Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Tables


Restaurants and bars are an important part of our society and our culture. They reflect the people who live in their communities, their passions, their stories. Sharing those stories is what we do best. Estes Public Relations can help you define your story and share it with your community — and the world.


Media Relations

Media relations with targeted local, regional, national and trade outlets
Media training for chefs, bartenders and managers
Press releases
Media alerts
Media Kits (digital & print)

Social Media



Menu and recipe editing
Restaurant and bar openings

Event & Promotions

On-site media coordination.
On-site social media execution and management.
Awards and event submissions.
Competition/reality show casting submissions.
Regional, national and strategic market media opportunities.
Introduction to extensive database of relevant writers and influencers


Jamie Estes and her team of PR specialists have experience with independent start-up restaurants, hospitality groups, franchises, multi-unit operations and chains. We’ve worked on more than 100 restaurant openings and are experienced in fine dining to fast casual and everything in between!

Clients Past + Present:

40 Sardines | Kansas City
8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen | Louisville, KY
Acanto | Chicago, IL
Against the Grain | Louisville, KY
Alex&nder Bar at Copper & Kings Distillery | Louisville, KY
Anoosh Bistro | Louisville, KY
AZUR Restaurant & Patio | Lexington, KY
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar | Charlotte, NC
Barn8 Farm Restaurant & Bourbon Bar at Hermitage Farm | Goshen, KY
Big Bad Breakfast | Louisville, KY
Big Jones | Chicago, IL
Bluestem | Kansas City, MO
Bouquet Restaurant, Covington, KY
Butchertown Grocery | Louisville, KY
Decca Restaurant | Louisville, KY
Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar | Louisville, KY
Ed’s Seafood Shack | Spanish Fort, AL
EL Ideas | Chicago, IL
El Meze | El Prado, NM
Etch | Nashville, TN
Everyday Kitchen Cafe | Louisville, KY
Fork & Barrel and Morning Fork | Louisville, KY
freight house | Paducah, KY
Grace Restaurant | St. Petersburg, FL
Haymaker | Charlotte, NC
Kinkead’s | Washington, DC
L’Etoile | Madison, WI
Late Harvest Kitchen | Indianapolis, IN
Lily’s Bistro, Louisville, KY
LouVino | Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar | Hilton Head Island, SC
Lucky Beach | Hilton Head Island, SC
Mabel Gray | Detroit, MI
Morton’s The Steakhouse | Louisville, KY
Noche Mexican BBQ | Louisville, KY
North of Bourbon | Louisville, KY
Nosedive | Greenville, SC
Panini Pete’s | Fairhope, AL
Parcel 32 | Charleston, SC
Perennial Virant | Chicago, IL
Pizza Lupo | Louisville, KY
Porcini | Louisville, KY
Proof on Main | Louisville, KY
Quartino | Chicago, IL
River Oaks | Memphis, TN
Rye | Leawood, KS
Saltine | Jackson, MS
Saul Good | Lexington, KY
Seviche | Louisville, KY
Shagbark Restaurant | Richmond, VA
Soby’s | Greenville, SC
Squid Ink | Mobile Bay, AL
Sunset Pointe | Fairhope, AL
SupperClub Southend | Charlotte, NC
The Establishment | Charleston, SC
The English Grill | Brown Hotel | Louisville, KY
The Gage | Chicago, IL
The House of Marigold, Louisville, KY
The Lazy Goat | Greenville, SC
The Shaw Bijou | Washington, DC
The Trellis | Williamsburg, VA
TRU | Chicago, IL
Tupelo Honey Cafe | Virginia Beach, VA
Two Graces | St. Petersburg, FL
Union Common | Nashville, TN
Waldo’s Chicken & Beer | Louisville, KY
Wild Eggs | Louisville, KY

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