CUBAN CHEF CHARMS CHAMBLEE Dino Thompson-Sarmiento
A new restaurant and bar has opened up in the heart of Chamblee and it’s all the rave according to local foodies. Union Hill Kitchen, with Chef Alexis Hernandez at the helm, is now serving lunch and dinner in addition to hosting a hot happy hour! The menu is an eclectic variety of delicious foods ranging from a scrumptious fried chicken to savory ribs and plenty on the menu for vegetarians. The look is industrial chic as the restaurant is located in a refurbished gas station, upgraded by Chef Alexis. Yes, Chef Alexis is talented, not only can he build walls—literally the inside of the restaurant; but he can tantalize your taste buds. My vote is in and it’s a screaming YES – a must visit! You may recognize Chef Alexis as the handsome Cuban from the Food Network show “The Next Food Network Star” and
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CNN’s “Café CNN”. He is no stranger to the television world. Today, the local networks and celebrities are flocking to his restaurant to get a taste of his unique culinary style. In fact, on any given day you may run into local anchors and celebrity’s as the word around town is the food is awesome. Another little known fact is that Chef Alexis has been supporting the LGBT community by contributing his skills in support of our local charities. He and his partner of 10 years, Marty Dean, have made it a point to support causes dear to their heart. They are committed to the fight for equality and helping those affected by HIV/AIDS. Chances are that you’ve had his fabulous food if you have attended local fundraisers over the last year and half. Originally from Chicago, the couple moved to Atlanta years ago. Chef Alexis honed
his cooking skills in learning agriculture on his family's 65-acre farm. Just 2 years after graduating from Culinary School, Chef Alexis became a finalist on the Food Network show. From there he has been a sought out celebrity chef in Atlanta, Miami and New York, coaching clients on healthier food concepts. Chef Alexis had been searching for a restaurant space as an outlet for his passion for food. They have been watching the culinary growth of the Brookhaven area when this location became available. Just off Peachtree Road, tucked in the Chamblee community now seems to be the perfect place for Chef Alexis’ creative menu offerings. I am told Chef Alexis is still refurbishing parts of the restaurant—a charcuterie will be added after the new year. These evolving creations at Union Hill Kitchen will undoubtedly entice diners to visit Chamblee. So set your GPS to Union Hill Kitchen and treat yourself to the newest and hottest eatery in town. It is a 5-minute drive from the heart of Buckhead—well worth it.
Located in the heart of downtown Chamblee. Union Hill Kitchen 5336 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341 (770) 458-6252