Tag Archives: H. Harper Station

Review: Golden Eagle is all about nostalgia—and it works

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Okonomiyaki (top), garlic knots (right), and crab rangoon (bottom)Photograph by Iain Bagwell If you were to cram the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s into a blender, you’d end up with something close to this self-styled “diners club.” Golden Eagle, which opened in late October in a 1930s-era train depot formerly home to H. Harper Station, could have been part of Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm film set and offers a menu of throwback cocktail party dishes to match. And while it shouldn’t be taken too seriously as a restaurant, it’s also more than a nostalgia-themed hot spot appealing to millennials’ love ...

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Fresh on the Scene: Donetto, ARI Korean Steakhouse, Muchacho

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The frittelle antipasti at DonettoPhotograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Donetto West Midtown needs more destination restaurants, and Donetto—part of Steve Palmer’s Indigo Road Hospitality Group (Oak Steakhouse, Colletta, O-Ku Sushi)—brings Tuscan food to a glam dining room directly across from Miller Union. Giant cuts of meat, a strength for a company known for solid if not particularly innovative food and great service, combine with accomplished mixology in a huge former industrial space with an open kitchen and a sexy bar. Partner and executive chef Michael Perez’s appetizers are lively; try the grilled aged Provolone or the squiggly frittelle mixed with ...

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First Look: Muchacho brings coffee and ‘California cuisine’ to Reynoldstown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Muchacho Tacos (from left to right) Breakfast, Short Rib Barbacoa, Al Pastor, and Mole Grilled Pineapple. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

When Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox opened Muchacho on Oct. 16, it was already a hot topic on the Atlanta dining scene.

Serving up coffee and “California cuisine,” and sporting a sunny Los Angeles look that stirred up a bit of controversy among some Reynoldstown neighbors, the tidy counter service space on Memorial Drive occupies the front of a former railroad depot that was most recently home to H. Harper Station.

But Lennox’s master plan for ...

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Exclusive: Ladybird founder will open two restaurants in H. Harper Station space

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Michael LennoxPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee Jerry Slater’s beloved H. Harper Station closed in April 2016, leaving behind a prime location on Memorial Drive, just along the unpaved portion of the BeltLine Eastside Trail. But that vacancy is about to end. This spring, Michael Lennox, founder of the popular BeltLine hangout Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, will revive the 904 Memorial Drive space as not one, but two restaurants. The larger of the two—dubbed Golden Eagle—will be a “workingman’s tavern,” inspired by American Legion halls. It will seat 75 people inside and 100 on the patio, and serve dinner nightly, ...

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Exclusive: Ladybird founder will open two restaurants in H. Harper Station space

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Michael LennoxPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee Jerry Slater’s beloved H. Harper Station closed in April 2016, leaving behind a prime location on Memorial Drive, just along the unpaved portion of the BeltLine Eastside Trail. But that vacancy is about to end. This spring, Michael Lennox, founder of the popular BeltLine hangout Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, will revive the 904 Memorial Drive space as not one, but two restaurants. The larger of the two—dubbed Golden Eagle—will be a “workingman’s tavern,” inspired by American Legion halls. It will seat 75 people inside and 100 on the patio, and serve dinner nightly, ...

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A beloved Atlanta bartender discusses his forthcoming cocktail book

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jerry Slater, barman and owner of the now-defunct H. Harper Station, has been working on the Southern Foodways Alliance’s premier text on the region’s drink culture. The book is to be released next summer. CONTRIBUTED

What do you do after you’ve closed your beloved bar, worked with chef Charlie Trotter, helped conceive of and opened One Flew South in the world’s busiest airport, created a drink riffed around the world (Bufala Negra) and spent 20 years behind the bar? You turn your 15-year membership in the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA), an organization dedicated to the preservation of the ...

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Jerry Slater’s next restaurant will be in Athens

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Jerry Slater’s next restaurant will be in Athens
Photo by Pableaux Johnson

Reynoldstown’s H. Harper Station may have closed in April, much to the anguish of local cocktail enthusiasts, but owner Jerry Slater is staying busy hosting a pop-up series of mixology classes near Emory—and looking for his next restaurant location.

For the next three weeks, Slater will offer instruction in the proper recipes, tools, and techniques to make some of summer’s most popular drinks, and relate the history behind some quintessential American whiskey cocktails. Classes are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. in the space behind the General Muir at the Emory Pointe development on ...

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Jerry Slater’s next restaurant will be in Athens

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Photo by Pableaux Johnson Reynoldstown’s H. Harper Station may have closed in April, much to the anguish of local cocktail enthusiasts, but owner Jerry Slater is staying busy hosting a pop-up series of mixology classes near Emory—and looking for his next restaurant location. For the next three weeks, Slater will offer instruction in the proper recipes, tools, and techniques to make some of summer’s most popular drinks, and relate the history behind some quintessential American whiskey cocktails. Classes are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. in the space behind the General Muir at the Emory Pointe development on Clifton ...

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Jerry Slater’s next restaurant will be in Athens

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Photo by Pableaux Johnson Reynoldstown’s H. Harper Station may have closed in April, much to the anguish of local cocktail enthusiasts, but owner Jerry Slater is staying busy hosting a pop-up series of mixology classes near Emory—and looking for his next restaurant location. For the next three weeks, Slater will offer instruction in the proper recipes, tools, and techniques to make some of summer’s most popular drinks, and relate the history behind some quintessential American whiskey cocktails. Classes are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. in the space behind the General Muir at the Emory Pointe development on Clifton ...

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Beloved Atlanta cocktail bar H. Harper Station to close April 1

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta cocktailian haunt H. Harper Station is closing doors April 1. Photo: H. Harper Station.

Atlanta’s cocktail community is feeling shockwaves with news today, March 23, that H. Harper Station in the Reynoldstown neighborhood will close its doors after service Friday, April 1.

When owner, Jerry Slater, converted the 80- year old train depot into a restaurant in 2010, the potential of the Beltline’s Eastside trail passing by its sunny patio, coupled with the city’s blossoming cocktail movement were promising signs Slater could afford the rent, which he called “extravagant.” However, long delays in the Beltline’s progress meant slower than expected gentrification ...

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H. Harper Station’s last day of service set for April 1

Source: Atlanta Magazine

H. Harper Station’s last day of service set for April 1
Photo courtesy of H. Harper Station

When bartender Jerry Slater and chef Duane Nutter opened H. Harper Station in an 80-year-old former train depot on the southern edge of Reynoldstown in fall 2010, the stretch of Memorial Drive surrounding the restaurant could most charitably be described as “sketchy.” Nutter moved on the following year, but the self-proclaimed “modern watering stop” garnered local and national plaudits for its long list of original cocktails and one of the city’s top whisky selections. However, having the love of cocktail connoisseurs doesn’t guarantee lines out the door, and the business often found itself struggling to ...

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Drink a Manhattan for free in Atlanta on Leap Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Manhattan Experience cocktail competition will be held Feb. 29 at 1Kept. Attendees can enjoy free cocktails and food while cheering on the city’s top bartenders. Photo by Gabi Porter.

Calling all Manhattan lovers. File this one under “best happy hour ever.”

If you love bourbon, leap years and Atlanta, head to 1Kept on Feb. 29 for drinks, bites and bartenders slinging riffs on the king of cocktails: the Manhattan. Yes, Atlanta cocktailians, Woodford Reserve and Liquor.com are back in the ‘A’ for this year’s installment of the “Manhattan Experience.”

The yearly cocktail competition challenges bartenders from around ...

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What’s the biggest mistake people make when fixing drinks?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Photo by Pableaux Johnson

13 Questions is a weekly series where we ask chefs 13 questions to get to know them outside of the kitchen. Jerry Slater is the owner of H. Harper Station.

When you aren’t bartending, what do you do for fun?
I like to cook as much as I like to make drinks. My wife and I just bought a house [in Bostwick] in September, so we’ve been nesting with our La Creuset, making roasts and stews.

What’s your fast food guilty pleasure?
I’m kind of a French fry freak. It doesn’t matter which kind—Wendy’s, fancy chef ...

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Cocktail Guide: Where to Drink Cocktails in Atlanta Right NOW

Source: Eater Atlanta

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We’ve told you where you should eat right now, and now we have your guide to the hottest and newest cocktail offerings in Atlanta.

Just like our Eater 38 and Heatmap, the Eater Cocktail Heatmap will be updated regularly and be your guide to the hottest bars in the city, both newly opened and those that continue to stay on top of their game. Bottoms up, and hit the comments or tipline to let us know if we left out one of your favorites.

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EaterWire: Red Brick Reveal; Sake Dinner at H. Harper Station

Source: Eater Atlanta

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Taproom Coffee. [Photo: Dan Fontaine/Twitter]

REYNOLDSTOWN &#8212 Timothy Sullivan, sake samurai and brand ambassador for Hakkaisan Brewery, will host a sake tasting and dinner tomorrow, July 23, at H. Harper Station. An educational tasting of five sakes will start at 6:30 p.m. for $20, followed by a three-course dinner at 7:30 p.m. for $40. Both can be enjoyed for $50, and reservations must be made by calling the restaurant at (678) 732-0415. [EaterWire]

KIRKWOOD &#8212 Join Taproom Coffee for the release of Red Brick Brewing’s newest brew: the Matcha Super Green Yuzu IPA. Between the hours ...

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