PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy Rock Steady
Website: Inspired by years of living and traveling in the Caribbean and Africa, celebrated restaurateur and nightclub owner Joe Russo created Rock Steady to give Atlantans an immersive sensory sampling of the vibrant cuisines of the West Indies in an upmarket setting.
Haitian-American entrepreneur and photographer Jacob Thomas drew inspiration for the restaurant from his cultural roots in addition to his passion for the arts, travel, and cooking for friends and family.
While working in the event industry in Chicago, Thomas and Russo became friends. Over time, they discussed several potential concepts in hospitality that would provide unique, quality experiences while highlighting their shared passion for music, art, design, and culture.