Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Jerry Garcia Dinners!

Our annual tribute to Jerry Garcia is back! The much-anticipated Garcia celebrations will be held Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th. This year we will be offering an a la carte menu of dishes inspired by the song “Truckin,’” as well as a tasting menu for $60, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 404.347.9747.

Come in for brunch on Jerry’s birthday, Sunday, August 1st wearing your heady gear and get a free cocktail made with Jerry’s favorite drink, Dr. Pepper!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rosebud Celebrates One Year Anniversary

This past week Rosebud celebrated its first birthday…Although, it may not be a milestone; considering the current economy, it’s definitely an achievement in which I am quite proud. Obviously starting a new a business can be a daunting task, and when people hear it’s a restaurant (especially people you’re trying to borrow money from), they seem to grow even more skeptical. All of us have read and chatted about the statistics regarding the rate of failure for new restaurants. In fact, I've seen so many conflicting articles online, I don’t know who to believe. However, to be honest, my passion for restaurants has always overshadowed any clear sense of reason. Although my path in this industry has been anything but conventional, I always knew I would end up in the position that I am in today. And although my determination, hard work, and stubbornness took me a good bit of the way, there are many people to thank; way too many for this blog. My wife, my staff, my investors, our neighborhood and many of my colleagues have offered nothing but steadfast support. All the influences; both good and bad (I don’t which there are more of), have had a tremendous impact on my journey.

The past year has been mind boggling to say the least. In the midst of a severe recession, we bought a restaurant, conceived a concept to fit the neighborhood, involved the community as much as possible, implemented a calculated plan as well as an array of changes, spent a ridiculous amount of money, brought a mere vision to life and enjoyed a hair raising roller coaster ride that I hope lasts for many years to come.

Although the days can be exhausting and problems can relentlessly pile on top of one another, sometimes by the minute; there is no doubt that I am a lucky man. Not everyone gets to go to work every day and do what they love. I look forward to building on this opportunity, continuing to make Rosebud an indispensable part of a neighborhood and serving our community. Who knows, maybe one day somebody will come to the restaurant and think “Indigo” is just a shade of blue. Here’s to the next year...Thanks for eating local!

Monday, July 12, 2010

July is Lobster Fest at Rosebud!

We will be offering an a la carte lobster menu every night starting Thursday, July 8th through Saturday, July 31st. Dishes will include a lobster salad, butter poached lobster and lobster ravioli. Every Thursday night for the rest of the summer we will have steamed lobster with corn on the cob and potatoes for $25, plus tax and gratuity. We will also be featuring wine and cocktails to accompany your Lobster Fest meal! Reservations are not required.

Hope to see you soon!