Publicist Melissa Libby confirmed today that Drew Belline (left), the longtime chef at Floataway Cafe, will be the chef at the as-yet-unnamed new Decatur restaurant from JCT Kitchen & Bar’s Ford Fry. The restaurant, which will take over the Eurasia Bistro space on E. Ponce de Leon Ave., will be casual and contemporary, with Italian overtones to the cooking. Fry cites San Francisco’s A16 as inspiration.
“Drew is an amazing chef and will be a great partner in our new Italian-inspired restaurant,” said Fry. “We share a passion for local sourced, simple yet not simplistic, wood-fired cooking. And he lives in Decatur!”
No word yet on a time line.