Emma and Sean Schacke are opening Evergreen Butcher + Baker at 2011 Hosea L. Williams in the heart of Kirkwood next summer. The Schackes closed on the property late last week and say renovations to the 75-year-old structure behind Arden’s Garden should take between six and eight months to complete.
The couple bill Evergreen as a “neighborhood bakery and butcher shop combining old world traditions and techniques with a modern appeal.”
Evergreen’s bakery will offer freshly-made croissants, danishes, fruit galettes, cookies, and daily-baked breads such as rye and sourdough on its menu. The butcher side of the shop plans to carry charcuterie, sausages, terrines, hot dogs, and burgers, in addition to a variety of meats like ribeye, brisket, and pork loin. Grab-and-go sandwiches and coffee will be available in the small retail shop. Pastry, sourdough, and sausage making classes are also in the works.
The Schackes met six years ago while working at chef Robert Phalen’s restaurant One Eared Stag (OES) on Edgewood Avenue. Emma is trained in French pastry and worked as the executive pastry chef at OES, while Sean worked as a sous chef at the restaurant. Prior to OES, Emma worked as the executive pastry chef at the Farmhouse in Nashville. Sean was a sous chef at Jonathan Waxman’s Nashville restaurant Adele’s, before taking a position as head butcher at Publican Quality Meats in Chicago.
2011 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta. evergreenbutcherandbaker.com.