Atlanta eating places: Pano Karatassos’ Lamb Shack

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Kyma's wood-grilled octopus is among the pita filling options on the Lamb Shack menu. Courtesy of Lamb Shack

Kyma’s wood-grilled octopus is amongst the pita filling solutions on the Lamb Shack menu. Courtesy of Lamb Shack

The five spreads are tzatziki, olive, roasted crimson pepper and feta, hummus, and grilled eggplant and yogurt — all of which have been aspect of the Kyma repertoire for years. Garnishes contain arugula, sliced tomatoes, crumbled feta, marinated pink onions and french fries.

Though design-your-individual pitas and salads are the concentration at Lamb Shack, other choices involve the exact same lamb pie that introduced Karatassos victory around Bobby Flay in the latter’s Foods Community cooking competitiveness exhibit in 2019, as perfectly as spanakopita, three-working day marinated lamb chops, Greek fries (of the spherical chip wide variety) and Greek doughnuts, regarded as loukoumades, with yogurt and honey.

The pitas assortment in selling price from $13 to $15, whilst salads are a buck or so better. “It’s a touch a lot more high priced, for the reason that the ingredients of the salad are additional high-priced than pita. The relaxation is appetizer pricing,” Karatassos claimed, describing the menu products as “top high-quality, however very very affordable.”

Hours of operation are midday to 2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, with shipping by way of Uber Eats and DoorDash.

Lamb Shack joins a growing record of digital dining places in Atlanta that array from very small start-ups working in commercial kitchens Prep Atlanta and Cloud Kitchens, to digital brands launched by existing restaurant operators. The latter include things like Farm Birds, a Southern fried chicken sandwich outlet run out of burger chain Farm Burger’s Buckhead place (and its Total Foodstuff storefront in Midtown commencing in mid-July), and Chicken Out, operated by Nick Leahy at Nick’s Westside.

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Pano Karatassos is leaving open the possibility for adding dinnertime hours of operation at Lamb Shack. Courtesy of Lamb Shack

Pano Karatassos is leaving open the likelihood for adding dinnertime hrs of operation at Lamb Shack. Courtesy of Lamb Shack

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Karatassos mentioned the decision to start Lamb Shack was not primarily based on financial necessity. “You both have a enterprise that operates, or you never,” he said. “Kyma has a enterprise that will work. We are a meal-only cafe, and with gifted chefs working in the kitchen. We want the challenge.”

He famous that Lamb Shack delivers the kitchen team an chance to “do stuff that will under no circumstances be on Kyma’s menu.” In addition, he sees it as filling a void in the neighborhood. “In Buckhead, there isn’t a everyday Greek strategy.”

Karatassos is leaving open the risk of introducing dinnertime hrs of operation and even turning Lamb Shack into a dine-in restaurant. “If we can do 5-7 p.m., we will,” he stated. “If, down the highway, the fall will come and we’re like, let’s open up up with this menu for lunch, then so be it.”

Lamb Shack is a fast-casual ghost-kitchen Greek restaurant from Pano Karatassos, executive chef of Kyma.

Lamb Shack is a quick-everyday ghost-kitchen area Greek restaurant from Pano Karatassos, executive chef of Kyma.

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The new enterprise comes nearly a calendar year soon after Karatassos renovated portion of the interior and out of doors eating spaces at Kyma even though it was closed last spring due to COVID-19. Nonetheless, Lamb Shack is not the only action recently among Buckhead Life restaurants. Chops Lobster Bar is undergoing an enlargement, in tandem with the ongoing Buckhead Plaza design, that is predicted to be completed this drop. Though particulars aren’t still forthcoming, Karatassos reported, “It’s likely to be enjoyable when it’s finished.”

As for Buckhead Diner, yet another of the group’s places to eat, positioned across the street from Kyma, it will continue being shut right up until the location sees an raise in lunchtime patronage. “The lunch volume at Buckhead Diner was a incredible portion of that company,” Karatassos reported.

Lamb Shack. Midday-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays purchase by using Uber Eats or DoorDash

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