101 Concepts announces an innovative BBQ and New South Cuisine restaurant concept to join the current group of restaurants this Fall called The Smoke Ring. The current 101 Concepts partners alongside husband and wife team, Executive Chef Jordan Wakefield and Bar Manager Erin Leigh Wakefield, are excited to announce the arrival of the Smoke Ring in the Castleberry Hills neighborhood, only 3 – 4 blocks away from the Atlanta Falcons proposed site for the new Georgia Dome.
The Smoke Ring will have something for everyone including indoor and patio seating as well as a bar and lounge area. Bar Manager Erin Leigh Wakefield is putting a focus on Southern elixirs, local Georgia wines, beers with concentration and moonshine. Executive Chef Jordan Wakefield looks forward to sharing his passion of BBQ and Southern cuisine to the Smoke Ring including his award-winning Brunswick Stew. The restaurant will be open 7 days a week for Lunch, Dinner and weekend Brunch as well as offer catering and to-go services.
“We love the pedestrian-friendly Castleberry Hill Neighborhood – the people, the artists and local merchants are all so welcoming,” said Steve Buero, 101 Concepts partner. “Downtown Atlanta is very exciting right now with the new Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome, the new Ferris wheel, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aquarium, the Coca-Cola Museum and more. We look forward to adding this new concept to our already popular Meehan’s Public House locations on Peachtree Street and Atlantic Station. The Smoke Ring will complement 101 Concepts restaurants with its innovative flair and amazing location in the heart of Castleberry Hill!”
“We have been really welcomed and accepted into the Castleberry Hill community and it’s a very close knit and friendly neighborhood,” said Executive Chef Jordan Wakefield. “We are very excited about the direction of the area, and we want to try to contribute to helping exposé the area to surrounding communities and really show everyone what Castleberry is all about. BBQ is something that has a comforting spot in most people’s hearts. I just want to take my passion of BBQ and Southern inspired cuisine, and do my best to pass that along to our guests. I feel as though there is a true difference in quality of food when someone takes pride and passion in providing top notch food and service. And it’s a passion of ours to provide that dining experience that leaves people completely happy and comfortable when they come and sees us!”
This Friday, August 9 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, we are happy to offer a “sneak peek” into the Smoke Ring during the 2nd annual Castleberry Art Stroll (http://www.castleberryhill.org/chartstroll/) following a day of clean-up including yard work and trash clean-up. Come stroll one of Atlanta’s historic art districts, our new neighborhood, and meet some of the new staff and owners of the Smoke Ring. Executive Chef Jordan Wakefield will be serving his award-winning Brunswick Stew along with drink specials including a homemade sweet tea cocktail.
The Smoke Ring will be located at 309 Nelson Avenue. There is plenty of parking available. For more information on 101 Concepts, please visit www.101concepts.com.