For years chef Jarrett Steiber helmed his popular suppertime pop-up, Eat Me Speak Me, as he readied himself for a permanent restaurant. After looking together at several potential sites, he found the perfect location in the exciting Summerhill neighborhood near downtown Atlanta. Jarrett’s rotating menu and relationships with local farms heavily influenced our design decisions. The color palette was derived from the variations and textures in his beloved and creative vegetable dishes. Casual outdoor string lights stretched along new trusses overhead are welcoming and bright. Windsor-style wood seating paired with custom banquettes by a local furnituremaker mix with old factory flooring. The art throughout the restaurant features a gathering of stories from family, employees, and longtime friends. And of course, special tributes to “Little Bear” himself, Jarrett’s Great Pyrenees sidekick Fernando, can be seen in the wallpaper, signage, and more subtly in the table top corners. Our shared vision for Little Bear was to craft a restaurant that feels like home, with a warm and eclectic vibe to complement its chef-owner, his food, his dog, and the neighborhood.