Fast-casual, “good-for-you” restaurant Recess will officially open the doors of its Buckhead location on Monday, October 31, 2022, according to a press release Wednesday.
Adjacent to the Buckhead Theatre in Buckhead Village’s Hanover Building, at 3150 Roswell Rd NW, this location joins the OG-Krog Street Market outpost with a “dedicated design to encourage a more streamlined, advanced approach to guest convenience,” including a walk-up window.
With “food that makes you feel good” at the forefront and menu creation led by culinary director Whitney Wood, Recess Buckhead offers bowls and salads with grains, whole proteins, and seasonal vegetables for lunch on the go, dinner, or a post-workout refuel.
Menu highlights include the “Superbowl” with coconut brown rice, red quinoa, sweet potato, kale, pickled beet, chickpea, dried mango and dates with coconut-tahini dressing; the “Notorious P.I.G.” with a choice between protein-packed RightRice, coconut brown rice or Spanish brown rice, plus bacon jam, fried onions, sweet and spicy cucumbers, braised greens, cabbage slaw, roasted corn and roasted sweet potato with chipotle-lime ranch; and the “Harvest Moon” with kale, greens blend, cauliflower, cabbage slaw, citrus red onion, sesame + pumpkin seed mix & turmeric-pepper vinaigrette, and featured add-ons to all dishes include shredded chicken, spanish chorizo, maple-dijon tofu and soft-boiled egg, among others.
The walk-up window will eventually operate as a grab and go convenience, but upon opening will feature a “Coffee Man @ Recess” pop-up operated by Atlanta-based Coffee Man, which offers coffee and cold brew crafted with fruits and spices to create “funky fresh” flavors. Details on window hours and menu items to follow.
Led by CEO Erik Göranson, Recess is the brainchild of Göranson, Castellucci Hospitality Group President and CEO Fred Castellucci, and co-founder of hospitality software venture Gather, Nick Miller.
“With the mission to thoughtfully merge convenience and hospitality, Recess Buckhead is designed to make ordering, pickup, delivery and dining-in as seamless as possible, with dedicated parking spaces and a custom mobile app coming soon,” according to the release.