Atlanta pop-up Samwitch presents Outkast-inspired burger and different cheeky handhelds

Samwitch is the brainchild of Mykel Burkhart, former chef de delicacies at lauded Atlanta restaurant Miller Union, alongside together with his spouse, Sam, and his colleague Tyler Oliver.

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“It’s one in every of many ideas that I’ve been desirous to do for various years, and it coincided with this house opening up,” Burkhart mentioned. “So we’re simply making foolish sandwiches in a bit field.”

Though Samwitch is a pop-up that doesn’t take itself too severely, Burkhart leans closely on his fantastic eating roots for the methods and sourcing he makes use of to create the sandwiches and different gadgets on the menu.

The staff makes as a lot from scratch as potential, and proteins and produce come from native purveyors and growers that he’s labored with for years. The menu modifications weekly relying on the provision of substances, and Burkhart hopes to start baking his personal bread as soon as he has a bigger house (he at the moment sources it from Sarah Dodge’s Colette Bread & Bakeshop).

“I believe it’s enjoyable, coming from a fantastic eating background, to take a little bit of a breather however nonetheless apply the identical intricacies and methods and strategies to do the whole lot from scratch, however in additional of a laid-back atmosphere,” he mentioned.

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Different latest favorites are the Seven Layer Nation Captain Crunchwrap Excellent, a nod to the Nation Captain, an Indian-Anglo fusion dish with hen and garlic ginger basmati rice that may be made vegetarian at Samwitch by swapping in tofu, and the Chilly Lower No. 1 with fennel salami, bologna and provolone.

The staff can also be at the moment mulling deboning a field of frog legs to make a frog bologna Croak Madame (get it?) and have talked about doing a Low-Nation boil model with sausage made with emulsified shrimp.

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“We’ve got such a assorted culinary toolkit to drag from,” Burkhart mentioned. “It’s about what, on the time, appears cheap to do and what we have now the power to do within the house that we have now and the gear we have now to make it work.”

Along with at the least one vegetarian choice, some sandwiches could be made gluten-free by utilizing lettuce as a wrapper rather than bread.

Burkhart can also be having enjoyable with the rotating sides, together with deep-fried Alabama crab claws with cacio e pepe and nduja espuma and gochugaru. Fries are a menu staple “as a result of if we’ve realized something about clients at breweries, it’s that they actually like fried potatoes,” he mentioned.

Popping up at Midway Crooks by at the least the top of February, Samwitch will proceed in its present state till he can open a brick-and-mortar.

“I’m hopelessly and completely enthusiastic about sandwiches,” mentioned Burkhart, who travels to Philadelphia yearly largely simply to eat sandwiches. “Who doesn’t like scrumptious issues put between two slices of bread?”

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