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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Foster's Grille Changing To O'Keefe's

From Michael O'keefe.

All,

I am going to move forward with the change away from Foster's Grille. I will be converting Crabapple this Friday and Bethany about a week later. In the mean time, please take a look at our new menu!

Michael O'Keefe
O'Keefe Holding Group LLC
okeefehg@bellsouth.net
404-432-5022

Menu Draft (Subject to Change):

Appetizers:

Quesadilla-Flour tortilla stuffed w/ creamy jack and served with salsa roja & sour cream. Add hot, grilled chicken or shrimp for $
Buffalo Wings (Buffalo, BBQ, Lemon Pepper)-your choice of hot, fresh wings.
Grilled Flat Bread-topped with roasted vegetables, goat cheese, & toasted pine nuts.
Onion Rings-Homemade from sliced onion tossed in flour & crisped-nothing more!
Sweet Potato Fries-sweet potatoes crisped & tossed in salt, pepper, & cinnamon.
Potato Chips-Homemade chips topped with warm blue cheese-delicious!
Empanadillas – Fried dough stuffed with fresh mozzarella & served with marinara.

Soup of the Day-please ask about our homemade soup.

Salads:

Ceasar Salad – Crisp romaine, home made croutons & parmesan tossed in Chef Abbezi’s Cesar Dressing
Oriental Salad – Fresh, mixed lettuces & asian vegetables topped with a spicy sriracha dressing and toasted sesame seeds-Yum.
House Salad-Baby greens, tomato, and cucumber topped with choice dressing.
O’Keefe Salad – Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Blue Cheese Crumbles w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
Caprese Salad-Fresh mozzarella, tomato, & basil topped with olive oil & balsamico.

Options:

Bacon Bits, Blue Cheese Crumbs, Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Buffalo Sauce
Grilled Chicken, Fried Chicken, Burger Patty, Fresh Salmon Filet
Burgers:
Build your own
Bacon / BBQ
Black & Blue
Mushroom & Swiss
Garden
Served with Fresh Fries. Upgrade to Sweet Potato Fries or Onion Rings for $1 or Side Salad $1.50

Sandwich / Wraps (Choice of Bun or Wrap):

Chicken Salad- Lean chicken, mayo, celery, carrots & super fresh herbs.
Tuna Salad-Albacore Tuna, mayo, celery, carrot, and fresh herbs.
Grilled Chicken-Rosemary grilled breast of chicken with bacon, lettuce & tomato.
Tempura Fried Chicken-breast dipped in tempura and crisped to perfection.
Roasted Veg-zucchini, red pepper, mushroom, arugula, goat cheese & sriracha mayo.
BLT-Crispy farm fresh bacon, fresh iceberg and tomato.....
*Served with French Fries. Sweet Potato Fries/Onion Rings: Add $1 Side Salad $1.50

Small Plates & Fare:

ยบ lb Burger
Quesadilla
Tempura Chicken Tenders
Hot Dog
Pasta w/ Butter and Parmesan

Hearty Meals:

Pasta & Homemade Sauces-pick your pasta shape and homemade sauce to create your favorite pasta meal! See Below:
Pasta: Bowtie, Linguini, Fettucini, Whole Wheat Penne/Chef's Homemade Sauces-Pesto, Creamy Alfredo, Bolognese, Marinara, Creamy Salmon.
Real Chicken Parmesan-Chicken breast topped with real marinara & golden parmesian.
Fiery Pork Chop-grilled chops over chipotle mash, served with butter seared carrot in cinnamon & sauteed greens-delicious!
Flame Seared Tuna-Fresh tuna served over spicy arugula with a sweet balsamic glaze-delicious and healthful.
Apple Cider Ribs-1/2 rack of slow roasted pork ribs painted with apple cider BBQ sauce served over a light mash with sauteed greens.
Smoky Flank Steak-marinated in a jalapeno-soy glaze, grilled & served over light mash with sauteed greens & topped with a rich demi glace sauce.
Beer Battered Fish & Chips-fresh fish crisped & served with hot fries & malt vinegar.
Fresh Fish of the Day-Fresh fish served with seasonal starch and veggies!

Desserts-Chocolate Thunder Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Fried Cheesecake, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Cookies, Handmade Shakes

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this works out for you, we always go to Fosters for the best burger in town, I hope you retain the charburger in it's present form. Beyond the Charburger, the new items bring you into competitition with a lot of other restaurants, hopefully you can compete in that arena. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I do like Foster's and go there often. However, I think their hamburgers are no good. I hope this makes it too.

Anonymous said...

Love fosters and it's great to a have a local guy who cares about the community working so hard to make his place work.

Don't like the name Gastro ...whatever. I would reconsider. Don't want to think about gas when eating :>)

O'Keefe's and something else would do better for you.

Place, Grille, Pub, Tavern, etc - just not gastro...

Also love the buger but many times the buns were too big and very blah and dry. Go to 5 Guys and take notes. A burger option a little closer to theirs and your sales will take off.

Regardless - I will be supporting you.

Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

What a shame!! I ate at the crabapple location after the change and walked away dissappointed. What used to cost under nine dollare now costs twelve dollars or more depending on tip. Not an economical lunch spot anymore. Bummer. Bye Bye Fosters.

Anonymous said...

What if someone buys the rights to Fosters and opens up a new one at a different location????

Anonymous said...

My husband and I decided to try Excited to find out a pub has opened in Alpharetta, my husband and I decided to try O'Keffe's last night (11-16) for dinner. We walk in and it reeks of oil and vinegar. We sit and the bar and an old guy was working the bar and did not even greet us, ask us if we wanted a drink, a menu...nothing! After 10 minutes or so of being ingored by the entire staff we got up and left. This place is in no way a pub!!! Don't waste your time. This place is a joke!!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I were weekend regulars at the Fosters at Bethany. I never was a big hamburger fan until I ate there, then it became the only place I wanted a burger as it was truly the best in town. Alas, we just went to the new OKeefes GastroPub and I must say that the name GastroPub does not conjure images of edible food but we tried anyway and sadly the burgers weren't close to the Fosters burgers and the fries were awful. The atmosphere was no longer laid back and of course now that it is table service, you have to account for a tip, so the meal price is now several dollars more. I am not sure why the change, but alas, you have lost us as patrons.

Anonymous said...

I love the new menu at O'Keefe's. My family has been there twice, and the first time service was a little slow, but since then, the service and food just gets better and better.

While I still love the burger and fries, I am so happy to have an expanded menu for new options!! The grilled flat bread with veggies, and goat cheese is awesome, not to mention the calamari, pasta and fish and chips.

The manager told us a full bar is in the works for after the new year - good call, can't wait to hang out with friends there! Keep up the good work, and we will be telling all of friends!

Anonymous said...

Family use to be a regular customer at Fosters and we loved the food and family atmospher. Our first experience with the "Gastropub" was awful. Our orders were wrong, the burgers weren't cooked and the atmosphere is no longer family friendly.

It's sad to see Mr. O'Keefe abandon a family friendly atmosphere with good food reasonably priced for a more bar like atmosphere.

Needless to say we will not be back.

Anonymous said...

Dont waste your time... they sure wasted mine!!

At the Bethany location, I waited 25 minutes for a to go order! Then walked out. I wonder how long it actually took?!?!?

Will not go there again, and will advise family and friends to this also.

Anonymous said...

I have been to O'Keefes a couple of times now and have always been impressed with the new food. The pasta with the salmon tomatoe cream sauce is amazing and I am inlove with the sweet potatoe fries! I will agree that some of the items on the menu are a little over prieced and that has kept me from trying some things on the menu but other than that I love the new change! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

First off, it's possible that if some of the negative posters had either a) gone to Foster's more frequently or b) gotten word of mouth out there would not have been the need for a change.

In addition, if you're going to say such negative things then why not leave a few ideas for postivie changes rather than just bashing anonymously? Like maybe suggesting that they have comment cards available for input into dislikes AND likes of the experience.

I frequented Foster's and have been to O'Keefe's and I know that he is trying to deliver a quality product and comfortable environment.

Give them a little slack and time to work things out.

DB

Anonymous said...

RUN from this place trying to find it's identity (Dr. Jekyl Mr. Hyde)

It was slightly above average as Foster's and way below average in it's current state.

Wrong move for the business.

My food was overpriced and not good!

If seeking a gastro pub, look elsewhere!

MBT said...

Went to Crabapple Fosters tonight and was shocked and disapointed to find they were closed. What a bummer! For a family with kids it was so nice to go to a place with quick service where I could let the kids run around and actually have time to sit down and enjoy my food without paying outrageous prices. Understandably, in this economy I imagine many restaurants are dealing with a slowdown. I hope to see another quick/ low cost burger option in the area.

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