The name No. 246 reflects the original name of the plot of land on which the restaurant sits, dating back to the early 1900s. Ford Fry, owner/executive chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, and Chef Drew Belline, previously the chef de cuisine at Floataway Café, partnered to open No. 246 (Two Four Six) an Italian-inspired, locally driven restaurant in Decatur.
What makes No. 246 special?
A dining experience that is influenced by seasonality and local products as well as the culinary techniques of Italy.
Ford is the owner and executive chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and is also the founder of one of Atlanta’s top food events, The JCT. Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival. Drew is an Atlanta native who has worked at Charlie Palmer’s Kitchen 22 and Tom Colicchio’s Craft in New York as well as Quinones at Bacchanalia and Floataway Café in Atlanta. As the executive chef/partner of No. 246, he has created a menu of Italian-inspired cuisine that is composed of local, farm fresh ingredients and utilizes simple wood-fired cooking techniques.
“Culinary trends in the Southeast have been very meat-centric, but we’re trying to make the food at No. 246 more about vegetables and dishes that guests can eat every day,” Drew says. “The menu will be driven by what local producers have to offer.”
From the kitchen of No. 246…. so fresh, we love it.
Smoked mackerel. dandelion. spring flowers. avocado.
Photo credits No. 246, featured on TopAtlantaLuxury.com .