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