Roswell’s most new eating place, Shanghai Street Food and Bar, has most effectively been open for five weeks and already have clients yearning for more of its localized authenticity.
Located at 112 Magnolia Street, Shanghai Street Food and bar sit in a hundred-year-antique, 1400 square foot house grew to become a restaurant.
Owner and self-proclaimed foodie Aaron Smith left his corporate advertising and marketing activity just a few months in the past to pursue his dream of proudly owning his very own eating place. His father changed into inside the eating place commercial enterprise for many years, so Smith becomes drawn to the restaurant way of life.
“Roswell itself doesn’t have a sincerely desirable ethnic cuisine, not inside the historic district anyway,” Smith stated. “I desired to bring that right here in Roswell. I wanted to do this in a manner that felt like Roswell and felt true to Roswell and now not foreign, so that’s what you notice in the informal surroundings.”
All menu gadgets are made clean and from scratch. Smith works with neighborhood farms and agencies, which include Athena Farms and Flux Ice Cream. All proteins are pure, and Shanghai offers alternatives for vegans and vegetarian clients as well.
Menu objects encompass savory red meat dumplings, tofu fried rice, lobsters fried rice, and crafted from scratch dan noodles with Szechuan sauce.
“Because we take a lot of care in our guidance and our proteins, it doesn’t allow us to have 207 dishes, so alternatively we focus those efforts on the ones that suggest the maximum, the ones that have the maximum identity,” Smith stated.
Smith says the most popular menu gadgets thus far it the duck confit hen wings, which take three days to put together. The hen wings are cured for two days; marinate them in a single day, which confit them in duck fat. Right before the wings are served, they are flash-fried for clean, crispy pores and skin.
In addition to the fresh farm components, Shanghai is a chef-driven kitchen. Its head chef Kolya Katz has an expert culinary history in modern cooking. Katz has labored at Restaurant 356 and Marcel in Midtown and apprenticed below renowned chef Shaun Doty.
“Shanghai is a colorful and eclectic town,” Smith stated. “I notion if we convey Chinese food to Roswell, it’s important that we recognize it in a manner that’s genuine. It must be in a way that east meets west. We’re not right here trying to suitable a subculture or try and faux that we’re Chinese.”
The restaurant also offers $3 valet parking for guests and prides itself on having many inexpensive drinks. Smith says he desires to make it in reality approachable for people to come and drink.
“We get all walks of existence in right here,” Smith said. “Every age, each ethnicity, each kind of possible individual lines up at this bar collectively, and I suppose that’s one of the first-rate parts about it.”
Shanghai Street Food and Bar are open from Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.M. To eleven p.M., Friday and Saturday from five p.M. To 11:45 p.M., And Sunday from five p.M. To eleven p.M.