A terrific date is shaping up, the only problem is the weather. It’s going to be a rainy night in Georgia and we want to park close to the Fabulous Fox, pick up our Book of Mormon tickets at will-call, have dinner and stay as dry as possible. After a little research, we discover that the basement of the historic Georgian Terrace (right across the street from the Fox) contains a hidden gem. It’s Proof & Provision.
It’s in a perfect location for us, and we get there early to beat the pre-Fox crowd.
P&P has a wide array of bourbon, whiskey and punch. There are lots of elixirs for you to try if you are so inclined.
I can assure you that one hour before showtime, there is not a seat available, but we are enjoying a leisurely dining experience.
It’s dark, as befits a basement pub on a rainy night, but incredibly (and luckily for food bloggers) the table has a spotlight on it and so we bring you perfect shots of what we order! First up, beer and snacks.
The beers: Eventide Porters, get us something dark and something local! The snacks: smoked (warm) almonds with rosemary salt and hot pretzels with cheese – perfect bar comfort snacks.
The menu is pretty limited, but there is enough to choose from as we make our own small plates dinner. The kitchen is right out there for everyone to see and everything that comes out to us is palate pleasing.
Our next course of food to share is the four cheese french bread pizza. You can’t go wrong with anything prepared using Holman and Finch breads. It’s cheesy, it’s hot and the spices are just right.
Finally we share the plump and very tasty Chicken and Pork Bratwurst (on H&F roll).
It’s a simple dinner in a timely fashion. There are no entrees on the menu, so don’t expect to walk out stuffed, unless you load up on the small plates. The charming and helpful wait staff know that almost everyone in the pub is facing showtime and they do an excellent job getting us all out in time. We’ll be back for our next show. The location makes things so easy. If you go, get there by 6PM, or be prepared to stand around until a table opens up. By that time, it could be too late for dinner and your show.
How was Book of Mormon? Very funny and extremely risqué. We have never heard so many “F-bombs” dropped on the Fox stage. Leave it to the guys from “South ParK” to shake up the Broadway establishment.