We were hired by Food Service Equipment and Supplies Magazine to photograph the 4 Rivers Smokehouse located at 822 Marietta Street near the College Football Hall of Fame. The magazine was preparing the issue for their Design Excellence Awards and wanted this unique space, a BBQ Restaurant built into a Fire Station from 1915, included in the issue. As fans of old architecture and BBQ we were excited to win the assignment.
The space was modern cool and well laid out. We were asked to get all front of the house images that show off the vision created by the designers of the restaurant. The two-story space was well laid out with a small kitchen counter in the upstairs dining room, an original fire pole, ample rooftop deck along with curbside dining on their front patio. The only thing better than the BBQ is the story of how the restaurant came to be. With free parking in the back, you should definitely visit them if you love good BBQ and a true story that warms the heart.
And the best part was the compliment Karen got from the Art Director “Thanks again for the great photos. If it hadn’t been our design awards contest winner issue, I would definitely have put on the front cover”.