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Bell Street Burritos to open in Sweet Auburn Curb Market

UPDATE: I just learned Bell Street Burritos is already open to the public. Present hours are “about 11 a.m.-4 p.m.”

Woohoo! Bell Street Burritos, heir to the much-missed Tortillas on Ponce de Leon, has announced its grand opening at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. It’s 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Bell Street Burritos is being opened by Matt Hinton, who says this on the Facebook announcement:

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been making burritos and delivering them for the past year and a half to supplement my meager income as an adjunct professor of Religion. The schtick of West End Burritos (as it was formerly known) was that these are burritos “for those who miss Tortillas” (“Tortillas” being the legendary burrito shop that was on Ponce from the early ’80s till the early ’00s).

Somewhere along the way, I was convinced to open a brick and mortar burrito shop in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market— one of the really great places in Atlanta to go for a variety of food and people. So, after a few months of effort, cleaning, construction, painting and setting tile, we’re finally opening. And yes, the burritos are still in the manner of Tortillas, though we’ve added our own elements as well (or anyway, we stole ideas from other people too).

I’ve not had one of Hinton’s delivered burritos, but I’ve heard plenty about them from friends. Among those is Christiane Lauterbach, who actually introduced me to Tortillas years ago. She positively reviewed Hinton’s burritos in a recent issue of Knife & Fork.