posted on October 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm
A hot dog from the Midnight Marauder with pickled green tomatoes and drunken mustard from Doux South.
Photo by Jennifer Zyman
Hot dogs are, well, hot right now in Atlanta. Doggy Dog just opened a brick and mortar (The Dogg House in Decatur). The team behind the Mercury launched “the Helpful Hot Dog,” a weekly nonprofit event along the BeltLine entrance of Ponce City Market. And Atlanta now has its own New York-style hot dog vendor (well, kind of) with a cool backstory. Enter the Midnight Marauder.
The Marauder, aka Ian Nathanson, moved here from Long Island as a teenager and watched Atlanta’s culinary scene grow through the lens of his dad, a vegetarian chef. Nathanson saw firsthand how limited the options were for industry folks fresh off a late-night shift. “Man cannot live on Waffles and Houses alone,” he says.
So he launched the Midnight Marauder in East Atlanta Village’s We Suki Suki: The Global Grub Collective, which he credits with helping a guy with no culinary industry experience (him) get his idea off the ground.
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