A sister restaurant of West Egg Cafe (love that place) over in Howell Mill, The General Muir, led by Executive Chef Todd Ginsberg, is a Jewish deli type concept that is a little over a week old. Been meaning to go check out the eatery as the reviews from friends were quite promising. My personal experience with the service and ambiance was quite good and the food was simply lovely. If you can, order the chopped chicken liver because that thing is delicious. Probably meant more as a 4 person appetizer than 2, but wow, I think next time I’m going to eat a whole plate of it for lunch. Yes, it is that good.
Some fun facts I learned from Sonia Chopra’s article at Eater.com, the eatery got its name per the USS General C. H. Muir. During the aftermath of World War II, the owner’s mother and grandmother, both Holocaust survivors, were brought to the United States thanks to this ship; the name is to show homage to the vessel of their salvation. I really admire restaurants that give thought to the name. It adds so much depth and character, gives a sense of connection once you learn its history. A lovely place. I will be back.
The General Muir (information gathered 2/2013)
1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-230
Avenue Pl Atlanta, GA
Hours – Dining Room
Mon – Fri 7:00am – 10:30am
Sat, Sun 8:00am – 3:00pm
Mon – Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sun – Thurs 5:30 – 9:00pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 – 10:00pm
Hours – Deli
Mon – Fri 7:00am – 5:30pm
Sat, Sun 8:00am – 5:30pm
Free parking in the Emory Point Parking Deck. 2 hours during the day, 3 hours in the evening. Not sure the cost after that point. Also there are metered parking (max of 45 minutes at a time, credit card only).
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