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The pandemic throttled local restaurants. At the same time, it revealed how much we rely on them, for reasons far beyond sit-down dining.
From heraldry to symbolism, many eating establishments have hung out shingles that refer to familiar animals. In times and places when most people were illiterate, anyone could recognize a pub that was named the Fox and Hound, for instance, and illustrated accordingly.
In this hiatus, I’ve had ample time to return to memories of the restaurant scene of Atlanta’s past.
Like naming a baby, picking the right name for a restaurant can trigger high-level anxiety. Will the name be easy to pronounce and remember? Will it stand out from the others? How Google-able is it?
We enlisted Kendall Dreyer, lead bartender at Poor Hendrix, to taste-test a few of Tip Top Proper Cocktails and Post Meridiem Spirit Company's canned cocktails and speculate on their place in cocktail culture.
Poor Hendrix, which Aaron and Jamie Russell opened in East Lake’s Hosea and 2nd development last November, feels like two small restaurants packed close together.
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