Coleman Public House opened its doors on Monday but not before receiving an official blessing from Father John of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox of Charleston. The blessing ceremony took place on Sunday before the restaurant's grand opening.
Co-owner George Vasilos is a Greek Orthodox who says he's done the blessing ceremony at other restaurants he owned in the Atlanta area.
"Being Greek Orthodox and a very devout Christian, it is a ceremony that you often see for new homes, but it's equally acceptable to go in and have your restaurant blessed too," he says.
Looks like they're not the only ones being blessed. Beer lovers should feel honored at having the new Coleman Public House Restaurant and Tap Room, which features a wide selection of brews on tap — mostly Belgian, German, and American. They're open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The lunch menu features plenty of flatbread and burger selections, like the intriguing Fungi: gruyere, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and white truffle oil, or the Southern: peppercorn, fried green tomato, and spicy remoulade.
The dinner menu has some fairly traditional options but with a good bit of variety, and the restaurant appears to be aware of the classic pub conundrum of providing the meat-heavy menu pub-goers look for, which hopefully soaks up the beer but doesn't weigh them down, while also providing some lighter options to attract a wider clientele.
Coleman is open Tuesday-Sunday at 11:30 am, and their full menu is available until 12:30 am. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays until 4 p.m.