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Avenue Eat & Drink seeks to inspire everyone from culinary novices to seasoned foodies. Our Southern-inspired menu evolves year-round with local produce, organic meats, and unique flavor creations.

At Avenue, our culinary team strives to provide our loyal customers with the finest food and beverage experience with friends and family. Elegant but welcoming, Avenue offers fresh appetizers, salads of local greens, and hand crafted entrées. Of course we also seek to tempt our visitors with home-made desserts, carefully selected wines, and innovative cocktails. Avenue's leadership, owner Chris Clark, invites you to share in a memorable meal with us.

Chris Clark, Owner/Operator, is well known in the area. He was Owner and Operator of The Cab Stand, Café Cabernet, and Deep Lounge, all unique and popular establishments presenting an upscale environment, outstanding international cuisine in an elegant but unpretentious atmosphere.

Mr. Clark has spent the last few years applying his skills in other areas, including Director of Food and Beverage at the world famous Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa, Clearwater, Florida; Task Force Food and Beverage Director and Consultant to Luxury Resorts – The Saratoga Hotel and Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, New York; Director of Banquets, The Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, Virginia; and Director of Sales and Catering at Pom”s Thai Bistro San Marco, Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. Clark, however, has never lost his love of Tallahassee and the thrill of creating an unexpected dining experience that thrives on creativity and talent. His goal is to serve delicious, creative food, using the finest ingredients available, in an atmosphere of style, comfort and outstanding service. Tallahassee is in for a treat!!

The outstanding team that Chris has developed is committed to providing lasting memories of an exceptional culinary experience and of sharing its passion for a cutting edge approach to eating and dining. Their goal is to ALWAYS exceed the expectations of its patrons.

Owner/Director of Operations
Zin & Sin
Tallahassee, Florida
May, 2014 – Present

Owner/Director of Operations
Avenue Eat and Drink
Tallahassee, Florida
May, 2010 – Present

Owner/Director of Operations
Capital Valet
Tallahassee, Florida
August, 2008 – Present

Owner/Director of Operations
Johnny Ringo’s
Tallahassee, Florida
April, 12 – May, 2013

General Manager of Operations
Director of Sales and Catering
Pom’s Thai Bistro San Marco
Jacksonville, Florida
December, 2007 – Dec, 2008

Director of Banquets
The Sheraton National Hotel
Arlington, Virginia
January, 2007 – June, 2007

    Task Force Food and Beverage
Director and Consultant
The Saratoga Hotel and Conference Center
Saratoga Springs, New York 33756
July 2006 – December, 2006

Director of Food and Beverage
Belleview Biltmore Resort,
Golf and Beach Club, and Spa,
Clearwater, FL
March, 2005 – July, 2006

Deep Lounge, Tallahassee, FL
2002-March, 2005

Café Cabernet

The Cab Stand, Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University
Bachelors of Social Science Degree
in Economics with a minor in History