Five & Ten (2000) was started from scratch and represents our continual quest to provide a community restaurant within our town. It is a restaurant with little pomp and circumstance serving a diverse crowd of people. To some, we are a restaurant for special occasions and to others we are their constant meal source. The menu has always been an open interpretation of Southern food, melding Georgia cookery with French and Italian influences I learned growing up. It’s been a very fun restaurant over the years.
Address: 1073 S Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
The National (2007) is a small bistro with a Mediterranean influence, particularly the foods of Northern Africa and Spain. It is led by the mutually talented and adored chef, Peter Dale. The National blends the comfort and smarts of a community restaurant with an international feel that makes us all comfortable global citizens.
Address: 232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601
Empire State South (2010) is our first Atlanta outpost and has been a great success. The food, spanning breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, is very modern with a deep loyalty and respect for local ingredients. The wine program, coffee service and kickass bocce ball court are all-important attributes to a restaurant that has found its heart in midtown Atlanta.
Address: 999 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
Spiller Park (2015) is a coffee shop done right. The Spiller Park Coffee, with it's first location opening in 2015 in Ponce City Market, is an extension of the work put into Empire State South’s coffee program, and is a way to grow that wonderful community that we call our friends. With some really stellar, yet simple, vittles, and superbly baked doughnuts from Sublime, helmed by the super caffeinated Dale Donchey, Spiller Park is an all-day hangout for people who appreciate a well-pulled shot of espresso or a perfectly brewed iced tea. Spiller Park Coffee gets its name from an old nickname given to the Ponce de Leon Field that housed the baseball team Atlanta Crackers. The original field burnt down in 1923 and a local man named R.J. Spiller bought the team and rebuilt the park into one of the most state of the art fields in the country. Not too shabby for a small town team.
Ponce City Market ("The Original"): 675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta GA
Toco Hill Shopping Center ("Nothing Like the Original"): 2929 N Druid Hills NE, Atlanta GA 30329