Bradford Tolleson Is IN as Brush Sushi Izakaya’s Bar Manager

January 11, 2017 Chris Fuhrmeister

Tolleson takes over for Jeff Banks

Having recently left Cast Iron in Old Fourth Ward, local cocktail veteran Bradford Tolleson has a new gig. Tolleson tells Eater Atlanta he is taking over as bar manager at Decatur’s Brush Sushi Izakaya. He replaces Jeff Banks, who has been with the restaurant since it opened last April.

“I'm a huge fan of the food and the staff, and I hope to maintain the high standard of excellence and creativity bar manager Jeff Banks implemented during his tenure,” Tolleson says. “New drinks and new ideas coming soon.”

Brush chef and partner Jason Liang tells Eater Atlanta Banks is moving on in the booze industry and has taken a job with Savannah Distributing. His last day is this Saturday.

“We appreciated his talent and skill that led us to today,” Liang says. The restaurant will continue to serve its “huge selection of Japanese and Taiwanese (Kavalan) whisky,” and it will expand its list of premium sake and Japanese beer.

Omakase with [beverage] paring is getting popular; Brad and I will work together to make sure customers are going to have wonderful experience,” Liang says.

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