After 15 months, Stomping Ground will reopen for indoor dining. But, we have rules:

Over the last few weeks, many of the COVID restrictions and social distancing that took our profession nearly a year to get accustomed to have been lifted, seemingly without warning. True to our […]

How To Roast A Chicken – A Technique Not A Recipe

One of my absolute favorite things to eat is a golden roasted chicken. I am often frustrated when I read cookbooks or watch cooking shows that ask home cooks to go well above […]

6 Years. It’s one more than 5!

Y’all. Six years. Six years. While it isn’t as sexy as five years or as much of a milestone as ten years, I’m celebrating hard this year. After 2020, I have never, ever […]

May Is Where It’s At!

There are so many reasons for us to love May. This May feels a bit hopeful after the dregs of last year – it’s the start of the summer, flowers are blooming (thank […]

Why Our Team Got Vaccinated

I’ve been called everything from “Crazy Covid Lady” to “Hall Pass Monitor” this last 18 months. Many of you know that many of our staff were touched by COVID very early in the […]

This Weekend at The Alley at Stomping Ground

Friday, April 2 – Fish Fry at The Alley at Stomping Ground It’s that time of year when we put away the chicken for one Friday night and bring out the catfish! Stomping […]

Meet Me in the Alley!

We kept outdoor dining off the table (ha!) for all of 2020 out of an overabundance of caution; not just to keep our staff safe but to avoid the stress of opening and […]

A Love Letter

One of my greatest friends and my most loyal customer came inside Stomping Ground a few months after we closed our dining room for the foreseeable future. She saw with fresh eyes what […]

Valentine’s Day in Comfort

Remember February 14th B.C. (Before Covid)? Our phones ringing off the hook as you all scramble to make reservations for any two-top table at 7pm to enjoy a prix fixe menu? It doesn’t […]

A Break, Giving Back, and Some Love

I don’t know about you all, but I’m burned out; more importantly, my staff is burned out. It’s no secret that 2020 was one of the hardest for restaurants (as well as many […]

Street Style: Nakia Carter

There is only one word I would use to describe Nakia: magic. In hospitality, you can always tell when someone is “putting on a voice.” That’s not the case with Nakia. Her warmth […]

Clasp Your Pearls, Ladies. I’m Coming to Old Town

When COVID first hit, I never thought I would open another restaurant again. The stress and hurt it caused (and is still causing) restaurants and restaurant employees is difficult to come to terms […]

New Year’s Eve & Day at Stomping Ground

This post is by Emma Ratpojanakul, Social Media Manager at Stomping Ground & Bagel Uprising. Thank you, Emma!  It’s almost time to say “goodbye and good riddance” to the year 2020; to say we’re all […]

Stomp at Home this Winter

This post is by Emma Ratpojanakul, Social Media Manager at Stomping Ground & Bagel Uprising. Thank you Emma!  Shared meals: one of the few things that remains wholesome and comforting among households through COVID, even […]

Second Act: Revive Thanksgiving Leftovers Without Two Slices of Bread

For those of us with the honor of cooking for our families on the big day, I find that leftovers are the whole point of Thanksgiving. As this holiday will be a smaller […]

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