Restaurant Profile 4th and Swift

Ranging from small plates filled with roasted brussel sprouts to some of the best wood grilled octopus lasagna you will ever have, 4th and Swift has the ability to satisfy everyone of your insatiable cravings. Labeled as "one of the best modern restaurants in Atlanta" this unique atmosphere will warm your heart, while appealing to your artistic taste (both in food and decor). Calling the 4 th Ward its home, this restaurant has already made quite the impact on the locals. Chef / Owner Jay Swift's rise in the culinary field has been methodical over his 30 years in the industry.

A Baltimore native, Jay started out in the restaurant business at the age 14 and restaurant work financed his high school and college English education. After two and a half years of college, he decided to follow his passion - and palate - and he switched gears and headed back to the kitchen. Jay is very active in the Atlanta community. He serves as the chef co-chair for The Flavors of Atlanta , a popular culinary event that benefits the Georgia Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. Now Jay brings his passion and a modern approach to traditional American comfort food with the opening of 4th & Swift in the historic Old Fourth Ward. About the Fourth Ward The Old Fourth Ward was created in the 1870s under the city ward system. Although city government moved from wards to districts in the 1950s, for residents the neighborhood name remains a source of pride. The Old Fourth Ward is famous as the birthplace of Dr.

Martin Luther King as well as the location of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Sweet Auburn District. Its historic role is now being honored with the creation of the city's newest in-town park, Historic Fourth Ward Park. Despite its rich history, it lacked green space and the development of the Historic Fourth Ward Park affirms the neighborhood's values and gives it a sparkling new green space worthy of its bright future. 4 th and Swift 621 North Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30308 (678) 904-0160 Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30 pm - 10 pm Fri-Sat 5:30 pm - 11 pm Sun 11 am - 9 pm For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.