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1904 Club gets you inside the East Lake Golf Club house—and up-close with Atlanta chefs like Kevin Gillespie
At $4,000 per five-day membership, the comforts of the PGA TOUR Championship's 1904 Club are for the truly devoted, but members will be treated to unique lunch and dinner options each day from six notable Atlanta chefs: Kevin Gillespie, Chris Hall, DeeDee and Nan Niyomkul, Philippe Haddad, and Kevin Rathbun.
Communion, Kevin Gillespie's outdoor beer garden located behind Revival in Decatur, will re-open to the public on Saturday, September 8, after becoming a private events space last year.
I can probably name 15 Atlanta bartenders who can create and pour artisanal cocktails worth drinking. But no more. Plus: The restaurant you should recommend to your out-of-town friends seeking Southern fare is Kevin Gillespie’s Revival.
Gunshow and Revival chef Kevin Gillespie, along with Macon-based entrepreneur Stebin Horne, created a South African–style open grill called the Kudu. (Thanks, Kickstarter!)
Atlanta is a city that looks outward far more than inward, or even nearby. Outward, say, to the Lower East Side (the General Muir’s pastrami), or to China (Gu’s Dumplings), or to France (Bread & Butterfly’s tender, airy omelets). With the glorious exception of Ryan Smith at Staplehouse, I didn’t find a posse of young, or youngish, chefs all cooking as much for each other as for the public. The priority in Atlanta is less innovation based on local ingredients, as at Staplehouse, than finding a formula that works and then pumping out food to fit it. This makes for generous, untweezed food. But it also means food that, once successful, can become rote.
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