Ms. Icey’s Kitchen and Bar, a restaurant that marries southern, Caribbean, and Cajun influences in its cuisine, is set to relaunch Thursday, March 17, 2022, after a three-month hiatus, a spokesperson for the restaurant told What Now Atlanta in an email Wednesday.
Located in Decatur, at 1371 Clairmont Rd, Ms. Icey’s will return with the “same young and hip energy that drew local Atlantans and visitors weekly,” but with a refreshed space and menu “boasting a new level of modern sophistication,” the spokesperson said. Renovation specifics were not immediately available at the time of publication.
Now in its fourth year, Ms. Icey’s new menu offerings will include a red snapper prepared three ways — escovitch-style, roasted, or steamed with a banana leaf — curry goat and chicken, and jerk steak and jerk pork chops, and fresh ackee and saltfish.
Returning menu items will include the restaurant’s chicken and waffles with house-made praline butter and cornbread served in a warm skillet topped with blueberry jam and bourbon praline butter. There will also serve a newly crafted cocktail menu featuring a curated collection of martinis, frozen drinks, and more.
Owned and managed by hospitality vets Tasha Cyril, Clive Ruddock, Yusef Walker, Sopeak Pang, Glenn Wilson, and Sim Walker, Ms. Icey’s is a Black-owned restaurant “originally created to pay homage to the women who inspired the group to come together.” The group is also behind Atlanta’s APT. 4B.
Ms. Icey’s opened its doors for the first time back in March 2018, during Women’s History Month. The original concept and name around the restaurant is a combination of Sim’s and Yusef’s late grandmother, “Icelyn Walker,” and each owner’s childhood fondest memories stemming from their backgrounds in New York, St. Lucia, Cambodia, and Jamaica.
“We’re super excited to return,” Cyril said in a prepared statement. “We miss the energy from our guests. We’re very proud of the fact that we’re able to deliver great service, amazing food & cocktails, and an even better atmosphere. This is a hard combination to master and we’re really glad we’re able to set the standard for our guests.”