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A New Restaurant Aims to Bring the Feeling of Dining in Buckhead to Douglasville

Tekeya Priester and chef Keon Garrett open Table25 Fork + Wine September 5 in hopes of providing Douglasville residents with a Buckhead dining experience

Three plates in a row of salmon beurre blanc atop mashed potatoes and topped with tomatoes and grilled asparagus
Salmon beurre blanc with grilled asparagus over rustic mashed potatoes
Table25 Fork + Wine

Siblings Tekeya Priester and chef Keon Garrett open Table25 Fork + Wine to the public for limited dine-in service Sunday, September 6, in hopes of providing the residents of Douglasville with a Buckhead-inspired dining experience. For Priester and Garrett, opening the restaurant in the city 22 miles west of Atlanta also allows them to continue supporting the community they’ve lived in for more than a decade.

Described as a “chic establishment for fine casual dining,” Table25 Fork + Wine serves a menu of dishes such as fried lobster and collard greens, salmon beurre blanc with grilled asparagus over rustic mashed potatoes, a selection of vegan fare, and desserts, like an oat crumb apple pie or molten chocolate lava cake.

Garrett and Priester and the Douglasville Chamber of Commerce kick off Black restaurant week in the Atlanta area with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Table25 Fork + Wine Thursday, September 3, at 11:30 a.m. The restaurant officially opens to the public on Sunday.

“We want to bring something new and refreshing to Douglasville. The people here should have the option of a Buckhead or Alpharetta dining experience without having to leave their community,” Garrett states in the press release. “Our menu is diverse and has something for everyone. We’ll offer vegan dishes that aren’t a letdown from fine dining.”

Fried lobster with collard greens and smoked gouda macChunks of golden fried lobster set atop collard greens and smoked gouda mac and cheese sprinkled with chopped green onions
Fried lobster with collard greens and smoked gouda mac
Table25 Fork + Wine

Garrett helped develop menus for several Atlanta-based entrepreneurial ventures, including Carolina Panthers quarterback and Atlanta native Cam Newton’s cigar bar and restaurant Fellaship in Castleberry Hill. Priester founded the luxury travel company Not Just A Getaway 4U, which has hosted trips for reality television star Kandi Burruss of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Priester plans to host live jazz and other entertainment at Table25 Fork + Wine.

“We have the vision to enhance the diversity in Douglasville and are honored that we can break barriers. We are creating a legacy that our family and my children can be proud of,” Priester said in a prepared statement.

While Table25 seats up to 80 people at capacity inside, seating will be limited to just 50 people in the dining room and 40 people on the patio during the ongoing health crisis.

Eater reached out for more details on the restaurant’s wine list and cocktails.

Reservations are highly encouraged. Masks are required while not seated at a table. Takeout and delivery are also available.

7475 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 111, Douglasville. table25fw.com.

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