved ones-model oxtail ravioli, fried hen, and curly corn (fried corn on the cob tossed in miso butter, bacon excess fat, and scallions). The Spence’s baby kale Caesar salad, the Shed’s spicy crab spaghetti, and Wonderkid’s Buford Highway-type wings may perhaps be highlighted.
“In my relatives, we centered on sharing. We never had a plated dish,” he says.
Dixon also hopes to host month-to-month pop-ups on Sundays at Woodward & Park with seated family members-design soul food dinners which includes the likes of smothered pork chops, collard greens, mac and cheese, sweet potato pie, and peach cobbler. These “First Sunday” meals are encouraged by a well-liked Juneteenth event Dixon led at Wonderkid with comparable dishes.
See beneath for Dixon’s forthcoming pop-ups or adhere to him on Instagram @humblemumbleatl for the most up-to-date details.
The Pig and the Pearl
Choose Wednesdays in September
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ration & Dram
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Evening Market at the Dwelling Depot Backyard
October 7 and November 4
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.