If you don’t keep as close a watch on Atlanta’s restaurant scene as some, you might have missed the fact that Timone’s in Morningside closed. Usually closing a restaurant, means never reopening. But not for Timone’s. Several us were hosted by Ron Eyester, owner of Timone’s, Rosebud and The Family Dog, all in Morningside, and he explained why he closed the restaurant and what’s changed since reopening.
Timone’s, Eyester’s mom’s maiden name, is actually a tribute to his father, who passed away not long ago. Timone’s is like the restaurants he grew up going to with his family. Running one restaurant is difficult enough, I can only imagine, but running three? Yikes! Then Eyester took time off to be on Top Chef. It certainly takes a toll on any restaurant. So, they decided to close down Timone’s and change the concept a bit.
Now rather than only pizza, though I’m partial to the Meatball Pie and Rice Balls, Timone’s serves deli sandwiches / sides, and breakfast including bagels and spreads. A Reuben with house-made corned beef could be a close second in my book. Early risers will be happy to try the Breakfast Hoagie with bacon, avocado and remoulade, or the S.O.S. with fried eggs and Rosebud sausage gravy.
What else is new? Chef Joey Ahn, formerly of SOHO restaurant is now chef at Timone’s. Did you know? Timone’s uses water that has the same PH balance as New York, to exactly replicate the bagels and pizza.
Timone’s is open Monday – Saturday from 7 am to 9pm and the breakfast menu is served until 10:30 am. Click to visit Timone’s Website.