Last week Woodfire Grill announced that chef Kevin Gillespie would be leaving the restaurant as of Jan. 1 to work on opening his new restaurant. We’ve since learned that Gillespie’s new spot, called Gunshow, will be located in the Glenwood Park area.
According to a press release, the dishes will range from “refined to rustic” and will reflect the casual, home-style approach. Plates “will be delivered as they are ready and offered to guests who may choose what they’d like.”
Gunshow is slated to open next spring and will serve dinner Tuesdays-Saturdays.
In other news:
New restaurant at Phipps Plaza
Justin Anthony, of South African restaurant 10 Degrees South, will open YEBO Restaurant and Bar later this month at Phipps Plaza. The restaurant is a family affair with Anthony’s mother Diane creating a menu with a mixture of South African cuisine and pub fare. You’ll find items like ostrich sliders and bunny chow, hollowed out bread with fillings. Chef Jorge Ortiz will oversee the kitchen.
Anthony’s wife Kelly, of the design firm Anthony|Wolf, earns credit for the Safari-style decor with orange walls, grasscloth accents and vibrant patterns. In a press release, she said, “Our goal was to mimic the South African sunset, with splashes of color and wildlife-inspired details.” You can sip one of Yebo’s internationally-inspired cocktails while sitting under one of five mounted buck heads.
CookWise/BakeWise author wins award
Shirley Corriher, a name many of us who have her books on our shelves and in our minds will recognize, recently won the American Chemical Society’s journalism award for interpreting chemistry for the public. Corriher, a biochemist by training, published the books CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, winner of a James Beard Foundation award, and BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking. She has also written many articles for a variety of publications and made many appearances on Alton Brown’s Food Network show “Good Eats.”
Corriher was nominated for the award by none other than Harold McGee, author of the award-winning On Food and Cooking. In a press release, he said, “The Grady-Stack Award was created to reward outstanding reporting directly to the public. Shirley Corriher’s life work fits that definition perfectly and thoroughly.”
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog