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Michael Ring, formerly of Warren FoodWorks and The Burger Barn, is the general manager, and Angela Whitney, who worked at Robinson Ferry before, runs front of the house and is bar manager. The young couple moved to the mountains the summer of 2015 with plans to return to school. But two weeks later, thanks to Michael’s reputation for flavors and putting new twists on fresh foods, and Angela’s attention to service and friendly personality, they were summoned back to re-open Robinson Ferry.

In addition to Ring, there are four chefs in the kitchen, which is led by energetic Chef de Cuisine A.J. Garrelts, a former executive chef at a Virginia winery whose dishes are long on flavor and presentation. “His food’s out-of-this-world good,” Ring said. “His flavor profile, his experience is awesome, and he has some wine-making experience.”

Garrelts’ No. 2 is Sous Chef David Rose, who formerly lived in Miami, Fla., and brings a Cuban influence to his cooking, Ring said. The only one of the chefs with a culinary school background, Rose is in charge of the burger of the week, including a popular grilled cheese cheeseburger recently on the menu.