Sunday, September 23, 2012

Southern Ground Social Club

On July 27th Susan and I ate an early dinner with our friends Jim and Susan at Zack Brown's Southern Ground Social Club restaurant in Senoia, Georgia.  Located on Main Street the restaurant sits along-side the old store fronts in the quaint little city.  Senoia has been the scene for many films including Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), and Freejack (1992).  More recent films were Meet the Browns (2008) and the Footloose remake (2011).  Scenes from the popular television series The Walking Dead are also filmed there.
Downtown Senoia, Georgia
My wife Susan (not my friend Susan) read about the Zack Brown's restaurant in the Atlanta newspaper.  It must have had a pretty good review so we decided to make the trek from our house in Jonesboro to Senoia to check it out.  The place was almost full when we arrived.  The friendly staff sat us near the window.  The menu is a large chalkboard on the wall.  That's it - no paper menus.
I had the Senoia Sea Animal Ahi Tuna.  It was very good but as you can see from the image below the jar the tuna was served in was mostly empty.  I know tuna is expensive but without a roll or something else this entree left me wanting.  I'm not a big eater so that's saying something.  Only two other restaurants have that distinction.  They are the French Market in Locust Grove and The Hill in Serenbe.

Ahi Tuna
My friend Susan had the BBQ chicken.  That looked like it was a little more my style.

BBQ Chicken on Cornbread
Pork Tenderloin on Cornbread
Jim had the Southern Arepa grilled pork tenderloin.  

Beef Tenderloin on Cornbread
My wife had the Georgia ClayMoo beef tenderloin.

Avocado and Hummus Sandwich on Pita Bread
We shared "The Farmer's Daughter" as an appetizer.

Many of the entrees are cooked on an extra-large Big Green Egg behind the restaurant.

So, that's about it.  A band was setting up as we ate but we left before they started to play.  One of the musicians looked like Zack, but it wasn't.  Overall, the the food was good and the atmosphere was better.  Great beers!  Next time I think I'll order something a little more substantial. 

Thanks for reading.