The Restaurants

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
Phone: 706-546-7300


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
Phone: 404-541-1105


Hotel Effie

In partnership with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL, we created and curated all menus for the resort's new luxury property, Hotel Effie and its signature restaurant, Ovide. Ovide fuses coastal cuisine with a sophisticated French influence, offering fresh, forward flavors and local seafood of the Gulf Coast. Dining at Ovide is an elegant culinary adventure as guests are seated in the artistic dining room adorned with opulent and romantic murals from floor to ceiling. The menu is complemented by an array of craft cocktails, which were created by mixologist Kellie Thorn, and an extensive wine list by sommelier Steven Grubbs. A meal at Ovide wouldn't be complete without Effie’s Biscuits, which are a nod to the hotel’s namesake, Grandma Effie.

Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 1 (850) 351-3000