Stir House, an Asian-Southern fusion-themed stir fry concept, announced today that they are opening their first location, at 61 Broad Street NW, in April 2024. The Asian-Style Wok cooking technique used in the preparation of its dishes provides for an authentic stir fry taste and experience. The restaurant concept will be the first in the Southeast to serve an all vegan, gluten-free and gum-free menu items such as: THE A-TOWN (an ode to Atlanta with Jasmine rice paired with Impossible grounds, onions, garlic, sweet peppers, red beans, corn, purple cabbage topped with a fried drumstick and drizzled with Red Pepper aioli sauce), THE KHAN (rice noodles paired with Impossible grounds, garlic, onions, Bok choy, sweet peppers, basil and topped with Daring Chicken and Mongolian sauce) and THE NOLA (Jasmine rice paired with vegan shrimp, onions, garlic, sweet peppers, spinach, red beans, green onions tossed in Jambalaya sauce and topped with spicy Beyond sausage). 

Customers will also have the option to “build your own box (BYOB),” consisting of a base (jasmine rice, quinoa, rice noodles, or fettuccini noodles), protein (chorizo crumble, Daring Chicken, Impossible grounds, spicy Beyond sausage, Stir House meatballs or vegan shrimp), over 15 fresh vegetable options and five proprietary homemade sauces (Alfredo, Green Goddess, Jambalaya, Mongolian and red pepper aioli).  Customers will also be able to create their own Traditional Pho (which is a Vietnamese soup dish consisting of vegetable broth and rice noodles) utilizing the same “build your own” concept.  

The location is the former home to Vietnamese eatery, Fish Bowl Poké. With 1,485 square feet of space, Stir House is looking to provide a chic fast casual “zen” experience. The restaurant sits across from Woodruff Park near the city’s historic Muse’s Building and is less than a quarter of a mile from Underground Atlanta. The concept was the brainchild of serial entrepreneur and former Atlanta city councilman, Antonio Brown, who nearly died after suffering from a digestive track disorder — later, finding out he was allergic to gluten. Stir House is also co-owned by Ebony Austin (restauranteur, philanthropist, and owner of Nouveau Bar & Grill), attorney/pharmaceutical executive, Phillandas Thompson and human resources executive, Tosin Adesanya.

“When I found out I was allergic to gluten, I went home and quickly realized that almost everything in my pantry had gluten,” says Brown. “Stir House was created out of a need, a necessity – mainly for the people who are often overlooked when it comes to food choices because of allergies to gluten and gums. These people still want flavorful and delicious options.”

Appetizers at the eatery will include lemon pepper fried drumsticks (another Atlanta nod), fried green beans and fried oyster mushrooms along with jalapeno hush puppies, spring rolls and lemongrass coconut soup. Dessert options will include peach/apple empanadas, carrot cake parfait, pineapple upside down cake, flourless mint chocolate cake, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and banana bread.

“We plan to use Stir House as an educational instrument providing information on conscious eating,” says Austin and Thompson. “With the restaurant, we plan to educate customers on our ingredients and the specific offerings on our menu.”

The restaurant also plans to lead healthy eating initiatives throughout Metro-Atlanta. Co-Owner, Ebony Austin, who has given over $1,000,000 to college students to fight food disparities, will also assist with community programs targeting local college students.

In addition to takeout, dine-in and delivery options, Stir House plans to offer the first local vegan and gluten free meal prep service providing access to healthy food options at a convenience with free delivery. Stir House will also offer fresh cold pressed juices (including the Immunity Boost and The Hangover, which are aimed at college students and The Terminator, which fights stubborn belly-fat) and will be available to cater events both big and small.

Stir House will open from 11am – 8pm on Monday – Saturday.

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