It is apropos that Slush restaurant and bar is located in the prestigious Edgewood-Auburn Avenue corridor. Elegance and sophistication seem to waft off the dynamic decor inside Slush — just as much as the irresistible aroma from exotic cuisine floats effortlessly through the air and serenades you.
Walter L. Jordan said he and his business partners are looking to redefine food, drinks, dining experiences and much more at the two-story restaurant couched comfortably within the bustling business bastion and within proximity to downtown Atlanta.
One glance at the menu and you’ll quickly discern why Jordan made that pronouncement. Slush’s full-service menu includes BLT Salad with crispy applewood bacon, romaine lettuce, red onions, three fried green tomatoes and blue cheese dressing.
They also offer deviled Eggs, Moroccan style mussels simmered in coconut-curry broth, sweet potatoes and pea shoots, cajun fried Cornish hens with homemade hot sauce, blue cheese dressing and crudites, fried calamari escovitch head to toe baby octopus served with a traditional Jamaican pepper sauce, lollipop lamb chops, old school shrimp & grits blackened shrimp & grit cake, white wine shrimp scampi.
Slush also dazzles with desserts that will make your eyes water, including banana foster cheesecake, chocolate molten cake with Grand Marnier berries and mint, sorbet flight and apple and peach cobbler shooters.
Jordan said he is grateful to be able to open the restaurant just blocks from The King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church, the epicenter of black history in Atlanta.
“We decided Edgewood Avenue for a plethora of reasons. One of the major reasons is because we wanted to be a part of the historic Old Fourth Ward,” Jordan said.
“And we felt this was the best location because it gave us the opportunity to bring about a multitude of things into the house. I was able to hire students from Georgia State. I was able to give back to black business owners. My electrician is the owner of a black company. My HVAC (installer) is the owner of a black company. The slush machines are from a black-owned company. The beverage director is Black.”
A Georgia native, Jordan has over 30 years of experience within the restaurant industry including being the general manager of several restaurants in the Atlanta area.
His ownership team includes Kenya Amos, a restaurant owner for over a decade, and Clark Atlanta University alumna Dishamica Smith, who has more than 20 years in finance and banking at elite institutions.
Jordan promises a unique and memorable experience when you traipse through the door. In fact, it will be impossible to leave Slush restaurant without taking a piece of the atmosphere with you.
“You will see excellence and sophistication when you walk through the door,” Jordan testifies. “Our style is based on tapas, which is a Spanish tradition for shared food. So you don’t get a meat and two sides here. Our food is meant to be shared as it comes up.”
Diners will also be able to imbibe on frozen drinks as well as have an elevated experience from a crafty cocktail menu with unique names:
One drink is called “Grady Baby,” which is an obvious reference to the renowned trauma hospital. “It’s right down the street from us,” Jordan exclaimed at the grand opening. There is also a drink called “Classic Man,” which Jordan said is an ode to the old-school businessman.
“Me and my business partner like to put on a suit and tie so that’s why we had to name a drink Classic Man,” he added.
And if the eats and drinks are not impressive enough, Slush is the first restaurant in Atlanta to be protected with the AFCO-Air Purifier Lights and Filter System and HVAC.
The new system reduces odors, kills VOC, and biological contaminants such as mold, bacteria, viruses (including SARS-COV-2), and allergies in indoor air.
Hours of operation will be Wednesday-Thursday 4 p.m.- 12 a.m., Friday, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.- 2 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Therefore, come knowing in advance that you will be safe, your eyes will be marveled, your palate will be delighted and your companions will leave impressed.
“I would just like to say that when you come to slush be prepared to be wowed,” Jordan vows.