Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rosebud Gets Reviewed

Last night, our review from Meridith Ford at the AJC was posted online. We were thrilled to learn that we earned three stars from Meridith along with a glowing write-up about our re- branded concept.

The review starts out by saying, "Chef Ron Eyester’s solid cooking at his newly christened Rosebud – once known as Food 101 Morningside – is exactly like he is – totally approachable, down-to-earth, completely likable." What high praise! Check out the review online and be sure to pick up a copy of the paper when it comes out on Friday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Bowl of Goodness

What do you get when you combine Riverview Farms grits, smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, a soft-poached egg and Tillamook cheddar cheese? You get Rosebud's Breakfast Bowl and tonight, if you eat at the bar, it is only $5!

Yep, it is Monday Night's Mystery Meal and from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the bar area you can enjoy our signature Breakfast Bowl for just $5. Remember to let your server know you are here for the Mystery Meal, and please no splitting plates.

See you tonight at the bar.

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Monday... Again

I hope you haven't made plans for dinner yet because for tonight's Monday Night Mystery Meal we are dishing up seared Georgia trout with Riverview Farms grits and tomato-caper chow chow for $5 if you dine at the bar. This is an entree that is only served during Monday Night Brunch so this is a great chance to give it a try!
Remember, this is only served on Monday night (5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) in the bar area; no split plates please.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Y'Ellen's Fave Five Bars

When she's not pouring a mean drink or dancing to Ron's rockin' playlists, our always-fun bartender Ellen loves hitting up her favorite watering holes. If you're planning on hitting up a few bars definitely give Ellen's picks a try:

Krog Bar-One of my favorite wine lists in the city. I especially love this place in the fall. Great place to chill on the patio with friends, a bottle of wine, and small plates of meats, and cheeses.

The Book House Pub-Great beer list with several flight options which allow you to have a little bit of everything. And I have to say the back patio is one of my favorite little hidden gems in the city. Then once you have had too many high gravity beers you can stumble next door to The Local for cheap bear, foose ball, tater tots and photobooth pictures. Its a good night. I promise.

Whiskey Blue-With spectacular views of the city, two roof top patios, this is the perfect setting for ladies night out. Grab your girls, throw on your cutest party dresses and get ready to dance the night away.

Noni's-I consider this place the "Cheers" for fellow restaurant industry people. Its one of those places where you can feel fight at home. Oh yeah, and if you stick around late enough, your probably in for a killer dance party.

Righteous Room- Because everyone has their local dive that will always hold a special place in their heart. And well, Righteous Room is mine.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Night's Mystery Meal

What could it be? What will you get for only $5 tonight at the bar? How about a turkey burger complete with grilled pineapple, goat cheese and sambal mayo? Even better; it comes with a choice of fries or onion rings (my pick is definitely our delish onion rings!).
See you tonight - remember, this is in the bar area only so be sure to let Jeff know you are here for Monday Night's Mystery Meal!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Introducing The Angry Chef

Well as things as Rosebud continue to stabilize and we keep approaching a state of normality (if there is such a thing in a restaurant), the staff and I have had an opportunity this week to take a step back and see "where we've been thus far," and see "where we need to go". Actually, knowing "where to go" isn't nearly as challenging, as knowing "how to get there." Well there is no doubt that this week our journey took us down the social media highway. After much coaxing I set up a Facebook page, which I am quickly getting addicted to, and after some careful discussion, Meryl and I decided that it was time to get me tweeting. Well like everything else that we do, we wanted to approach this task with a certain level of creativity and humor. However, we also wanted to deliver a product of substance, thus keeping continuity with the very foundation of Rosebud. Well folks, we present to you, @theangrychef. I think at this point in my restaurant career, while I am still very much enamored by the food (which is obvious, considering my figure), I am also extremely intrigued by the people who patronize our restaurant. There is no doubt that a restaurant can certainly serve as a stage for the study of humanity. And boy, do those studies get interesting and downight funny (especially after a few glasses of wine)...And after all, if we cannot laugh at ourselves and at eachother, what do we have left in this world. While my exploration with Twitter will present funny ancedotes and interesting scenarios, it will by no means convey a sense of malice or resentment...To be honest, it will probably not even be angry (The Angry Chef, just sounds a little better than The Funny Chef). It will simply bring to life the very "punchlines" that make Rosebud tick. I look forward to chatting with you @theangrychef.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Social Media Super Highway

Today Meryl and I had the pleasure of chatting with James Andrews of BeEverywhere. To say that James is a social media guru would be a grave under-statement. For just more than an hour James inspired us with his thought provoking commentary regarding social media and public relations. He even ran a live feed of the meeting for a few minutes on an application that he referred to as USTREAM. Apparently this is some type of social media app that has yet to be released to the general public. It is certainly amazing how the entire scope of public relations has shifted from one absolute, printed source to a community of thinkers eager to share and grow ideas. If you actually took just a moment to reflect on all the avenues of social media that exist and prosper, you would be astonished, if not completely overwhelmed. From a restaurant/food standpoint, social media has definitely moved from a "side dish" to "center of the plate" item. Obviously, as a restaurant owner this concept can seem downright scary...Just what I need, another variable that can and does have a huge impact on my business, in which I have no control. Meryl and I have certainly debated this particular issue time and time again...Leaving the meeting, I see my alternative as quite simple...I do the best to control the variables inside the four walls of this restaurant, while I continue to expand the parameters of a traditional chef/owner by feeding people with more than just good, sustainable foods...feed them with creative and sometimes humorous thoughts. Perhaps this can be just as comforting as a plate of fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

By The Way - You can now find me on Facebook (yes, I caved) and you can follow me on Twitter as "theangrychef"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Neighbors; Great Deals

Today, we are excited to kick-off a new partnership with our neighbor, clothing boutique Meringue. All this month show us your receipt from Meringue and receive $10 off of a $25 lunch purchase at Rosebud, or show Meringue your receipt from us and save 20% off your entire purchase. What a perfect excuse for a shopping and lunch date with friends!

Join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. to help kick-off our partnership with complimentary cocktails and a sneak peek at some new fall fashions.