Emily Saliers—otherwise known as one half of the Indigo Girls—and friends launched this terrific southern-comfort-food restaurant in what used to be a gas station in 2000. The building's original rolling glass-paned garage doors and pipe-covered ceiling now look over a cheery dining room painted in citrus colors and lined with capacious wine racks (the first-rate wine list is heavy on boutique and hard-to-find labels). Chef Scott Peacock (a 2007 James Beard award-winner) whips up a menu of down-home favorites using seasonal, local (and often organic) ingredients: whole-roasted chicken with wild mushrooms and stone-ground grits; salmon croquettes; juicy grilled pork chops with collard greens and—natch—mac-'n'-cheese. Under no circumstances should you skip dessert; the cream-cheese pound cake and shortbread-crust pecan tart might make you gain 10 pounds just by looking at them, but they're worth every extra hour you'll spend at the gym.
Peacock makes his classic southern fried chicken—salt brined and buttermilk soaked—only on Tuesdays, and if you don't reserve a table, you'll be out of luck.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Full Bar
- Handicapped Accessible
- Notable Wine List
- Notable Chef
- Parking Available
- Take-Out Available
- Tea Time
Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau