Depending on where you stand on such 21st century ideas, this piece about Atlantic Avenue’s Colonie restaurant will either have you amped up about a great responsible future or filled with the need to binge read Die Hipster.
Either way, the photos are quite nice.
Inhabitat: Meyers used mostly recycled barn materials to create the rustic and charming interior. The gorgeous reclaimed wooden floors and ceiling create a setting that evokes their former life. The custom table tops were also built from the barn wood, paired with chairs constructed from reclaimed church pews. The result is a cozy and quaint atmosphere, both agrarian and quietly elegant.
Freshness is key at Colonie, and you can’t get much fresher than herbs that are grown on the living wall outside of the open kitchen. The menu features small and large plates, artisanal cheeses and sides. Dishes like The Egg, with wild mushrooms, turtle beans and spelt, or scallops with local kabocha squash and red cabbage are paired with fried brussel sprouts with bacon and cranberries, or a kale salad with lemon maple dressing.