Likewise, the new Ponce City Market eatery and bar announced late-2018, will open for the first time January 25, according to a press release Thursday.
It is housed on the second floor of the Central Food Hall in the center of the Citizen Supply store, at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NW Suite 208.
In celebration of Likewise’s opening, the eatery will host a grand opening party on Friday, January 25, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
During the event, guests can enjoy live music from DJ Esme beginning at 8 p.m., food and drinks for purchase from Likewise’s newly launched menu, in-store raffles featuring Citizen Supply gift cards, and more.
Likewise will feature a selection of seasonally-driven light bites and shareable plates developed by Chef Jason Jimenez of Kitchen Six and Homespun.
The menu will offer “nostalgic Southern classics” such as Pimento Grilled Cheese, featuring house-made aioli and B&B pickles served on multi-grain bread; Butternut Squash Hummus, made with pomegranate and cilantro gremolata, crudite and pita; Spicy Chili Caramel Popcorn and more.
“We’re looking forward to adding a new element to the Citizen Supply space where guests can experience this unique environment and hang out over great food and drinks,” Jimenez said in the release.
“Citizen Supply is already known for curating great local and global brands, and we’re excited to further this through our intentionally sourced menu.”
Beverage Director Ben Richardson will round out the menu with signature drinks like Cats and Dogs (vodka, aperitivo, grapefruit and soda) and the Eastwood (bourbon, vermouth, sherry and amaro and Mojo, an aged rum cocktail with sparkling brachetto, fresh lime and mint.)
Designed by Grace-Made’s Savannah Metcalf, the in-store space offers a 25-seat communal lounge area to accompany the eatery’s open bar, which accommodates up to 20 additional guests.
Phil Sanders, the founder of Citizen Supply, is also the owner and operator of Likewise.