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May 31: Liquor on the Lawn

Join us on the lawn for live music with the cool vibes of The Brewsers, along with
drink specials and tasty snacks from the Scout kitchen. The fun starts at 6 PM!

June 2: Family Night with Mr. Greenthumbs

Farmer Greenthumbs is back for more heartwarming cheer and fun... Expect music,
magic, games — and this time — CHICKENS! Our bar will be open for the adults. Make a
night of it and stay for dinner! This event will take place from 4 to 6 PM, rain or shine.

June 14: Liquor on the Lawn

Come on out for a beautiful evening of British rock with Her Majesty’s Request.
Enjoy drink specials and tasty snacks from the Scout kitchen. The fun starts at 6 PM!

June 16: Father's Day

Bring your dad to enjoy a delicious brunch at Scout! Click here to make your reservation today.

June 20: Summer Cornhole League

Eastside Cornhole’s summer league kicks off June 20th! The 8-week season is co-ed
and is open to all skill levels. Enjoy great food and drink specials. Register here by June 1st.

June 28: Liquor on the Lawn

This installment of the series is going down on the Scout lawn with live music from
Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband. Drinks will be served on the lawn. The fun starts at 6 PM!


Eater Atlanta » December 27, 2017

"...and, there are plenty of new restaurants that opened this past year that improve their neighborhoods and make me wish I lived closer to them: Oakhurst's Scout, for instance..."full article

Zagat » December 3, 2017

"Taking advantage of some seriously stunning architecture — complete with an airy interior and lots of windows — Scout is the best example of the cozy Decatur neighborhood's revitalization; while still retaining its say-hi-to-the-neighbors charm, Oakhurst's revamped its core. Add to the gorgeous setting executive chef and partner Michael Semancik's New American cuisine, presented on a menu designed to encourage sharing and tasting, and you've got a winner. "full article

Thrillist » November 13, 2017

"It’s located inside a former Old Scottish Rite Hospital, and charges itself with a sense of duty akin to the meaning of its name... but in terms of food and not all that tying knots, reading compasses, and opening things with Swiss Army knives. Executive chef Michael Semancik, who worked with chefs Kevin Rathbun and Jay Swift before either had their own restaurants, leads the mission from the airy, naturally lit historic space. The kitchen puts out shareable snacks like split smoked chicken wings, Western-style beef jerky (basically teriyaki), and PBR-battered cauliflower, as well as regional entrees such as bowls of Georgia red shrimp Creole, and cast-iron tasso ham-crusted red fish. The drinks, courtesy of ATL barman Nate Shuman from the P’cheen days, are also expertly made. "full article

Eater Atlanta » December 9, 2016

"Chris Martha, chef Michael Semancik, and beverage director Nate Shuman, who have all spent time at The Georgian Terrace hotel, are reuniting at Scout. Semancik will serve modern Southern cuisine, but he’s steering clear of typical comfort food. Shuman wants to pour 'a great version of your favorite drink — whether it’s a cocktail original to our restaurant or a classic that anyone could make at home.'" full article

MyAJC.com » June 15, 2016

"Southern cuisine restaurant Scout has named an executive chef in advance of its opening in Oakhurst later this year. The move will reunite Michael Semancik, who will serve as both executive chef and partner, with operating partner Chris Martha. The two first worked together when Martha hired Semancik for his first sous chef position at South City Kitchen more than 20 years ago. Most recently, they collaborated as the directors of the food and beverage program at the Georgian Terrace hotel.” full article

Atlanta Magazine » April 5, 2016

"A new Southern-inspired restaurant called Scout will soon join staples like Steinbeck’s and Mezcalito’s in Oakhurst. The dinner and weekend brunch spot is the brainchild of Chris Martha, formerly of Proof & Provision and McCray’s West Village Tavern. Scheduled to open in late June, Scout replaces McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub and a section of the Solarium at Scottish Rite, and aims to serve 'food interpretive of Southern regional cooking but not just fried chicken or meatloaf,' Martha says."full article