Atlanta, GA

G&G Club Takeover and Sunday Supper

G&G brings the best of Alabama to Atlanta with a menu by Chris Hastings and cocktails by Justin Owens

Starting Monday, June 17, the Garden & Gun Club launches a week-long menu takeover in partnership with the Alabama Tourism Department, offering a signature menu item created by James Beard Award winner Chris Hastings of Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club and a full menu of inventive cocktails by Justin Owens, general manager of 23 Court Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Montgomery. 

To conclude the week, join us for a classic Sunday Supper with Chef Hastings and Owens, where they will prepare a multicourse meal with beverage pairings reflecting seasonal ingredients from the Yellowhammer State.

Chef Chris Hastings
Hot and Hot Fish Club of Birmingham, AL

Chef Chris Hastings honed his skills at Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Providence, Rhode Island, before moving to Birmingham, Alabama, to work under Frank Stitt as chef de cuisine of Highlands Bar & Grill, where he met his wife, Idie. After helping to open several restaurants, the couple returned home to Birmingham in 1995 to display the culinary knowledge they had accrued with the debut of Hot and Hot Fish Club, the first farm-to-table restaurant in Birmingham. In the years since, the couple published a cookbook in 2009, and in 2012, Hastings was named Best Chef: South by the James Beard Foundation.

Learn more about Chef Chris Hastings.

Mixologist Justin Owens
23 Court of Montgomery, AL

Justin Owens has worked in the culinary industry for almost twenty years, and has held the bartender title for fifteen years. He has a strong passion for whiskey-driven cocktails and single-barrel programs. In 2023, Owens was named Bartender of the Year by the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association (ARHA) and was also named one of seven winners for Restaurant Manager of the Year by the ARHA. Owens is a certified bourbon steward by the Stave and Thief Society and was one of twenty-seven electees to the 2023 Grain to Glass seminar sponsored by Brown Forman & Lush Life Productions. Owens resides in Montgomery, Alabama, with his wife, Jessica, and is general manager and lead bartender for 23 Court.

Learn more about Justin Owens.

*Please note that standard lunch and dinner reservations at the Garden & Gun Club become available 6 weeks in advance.