Brash founder Chris McLeod and Stop Think Chew chef and owner Julia Kesler Imerman are teaming up to open Brash Kitchen in the Makers building at the emerging 80-acre development on Chattahoochee Avenue. Once open, the all-day cafe will serve dishes influenced by Kesler Imerman’s Jewish and South African background and McLeod’s Australian roots. Look for vegan grain bowls and hearty salads, shakshuka, and a chicken schnitzel sandwich on the menu paired with Brash coffee, cocktails, and a selection of natural wines.
“In cities around the world, cafe culture plays a huge role in creating a sense of community,” McLeod says in the press release. “BRASH Kitchen will introduce that international cafe and coffee culture here in Atlanta, and The Works is the perfect place to launch this new venture where we will serve simple delicious coffee, sourced direct from farmers ‘round the world’.”
The first set of restaurant stalls have opened inside Chattahoochee Food Works at the Works, a sprawling 31-stall food hall and test kitchen collaboration between celebrity chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid — the man behind Gansevoort Market in New York City.
The complex located between the Underwood Hills and Blandtown neighborhoods will eventually feature 500 residences, a boutique hotel, and full-service outposts of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Fetch dog park and bar, and California-based brunch restaurant the Waffle Experience. Scofflaw Brewing opened Dr. Scofflaw’s Laboratory and Beer Garden at the Works late last year.