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Pop Up Izakaya!

Written by Patti on November 27th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh my goodness. Full of turkey are we? Let’s take it in a totally new direction.

To do something fab for your bod, how about making the scene at the city’s newest and hottest concept? The Pop-Up Izakaya, brought to you by the folks from Hudson North.



Farm-To-Tavern Pop-Up Restaurant Teams Up With Chef Eli Kirshtein For Special Two-Night Izakaya-Inspired Menu Takeover
Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hudson North, a new pop-up restaurant concept located in Atlantic Station, is teaming up with former Bravo “Top Chef” contestant and local celebrity chef, Eli Kirshtein, for a special two-night-only restaurant takeover. Drawing on the traditional Izakaya concept, a casual drinking establishment that also serves food, Eli Kirshtein has curated an inspired menu that celebrates Japanese techniques but focuses on basic flavors, local ingredients and a casual vibe. This isn’t your traditional Izakaya fare; expect a laid-back interpretation of the concept featuring small plates and a curated sake list and cocktail menu.

The four sections of Kirshstein’s menu (raw bar, cold plates, crispy, and dishes from the stove) include traditional offerings with a twist, like chicken, pork and lamb skewers, sashimi options and fresh seafood dishes with crab, oysters and clams. Of course, what would an Izakaya be without some sake? Hudson North has teamed up with the historic Yamamoto Honke Brewery to curate a sake list especially for the two-night takeover of Hudson North. The sake curious can opt to experience a handcrafted sake cocktails from Hudson North’s specially designed drink menu, while the more experienced lovers of the rice wine can experiment and pair varieties like the Devils Killer (a.k.a. Four Eyes), Mizuno Shirabe (Ginjo), and Yuzu Omoi. The menu will be available for two nights only beginning at 5 p.m. on November 30th and December 1st. Reservations are required. For more information please visit Hudson North on Facebook at and to reserve your spot, please email

About Hudson North:
Taking over the space that formerly housed The Grape, Hudson North is a farm-to-tavern establishment open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Using all fresh farmers market ingredients each day, Hudson North features an affordable, chef-driven menu and curated craft beer and cocktail selections served in a warm and inviting environment. Hudson North is located in Atlantic Station at 264 19th Street, Suite 2140, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. To 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit Hudson North online at and stay connected via twitter at @hudsonnorthatl.

Now go make the scene. With no guilt! Fish! Yay!

xoxo, Patti


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