August 28, 2009

Tavern 99 Branding

Here's some of our design work for the brand-new Tavern 99 in Atlanta. Logo, stationery, menus are all done...signage coming soon...

August 27, 2009

Web Design - Capitol Grille

We're excited to launch the website for Nashville's Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel - the site also features a ton of Green Olive food photography:

Lunch Of The Week

The Georgia organic pimento CHEEKsteak from 5 Seasons Brewing - Westside. This is a special, so get there while it lasts...

August 24, 2009

Chicken Fried Everything

Check out our friends Eliza and Ben's blog...a couple of Texans who know a little bit about eating well...

Comfort In The Wall Street Journal

Check out a nice mention of Comfort and a Green Olive photo of their banana puddin' in yesterday's Wall Street Journal.

August 23, 2009

World's Best Surf & Turf

This is from the specials board at Five & Ten on Saturday night...lobster and meat loaf. Fantastic!

Madison Drug Company - Madison, GA

We came across a real live, old-fashioned soda shop on the way to the Southern Foodways Alliance Potlikker Film Fest in Athens, GA yesterday. Note the Easy Cheese on the chili slaw dog...

August 21, 2009

How To Get An Interview At Green Olive

It's simple...just know our weak spots. Here's a portfolio we received this week, along with a whole mess of cupcakes. Note to future applicants: we also like fresh vegetables, cured meats, old vinyl records...

August 18, 2009

We Are Proudly Working on the Identity & Public Relations Outreach for 200 Peachtree!

After college in Florida, I moved to Atlanta to work in public accounting for a firm that was located at 235 Peachtree Street. Lunch breaks were spent either in front of the Georgia Pacific Building in line for Barker's hot dogs, at the Library cafe, or in the Cellar of the old Macy's building. I shopped at H. Stockton for my suits, Brooks Brothers for stockings (yep, it was the 80s), and Macy's for shoes, makeup, and gifts. When the "Roberts" as we refer to the sweetest men in the world came into our office and asked us to work on a new branding project and public relations for the old Macy's building, I was giddy.

Of course the restaurants which would occupy the space were a priority for us as well:
A Meehan’s Public House, from 101 Concepts, opens in January. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint by Global Concessions, operator of One Flew South in the airport, opens in March. Atlanta has approved valet parking on Peachtree St. for the restaurants.

Stay tuned - we will be posting more leases and announcements.

August 17, 2009

2009 Vendy Finalists Announced

The finalists for 2009's Vendy Awards have been announced...the Vendys are a cook-off by New York City's best sidewalk chefs - this year's event is on September 26 in Queens.

August 12, 2009

Shrimp Po-Boy At Star Provisions

This, along with Star Provisions' lobster BLT, wins this week's 'best lunch' award so far...

August 11, 2009

Poster Design

Meggan has been playing around with illustration lately...see her recent work for Rosebud Restaurant:

Bon Appetit Names Cakes & Ale One Of America's Best New Restaurants

Cakes & Ale is featured in the September Issue of Bon Appetit as one of America's best new restaurants...see the issue for the citrus arancine recipe (below).

Restaurant Eugene: 5 Stars

Congrats to Restaurant Eugene on their 5-star review in this week's Creative Loafing...

August 10, 2009

Signs In Franklin, Tennessee

Tim's Market:

Mustard's Last Stand (not the greatest sign, but definitely the greatest name):

Mayor McCheese Spotted In Atlanta

I haven't seen one of these in about 30 years:

August 6, 2009

T.O. Cereal

This may well prove to be the coolest cereal ever, next to Flutie Flakes:

August 3, 2009

Lunch At Proof On Main - Louisville, KY

Another contender for burger of the year...Proof On Main's bison burger with tillamook cheddar, smoked bacon and Jezebel sauce (and cooked to a true medium-rare):

'The Sub' - with assorted in-house salumi, served 'NJ style':

Eating At Proof On Main Twice In One Day

We're staying at 21C in Louisville, so why go anywhere else besides the hotel's restaurant, Proof On Main? Lunch consisted of:
Warm Ricotta
grated horseradish, oregano, white truffle
Roasted Octopus
parsley, oregano, garlic
Chickpea And Country Ham Fritters
treviso, grain mustard aioli

Then came dinner:
Salad Of Kentucky Peaches
double smoked ham, grilled corn, pickled onion, ricotta salata
Heirloom Tomatoes
local cucumber, opal basil, shaved onion, fresh mozzarella
Yellowfin Tuna Crudo
shaved bunch carrots, avocado, local cilantro
Hand Made Cavatelli
duncan farms rabbit, parcel, parmigiano
Pan Roasted Wild Striped Bass
sweet corn, scallions, cous cous
Berkshire Pork Chop
braised summer cabbage, local pear marmalade
Milled Kentucky Grits
simmered with milk, olive oil and parmigiano