Additional details have been released regarding the newest member of Ford Fry’s family of restaurants: King + Duke. It will open in Buckhead in March of 2013 in the space that once housed Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s Nava.
King + Duke is being billed as a Colonial American restaurant complete with an open hearth where early American cooking techniques will be employed. Chef Joseph Schafer, currently chef de cuisine at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, will lead the kitchen in his new role as executive chef at King + Duke.
The restaurant’s name is inspired by characters in the novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” According to a press release, the characters’ deceptive nature alludes to the deception that the Buckhead restaurant is far more playful and casual than might be expected. It will be more American Tavern than fine dining.
Designs by Meyer Davis Studio Inc. indicate a focus on comfort and unobstructed views of the kitchen. An exterior garden will be a key component of the restaurant’s entrance.
As originally reported, the menu will be comprised of wood-roasted proteins. Lunch items will incorporate these items into salads, sandwiches and lighter entrees.
King + Duke joins Fry’s ever-growing family of restaurants including No. 246, JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist. A representative for the restaurateur has also confirmed that Fry has a restaurant in the works in the North Fulton area.
3060 Peachtree Road, Atlanta.
In other news:
Brooklyn Bagels now in Atlanta
“It’s all about the water.” That’s the slogan for The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., which recently opened a franchise in Atlanta. The parent company creates what it calls “Brooklynized” water for use in its bagels, beverages and other products. This bagel shop serves plain, poppy seed and sesame seed varieties plus bagel sandwiches and pizza melts. From now until month’s end, our local shop will offer six additional bagels for free with the purchase of a dozen in celebration of its opening. 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. 2955 Cobb Parkway S.E., Atlanta.
Seafood restaurant opens at the airport
Earlier this month, Jekyll Island Seafood Co. opened in the International terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The restaurant seeks to bring coastal Georgia to travelers, sourcing ingredients like the Georgia wild shrimp caught off the coast of Jekyll Island. Global Concessions, The Jekyll Island Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development have collaborated on the seafood restaurant, which will serve Jekyll Island label wines to benefit the preservation of the Jekyll Island Club Historic Landmark District. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 6000 North Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta. 404-209-9079.
Decatur’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
Big Tex Decatur, along with sister restaurants Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Smith’s Olde Bar will host “Decatur’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” Saturday. The event will include a wing-eating contest, a viewing of the University of Georgia v. University of Florida football game, live music and a Halloween costume contest. Free.