Ready for a quick boozy history lesson? Here you go: when the Normans conquered England they let them in on a cool little cooking technique: using an open hearth for heating. They would put a large container for heating liquids (think warm beer) at the corner of each hearth and called it a “hob.” Near said fire was a table where they would put their precious hob called a “nob.”
hob = container for beer (pretty much an old school keg)
nob = table for beer (like, a really big coaster)
Friends circled around the table and enjoyed warm beer from the hob, which was served on the nob and they called it …“hobnobbing.” #turndownforwhat
These days you can find me hobnobbing with friends at my local neighborhood watering hole…HOBNOB. See what I did there?
HOBNOB recently added some AMAZING new dishes to its menu, and brought back some old favorites (chicken pot pie!!!!!!!!!) that ATL has been clamoring for. Let’s take a tour of this new menu, shall we?
We started our marathon nosh session with the Buratta app! A pile of cheese, tomatoes, baby arugula, pickled shallot, basil pesto, EVVO, balsamic (is your mouth watering yet?) Yep, mine too.
The tour of
cheese the new menu continues! Like HOBNOB owner Sean Yeremyan says, “simple things in life are the most meaningful and delicious ones.” Preach, brother! Although I have to say, the combination of Havarti, Parmesan, Fontina, Homemade Peach Jam and Country Loaf tastes anything but simple. I literally had to fight Stripes off – I don’t share grilled cheese, bro.
Now, for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the dinner, the POT PIE! Amazing smoked chicken, peas, potatoes, carrots and heavenly smoked bacon. Stripes declared it his favorite pot pie in Atlanta…it’s a big deal.
Other hot new menu items on our to-do to try include:
Colby Jack, Guacamole, Sour CreamCrispy Tortillas, Chili, HOBNOB Beer Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Colby Jack, Guacamole, Sour Cream
Caramelized Onion, Grilled pineapple, Buratta, Tomatoes, Baby Arugula
(available after 5pm)
Short Rib, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Red Wine Gravy
A little more about HOBNOB before we go. This place offers a lot more than the typical tavern. Like you would expect it has an extensive selection of craft – high gravity beers, wine, milk shakes, and a full bar – all amazing. But where they really shine is the food! Choose from a large selection of amazing appetizers (don’t leave without getting a pretzel and cheese), gourmet pizzas and entrees from the Wood-Stone oven. All made fresh, right there. On splurge nights there is no better place to go for southern comfort food and burgers made in-house. Grab a seat on that patio at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive in Ansley – Morningside neighborhood and let the people watching begin. Hob and nob not required to dine.
Thanks for having us in, Sean! See you soon!