Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/20/19
Featuring Light Bites & Craft Cocktails Served Alongside the Shop’s Collection of Curated Makerspaces
Food & Drink Menus from Chef Jason Jimenez & Beverage Director Ben Richardson
Likewise, a new in-store eatery and bar inside Citizen Supply at Ponce City Market, will open on January 25th. Housed on the second floor of the Central Food Hall in the center of Citizen Supply’s lively space, the restaurant concept will serve as an approachable and elevated hang-out place, where patrons can dine and drink while perusing the shop’s curated collection of rotating makerspaces.
In celebration of Likewise’s opening, the eatery will host a special grand opening party on Friday, January 25th from 7-11 p.m. During the event, guests can enjoy live music from DJ Esme beginning at 8 p.m., dishes and drinks for purchase from Likewise’s newly launched food menu of nostalgic Southern classics, in-store raffles featuring Citizen Supply gift cards and more.
Likewise will feature a selection of seasonally driven light bites and shareable plates developed by Chef Jason Jimenez of Kitchen Six and Homespun. The menu will offer approachable, well-executed dishes recalling nostalgic Southern classics, such as Pimento Grilled Cheese, featuring house-made aioli and B&B pickles served on multi-grain bread; Butternut Squash Hummus, made with pomegranate and cilantro gremolata, crudite and pita; spicy chili caramel popcorn and more.
“We’re looking forward to adding a new element to the Citizen Supply space where guests can experience this unique environment and hang out over great food and drinks,” says Jimenez. “Citizen Supply is already known for curating great local and global brands, and we’re excited to further this through our intentionally sourced menu.”
An impressive beverage program of classic and creative craft cocktails from Beverage Director Ben Richardson will round out the menu with signature drinks like Cats and Dogs, a fizzy libation of vodka, aperitivo, grapefruit and soda; Eastwood, which includes bourbon, vermouth, sherry and amaro and Mojo, an aged rum cocktail with sparkling brachetto, fresh lime and mint.
Designed by Grace-Made’s Savannah Metcalf, the intimate in-store space offers a plush, 25-seat communal lounge area to accompany the eatery’s expansive open bar, which accommodates up to 20 additional guests.
Headed up by Atlanta-based creative entrepreneur Phil Sanders, Citizen Supply is a reimagined take on a curated and artisan marketplace that first opened at the mixed-use community hub in November 2015. Beloved for its rotating collection of makerspaces, the store bridges the gap between artists, small brands, makers and consumers by redefining traditional retail and providing their community, friends and customers with a unique shopping experience.