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Ebony Austin, owner of Nouveau Bar & Grill, announced a new line of stone-ground grits that will be available nationwide via Shopify and on-site at their current locations in College Park and Jonesboro, as of March 12. The grits will be the first product under Ebony’s Nouveau Creations umbrella, and come in three flavors: Original, Garlic and Herb, and Jalapeño and Cheddar.
“The date of the launch, March 12, is a tribute to the date of my grandmother’s passing, which happened when I was only nine years old,” said Austin, who created the dish, in a press release statement. “She is the one who taught me how to make grits, so the launch of Nouveau Creations is a full-circle experience.”
Centered around Austin’s Chicago upbringing, Nouveau Bar & Grill gained buzz as one of Atlanta’s hotspots largely because of their Ultimate Cajun Seafood and Grits dish. Consisting of chargrilled shrimp, salmon and crab meat served over stone ground grits and topped over Cajun cream sauce, it instantly became a restaurant favorite.
With their College Park location being frequented by visitors coming in and out of Atlanta, they are typically asked about where their grits come from and how people can find them. Now, they have several places.
“Nouveau Creations’ white corn stone ground grits were carefully selected from the Georgia Mountains and packaged beautifully to be placed any and everywhere,” Austin said.
In April, Nouveau will also launch their Nouveau Creations food truck. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of Seafood and Grits options, which will have an infused Cajun liquor sauce with cognac, tequila and vodka. The truck will also have liquor infused chicken wings, along with their non-alcoholic dishes such as waffles, catfish and impossible quesadillas.
The 20-foot long truck will be stationed at Nouveau’s Jonesboro location. The truck will help service quick and to-go orders on an open green field directly behind the restaurant, which is also home to an amphitheater frequented by performers, musicians and comedians.
Nouveau Bar & Grill is open: Tuesday – Thursday from 2pm – 10 EST; Friday from 2pm – 12am; Saturday from 11am – 12am; and Sunday from 11am – 10pm.