Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission approved a beer and wine pouring license Monday for the new restaurant slated for the former Deano’s Pizza location at 1800 Dean St.
Owner Amy Summerlin said the restaurant is named in honor of her mother, Sarah Brock, the owner of downtown staple Greene’s Jewelers who passed away last year.
“Cooking was very important to her,” Summerlin said. “She made the best macaroni and cheese in the world, and that will always be on my menu. I’ll also be using other recipes of hers and recipes in the family.”
Summerlin said she’ll be serving a sort of upscale Southern cuisine, “but it’s not really traditional country cooking.”
Standard fare will include ham and artichoke rolls with a white wine cream sauce, shrimp and grits, roasted vegetables, salmon croquettes with remoulade and pork loin with pineapple salsa.
“We’ll also have weekly specials to keep the menu interesting,” she said. “It will depend on what’s available at the time, but I’m going to have unique dishes you can’t find around here.”
Fat Nanny’s will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for table service and on Sundays for buffet.