Ahead of its Atlanta Debut The Bishop Unveils Food and Beverage Menus

Atlanta foodies are in for a tasty round of good news today! The Bishop, a new Atlanta eatery located in Avondale Estates, is prepping for its opening next month and has just revealed the contents of both its food and beverage menus. Trying a new restaurant is a culinary adventure on its own, but the process is even sweeter when you have a sneak peek at what's officially on the menu. With the opening just around the corner, read on to find out all the delicious details about this restaurant that is sure to have you pulling up a table on opening day. Bon appetite! The Bishop, a charming Avondale Estates restaurant and bar set to debut this April, introduces its food and beverage offerings. The first venture of owner-operator and longtime Avondale Estates resident Luellen Marshall, The Bishop showcases a collection of family recipes inspired by American classics and comfort food.

"Our menus reflect The Bishop's place as a true neighborhood mainstay and community gathering spot," said Marshall. "Diners can expect to enjoy an abundant array of our family's favorite dishes, seasonal cocktails and even wines on tap." A welcome addition to this historic town located just outside of Decatur, Ga., The Bishop's menu embodies Marshall's neighborhood-centric philosophy showcasing all-natural, locally sourced ingredients. The menu begins with crowd-pleasing starters such as Bishop's house chips made with red bliss potatoes fried to a golden brown and served with parmesan and garlic aioli; grilled artichokes with burnt lemon and roasted garlic aioli; and a Southern picnic board complete with pimento cheese, cream cheese and pepper jelly, fresh vegetables, buttered club crackers and country ham. Hearty dinner plates take center stage, with classics including smoked fried chicken served with whipped cauliflower, honey butter and black eyed pea caviar; Gum Creek Creole ham with smoked Gouda grits, glazed turnip greens and jalapeno jelly; salsa Verde hangar steak with spicy salsa Verde marinade, fennel puree and radish slaw; and slow roasted prime rib with natural jus.

Lighter fare options include a lobster Cobb with tomato, radish, avocado and soft egg and saffron risotto with market vegetables, citrus and parmesan. Sandwich selections round out the menu with favorites such as the Pine Street BLT with thick cut applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and fried green tomatoes on grilled sourdough. The cocktail list showcases seasonal flavors in each libation. Spring cocktails include "hibiscus iced tea" with Belvedere vodka, lemon bitters and rhubarb juice; "the sourwood" with Gentleman Jack whiskey, fresh lemon, sourwood honey, orange and lemon bitters topped with wheat beer; and the "Moscow mule" with Stolichnaya vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer and lime zest. Guests will also be delighted to order wine growlers and wines from tap, which offers exclusive vineyard varieties with outstanding quality. The Bishop will be located at 124 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, Ga., 30002 and will serve dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The 2,300 square-foot restaurant will accommodate 80 guests and feature leather banquettes and open table seating as well as a full bar. For more information please visit www.bishopae.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/thebishoprestaurant .

About The Bishop Opening spring 2014, The Bishop is a contemporary neighborhood restaurant and bar located in the historic town of Avondale Estates just outside of Decatur, Ga. The menu features American classics and traditional comfort foods with a twist using all-natural, locally sourced products. With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, owner-operator Luellen Marshall prides The Bishop on its charming atmosphere and neighborhood-centric philosophy. The Bishop is named after Marshall's son, Bishop, as a tribute to his great, great grandfather of the same name.