To begin with Look Camps Kitchen Bar conveys varied American to East Atlanta Journal Constitution blog
“Camps Kitchen & Bar recently opened in the former Paper Mill Grill space in East Cobb.
The newest project from executive chef Rob Phillip, Atlanta restaurateurs Rob Caswick and Jeff Newsham and the team behind Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs and Atwoods Pizza in Midtown features an u201ceclectic Americanu201d menu, including small plates, grilled pizzetta, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees.
Jonathan Turner of Grain and Tavernpointe in Midtown is in charge of the beverage program, which ranges from a simple $2 Genesee Cream Ale on draft to a sophisticated $13 Brooklyn cocktail with Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano Dry Vermouth, Amer Picon and Luxardo Maraschino.
The redesign is an exercise in subtraction, retaining the open kitchen and spacious bar area but simplifying the decor in the lounge and terraced dining room with rustic wood and other elements that convey an outdoorsy camping theme.
Last week, Caswick, Phillip and Turner sat down at Camps to talk about taking over the space and reimagining the concept while retaining its place in the community.
u201cWe wanted to keep what this place is, which is the local neighborhood watering hole,u201d Caswick said. u201cThe regulars have come back in and itu2019s kind of like they got their clubhouse back, especially at the bar.”