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Opening in Larkin on Memorial in Grant Park, Full Commission promises to be a lot of things to a lot of people: A coffee shop, a breakfast spot, a Southern gastropub, a late-night spot, and a weekend brunch destination, “fusing cocktail, coffee, and food cultures together,” says owner David Traxler.
Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon makes no secret about her roots: She’s from the South. And last night the actress/producer made an appearance in Atlanta, where she was celebrating the opening of her fourth store for her Southern-inspired clothing and lifestyle brand, Draper James.
Many of the Colonnade’s existing customers—gay, gray, or neither—come here for comfort of two kinds: a good meal and good company. “You know, customers will go visit these new places that open up, and they might go a time or two,” says bartender Rhea Merritt. “But you know where they come back to? They come back to the Colonnade.”
Two of Council’s favorite comfort food recipes, smothered pork chops with rice and buttery stewed cabbage, are about succor, not glamour. They make a warming winter meal for a Sunday supper—or dinner any night of the week.