CHEF EVAN CORDES’ CAST IRON RESTAURANT NOW OPEN
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/26/16
CAST IRON RESTAURANT FROM CHEF EVAN CORDES IS NOW OPEN
IN OLD FOURTH WARD AT 701-5 HIGHLAND AVE. NE
Formerly of Cakes & Ale, Serpas True Food, & H. Harper Station, Cordes Serves as Executive Chef & Owner
Serving Dinner with Weekend Brunch to Follow, Cast Iron Offers a Timeless, Quality-Driven Menu Served with Warmth & Hospitality
Atlanta, GA—Chef Evan Cordes (formerly of Atlanta restaurants Cakes & Ale, Serpas True Food, and H. Harper Station) opens his first restaurant, Cast Iron, in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Most recently, Cordes served as a personal chef in Atlanta and Savannah. At Cast Iron, Cordes runs the kitchen as Executive Chef. Brad Tolleson (formerly of Pura Vida and Restaurant Eugene) serves as Bar Manager. The welcoming restaurant is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue NE and is open for dinner nightly 5pm to late, closed Mondays. Reservations are available for parties of 6 of more by calling 404.228.2005.
A neighborhood spot for any occasion or no occasion at all, Cast Iron’s menu is timeless and quality-driven. The selection includes simple starters, entrees, sides and desserts, delivered with warmth and hospitality. Think duck confit gaufrettes with pickled onion cream, cherry mostarda, & duck skin; king trumpet & oyster mushrooms with sherry, balsamic, bread crumbs, & egg yolk; and half cooked snapper with olives, olive oil, pimenton, fermented pimento, hop plant, & popcorn. There are also comfort food dishes like whole chicken wings marinated in buttermilk, smoked and roasted, scallions, celery ribbons, herb yogurt, & basil flowers; cider brined pork ribs with cabbages & white sauce; and a seven ounce patty with bacon, fromage blanc & burger salad: acorn squash, red onion, and peppers cooked in pan drippings with flat beans, celery leaf, & mint.
The well-priced cocktail list focuses on classic, balanced beverages, with a curated beer list and exceptional, thoughtful wine list served mostly by the glass.
Lined with expansive windows, the small and intimate restaurant draws from navy blue, metallic brass, and warm woods. Seating is available at individual tables and at wood booths with stylish white cushions, in addition to a bar area with counter seating. An outdoor patio open offers visitors views down Highland Ave toward the Atlanta skyline.