The Sandwiches at This New Edgewood Restaurant and Cocktail Bar Look Seriously Legit

Atlanta’s restaurant scene is booming, but for those who choose where to eat according to the wine list, something is missing: wine bars


The owners of East Atlanta Village restaurant Banshee open sandwich shop and cocktail bar Bona Fide Deluxe Tuesday, February 14, bringing Edgewood and Candler Park an all-day hangout. And, yes, the bar stays open for cocktails, wine, and beer after the kitchen closes for the night.

Located on La France Street, steps from the Candler Park-Edgewood MARTA station, and next door to wine shop and tasting room VinATL, expect hefty deli-style sandwiches chock-full of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and condiments, hearty salads, and bread bombs filled with garlic butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, and scallions.

The idea behind Bona Fide Deluxe was born from necessity during the first few months of the pandemic. Chef and partner Nolan Wynn launched a drive-thru service offering sandwiches and other comfort foods for takeout from Banshee to keep the restaurant afloat until the dining room could reopen again.

For Bona Fide Deluxe, Wynn took inspiration from the pandemic pop-up at Banshee, creating hot and cold sandwiches for the menu like the New York-style Cold Cut stuffed with pepperoni, finocchiona, mortadella, pepperonata, and provolone garnished with lettuce, tomato, and pepperoni mayonnaise. The vegan banh mi comes with sweet and sour shiitake mushrooms, julienned carrots and cucumbers, and jalapenos. The roast beef sandwich sees thinly shaved top round roast smoked and cooked medium rare and dressed with pickles, fried onions, steak sauce, and horseradish creme fraiche.

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Source: Atlanta Eater