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Ebony Austin

Nouveau Bar & Grill, Nouveau Creations
Chef & Owner
Ebony Austin is Owner of Nouveau Bar & Grill, which is an Atlanta-based restaurant that currently has locations in both College Park and Jonesboro.

Before opening the restaurant, Austin worked for several years in corporate as a corporate specialist and business development manager at Campbell Soup, Godiva, and 1-800-Flowers. After successfully starting a real estate business, a transportation company, and a nonprofit, Austin partnered with a friend to open Nouveau’s first location, an upscale restaurant located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport.

Themed after Austin's Chicago upbringing, the restaurant has gained buzz as one of the hot spots in Atlanta’s lounge and fine dining landscape --- with a menu including: Deviled Eggs, Chicken and Waffles, Jerk Wings, Turkey Burger Sliders, Sticky Fried Ribs, Four Cheese Spinach Dip, Buffalo Shrimp, Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy, Impossible Burger, Windy City Crab Cakes, Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Michigan Avenue Ribeye and more.

The restaurant is also known for its infamous Mimosa Jam Brunch. These Brunches have been attended by the likes of: Kandi Burruss, 2 Chainz, Trina, Angela Simmons, social media influencers, Pretty Vee, Jayda Wayda and more.

This past Thanksgiving, Nouveau teamed up with actress, Naturi Naughton and TV personality, Marlo Hampton to hand out 600 turkeys to needy families at their Jonesboro location. Along with turkeys, families received an assortment of items for a Thanksgiving Dinner (which included macaroni and cheese, vegetables, juices, milk and more). The year prior, Nouveau partnered with CeeLo Green to provide turkeys for metro Atlanta families in need during the holidays.

Last May, Nouveau Bar & Grill also partnered with Nancy’s Pizza Camp Creek, and Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar Old National to put together a CARE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY for the 2020 Graduates of various high-schools in the Metro-Atlanta area. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone harshly at the time, they made that time a little brighter for the future leaders of Atlanta and the world. This included a graduation meal, a graduation gift bag (which included 2020 t-shirts and 2020 cups), a COVID-19 Survival Kit, and cash prizes!
Each month, the restaurant gives out free dinners to medical professionals, writes checks to area schools, collects toys for the holidays and offers discounts to residents.

Austin also owns HIZ CREATIONS Real Estate Investment Group, which specializes in multi-family units and renovation projects through Atlanta, Chicago and Texas.