Restaurant Development & Design

SEP-OCT 2018

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3 8 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 DESIGN MARKET Garden and Gun Club This all-day restaurant and bar opened in April 2018 and aims to bring the Southern- inspired Garden & Gun magazine to life. The 1,700-square-foot space is the first brick-and- mortar hospitality experience for the publication, with chef/owners Mike Lata and Adam Nemirow of Charleston restaurants FIG and The Ordinary, as well as Ann Kim, chef de cuisine, produc- ing a Southern-inspired menu. The magazine's designers collaborated with the project's designer, Workstead, on aesthetics, and the final design includes custom barstools, French club chairs, antiques and sculptures. Wooden panels painted in a distinct Charleston green cover the walls and ceiling of the bar room and are paired with plaid floor tiling and a 21-seat bar. The dining room fea- tures navy blue upholstered wall panels, concrete black-and-white patterned tiles on the floors and a large Linda Forde Roberts black- and-white magnolia print. The curved bar in the center of the space features cypress panels and a soapstone counter. At the back of the restaurant, an open kitchen features an extensive raw bar, where staff shuck oysters to order, surrounded by seating for up to 38. Images courtesy of Amy Sinclair and Jeff Holt BY AMELIA LEVIN ATLANTA Ms. Icey's Kitchen & Bar This Southern U.S. and Caribbean fusion concept from restaurateur Sim Walker — named in honor of his grandmother — features a hip-hop-meets- industrial aesthetic. It includes design elements from the restaurant that previously occupied the space. The 4,000-square-foot, 130-seat restaurant is anchored by a large, 30-seat bar in the middle of the room. Two garage- style doors in the front open to a fully covered patio. Inside, a gray, white and black color scheme is accented with pops of yellow and portraits of singers and rappers Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and Snoop Dog. At the rear of the space, an open-window kitchen gives diners a glimpse into the kitchen where cooks prepare modern takes on Southern classics. Image courtesy of Sim Walker Chai Yo Modern Thai This 3,365-square-foot restaurant focuses on modern Thai cuisine by Chef DeeDee Niyomkul, who collaborated with Decarlo Hawker Architecture Design on the space. Chai Yo, meaning "celebrate" in Thai, pays homage to Niyomkul's parents, who immigrated to the U.S. in the '70s. Inside the 100-seat dining room, walls are lined with acacia wood and complementary artwork paired with rich wood finishes, hand-carved plaster walls, natural stone, black leather, pops of gold and purple, Thai silk cushions and pillows, metal sculptures and a picture of the ninth King of Thailand. The main bar seats 11, a chef's table seats 10 and a patio seats 24. Image courtesy of Andrew Thomas Lee

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