Guest: Eddie Johnson, Managing Partner and COO of P.D.H. (Publik Draft House) and Ryan Costigan of GRA
April 15, 2:30 ET
P.D.H. (a “Publik Draft House”) is an American pub, with unique menu items, craft beers, specialty cocktails and a great environment. Founded in 2009 by Eddie Johnson, Costanzo Astarita and Mario Maccarrone, this boutique draft house is known for certain original menu items, such as the Duck Quesadilla and Venison Sliders, and their more traditional fare, such as the Publik House Burger. Locally sourced ingredients is one of the things that set this traditional American cuisine apart from the rest.
As Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner, Eddie manages all areas of P.D.H. and serves as COO for franchise sales operations. He met his co-owners and chefs, Costanzo and Mario, in 2001 and joined forces to open the restaurant in 2009. After attending the UGA, Johnson opened and operated multiple restaurants including Gordon Biersch Midtown and Halo Lounge. Eddie developed his passion for the restaurant industry from his parents, inheriting the gifts of cooking and hospitality.