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trends food halls
6. Sophisticated materials
and a glowing bar define,
Aperitivo, the secondfloor bar and lounge at La
7. To honor New Orleans'
history in Pythian Market,
artist Brandan "BMike"
Odums created a mural
depicting civil rights
activists A. P. Tureaud and
Lucille Dejoie.

8. Pink metal barstools,
sherbet-hued accents,
neon lighting, and 3D
art combine for a playful
atmosphere in Recess
at Krog Street Market in

overlooking the neighboring zoo, or the sofa
landscape, inspired by the huge bird aviaries
next door," she says. If neither of those suit their
taste, the swings are a quirky alternative.


Pythian Market, New Orleans

Housed inside the historic circa-1908 Pythian
Temple in New Orleans, the food market
is a colorful interpretation of the past and
present in true Big Easy fashion. Comprising
11,000 square feet, craftsmanship was key for
local firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Take the
building's salvaged dance floors, which were
transformed into the surfaces for the hightops,
banquettes, and communal tables. Polished
concrete, subway tile, and exposed brick add to
the authentic, hand-hewn look and give each
vendor its own identity. "We tried to be honest
and straightforward with the details," says firm
architect Jack Sawyer, so the food could take
centerstage. A highlight is local artist Brandan
"BMike" Odums' vibrant mural, depicting civil
rights activists A. P. Tureaud and Lucille Dejoie
"as they would have looked when they met and
fell in love on the building's rooftop."

Recess, Atlanta


For Recess, the newest addition at Krog Street
Market in Atlanta, local firm Square Feet
Studio channeled the spirit of California living
and the distinctive quality of pop artist John
Wesley. Adjacent to its sister establishment, Bar
Mercado, the health-conscious eatery features
"simple materials and colors in a way that would
delight the guests," says designer Jennifer
Martin. "It's the same way the ingredients in
the dishes come together." The steel and stone
wraparound bar is topped with a custom honed
green countertop, while pink metal barstools,
sherbet-hued accents, and neon lighting add a
sense of playfulness alongside abstract 3D art.
A nearby pick-up counter, clad in purposefully
skewed subway tile, offers prepared side dishes
for famished patrons on the go. hd


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