H. Harper Station
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H. Harper Station Restaurant Review: This former cargo depot offers high ceilings with exposed industrial components, old brick walls and painted concrete floors as the backdrop for creative lighting and a curious collection of winged ceramic pigs. Libations range from a substantial list of fortified wines, including Madeira and vermouth, to artisanal whiskeys, craft brews, rums, and tequilas and mezcal. There's even depth in apéritifs and bitters, from Fernet to Byrrh Quinquina and even absinthe. The interesting if short wine list draws from around the globe. The menu has been slimmed down since the restaurant’s opening, but retains the deviled eggs and the smoked pimento cheese as openers. We enjoyed the potato leek soup, its velvety surface traced with fresh pesto and the textural contrast of crisply fried leeks. Gum Creek Farms pork from nearby Carroll County, and north Georgia’s Springer Mountain chicken and Sweet Grass Dairy cheeses are among the local foodstuffs employed. Painted Hills beef supplies a double thin-patty burger that still may be cooked rare. Desserts follow Southern flavors, such as the streusel-topped apple-dense caramel layer cake served with vanilla ice cream from local, quality ice cream maker Morelli’s.