Hudson North Farm-to-Tavern Pop-Up Now Open in Midtown
Just in time for the holidays, Billy and Jenn Streck, the husband and wife team best known as co-owners of Cypress Street Pint and Plate, are bringing Hudson North, a new pop-up restaurant, to Atlantic Station starting Tuesday, October 9, through Monday, December 31, 2012. Taking over the space that formerly housed The Grape, Hudson North is a farm-to-tavern establishment open for lunch and dinner seven days a week featuring an affordable, chef-driven menu and curated craft beer and cocktail selection served in a warm and inviting environment.
Known for designing renowned Atlanta culinary staples including Miller Union, 4th & Swift and Holeman & Finch Public House, the Streck’s hired ai3 to transform the space that once held The Grape into a cozy tavern reminiscent of shipyard haunts that overlook the Hudson River. Dark hardwood floors and repurposed tables and chairs compliment a palate of soft beige, grays, cream, yellow and natural wood. Candles in mason jars that mimic floating down a river hang at various lengths above the heads of diners, while 1920s inspired accents like an antique cash register, phone, radio and scales are peppered throughout. The story of the Hudson North and the Streck’s definition of what a pop-up restaurant means to them is written on the windows, creating an undeniable charm and feeling of being a part of a welcoming community.
Leading the culinary team at Hudson North is executive chef B.H. Hibbs, also known as “Chef B.” Recently moving from Washington D.C. to Atlanta, Chef B. has a wealth of culinary experience and has worked with some of the best in the business including award-winning chefs Michael Symon, Jeff Tunks, and Shawn McClain. For Hudson North, Chef B. is sourcing all of his ingredients daily from local farmers markets for his menu that is heavily influenced by seasonality and showcases a variety of culinary styles and techniques.
The lunch and dinner menus include a raw bar, snacks, salads, a hand-held selection, entrees, and desserts. Starters include scallop crudo with arugula, lemon, dill, fennel, and clementine; ricotta-parmesan fritters with an asparagus puree and pickled mushrooms; and fresh figs with amber ale, bacon, almonds, chile, and parsley. Hand-held items range from braised chicken tacos and braised pork sliders to a burger served with pickled red onion, brown ale ketchup, gruyere, crispy ham, and pickled cucumber on ciabatta. A variety of entrees appeal to all tastes including the seared tuna with fingerlings, snap beans, olives, clementine, fennel, and a lemon-honey vinaigrette; the pulled pork served with homemade mustard sauce, creamed corn, snap beans, radish and parsley; and the Crab penne with asparagus, lemon, parsley, chile, mushrooms, garlic, and scallions. For dessert, guests are invited to indulge in homemade apple pie; brownies with bacon, pecans, cayenne and caramel; and banana pudding with vanilla wafers and whipped cream.
With the help of beer aficionado Rob Merrick (Cypress Street Pint and Plate, Hop City), Hudson North has an impressive craft bottle beer selection that complements Chef B.’s menu. A sampling of available beers include Allagash Dubbel, Brewdog Punk IPA, Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Crispen Original Cider and Estrella Damm Daura gluten free beer. Local favorite SweetWater 420 will also be available and served for just $3. Hudson North’s wine list boasts a concise and affordable selection, while five signature cocktails like the Spice Pear Margarita; the Rolling Blackout (Redemption High Rye Bourbon, Paolucci Amaro CioCiaro, Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino, orange flower water); and the Ginger Collins (St. George Botanivore Gin, simple syrup, fresh squeezed lemon, Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters, Barritt’s Ginger Beer) will be sure to please.
Hudson North is located in Atlantic Station at 264 19th Street, Suite 2140, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit Hudson North online at www.hudson-north.com and stay connected via Twitter at @HudsonNorthAtl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HudsonNorthATL.