From Our Editors
The name of Executive Chef Joey Riley’s eatery, Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, celebrates both the restaurant’s colorful decor and its eclectic menu of global comfort food. Having given up a full scholarship to pursue his passion for cooking, Riley worked in some of Florida and Georgia’s top kitchens before traveling to Thailand, a trip whose influences can be seen in his menu—Thai-style beef jerky, chicken panang curry, and green-chili grits all make an appearance. The restaurant also features European classics, such as the dinner menu's chicken parmigiana and pork schnitzel. The brunch menu finds Mexican inspiration in the mahi tostado, complemented by bottomless mimosas that garnered praise from Jezebel magazine. No matter the meal, Chef Riley ensures that his clients eat responsibly; Riley has made a commitment to cooking with antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins, and produce from local farms. Wood-beamed ceilings and a huge brick archway set a rustic scene in the dining area, while studio lighting and hanging lamps lend a touch of modern. Bright yellow walls support colorful abstract paintings that call to mind the restaurant’s name, and long wooden tables support bottles of wine from a host of countries including Argentina, Italy, and Spain.