We had the good fortune of connecting with Darius Martin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Darius, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
For myself I’d say the most important lesson I’ve learned so far would be you have to remain authentic to who you are and be that. You’re not in your feild, atleast this cooking industry, to be a replica of what’s already out here. Being able to put out a product that represents you and your hard work and passion, and some one enjoying it means alot to me.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Sins of the South is not just another food truck. Not another burger and wing joint you’ll find in Atlanta. I pride myself on bringing something you’re not normally use to. With the path I took to get to this point it’s not surprising. Going from the Pacific NW and Native American Indian fry bread and smoked salmon, Michigan, Arizona and the Hispanic influences. To Georgia and a heavy southern influence to combine. I thrive on bringing something different or a different spin to the norm. This industry comes with alot of trial and error, more error than anything. Especially with added stress’ and handicaps. From money management, legal hiccups and just all around bad luck. But never giving up and growing and learning is part of the journey that makes your story yours. From a boys home, through foster care and being in the system in more way than one. I’ve always kept a certain value in taking care of those around me. I would go out of my way to help someone else even at the detriment of myself. And it comes through in my food. I put my heart and soul into what I do in hopes to put out a good meal for the community around me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is tough for me because I find interest in things not everyone would. But we are forsure going to a Braves game at Truist Park or hanging around the Battery. Fishing at Dog River or a walk through Westside Reservoir Park. Some point through the week, Jjs, Iron Age and Loaded Potato Bar, but for certain a meal from Sins of the South.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s hard to narrow this down to even close to 10 people, but I would give my shout out to my Mother. She is the true definition of persistence and perseverance. Both being Tuarus, she taught me to be stubborn and not give up on something you want. Regardless how many obstacles or times you get knocked down along the way. Love you Mom