Restaurateurs Billy and Jenn Streck are set to open their first solo concept, Hampton & Hudson – a community driven bar and restaurant located in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street this winter. Billy, best-known as co-owner of the bustling, Midtown hotspots Cypress Street Pint and Plate and GRAIN drink shop and eatery, is set to create another approachable and affordable haunt with his wife in one of Atlanta’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Jenn, an Atlanta native, has years of experience in both the music and bar industries and brings a wealth of talent and vision to their first concept.
During a secret supper at the newly opened The Frye Company Atlanta flagship store, Billy and Jenn Streck revealed that Cooper Miller, formerly of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, is going to be the Executive Chef of Hampton + Hudson. Not only did the H+H team dish on the latest details about their new venture, but they also created a special five-course tasting menu just for the evening. Guests were delighted to learn that the secret supper menu featured two cocktails, The Hampton and The Hudson; a roasted beet and carrot salad; a signature house-made Nashville hot chicken biscuit; house-made banana cream pie; and kettle korn to-go that will all be on the opening menu.
“This is a place where we wanted to mix a little of all of our loves of the bar and restaurant industry into a community establishment,” said Jenn Streck during the dinner. “We love going to a place and feeling like you are at home, so that is what we hope to do for our guests.”
Billy and Jenn discussed how they are striving to create a “true community bar and restaurant” that focuses on the overall experience, redefines how diners look at pub food, and features a well-rounded bar program. The 3,500-square foot space will boast a mezzanine, large bar and an intimate outdoor patio with a fire pit. The interior will have distinctive touches inspired by many of their favorite go-to spots from their travels and when they lived in the East Village in New York, but will play to both the spirit of the neighborhood and Atlanta’s ever-growing dining scene. Chef Cooper, who is focusing on flavor and getting back to the basics with perfectly cooked meats, light, bright sauces, and fresh crisp vegetables is most excited about a large rotisserie that is going to be the centerpiece of the open kitchen. Hampton + Hudson will also offer 20+ craft beers on draft, wine, cocktails and ice coffee on draft, classic cocktails and more. Hampton + Hudson will be open for lunch, dinner, brunch and we will also feature a late night menu.
The exclusive experience featured signature cocktails by Georgia’s own Lovell Bros. Whiskey and brews by Wild Heaven Craft Beers, live acoustic music by Mike LaSage, Bone Lick BBQ’s award-winning chef and pitmaster, and shopping of Frye’s Fall and Winter Collections.
Guests in attendance included actress Lauren Cohan, Councilman Kwanza Hall, director Jeff Wadlow, Kate Atwood, Eric Johnson and Nick Purdy of Wild Heaven Craft Beers, Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha, Vincent Martinez of Fashionado, beer and spirit expert Dennis Byron, Jamie Laycock and Marcella Withers of The Frye Company, and more.
For more on Hampton + Hudson, visit www.hamptonandhudson.com. Stay connected on Twitter at @_HamptonHudson and on Instagram at @HamptonHudson.