Birds & Bubbles Appears Donezo After Less Than 3 Years on Forsyth Street

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 at 5:00 am by


The birds are quiet, and the bubbles flat.

Word on the street is that chef Sarah Simmons’ Birds & Bubbles venture on Forsyth Street is kaput. Last night, the dining room was dark and marquee neon switched off.

While the restaurant’s social media is keeping mum on the matter, a reader living within earshot noted that staff posed for farewell photos Monday evening in the backyard. This evidence appears to verify closure, as does the phone line which rings without answer.

By all acounts, it appears the last day was Sunday.


City Grit’s Sarah Simmons unleashed Birds & Bubbles in September of 2014. The restaurant – which specialized in “elevated Southern food and fried chicken paired with a long list of bubbles” – received plenty of hype out of the gate, and made the requisite critics lists for that year. Its first bump in the road, so to speak, arrived three months later when water pipes in 100 Forsyth Street burst, damaging the ceiling and HVAC system. The incident cost the restaurant an estimated $25,000 in lost business and repair costs.

Even the most hyped restaurants out of the gate are susceptible. Birds & Bubbles is just another typical example of the trend.

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