After several delays, the highly anticipated 1910 Public House is just about ready for their grand opening.
On Wednesday, they tested their staff at a special preview for family and friends. General Manager Danny Yike expects the Main Street restaurant to open to customers Friday for dinner, and a few days later for lunch.
It took longer than anticipated to renovate the space previously occupied by the Blue Rooster-- now located in downtown Lawrenceville.
“We’re anxious and we want to get it going,” said Co-owner Anthony Tiberia.
“We tore this place down and built it back up,” said Yike. “The building that houses the restaurant side dates back to 1891.” Painters were at the restaurant putting yellow trim on the façade just a few hours before dinner.
Tiberia says the ingredients used at the farm-to-table restaurant will be as local as possible. “Everything we make from scratch we source local as possible,” said Tiberia. “We use as many local farmers, purveyors and manufacturers as we can.”
1910 Public House is also a seasonal restaurant. “Within a few weeks, we won’t be able to get tomatoes for our hamburgers because they’re just not available. The menu changes seasonally, so four times a year.”
It’s not just the food that is locally sourced. The cocktails served at the wood-topped bar in the center of the space will also be as local as possible. Serving mainly craft beers, local wines and hand squeezed juices for mixers.
The Main Street location was an easy decision for Tiberia and co-owner Jennifer Tiberia. They also own Sprig in a neighborhood of Decatur much like this spot in Lilburn.
“We’re small town people, it’s a very close-knit community and it’s one thing we liked about Lilburn,” said Tiberia. “It fits our small, local mentality that we have.”
Construction crews were still working on the market side Wednesday evening. Yike expects that to open in the next two weeks or so.
“The market will be a place where people can grab breakfast, coffee, dessert,” said Yike. In addition, the market will sell ice cream and wines served on the restaurant side by the bottle. Yike notes they will also cater to vegetarian with meatless options.
“We make our own breads, we make our own pastries,” said Tiberia. Those items will also be sold in the market along with their homemade pimento cheese, which Yike describes as “awesomely delicious.”
“Here in the market, you can order a sandwich and a chips and drinks and take it out. It will be more casual,” said Tiberia comparing it to the sit-down side of the restaurant. Diners will also be able to order dinners to go.
The southern influenced menu features small plates—including Duck & Stout Brunswick Stew and Blackened Catfish Tacos, large plates—with items such as Low Country Shrimp and Smoky Grits and Gouda Meatloaf Steak, as well as burgers and salads.
1910 Public House is located at 107 Main Street in Lilburn. Dinner hours are from 4:30 until 10pm. On Friday and Saturday nights, they will keep the doors open until 11. Once lunch service begins, those hours will be from 11am until 2:30pm.
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