Ron Eyester, Chef
Shortly after taking his first restaurant job in his late teens, Chef Ron
Eyester had a hunch that he was headed for a career in the restaurant
business. Although he was initially captivated by the intensity and provocative nature of the restaurant business, he most certainly would have never been able to anticipate the long, strange trip the restaurant industry has taken him on over the course of the past 13 years. After establishing his successful neighborhood eatery Rosebud, his path is taking another fun turn, this time heading to the inception of a bar, The Family Dog.
Serving as Rosebud’s playgroud, The Family Dog flaunts an over 40 foot longbar, while serving creative bar food, craft beers and an extensive selection of small production spirits. Live music is featured every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday night and there is a vintage jukebox that you can listen to the rest of the time. A huge mural of The Grateful Dead by local artist, Ake Scofield gives The Family Dog an exciting energy that penetrates the entire space.
Ron’s approach to the food at The Family Dog coincides with his approach to Rosebud. His is mantra could not be simpler: “buy local.” He is constantly challenging himself to resource the freshest available products. Keeping in the spirit of the playground, Ron takes simple bar food and adds fun and unique twists, taking bar fare to the next level on the menu at The Family Dog.
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Jason Chenette, GM/Partner
Jason Chenette has been with The Family Dog since the beginning – the very beginning. Chenette started as a bartender at Food 101 Morningside the day it opened in 2006, continued his tenure during the change to Rosebud, and is now heading up the bar at Ron’s next venture, The Family Dog. A New York native who grew up in South Florida, Jason shares a love of music, especially blues, with Ron. Chenette even spent a few years filming bands for a company he started in 1998, which provided on demand content for radio station websites at a time when the sites were just getting off the ground. While the position led him to relocate to Atlanta, Chenette filmed bands all over the Southeast, including notable bands Coldplay and Nickelback. After leaving the company in 2003, he stayed in Atlanta and took what he thought would be a part-time job as a bartender and ended up falling in love with the profession. His bar staples include rye whiskey, beer, music, and hopefully a Philadelphia Eagles game playing.
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