Friday, February 1, 2013


"But I always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party.” Andy Warhol

Picture this. 1979 in Hazzard County and the Duke boys are pulling up to The Boars Nest, after a long day of running from the law. The Boars Nest, A local watering hole, was the place where you’d come to hang your hat, pop a cold one, and enjoy a hot meal served up by Daisy Duke. In the corner, the jukebox would play “Just two good old boys, never meanin’ no harm…”as the good times roll. The Dukes of Hazzard filmed on the outskirts of Atlanta, has since faded along with The Boars Nest, but the good times continue to roll miles up the road at a place called Local Three. A restaurant, built on one of its ten philosophies that Local is Priority, by owners Chef Chris Hall, Chef Todd Mussman, and Ryan Turner. Three locals, who formed a friendship and now partnership around one idea, cold beer, and some cooked hogs.

As I step off the elevator of The Forum, a pristine Buckhead office complex, complete with marble finishing and grand water fountains. I am unaware that my vision of white table cloths, stuffy waiters, and fine china; would soon come face to face with the large wooden door at the end of the hallway, stenciled Local Three Kitchen and Bar. Inside the dark entrance, The Last Supper at the bowling alley greets me; along with a tribute to Elvis, what I believe to be Jesus having a cocktail, and a rabbit’s head with horns marking destination hostess stand! The restaurant is one big open space with 20 foot ceilings, a dark wood motif, and a spacious outdoor patio. Along the back wall, a 37 foot hand-hewn bar spans likes the green mile offers 40 different bourbons and the three little pigs are the center of attention in the dining room. The space is an eclectic blend of fun and 

Exclusive for brunch only, Local Three serves brunch in their kitchen Piccadilly style, but this brunch is definitely the upgraded 4G version. Your place mat lists a variety of fabulous “all you can eat” brunch options and you simply follow the sign marked “In Hungry”. The concept is to pig out! The kitchen, an assembly line of chefs dressed in white LT coats and baseball caps aka The Hearty Boys, serve up one delicious brunch experience. Yep! The modern day Boars Nest. My starting lineup was the Zucchini Pecan Bread, Fruit Salad garnished with Raspberries and Mint, and Butternut Squash Soup. Round Two came out swinging with the French Toast with Vanilla Marscapone and Pecans, Soft Scrambled Eggs, and Classic Shrimp and Grits. Lastly, the Final Knockout was Mac and Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie, and the Roast Beef Hash…Out for the count! But it didn’t stop there. For those with a sweet tooth, you may partake in the display of desserts like the Cherry Panna Cotta or Hazelnut Cheesecake. Over 20 items on the menu to choose from. As I exited the kitchen thinking exercise must be incorporated into my brunch schedule. I glanced over at the sign marked “Out Happy” one last time, and I couldn’t help but smile knowing I will definitely see this sign again!  

The Forum
3290 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30327  

Sunday 10:30am to 2:30pm  


RATING 4 Mimosas
Overall Experience

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