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After years of working his way through the Castellucci Hospitality Group kitchens—most recently at the Iberian Pig in Buckhead—John Castellucci is revamping the Cooks & Soldiers menu to focus on wood-fired asador grilling.
Slated to start serving at the end of April, Sebastian Pintxos Bar will offer happy hour, dinner, and late-night menus, inspired by owner Kemal Karsli’s travels to San Sebastian, Spain.
Expect a glammed up version of the Decatur restaurant when it arrives in the Hanover Buckhead Village complex, but with many of the same menu favorites, including bacon-wrapped dates, pork cheek tacos, and Iberico macaroni and cheese.
Adam Berlin and Juan Calle, owners of Big Sky Buckhead, are opening Buena Vida Tapas & Sol on the ground floor of the North and Line apartment complex in Old Fourth Ward in late 2019.
"Hello, and welcome to Cougar Town," a friend said as we jostled through the crowd at Barcelona Wine Bar. She was eyeing a table of six preternaturally blond girlfriends, clinking sloshy glasses of red wine and shrieking "Happy Birthday" to one of their pack. Scores of other coiffed, forty-something women prowled the central bar, their spiky heels on the wooden floors adding snare-drum rim shots to the growing din of voices.
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."