Moonshine & More
By Hope S. Philbrick
The cocktail menu at Atlanta’s new Stillhouse leverages the current cultural enthusiasm for moonshine. The cocktail list features all the moonshines available in Georgia—“available” doesn’t limit the offerings to “Georgia made,” so that’s a whole lot of moonshine.
The well-balanced drinks are often a twist on an otherwise familiar classic, e.g., Carolina Mule, Blood Red Moon Margarita, Ghostly Old Fashioned, Full Moon Daiquiri and more. The Southern Bramble features platinum moonshine, fresh lime juice and crème de mure. (Moonshine concoctions get top billing, but beer and wine are also served.)
What do you pair with something that, for most remembered history anyway, has been illegal? Food that’s so straightforward and familiar in name—burgers—yet so decadent that just eating it feels like you’re getting away with something.
The burgers at Stillhouse are piled so high with so many layers of flavorful ingredients that eating them is a gravity-defying physical challenge. No matter how daintily you attempt to consume one, you will get liquids on your chin and some ingredients will slide out from between the buns and onto your plate.
It won’t matter, unless perhaps you’re on a first date. Because getting a perfect bite with all those flavors mouthed at once is worth soiling a few napkins.
Counting calories is not advised. Two beef patties are topped with rich things like Georgia peanut hummus, fig jam, sliced peaches, blue cheese and pecans (on the “PB&J Burger”), pimento cheese, barbecue sauce, pulled pork and cole slaw (on the “Augusta Burger”), duck confit, goat cheese, green tomato relish, pickled beets and fresh spinach (on the “Buckhead Burger”) and more.
Most, but not all, burgers are beef. There’s also black-eyed pea burger, a bacon and eggs chicken burger, a fried oyster burger and more.
Thick-cut French fries are available alongside either plain or smothered in gouda cheese or pork gravy.
Most ingredients are locally sourced, so you can feel good about something other than taste.
56 East Andrews Drive Suite #10
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-Bar image courtesy Stillhouse; food & drink photos courtesy Chris Watkins, Ordinary Photography