Today marks the first post in my Atlanta Sub & Sandwich Tour series. For those of you just hearing about this, you may want to peruse the rules page. The criterion for each tour is VERY different than my criteria for a general review. The goal of this particular tour is to focus on the sandwich, the whole sandwich, and nothing but the sandwich. I really don’t want to even bring up service, vibe, or other food that may be consumed at a given location. That said, as the series matures, I am sure I will find the right balance between the focus of the report and what is superfluous yet good to know information.
Owners of those specialty food shops in the city of Atlanta got some good news late yesterday. Currently, city law prevents small establishments from selling liquor under particular circumstances (namely: proximity to another business that sells liquor).
Thanks in large part to the work of Janea Boyles, of The Mercantile, and of city council member Anne Fauver, ordinance 08-0-0843 passed! The goal of the ordinance is to make it so that applications from these small businesses rely on factors unique to this type of business. While there are a few more hurdles in place, I’ll try and find out how soon until the crazy grape juice hits the shelves! After all, the Mercantile is a destination on the Atlanta Sub & Sandwich Tour.
For more background on this, watch Fox 5 Report they ran last month:
Sandwich Shop Stops: quick, say that again three times! So after a LOT of research, I have come up with a list of 20 spots to visit. Two places that I want to try are named… but not included in that twenty. I really wanted to focus on locally owned and operated Atlanta joints; however, I did include three franchises. Details after the jump!