Ford Fry’s El Felix set to open in The Battery this month

Parilla Mixta Fajitas- beef, chicken and pork belly on caramelized onions at The El Felix / AJC file photo

The Battery at SunTrust Park is set to get its newest tenant this month.

Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex restaurant The El Felix will open for lunch and dinner on Nov. 20. Chef Kevin Maxey’s menu will offer Mexican-inspired staples found on The El Felix menu at Avalon in Alpharetta, as well as special menu items for The Battery eatery.

The restaurant will feature a 1947 Raymond Lowey-inspired taco truck built into the design of the restaurant, offering nachos with spicy brisket chili, queso, sour cream and jalapenos escabeche; hot tamales; steak and chicken tacos al carbon; and margaritas, allowing customers to take food and beverages into The Battery and the ballpark. Other menu items will include tacos de carnitas, made with slow-cooked pork shoulder with cilantro, onions and salsa cremosa; and an assortment of tacos dorados, pan-fried tacos stuffed with shrimp, mushrooms and cheese and enchiladas suizas.

The restaurant will be open to the public pre- and post-game, as well as during the off-season for:

  • Lunch
    • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner
    • Monday – Thursday: 5 -10 p.m.
    • Friday: 5-11 p.m.
  • Weekends
    • Saturday and game days: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    • Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ford Fry will join other high-profile Atlanta chefs with projects at The Battery, including Linton Hopkins’ C Ellet’s Stekahouse, Hugh Acheson’s Fifth & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Shack and the forthcoming Achie’s at The Omni at The Battery, Todd English’s Todd English Tavern and Hector Santiago’s second location of El Super Pan.

Fry also owns Beetlecat, The Optimist, St. Cecilia, Marceltwo locations of Superica, No. 246 JCT Kitchen, Bar Margot and King + Duke, and is set to open a yet-to-be-named sister to his Tex-Mex offerings next summer in Morningside.

In addition to his Atlanta ventures, Fry also owns State of Grace in Houston, and has plans to open a Superica there, as well.

455 Legends Place SE, Suite 800. 770-675-6318, facebook.com/TheElFelixATL/

 

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