I recently got to shoot American Food and Beverage in the new Buckhead Ave developement for Zagat. The space is well designed and the bar maintains a lovely bartender who was very pumped to have me sit at the bar taste some delicious bourbons at 2pm. Not a bad day at all... See the full Zagat shoot here.
I LOVED getting to shoot Kevin Ouzts' new spot, The Cockentrice, for Zagat a few months back. Kevin became a trusted badass of a charcutier through his shop, The Spotted Trotter, selling there as well as farmer's markets around Atlanta. I'm excited to see where he goes as head chef and restaurateur and The Cockentrice located in Krog Street Market. The space is absolutely beautiful, and the food has yet to disappoint. I am really excited to go back and try his vegetable plate, which I've heard is devine. Check out the full Zagat story here.
Southbound has just recently opened and it's pretty darn beautiful. I was happily sent by Zagat to photograph the space and the people making it happen.
Repurposing most of the historical building themselves, owners Dennis Lange + Mike Plummer spared no expense to make the place authentic and cozy. One of my favorite chefs, Mihoko Obunai, along with Ryan J. Smith are running the kitchen and creating a very authentic southern menu "paying homage to southern heritae through seasonal table bounty."
The few dishes I did get to taste, including the Southbound Hot Chicken and the Smoked Short Ribs, as well as a sampling of Mihoko's carrot ginger soup and the Blackened Grouper BLT.
The housemade grilled pineapple soda and Charles Gilbert's cocktail menu is sure to be awesome. I'm looking forward to going back and trying it all!
Painted Pin opened a few weeks ago in Buckhead. I got to stop by and take a few photos for Zagat. It was great to catch up with owner and fellow Woodward classmate Justin... It's nice to see people doing interesting things here in Atlanta! Stop by and bowl a few rounds and make sure to get a badass cocktail from Trip Sandifer!