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Photo of pink kiss ribbon with martini.Over $195,000 raised during last 10 years by guests for breast cancer research and care

Atlanta (Sept. 22, 2021) – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CentraArchy Restaurants continues its 11th annual “Pink Kiss for the Cure” campaign throughout October. All restaurants are offering their limited edition Pink Kiss martini with 50 percent of the sales going directly to breast cancer research and care.

“We are thankful to the thousands of restaurant guests who helped raise over $195,000 for the Pink Kiss for the Cure campaign over the last 10 years,” said CentraArchy CEO Vince Van Brunt. “This is an important tradition for all seven of our restaurant brands at 14 locations across the Southeast.”

To participate, guests simply order the “Pink Kiss” at any CentraArchy Restaurant, including California Dreaming (Augusta, Ga., Charleston, S.C., Columbia, S.C., Greenville, S.C., Spanish Fort, Ala., and Surfside Beach, S.C.), Carolina Roadhouse (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Chophouse ’47 (Greenville, S.C.), Chophouse New Orleans, Gulfstream Café (Garden City, S.C.), Joey D’s Oak Room (Atlanta) or New York Prime (Atlanta, Boca Raton, Fla. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.).

This year’s Pink Kiss campaign contributions will go to the Susan G. Komen organization, specifically to fund breast cancer research and mammogram costs for the underserved locally. Guests are encouraged to share their photo-worthy images on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #PinkKiss. For more information about CentraArchy Restaurants, visit

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PRESS: Thank you and *cheers*

J.J. Smith for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for “Two metro restaurants continue breast cancer awareness promotion” article. 9.22.21 Read more >

Northside Neighbor “Buckhead, Dunwoody restaurants concoct special cocktail to raise money for Susan G. Komen” 9.22.21 Read more >

Yvonne Zusel for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for “Atlanta food and drink events to check out in October” 10.1.21 Read more >

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Joey D’s: AJC “from the menu of…”

From the Menu Of… Joey D’s, New Orleans Spicy Shrimp

AJC, March 4, 2021
By C.W. Cameron

The sauce that comes with the New Orleans barbecue shrimp appetizer at Joey D’s Oak Room is absolutely divine. It includes a mixture of spices with a smoky taste to it. I would love to have the recipe for that dipping sauce! It would pair well with other fish recipes as well. — Viviana Fernandez, Sandy Springs

This spicy shrimp appetizer has been on the menu at Joey D’s Oak Room since the restaurant opened more than 30 years ago. It’s a classic New Orleans preparation that is messy to eat but worth the mess. This is the first time the restaurant has been willing to share this recipe, so we’re glad to be able to feature it.

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Atlanta: Top 25 “Bites”

Top 25 Bites

Jezebel Magazine
February, 2020

Joey D’s Oak Room

“Celebrating 30 years, this high energy restaurant, with IG-worthy bar, is a classic that still glows. Start your meal with New Orleans BBQ shrimp, messy but worth it.”

Jezebel. Joey D's Oak Room celebrating 30 years, this high energy restaurant, with IG-worthy bar, is a classic that still glows. Start your meal with New Orleans BBQ shrimp, messy but worth it. 1015 Crown Point parkway. 7705127063. @joeydsoakroom

New York Prime, Atlanta

“This USDA prime-only steak joint remains a top pick for the A’s elite. Their noteworthy seafood platter, with overflowing crustaceans, is to be filed under ‘appetizer of our dreams’.”

Jezebel. New York prime. This USDA prime-only steak joint remains a top pick for the A's elite. Their noteworthy seafood platter, with overflowing crustaceans, is to be filed under "appetizer of our dreams". 3424 Peachtree road. 4048460644.


CentraArchy Restaurants offers half off entrees for veterans and active military on Veterans Day

Honoring you this Veterans day. 50% off entree November 11,2020 for veterans and active military.

Atlanta, Ga. (October 12, 2020) – As grateful Americans recognize the work and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans, CentraArchy Restaurants once again offers its gratitude. Any U.S. veteran or active duty military member is invited to enjoy any entree from the full menu at any CentraArchy location for half price, Wednesday, November 11.

“It is once again our honor to welcome not only our nation’s veterans, but the active duty military who serve our country in these particularly challenging times,” said CentraArchy CEO Vince Van Brunt. “We are inspired by their service and hope all of our guests will join us in thanking our veterans.”

Honored guests are encouraged to make reservations at and bring a valid military ID or proof of service to enjoy half off any entrée from the regular dinner menu at New York Prime, California Dreaming, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47 or Gulfstream Café on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

For more information about CentraArchy Restaurants and for reservations, visit


New York Prime, Atlanta: AJC “from the menu of…”

From the Menu Of… New York Prime Crab Cakes

AJC, August 12, 2020
By C.W. Cameron

The crab cake at New York Prime is amazing. Big lumps of crab, no bready filling, they were just right for this crab lover. What’s their secret? — Deborah Shupert, Atlanta

You can enjoy an amazing steak at New York Prime, but we are betting there are many who go just to enjoy the crab cakes. Chef Robert Kinsella says, “The preparation and minimal ingredients are meant to showcase the crab. Start with quality crab meat and the final product will be a winner.”

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Welcome Back

We’re proud to be back serving our community for dine-in service and to go after months of quarantine.

We remain committed to ensuring a healthy environment for our guests and team. With strengthened sanitizing measures, safety practices that exceed GA, SC, AL, LA and CDC standards, social distancing, single-use menus and / or sanitized plastic-sleeved menus and more. We will continue to be proactive and appreciate your support. Read more on what we’re doing below.

We’re Open: California Dreaming, Carolina Roadhouse, Chophouse ’47, Chophouse New Orleans, Gulfstream Cafe, Joey D’s Oak Room, and New York Prime.

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From The entire CentraArchy team, 4/7/2020


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To our guests,
Unfortunately, our April 6th goal of re-opening has passed. The impact of the COVID-19 is difficult to process as we navigate the uncertainty of the situation on a daily basis. Our people are the heart of CentraArchy, and through this period, we are committed to doing right by our teams, guests and communities. CentraArchy remains committed to preventing the spread of the virus and keeping our families safe. Our goal is to re-open our restaurants very soon.

We will continue to monitor the situation daily and make the best decisions we can for our staff and communities. We look forward to the day we can get back to business and do what we do best – serving our guests and providing for our families.

Please take care of yourself and each other!
The entire CentraArchy team

To our guests, thank you

We will not be re-opening on April 6. A new date is forthcoming.

To our guests, we have temporarily closed March 23, 2020.

Our Guests and Team Come First

March 12, 2020 | COVID-19 / coronavirus

At all CentraArchy Restaurants, we’ve taken additional steps to ensure a healthy environment for our guests and team. In an abundance of caution, we have strengthened our sanitizing measures and safety practices.

  • We follow federal and state guidelines on all health and safety issues and are taking guidance from the CDC and our local health authorities if any additional measures need to be taken.
  • We understand, from the CDC, that the virus cannot be transferred through food; only from person to person.
  • We always follow the stringent Department of Public Health regulations in our restaurants every day and will continue to do so, from S.H.O.W.T.I.M.E. procedures, to food safety, to not allowing employees to come to work should they feel sick.

Thank you for putting your trust in us, we look forward to serving you soon.


Chophouse ’47 | Greenville, SC

Image of restaurant and bar non-smoking beginning March 16, 2020.

As of March 16, 2020, Chophouse ’47 is an entirely non-smoking restaurant & bar


Dish of the Week, New Orleans Spicy Shrimp

AJC, February 2020
By Henri Hollis

Dunwoody spot’s shrimp are messy, but worth it

The menu at Joey D’s describes the New Orleans spicy shrimp as, “a mess to eat, but worth it!” It’s hard to disagree with that assessment, although it doesn’t do justice to the degree of messiness you’ll experience when you come face to face with this bowlful of crustaceans. And, you will be face to face, because these large, beautiful shrimp are served with heads and shells intact.

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Joey D's New Orleans spicy shrimp.

Photo: contributed by Henri Hollis

The Tavern At Phipps launches new menu

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 17, 2019) – Since 1992, The Tavern at Phipps has served over five million patrons with a simple approach—a lively environment with upscale food. The Buckhead hot spot is known for its unique left-revolving door, flying napkins and live music has introduced a new menu to adapt to the needs of its growing clientele.

“The Tavern at Phipps has always been a place where ladies and gentlemen can meet to enjoy a broad menu and bar selection served with generous hospitality,” said CentraArchy CEO Vince Van Brunt. “As we continue to grow with the community we’ve served for nearly three decades, there was an opportunity to fine tune The Tavern formula in a way that appeals to everyone from our business lunch guests to our cocktail hour regulars.”

New menu items include a mild shishito pepper starter dish, fresh pastas and smaller cut steak options. For lunch, the seared ahi tuna salad is so far the biggest hit followed by the Thai kale and Mediterranean sea bass. Regulars will be pleased to see old favorites like Tavern chips and Carnegie style pastrami sandwiches remain. New twists on cocktail favorites are also featured on the new drink menu as well as prosecco on tap.

The Tavern remains an Atlanta fixture, full of traditions that place it in a category of its own. Known for its happy hours and talented bartenders, The Tavern at Phipps has always been a go-to spot for any night out.

As commercial space in the area continues to grow, The Tavern has also become a popular spot for both business lunches and after work cocktails and dining. The new menu changes, paired with minor tweaks to the restaurant’s atmosphere will help accommodate the evolving needs of guests.

“Our hope is that regulars winding down with a cocktail after work will stay and dine with us,” said Van Brunt. “We’d also like to ensure our regulars remain regulars for years to come, returning with their families to start new traditions. For a location that has done so well with a winning strategy for so long, we’ve obviously thought a lot about even the smallest changes and believe Atlanta will love the new Tavern at Phipps.”

The Tavern at Phipps is located at 3500 Peachtree Road and is open daily at 11:00 a.m., 365 days a year. Parking is available throughout Phipps Plaza. For more information, call 404-814-9640 or visit

Charleston: Best Salad

City Paper, 8/2018

Best Salad – 9 Years Running | California Dreaming, Charleston

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CNBC, 7/2018

Travelers are picking their vacations with their appetite.

Myrtle Beach, SC | Carolina Roadhouse’s “BBQ”

A two-hour drive from Charleston, South Carolina, the town of Myrtle Beach is a seaside resort town known for great beaches, recreation sports like golf and an excellent food scene. Visitors can find an array of seafood restaurants with just-caught fish and fresh-shucked oysters. Seek out raw bars, barbecue joints (like Carolina Roadhouse with its famous “fall-off-the-bone” ribs), pancake houses and casual spots.

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