Monday, February 15, 2016

Morningside Kitchen to Make its Debut Next Month in Morningside

Morningside restaurant to open next month.

Morningside Kitchen, the official name of the previously unnamed Tom Murphy project in Morningside, is planning to open next month. Opening in place of Rosebud, Morningside Kitchen is expected to serve American fare and will be open for dinner nightly in addition to weekend brunch.

The restaurant is expected to open in mid-to-late March.

Luellen Marshall, a twenty year hospitality veteran, is "part of the grand opening team," and according to Morningside Kitchen's facebook page, is involved in hiring for the restaurant. Marshall opened her own restaurant, The Bishop, in Avondale Estates in 2014, but closed it this past November. 

Kelley Hagen Knight, who handles the restaurant's public relations, tells me of the concept behind Morningside Kitchen: "Tom is excellent at establishing exceptional neighborhood restaurants and Morningside Kitchen will be part of that legacy."

Owner Tom Murphy opened the now hugely popular Murphy's at the corner of Virginia and Highland Avenues in 1980.  Murphy gave Atlantans an encore with Paces & Vine at Vinings Jubilee (in the former Garrison's Broiler & Tap) in late 2014.  

Morningside Kitchen joins The Family Dog, which recently reopened under new ownership, and soon, Kale Me Krazy, a juice-centric "superfood cafe," which is opening soon in place of I Love Juice Bar. As I reported earlier this month, there is a high likelihood that Calle Latina will open later this year in the former Timone's space, a couple of doors down from Morningside Kitchen.  

Are you excited for Morningside Kitchen to be opening soon?  Do you miss Rosebud?  If as good, will you go to Morningside Kitchen instead of Murphy's?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Jonathan said...

Speaking of Ron Eyester restaurants, we were at Atlantic Station valentines day around 2pm and Diner was not open. Didn't see any signs, and nothing on Eyester's facebook or twitter accounts since the first couple days of February.

Anonymous said...

I expect that you will see Diner is permanently closed / evicted soon.