King & Rye
From flakey biscuits to an extensive menu of whiskey and bourbon, this restaurant and bar offer downright Southern comfort. Dishes like sweet tea-brined chicken, scallops and grits, and banana pudding for dessert fully lean into the idea of Southern hospitality. And the space takes advantage of both patio seating and a cocktail garden in the courtyard, where the restaurant will host a music series and drag brunches during the summer months.
King & Rye is hosting a Winter Wonderland courtyard with Veuve Clicquot this year just in time for holiday celebrations. You and some friends can book a private igloo with sleek furnishings, individual heaters, speakers (where you control the music), and cozy blankets to lounge around. To stay cozy, sip on a curated menu of stellar seasonal cocktails by executive bourbon steward Allison Strunk that feature Veuve Clicquot champagne and spirits, as well as the restaurant's robust whiskey list. And of course, you’ll need to pace yourself on some of the made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired tapas menus—the jam and biscuits are perfect for sharing.