This carefully expanding chain has already conquered Charlotte, much like the Falcons surprisingly did in that game a few days ago (seriously), so why not set up shop in ATL? That’s what seems to be happening with this well-loved resto-bar that’s named after a street corner in the North Carolina capital, but is keeping its name for its midtown location, presumably because that’s where our own 5th street is found. Food? 40-day-aged strip steaks, lamb burgers, and that kind of thing. Drinks? More than 200 wines chosen by an in-house sommelier. Maybe we’re not regional rivals after all.
Doug Turbush is a kitchen gangster. He used to run Bluepointe, which nobody could afford, but then he brought us Seed (not literally, unless you’re his baby mama), and he gave us the wine bar Stem (OK, it is starting to sound a little sexy), but now he’s bringing the clams, oysters, and other seafood to East Cobb. You need to be excited. But not sexually. Unless you’re his baby mama.
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Mike Jordan is an Atlanta-based journalist who once helped his family open a restaurant, and has since decided to say eff that ish, but salutes anybody crazy enough to open one and help him eat and drink himself silly. Open up to him on Twitter at @michaelbjordan.