Word is out that there are some big changes underway at P’cheen. The long-running neighborhood spot in the Old Fourth Ward closed for renovations on May 5 and will softly reopen this evening at 5 p.m.
Georgiaville Food Company (P’cheen, Bone Lick BBQ, Vesuvius, Edgewood Speakeasy) has partnered with restauranteur Jeff Myers (Top Flr, SoundTable) to breathe some new life into the place with the idea of making it over as a concept similar to Octopus Bar in East Atlanta.
In 2012, Georgiaville opened Bone Lick BBQ, took over Pizzeria Vesuvius, and added the Edgewood Speakeasy. With all that going on, poor P’cheen may have gotten a little lost in the shuffle.
But renovations are bringing a new look, including a new bar top and a new color scheme, and the lounge is moving to the back of the restaurant.
There’s a new menu from chef/owner Alex Friedman, who recently appeared on the TV show, “Chopped.”
Look for mid-sized, sharable plates priced at $4-$12, including the likes of BBQ octopus, pork belly nigiri, pan-fried frog legs, turtle soup, and lamb belly ravioli.
Be here: 701-5 Highland Avenue, www.pcheen.com
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.