Bakeries are happy to provide cakes for your parties and croissants for your breakfast, although if you insist on calling the woman behind the counter "blondie", you're probably just gonna get a lady finger. Now they're also closing up shop to provide you with an Irish pub, named Rose & Crown Tavern.
Grand-opening tomorrow in what was La Madeleine bakery, R&C's an Irish/southern fare-serving pub featuring a main dining room w/ novel-stocked bookshelves and a dual-sided brick fireplace, a wide, yellow-umbrella'd patio, and a plaid-walled game room with a pool table, Golden Tee, and three mounted gold buck heads -- so...Sacajaweas? App-ing runs from grilled Andouille Bites (sausage/sauteed peppers/red onions w/ Creole dipping sauce) to shrimp & grits, to beer-battered "Fried Goodness" (seasoned Vidalia onions w/ roasted pepper dip), while burgers include the double-pattied Pounder plus 8oz-ers like the caramelized onion/sauteed portobello/applewood smoked bacon/Swiss "O.M.B." which could've been the bomb, but it just wasn't meant two B. Next up's cornmeal-crusted Mahi-Mahi tacos, sammiches like the croissant-covered blackened chicken club, entrees like a 12oz NY strip and oven-roasted North GA Mountain trout w/ red potato hash, plus publy grub like bangers & mash and shepherds pie with sides including melted yellow squash and "sweet potatoe fries" -- odd they don't accompany Quayle.
Imbibing's accomplished by plenty of Scotches and not-so-nationality-obsessed whiskeys, 16 taps (Smithwick's, Harp, 420, Fat Tire...), and ample bottled/canned brews like Boddingtons, Strongbow Cider, and Foster's oil cans -- ask your bakery counter woman to show you her version, and you'll feel Australian for fear.