101 Restaurant creates new menu

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT: Nubyjas J Wilborn, Democrat staff writer

An eye-catching, perfectly pan-seared duck breast paired with a divine grain called farro, fresh cranberries, and delectable golden raisins served with a rich demi glazed reduction decorated a table in the middle of the room.

Six-hour slow cooked short rib laid gently atop whipped mashed potatoes, with roasted brussel sprouts adorned with bacon and carrots were on the left side. Aromas of the vegetables, poultry and seafood combined to create a sumptuous experience.

On Tuesday, 101 Restaurant owners Adam Corey and Ryan Grindler showed off their new menu, which will be debuting in August, exclusively for the Tallahassee Democrat. They consider the new items to be Southern comfort with an upscale twist.

Corey and Grindler didn’t have any pressing reason to change the menu. Patrons didn’t complain and the restaurant was doing well. They wanted to be adventurous and to provide a dining experience unique to Tallahassee. The restaurant will only retain two items from its current menu. The popular Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Spinach Dip will stay; everything else will go.

“The old menu was good, but it was time to evolve,” Grindler said. “We needed to get ahead of the industry. We want to make Tallahassee the next Austin, Texas, and it starts with great food.”

101, located on 215 W. College Ave. #101 in the Kleman plaza, has become an attraction for diners of all backgrounds with its double happy hour, live music, and fun environment. But the owners at 101 wanted more than being another face in the restaurant crowd. Their goal is to boldly lead the food revolution in an ever changing market.

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