Trinidad Faragoza is owner and general manager of The Elder Tree Public House in East Atlanta Village. Known for opening and owning restaurants in the Atlanta and Athens area, Trinidad is strongly influenced by northern Spanish cuisine, Southern BBQ, and he specializes in Gastropub cuisine. After running a Locos Grill & Pub for 8 years, he opened a high-end chophouse known as the Georgian Southeastern Chophouse in his childhood home, Athens, where he specialized in wood fire grilling and Southern BBQ. Trinidad has competed professionally in the Kansas City BBQ Society since 2006, and his experience with wood fire grilling has found a welcome home here at the Elder Tree Public House.
Trinidad’s passion for soccer started in his childhood, and he went on to compete in high school and collegiate programs. He played competitively until age 30 with regional leagues in the southeast. The pub is a proud partner of the Atlanta Silverbacks and is the official bar for viewing away matches. The pub opens early to show all EPL and European matches on the weekends, and will host a beer garden for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Named after an old Irish tradition in which an Elder Tree is planted as a sign of protection, The Elder Tree Public House is certainly a welcoming environment with its chatty clientele, sleek wood accents and decadent comfort food. Among Trinidad’s favorite menu items are the Cumberland Pie, the corned beef and cabbage, and the cherry wood-smoked pork cheek. When not busy tending the floor and the bar, you can find him in remote parts of the world fly fishing.