Casserole restaurant to open below and behind Movies Worth Seeing in Morningside

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Dinner and a movie.
In your parent’s basement.

Why eat out at a restaurant when you can get perfectly scrumptious tuna fish casserole to take home?


Casseroles will open in Morningside sometime between late January to early February, according to restaurateur Hunter Hanger.

Owners Betsy McKay, Hunter Hanger, and John Brown will combine classic casseroles with vegetarian and vegan options (for take out) at their shop located at 1393 N. Highland avenue, “below and behind” Movies Worth Seeing.

It’s “southern warmth and hospitality with an urban, yet neighborly, spirit.” Sure hope those aren’t ingredients for one of them casseroles.

Hunter Hanger emailed Creative Loafing late yesterday announcing the concept:

I thought that I would drop you a line to introduce myself. A friend and I are opening up a casserole shop (called Casseroles) in Morningside late January/early February 2011 and I wanted to get us on your radar.

It will be a to-go casserole shop with not only the classic casseroles but also vegetarian and vegan fare for a more healthy twist on the traditional recipes. There will also be a retail area so that our customers can create a gifting experience for new neighbors, new parents, the sickly, or bereaving family members. The concept combines Southern warmth and hospitality with an urban, yet neighborly, spirit.

If they make a mean green bean casserole, consider them on your way to the relatives house for Thanksgiving this year.

1393 N. Highland Avenue
Atlanta GA, 30306

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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9 years ago

As a vegetarian casserole devotee, I am all over this. Thanks for the heads-up!

9 years ago

As a southerner and lover of my late mother’s squash and spinach casseroles,I need to be there for the opening day!

9 years ago

yum yum – good find Caleb! Any idea on price range? Will these be full sized or single person sized casserole’s? A buffet perhaps?

9 years ago

I hate to be a naysayer, but I’m just not sure this is a concept that can last. I am sure it will do well initially because it’s novel and people will be curious. But, I just don’t see this sticking around.

Hunter Hanger
9 years ago

Hey Everybody, Thank you so much for your comments and interest! Caleb, thank you for the posting! Yes, we’ll be selling various sized portions- from 2 servings to party-sized (up to 14). Betsy, John, and I are working very hard for a late Jan/early Feb opening date- we’ll keep you all posted about our website as well. Look forward to seeing you all at the shop!

9 years ago

I am definitely looking forward to this! Just thinking about a home-made casserole that someone else prepares makes me hungry! What about the really old favorites like Tuna Fish and the ones with potato chips or onion rings on the top!?

9 years ago

Great publicity idea – pre promoting restaurants!!! Would like to talk to you professionally about leads. Not a lover of casseroles, but my wife is – will pass along.

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