After running pop-up Eat Me Speak Me for years, chef Jarrett Stieber saw his dream to own a restaurant come to fruition in February 2020. Little Bear is a charming Summerhill spot where Stieber and his crew poke fun at fine dining’s proclivity for tweezer food with dishes rivaling the five-star establishments the chef lampoons. But, just three weeks after opening, the pandemic caused Stieber to shut down the dining room and shift Little Bear to takeout. The takeout menus continued to be as interesting and fun as those Stieber created at the restaurant and for Eat Me Speak Me. The clever food here is an experience and listed with the same tongue-in-cheek descriptions which sustained Little Bear through the lean, dark days of the early pandemic until dine-in service returned to the restaurant this summer. While the menu offers no wrong moves, Little Bear regulars know to tell their server, “Just f*ck me up, fam!”, to partake in a four-course meal of Stieber’s own design.
71 Georgia Avenue
By Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta; Photo by Ryan Fleisher