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Ron Eyester opens The Family Dog in Morningside

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Credit: Green Olive Media

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.

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Credit: Green Olive Media

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

10 comments Add your comment

JimmyZ

April 2nd, 2011
2:43 am

JimmyZ

April 2nd, 2011
2:44 am

Wow…I thought there must be like a prize or something that goes with that since everyone seems to want to do it. Last time I worry about being FIRST!

JimmyZ

April 2nd, 2011
2:45 am

Wow, what a letdown. I thought there must be a prize or something that goes with being first, since everyone always wants to do it. Last time I worry about that:-(

JimmyZ

April 2nd, 2011
2:46 am

Awesome, it posted both..sorry gang, wasn’t there when I sent the second one up. As for the restaurant, Let’s hope the name refers to neither the source of the protein nor to the appearance of the wait staff… I do like the sound of the whiskey selection-that alone will get me in for at least one visit.

Nube

April 2nd, 2011
5:37 pm

@JimmyZ Wow way to prove what a loser you are with 4 moronic comments.

G

April 3rd, 2011
1:05 pm

ZZ Top

April 3rd, 2011
1:58 pm

From our investigations, we’ve learned that JimmyZ is a UGA alumnus and a huge fan of Mark Richt.

In other words, an idiot. :-)

Hal

April 4th, 2011
4:36 pm

It has a great beer list and atmosphere. I loved the Holman and Finch pretzel, but my seared tuna sandwich was way to salty. I will try it again, especially if I am just up for a beer and snacks.

Mandy

April 5th, 2011
10:06 am

Does the bar allow people to bring their dogs? Is there an outdoor area? It seems to be a reasonable question since it’s called “The Family Dog.”

kel

April 8th, 2011
7:26 am

Can’t bring your dog, though there is a patio, and you can tie the dog to the outer side. Totally fair question. I think it’s city of Atlanta law, no? And some places are just less stringent? Anyway – agreed, I was excited that dogs might be allowed, but the name actually has nothing to do with that. It’s a Grateful Dead reference..