Farmstead gives Teri Rogers a chance to highlight all sides of her culinary upbringing. She has been in the restaurant business her entire adult life; owning a sandwich shop in Athens, Georgia, then moving to Atlanta to work for the Peasant Restaurant empire in the 1980s before taking over locally-famous Pearl's in Sewanee, Tennessee. She then opened Feast in Decatur, calling upon her South Georgia upbringing, where she spent many weekends attending family reunions on carports eating from everyone's covered dishes.
Farmstead 303 will allow her to continue to refine those comforting recipes. She is quick to point out however, that her new restaurant is not just Southern food. She told the crowd at a recent Decatur Business Association meeting. "If I want to serve Italian, I will."