The Atlanta Magazine dining blog, Covered Dish, is reporting that chef Shaun Doty (left) will close his eponymous Inman Park restaurant after dinner December 18.
Doty, who trained under chef Guenter Seeger and was chef at Mumbo Jumbo, MidCity Cuisine and Table 1280 — opened Shaun’s four years ago in the space that was the longtime home of Deacon Burton’s – a soul food favorite.
Shaun’s was highly acclaimed, and it carried a four-star rating from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“This was a hard decision in many ways,” Doty said in a prepared statement. “But I believe it is better to focus my energy right now.”
That focus would be on Yeah! Burger — the upscale burger bar that is going gangbusters in its original Westside location. Doty and partner Erik Maier plan to open a second location in Virginia Highland this fall.
Look for Jon Watson’s review of Yeah! Burger next Friday.