TASTE OF SPAIN
Bar Mercado comes to Krog Street Market
This spring, Krog Street Market is welcoming a new tenant, a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar called Bar Mercado. The concept, by Castellucci Hospitality Group (CHG) of Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, The Iberian Pig and Sugo, celebrates multi-regional flavors found in tapas bars in Madrid. CHG co-owner and chef John Castellucci will oversee the kitchen and menu items such as piquillo peppers stuffed with Idiazabal cheese (above), stewed meat—called estafodo—spiced artichokes, and Pescaito Frito (below), a traditional fish dish with roots in Southern Spain. Guests also can enjoy a large selection of Spanish wines and cocktails.
CHG owner Fred Castellucci says the “approachable menu” fits in well with the location in Krog Street Market (it fills the void left by The Cockentrice), where daytime BeltLine strollers or weekend evening visitors can enjoy “the greatest hits of Spanish cuisine.”
BY: Melanie Lasoff Levs