Eater is reporting that Sobban, the Korean Southern Diner on Clairmont Road opened by the owners of celebrated Heirloom Market BBQ in late 2013, is closing.
The site says that issues with DeKalb County and the owners plans to open a second Heirloom Market BBQ in Seoul, South Korea, are prompting the close.
But good news for fans of the restaurant that don’t mind a bit of a drive – the Heirloom owners are considering reopening Sobban in another metro Atlanta area closer to Heirloom Market BBQ on the northwest side of the city. So stick around for that and maybe you can grab a bite while you’re stuck in gridlock trying to go to a Braves game at Suntrust Park!
Eater Atlanta reports that the Heirloom Market BBQ founders are posting fast and furiously on their new Sobban Facebook page about the new restaurant opening up in the old Kitsch’n 155 space…
Tentatively on the menu are dishes like Korean kimchi pancakes with Southern seafood; crispy pork belly bo ssam with local lettuce and pickled vegetables; mini-bingsu, or shaved ice topped with fruits and nuts; hot teas, Korean-style beers, and other beverages; and kal guk soo, or knife-cut noodles about which the team says, “if you like ramen, you will love this dish.” Sobban means “a small wooden table reserved for humble meals.” There’s more on Facebook.
Photo courtesy of Sobban’s Facebook page
James points us to a recent post on Eater Atlanta, which references a tweet from Heirloom Market from July 13th…
Sobban- Small wooden table reserved for humble meals; most popular during the Lee Dynasty. Decatur’s Korean Southern Diner.
As reported here previously, the Heirloom Market BBQ owners recently lease the old Arby’s-turned-Kitsch’n 155 on Clairmont Road.