“There is only we” is freshly painted above the sprawling bar at Midtown's new 5Church
(1197 Peachtree St. N.E., 404-400-3669. www.5churchatlanta.com), which opened at Colony Square last Friday. Open for dinner seven nights a week, "5Church combines a technique-driven menu with cutting-edge design and genuine hospitality for a memorable dining experience," says the press release. It is the third location from restaurateurs Patrick Whalen, Ayman Kamel, Alejandro Torio and Jamie Lynch. The others are located in Charlotte, N.C. and Charleston, S.C.
If you happen to find yourself at 5Church, look up and let the words sink in. There are a lot of them. It's inspirational advice not from a Pinterest meme or from the Dalai Lama, but from a 2500 year old strategic military manuscript. Chinese general Sun Tzu's The Art of War
to be exact. Written in the 5th century BC, this treatise holds guidance and strategic thinking applicable to many situations, even restaurants.