A short walk from the square of downtown Gainesville leads you to a modest yellow sign and the entryway to Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub, the only one of its kind in the state.
Within the walls of this 115 year old building, owner Chris Richardson and his crew have developed a menu that recreates your classic southern favorites like you’ve never experienced them before, bringing out new flavors with the perfect blends of their homemade sauces and perfectly unexpected ingredient pairings. Constantly adding new gourmet twists to their menu’s dishes, Re-cess still sticks to the iconic fried traditions that makes southern food, well….southern. Their fried green beans, fried pickles, and fried green tomatoes are a true testament to their mastery in frying. Every dish is full flavored and prepared in a way that allows the fried crunch to co-exist with the natural ingredient that it encases. In addition to adding flare to classic southern cuisine, Re-cess puts a southern twist on dishes as varied as ahi tuna and gourmet flat breads. In order to experience these creative spins on your favorite southern dishes, plan a trip to Re-cess. The drive north of Atlanta to Gainesville is worth the historical atmosphere and gourmet southern cuisine that Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub has to offer. Be sure to check them out on Fridays to enjoy live music in “the stables,” too!
[Published on Atlanta Food Walk’s Facebook Page, October 2016]