Nick Rutherford is branching from The Porter Beer Bar into a quick casual concept called Squurtz. Squurtz, which will be opening in July 2014 at 650 Bishop St on the Westside, is a food on draft concept. “Juice bars are just so in right now” says Nick Rutherford, “I felt food on draft was the next logical step.”
Menu items will include: Fried Chicken Puree, Beef Stroganoff Slurp, Brisket Slurry, Meatloaf Mushy, For an extra $1 you can have your Squurt topped with gravy.
“We are currently working with a designer for the 2 compartment cups that all food items will be served in with combining straws.” said Nick. “The concept is the dinner items are best combined with one other item such as a drink like southern style sweet tea, or something more substantial like suckable potatoes or liquid rice-a-roni.”
Joining Nick on Squurtz team is Grant Fieri (no relation to Guy). Grant will be the Prime Operations Official President or P.O.O.P. Grant’s previous experience includes working at Jamba Juice and . Nick Rutherford worked at Seeger’s, a five star restaurant In Buckhead before opening The Porter Beer Bar in 2008. “I think Squurtz will really bring me back to my roots in fine dining I mean the technology required and the flavors available to put on draft are limitless”
According to USA today:
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We made the list again!
Check it out! He came on our anniversary and talked to Curt Dawsey!
We got Reader’s Pick for Best Bar Food and Editor’s Pick of Best Beer Bar!
Can you believe it? 5 years!! It’s gone so fast and yet I feel like we’ve been here forever. I am proud to say we still have 6 original employees, who have been with us for 5 years! That’s 17% of 35 total employees! not bad for a beer bar!
So what has changed in 5 years?
We went from 19 drafts to 44!
We’ve gone from 100 bottles to over 800!
We added the vintage list and our fabulous private beer cellar!
We’ve been the best beer bar in the country in 2012 & 2011 according to ratebeer.com!
We’ve been a semi-finalist for Best Bar Program by James Beard foundation in 2012 & 2013!
And in 2013 we were featured on The Layover w/ Anthony Bourdain!
It’s been a good five years and with luck we will be looking at another good give years ahead!
Molly & Nick
P.S. Just for fun is our opening draft list below:
Allagash White Portland, ME 12oz/5% $4.00
coriander and orange with a creamy body
Wyder’s Dry Raspberry Cider Canada 12oz/5% $3.00
fruity nose, tart fresh raspberry flavor, the perfect farewell to summer
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale Athens, GA 16oz/7.4% $3.75
mellow pale ale with subtle rye flavor and a touch of hops
SweetWater 420 (Extra Pale Ale) Atlanta, GA 16oz/5.4% $3.75
an Atlanta classic, hoppy, but balanced
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion Easton, PA 12oz/6.2% $3.00
nice citrus upfront, with grass in the middle and earth in the finish
He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. Saratoga, NY 12oz/10% $5.00
copper/red color, citrusy hops with toffee finish
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA Milton, DE 12oz/6% $4.00
spicy citrus with conifer notes, heady nose
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA Milton, DE 12oz/9% $5.00
dark for an IPA, with a dried fruit richness to balance the intense grapefruit hops
La Chouffe Belgium .3L/8% $6.00
opaque golden color, touch of cinnamon with stone fruit flavors
Delirium Tremens Belgium .25L/9% $6.00
golden yellow, banana bread in a glass!
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Belgium .25L/10.5% $6.00
soft and warm at first like a chocolate kit kat, but with a roar like a lion
Terrapin Indian Brown Ale Athens, GA 16oz/6.2% $3.75
chestnut colored, hops cut the richness
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Frederick, MD 12oz/7.8% $5.00
black in color, but sweet like cream n’ sugared coffee
Highland Oatmeal Porter Asheville, NC 16oz/5.8% $4.50
black with hints of chocolate, touch of hops
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Denver, CO 16oz/9.5% $5.25
oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee (did we mention delicious?)
Brasserie des Rocs Triple Impériale Belgium .3L/10% $7.00
dates, milk chocolate with plum finish
Spaten Optimator Germany 12oz/7.2% $3.75
doppelbock goodness, dark with roasty malt flavor
Uinta XIV Anniversary Barley Wine Salt Lake City, UT 12oz/9.8% $4.00
burnt caramel, dried fig, toffee notes
Weyerbacher Autumn Fest Easton, PA 12oz/6.1% $4.00
amber color, cinnamon caramel malts, restrained