Bogartz Food Artz opens at the City Walk shopping center on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs on Saturday, November 10. The restaurant will serve Southern and Cajun-inspired dishes and pay homage to a beloved dining tradition in the South. It’s owned by Knoxville chef Bruce Bogartz and his brother, Scott. Bruce Bogartz was a one-time personal chef to actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
While a la carte items such as ham hocks and clams in bloody mary broth, brie-stuffed beignets, and escargot bucatini with duck confit are listed on the menu, it’s the section dubbed “Meat and Two” discerning Southerners will likely examine first.
The term refers to the homey buffets and cafeterias around the South known as meat-and-threes serving a choice of Southern proteins like fried chicken or country fried steak and three starchy vegetable sides. Although, at Bogartz those proteins include smoked, cured duck and New York strip steak. Mac and cheese is among the vegetable choices, as is kugel and parmesan creamed corn.
The restaurant plans to offer lunch and dinner and, eventually, weekend brunch.
“The Sandy Springs community has been so welcoming and supportive. We are so fortunate that we found our home in this incredible part of town,” Bruce Bogartz says of opening in the city just north of Atlanta.
In September, the chef said he was looking forward to reminding Atlantans that dining is about “community” and “the power of food to bring people together.”
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Bogartz Food Artz replaces Tin Can Fish House & Oyster Bar, which closed in September. Owners Nik Panagopoulos and Arte Antoniades simply “felt it was time” to close the restaurant which had a “good run.”
227 Sandy Springs Place, Atlanta. bogartzfoodartz.com