Illegal Food

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We are no longer operating at the Greenwood Avenue location.  We had a pleasure serving everyone and we thank you for your support.  Check back here or sign up for our mailing list to receive all news IF related!

You can catch us at various pop up locations around town in the coming months.  Click here to find out where we'll be!


May 2018   |   ***Exciting News***

We are pleased to announce that the creative team behind Illegal Food has created a partnership to bring you Mouth of the South, it's new concept opening this Spring at 186 Carroll Street in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta.

This new restaurant concept is an evolution in Chef Steven Lingenfelter's mission to bring together locally sourced ingredients, in-house butchering and hand made components.   The new menu will feature smoked meats for a Southern touch and will include items such as porchetta, brisket sandwich, and bbq pork banh mi sandwiches.   It will also include tacos featuring carnitas, chorizo and barbacoa, all house made and smoked daily. 

The menu will also highlight vegetables from local farms including a weekly rotating vegetable plate, as well as salads and other seasonal specials.

Mouth of the South will open with lunch and dinner services, a full bar offering a selection of local beers on draft and in bottles and cans, and then plans on expand into brunch service in the near future.

Steven and Laurie will continue to operate their Illegal Food pop-up around the city, including guest appearances in the Mouth of the South kitchen to bring you their classics like the Hank burger, Okonomiyaki fries, and Korean Fried chicken sandwiches, while in parallel overseeing the continued development of the Mouth of the South menu.


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