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Owner Ford Fry opened The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist in May 2012 as a place for landlocked Atlantans to enjoy a classic seafood experience. Executive Chef Adam Evans' menu features sustainable seafood simply prepared using wood-burning ovens and grills. The Oyster Bar at The Optimist casts a more casual "fish camp" vibe with an outside patio and oyster bar. Even the beverages evoke coastal qualities: light, herbaceous and savory cocktails, Fish House Punch at The Oyster Bar and a daily punch by mug or pitcher, a wine list plucking from coastal vineyards and draft brews gathered from American craft breweries anchored in port cities.
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