Bogartz Food Artz opens at the City Walk shopping center on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Saturday, November 10. The restaurant is owned by Knoxville chef Bruce Bogartz and his brother, Scott and channels the Southern “meat and three” mixed with Cajun on its menu.
The brothers say Bogartz, which replaces Tin Can Fish House, didn’t need major renovations. The vibe inside is personal and relaxed with touches of fine dining — tables covered in both white table linens and butcher paper, brick walls painted a crisp white. Diners can watch the chef through a kitchen window framed by a Tom Petty quote reading, “I got my own way of livin’, but everything gets done with a Southern accent where I come from.” Photos of the Bogartz family are scattered throughout the 60-seat dining room and a mural adorns the brick wall outside on the patio, which seats 40 people.
While a la carte items like ham hocks and clams in bloody mary broth and escargot bucatini with duck confit are on the menu, the section dubbed “Meat and Two” is where most discerning Southerners will start first.
The term refers to the homey buffets and cafeterias around the South known as meat-and-three serving a choice of Southern proteins such as fried chicken or country fried steak and three starchy vegetable sides. For Bogartz, those proteins include smoked, cured duck and New York strip steak alongside mac and cheese, kugel, and parmesan creamed corn.
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10p.m. Weekend lunch and brunch begins soon.
227 Sandy Springs Place, Atlanta. bogartzfoodartz.com