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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.
Just in time for patio season, Kevin Gillespie is opening an outdoor beer garden called Communion. Located in Revival’s backyard in Decatur, it will seat 75 people and serve German beer and wine, as well as punch, alongside pretzels, brats, obatzda (Bavarian beer cheese), and more
Kevin Gillespie discusses fried chicken, hunting, and the weirdest thing about being on Top Chef.
A look at four newcomers to Atlanta's dining scene: Revival, Little Trouble, Pea Ridge Kitchen & Bar, and Little Sheep Hot Pot, plus an update on Holeman and Finch Public House.