Fans of the late Southern Gourmasian food truck and its brick-and-mortar incarnation, and there are many, are able to fill bellies once again with food turned out by Justin Patterson and C.C. Key. They opened TAE (pronounced “
TAE’s menu is Southern; folks who twigged to the Pig and Swig event recently at Heifer International got to taste a tiny bit of TAE, bites of pulled pork and deeply refreshing pickled watermelon. Other Southern stalwarts, like cheese dip, boiled shrimp, fried green tomatoes, purple hull peas, tamales, chicken and dressing (
The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch Monday through Friday, and, starting July 7, will be open for brunch 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Patterson said. TAE will begin weekday dinner hours after it gets its liquor license in mid-July. TAE, which can seat 60, is located on the first floor of the hotel on the east side of the building so that there is access to the parking lot.