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The Painted Duck Offers Food and Entertainment on Westside


Experience unique gaming options and top notch food and beverage from The Painted Pin team

Justin Amick and William Stallworth, Founders and Principals of Painted Hospitality, an Atlanta-based company that creates and operates entertainment driven concepts, are pleased to announce The Painted Duck. The Painted Duck is a distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling and gaming parlour located in the new Stockyards Atlanta development.

The Painted Duck follows The Painted Pin, an upscale boutique bar, bowling and entertainment venue in Buckhead that opened in June 2014 to much acclaim, including “One of the 50 Coolest New Businesses in America” by Business Insider. Like its predecessor, The Painted Duck is poised to once again reinvent the entertainment sector with unique competitive group gaming options, eye popping design and top notch food and beverage from a seasoned hospitality team.

The Painted Duck includes 16 full service duckpin bowling lanes, 2 Belgian feather bowling lanes, 2 indoor horseshoe pits, knuckleball, toad in the hole, 2 indoor deck shuffleboard courts, 22 ft. table shuffleboard, a basketball 3 point and free throw shoot out, air hockey, snookball (a hybrid sport that blends pool with soccer) and other unique competitive group gaming options.

Chef Thomas Collins (ONE. midtown kitchen, TROIS, Parish Foods & Goods, The Painted Pin) is serving up cuisine he is dubbing “backyard barfare”. The menu offers shareable small plates, dips, sliders, sandwiches, salads, and skewered wood fired meats and proteins called “quills” prepared on a custom show-stopper grill. Items such as the House Cracker Jack, Westside Beef Jerky, and Duck Phat Fries will provide plenty of small bite options. For those with larger appetites, there are salads and sandwiches such as the Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich with Pickled Red Onions, Chili Mayo, Cilantro on a Brioche Bun, and the Shaved Vegetable Salad with Yellow Beets, Kohlrabi, Carrots, Radish, Apples, Bitter Greens, Blue Cheese and Apple Cider Vin. The aforementioned “quills”, or skewers, can be ordered by 3, 5, or 7 and include Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple, Thai Ahi Tuna, Peruvian Filet Mignon and King Crab Scampi. The menu’s piece de resistance is the Whole Roasted Peking Duck that must be ordered one hour in advance and is served family style with peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and King’s Hawaiian Rolls.

Acclaimed bartender Trip Sandifer (Atlanta’s The Spence, Restaurant Eugene, The Painted Pin), is one of the best in the country at his craft. At The Painted Duck, his beverage program focuses on signature and classic cocktails, artisanal wines by the glass and local and craft beer. Sandifer’s signature cocktails are true showstoppers and include the Frosted Duck L’Orange which was inspired by an Atlanta classic, The Varsity’s Frosted Orange. Trip’s version is for grown-ups and is a frozen orange creamsicle drink with coconut milk, orange soda, vodka, and orange flower water. Aside from the signatures, Sandifer offers 26 classic cocktails ranging from obscure to more modern classics. An all-star wine list boasting benchmark producers is curated by owner and Advanced Sommelier Justin Amick.

The Painted Duck is located in the Stockyards Atlanta development, an adaptive re-use of historic buildings dating back to the early 1900s. A neon duck hanging over a green door marks the entrance where guests walk through a hallway filled with graffiti, by scenic and graffiti artist Ben Janik, that leads to the stairwell down. The basement space which can be described as a “cavernous ruin space meets hunting lodge” pays homage to the historical building with original stone granite and brick throughout. Todd Murphy, the nationally acclaimed artist, has created a 50 foot mural that is a digital composite of hundreds of different images including migrating ducks, wildlife and nature that converge in the middle of the space creating a sculptural effect. (press release courtesy of Hannah at Huffines PR)

976 Brady Avenue


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