Ron “The Angry Chef” Eyester opened his new bar, The Family Dog, in Morningside yesterday. Located directly across the street from Eyester’s restaurant in Morningside, you shouldn’t expect a Rosebud clone. Though The Family Dog sources their food from the same farm-to-table suppliers as Eyester’s flagship, the menu of pub-friendly grub is all under $15.
Decked out in dark colors with brick walls, a massive wooden bar, and giant wood-framed mural of The Grateful Dead, The Family Dog is all bar with little pretense. Lovers of brown liquor will feel right at home with their selection of over 70 whiskeys, which the less experienced drinkers can sample in a custom whiskey flight. Beer aficionados will enjoy the wide selection ranging from the cheap and dirty Schlitz to an array of craft microbrews, and Eyester offers numerous specialty cocktails like the Spiked Shandys, made with rye whiskey, Sweetwater IPA, and ginger beer.
4 p.m.-1 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, Noon-2 a.m. Saturdays, Noon-Midnight Sundays. 1402 N Highland Ave, Morningside. 404-249-0180, www.thefamilydogatlanta.com.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog