ATLANTA RESTAURANT VENKMAN’S ATLANTA GIVES US SOUTHERN FOOD “DONE UP”, DELICIOUS COCKTAILS AND LIVE MUSIC SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK
Venkman’s (740 Ralph McGill Blvd.) beverage director Brad Tolleson is a talented man with a keen sense of humor. Some of the drinks on his cocktail menu take inspiration from childhood favorites like “Ecto-Cooler” a boozy slushie is a combination of vodka, lemon juice, tangerine puree and cane sugar. Spinach chlorophyll gives the drink its signature green color.
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Tolleson (pictured below serving his Rye and Yellow Chartreuse version of a Manhattan he calls “Way Down Yonder the Chattahoochee”) a former music promoter has found a good home at Venkman’s, a live music venue and restaurant collaboration between two members “Yacht Rock Revue” (a tribue band to 70’s light rock) and chef Nick Melvin.
Tolleson’s “Harvey Headbanger” a boozy orange slushie and a tiny Peter Venkman is pictured below (tiny Peter Venkman is not included with your purchase)
We were treated to a variety of tasty treats from Venkman’s kitchen. The fried chicken drummies were a real winner for me, I must admit I had more than one piece. I tried to be polite and leave some for the other guests but that chicken was damn good. I really liked everything I tried that night. If I had to pick a favorite I think I’d have to say the Smoked Trout Beignets (below, left).
Venkman’s is housed in the old Nu-Grape Soda factory so a beverage inspired by this is mandatory. Venkman’s “Midnight Train” is made with a five spice/Nu-Grape reduction and tequila.
Many thanks to Venkman’s Atlanta for the wonderful evening. I received no compensation for this review. All opinions and views are 100% mine.