Music Executives Jomo Hankerson and Heather Wesley, who have collectively worked with superstar artists,
including Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, Ice Cube, JoJo, Tank and Timbaland, are collaborating to open Jay’s Kitchen
and Bar in Southwest Atlanta on September 26, 2017.
While Jomo has nurtured the careers of platinum artists who entertained the masses,
his true love has always
been nurturing and entertaining in the kitchen with traditional dishes that family and friends have raved over
for decades. “We were always the ones getting everyone together for good times and good food,” the self taught
chef says. And that’s exactly his plan for Jay’s Kitchen and Bar. Jomo wants it to be a place where the community
comes together to feed the soul, experience good entertainment and partake in stimulating conversation.
Jay’s Kitchen and Bar, a 3,998 square ft. restaurant and bar will feature gourmet soul food cuisine, with signature dishes such as Jay's Filet Roast, Chicken in the Pot, and Sautéed Colossal Shrimp Grits. Aside from tasty dishes and good times, Jomo and Heather want to offer high quality service, and healthy options in their historic African American neighborhood. “It’s important to provide great food,
exemplary service, and live entertainment options in our community, particularly one as rich and vibrant as the Cascade neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta,” explains, City of South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards.
Jomo and Heather plan to leverage their entertainment industry connections, to attract key and upcoming talent from the Atlanta music scene to showcase live music. “Jomo has always been a pioneer in the entertainment business, and as an artist, ....continued
I really appreciate his
vision to create a community based hub to develop and nurture new talent,” said Chris Hicks, long time music industry executive.
To further cultivate the neighborhood, Jay’s Kitchen and Bar is partnering with the City of Atlanta's Film and Entertainment Office to encourage, and promote careers in Atlanta’s growing Entertainment Industry.
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