Experiential Dining Brand, Your 3rd Spot™, Announces Addition of Accomplished Atlanta-Based Chef Stuart Rogers To Leadership Team

ATLANTA (April 21, 2022) – Your 3rd Spot, the innovative, vibe-forward eatertainment brand launching its first location in 2022 at The Works in Atlanta’s Upper Westside, has announced the addition of accomplished local culinary talent, Stuart Rogers, to their leadership team. Rogers will serve the role of Director of Culinary Innovation with a focus on evolving social dining by creating shareable, locally-sourced menu items designed to enhance the experience and deepen the connection between guests.

Rogers brings with him an impressive resume traversing Atlanta’s local food scene. He most recently served as Chef de Cuisine at the twice James Beard Award nominated Lyla Lila in Midtown, which was also named to the New York Times Top 50 Best Restaurants list. He has also excelled in his roles as Executive Chef at Oak Steakhouse and lead cook at Ford Fry’s JCT Kitchen and Midtown’s The Optimist, which was honored during his tenure as the best restaurant in the country by Bon Appetit in 2012. Rogers was also recognized as one of the “Top 5 Chefs to Watch '' in The Atlantan Magazine.   

“We have a very unique, upscale entertainment experience and an incredibly exciting food program that perfectly matches the upscale energy.'' said Founder, Josh Rossmeisl. “We needed a Chef who could create a unique culinary experience that would resonate with our vibrant Atlanta community, and Stuart brings creativity, along with a refined passion for great food which is as thoughtful, progressive and innovative as every aspect of our brand.”  

Notably absent from Your 3rd Spot are dedicated dining rooms and traditional menus. Instead, Rogers’ inspired “small plates” food program will put his signature creativity on display as dishes will be served directly to guests wherever they are within the 25 to 30 thousand square foot spaces. The food will be a part of a fully integrated dining and entertainment experience that utilizes Your 3rd Spot’s cutting edge digital platform for easy ordering.  

“Your 3rd Spot is a place I’d want to go with my friends, and I’m designing a menu that will match the vibe of our brand,” explains Rogers. “Dining should be an experience for all of the senses, and we’ll be delivering on just that to create food that’s as fun as it is delicious. Get ready for a whole new take on social dining, Atlanta!”

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About the works

The Works is an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside, located off Chattahoochee Ave. near Topgolf Midtown. The Works’ vision includes distinctive retail and dining, imaginative experiences and inspired gathering areas in an interconnected environment, preserving the character of Atlanta’s historic industrial Upper Westside. The multi-phased master plan comprises 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres of greenspace. Phase One, which spans 27 acres, has several operating tenants, including: Fox Brother’s Bar-B-Q, Chattahoochee Food Works, Ballard Designs, Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, Les Mains Nail Bar, Stellar Bodies, American Axes, Bobo Intriguing Objects, Adelina Social Goods, and office tenants, Uppercut and Conisus. Additional openings are planned through 2021 and into 2022, including Tinte by Sirene, BRASH Kitchen, Waffle Experience, and MacDermid. Follow us @theworksatl.

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