East Atlanta Village (EAV) is getting another restaurant in the spring. Expect a casual, neighborhood spot to grab pasta and vegetable-driven dishes with “stiff and cheeky” cocktails at the corner of Glenwood and Gresham Avenues.
The partnership for the unnamed restaurant includes Peter Chvala (general manager), Nolan Wynn (executive chef), Katie McDonald (bar manager), and Faielle Stocco (bar manager) who together bring 40 years of experience with them to EAV. Chvala, Wynn, and Stocco have previously worked for Ford Fry’s restaurant empire while McDonald worked as manager for Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points.
“One of the most exciting things about the project is its location in East Atlanta Village,” Chvala said via press release. The restaurant will occupy the former My Sister’s Room space a block from Mary’s and 529 Bar.
The 2000-square-foot restaurant will feature a sizable bar and backyard, outdoor patio. The design of the space is being handled by Decarlo Hawker Architecture and Design and Elizabeth Ingram Studio (Golden Eagle, Superica, Beetlecat). They plan to stay in keeping with EAV’s historic cottages and bungalows.
Stocco said the bar will offer “approachability and sophisticated fun”, serving classic and original cocktails as well as beer and wine
“If you want a beer and a shot after work, we got you,” McDonald said. “You want a classic cocktail, nice long dinner, and a sipping amaro to finish, we still got you.” Chef Wynn added, “The idea is to bring something new to East Atlanta while staying true to its culture.”
The restaurant plans to be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday with brunch on Sunday and offer late night snacks and drinks for those pouring out of EAV’s concert and club venues.