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31. Cooks & Soldiers
You might not expect to find one of the city’s greatest steaks among Cooks & Soldiers' traditional Spanish pintxos.
What two generations of Castellucci restaurateurs learned from their dads
The family behind Atlanta's Castellucci Hospitality Group (Cooks & Soldiers, Iberian Pig) has been in the restaurant business for a century. Father and son Federico W. Castellucci II and Federico W. Castellucci III share the lessons they've learned from Dad.
Ten exhausting hours with restaurateur Federico Castellucci III
How does Castellucci keep up with four restaurants, 150 employees, and a six-days-a-week schedule?
Federico Castellucci III understands hospitality. He appears at our table moments after we're seated at his Decatur restaurant, the Iberian Pig. Wearing glasses with thick but modish black rims, he looks like an olive-skinned Clark Kent—and radiates that character’s earnestness, too. "Folks, thanks for stopping in," he begins, smiling and extending his arms. "I’m a fifth-generation restaurateur. My family has been in this business for a hundred years. So if I’m not doing something right, there’s definitely something wrong."