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Old 05-29-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Default V-103's Frank Ski Opening Buckhead Restaurant/Bar

Ski told The Shumacher Group the concept for his restaurant will be “a mix between a restaurant and the lobby of a W Hotel” and “is something generally only seen in New York City or Los Angeles.”

http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/05/28/guess-which-radio-host-is-opening-frank-ski’s-restaurant-and-bar-buckhead/ (broken link)
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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No surprise that it had to have his name. Anything to fed his ego.
Hopefully, he will be more successful then jermaine dupri joint. He need something else because once his ratings slip bye bye cbs radio n his $1 million contract...
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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Just what Atlanta needs another "upscale" soul food restaurant. When will these people get it through their thick, ego filled heads? Soul food is good old fashion comfort food. Nothing about it is upscale. Soul Food was born out of necessity. There is nothing upscale about tougher cuts of meats, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, greens etc. Quit trying to place a premium on soul food. I never understood the appeal of Justin’s restaurant. I took my wife there on a date 10 years or so ago and the food was horrible and overpriced. For the life of me, I cannot understand why that place is still open.

Frank Ski would probably do better with a family style soul food restaurant or a chic ultra lounge. Since he is a self proclaimed Wine Expert, maybe he should open a wine bar/ultra lounge that serves tapas which could appeal to the happy hour crowd and those looking for an alternative to music pumping night clubs.

Just one man’s opinion.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: ATL
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You all are some haters. Either go to it or don't, I bet if it was someone from a "pop" station opening up a restaurant you all would not have this much negativity to say
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN (ATL Bound)
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What's wrong with putting HIS name on HIS restaurant? It's called BRANDING. He put his name on his charity also. Doesn't seem to be a problem with that. I read a lot of the comments about the restaurant. Wow, didn't realize there was this much hate for Frank Ski in the A. He was always good in my book. Oh well, I hope it's successful, he's got his work cut out for him, though.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Just what Atlanta needs another "upscale" soul food restaurant. When will these people get it through their thick, ego filled heads? Soul food is good old fashion comfort food. Nothing about it is upscale. Soul Food was born out of necessity. There is nothing upscale about tougher cuts of meats, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, greens etc. Quit trying to place a premium on soul food.

Just one man’s opinion.
I'm seeing the same thing going on with the whole food truck "movement" in this city. Sometimes it seems like no one in this city can do anything without trying to go "upscale" with it. How about some good old-fashioned, inexpensive everyman food? I don't want overpriced Korean tacos, I want cheap Mexican tacos. I'm not looking for $4 "gourmet" popcicles.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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I don't hate Frank Ski. I admit I do not listen to his radio show. However, he is one hell of a club DJ. It's almost like he transforms into another person when he DJs at a club. He is nothing short of amazing.

What I have a problem with is the crossing of a W hotel lobby with Southern Food. The concept sounds wierd like a mix of an icream parlor, with a sushi nightclub. I do like the idea of a cigar lounge.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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I'm seeing the same thing going on with the whole food truck "movement" in this city. Sometimes it seems like no one in this city can do anything without trying to go "upscale" with it. How about some good old-fashioned, inexpensive everyman food? I don't want overpriced Korean tacos, I want cheap Mexican tacos. I'm not looking for $4 "gourmet" popcicles.
I agree. There is nothing upscale about food trucks.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I feel the same.

Why is this even an issue?

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You all are some haters. Either go to it or don't, I bet if it was someone from a "pop" station opening up a restaurant you all would not have this much negativity to say
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would like to see more restaurants put more healthy options in their menus, especially where I live. I think so many folks wouldn't have to be dependent on medicine for high blood cholesterol if they had better food options.

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I'm seeing the same thing going on with the whole food truck "movement" in this city. Sometimes it seems like no one in this city can do anything without trying to go "upscale" with it. How about some good old-fashioned, inexpensive everyman food? I don't want overpriced Korean tacos, I want cheap Mexican tacos. I'm not looking for $4 "gourmet" popcicles.
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