City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Gillespie’s Gunshow Open

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s highly anticipated new restaurant, Gunshow, opened yesterday in East Atlanta’s Glenwood Park neighborhood.

A major departure from the fine dining aura at Gillespie’s former restaurant, Woodfire Grill, Gunshow mixes a choose-it-yourself dining style with a lively wide-open atmosphere that pushes the boundaries of restaurant design.




Reservations required May 8-11: 404-380-1886. 924 Garrett Street, SE, Suite C,

See more on the Gunshow design here:

— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.

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May 9th, 2013
4:14 pm

Some Peter Chang inspiration in that menu…


May 9th, 2013
9:13 pm

I wish Kevin would shave his beard. Sorta makes me queasy dangling over food.

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May 9th, 2013
10:17 pm

Sorry, will not eat here until Congress passes legislation for univeral background checks on all guns sold at gun shows. Its not your fault-Kevin’s that the Senate (and those loony repub GA senators) filibustered this bill, but he would be a natural person to promote this needed change. So Kevin- its all up to you now!


May 10th, 2013
9:22 am

BTW, I’m a dork and not funny.


May 10th, 2013
12:51 pm


Please keep your promise…eating next to someone like you would ruin my meal ;)


May 10th, 2013
1:16 pm

Gee…..dorks and nerds need to screened before coming on with comments. We are all glad you won’t be joning us for dinner!

Ned Ludd

May 10th, 2013
1:44 pm

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Good Luck Kevin!


May 11th, 2013
4:03 pm

Why do the comments go completely off topic and political? This is a FOOD, not political, blog.


May 12th, 2013
8:06 am

NPR……good, an extra seat for my concealed weapons permit friends! And I d have a bunch of them.


May 12th, 2013
9:31 am

If anyone actually knows the true meaning behind the name of his new restaurant, it is about the relationship between a son and his father, and nothing to do with making a statement on gun control.
We’re looking forward to eating there, and Kevin G. is a great guy and deserves the success!


May 12th, 2013
10:41 am

Plus/minus – I called to get a reservation for my anniversary a month away in June (you know the top restaurants in ATL are booked already that far out), but it isn’t taking June reservations yet. Am on the June call-back list. Plus that I didn’t miss the boat entirely & have a chance of getting in the next few weeks, but minus in that I am a planner & feel guilty holding a reservation elsewhere where I really want to go here.


May 13th, 2013
9:52 am

Well let me tell you why I feel the need to impose my world view on everybody else. It’s because I’m a Progressive and we have a history of dictating to others. We think we know what’s best for everyone and our smug sense of superiority and self-serving pseudo compassion compels us to plan for others like my heroes Woodrow Wilson and Joseph Stalin. We also like to chime in where it’s not welcome since we think everybody gives a damm about what we think. We Are Progressives and well kill you if you don’t comply.


May 13th, 2013
12:19 pm

He needs a hair net on that beard and that greasy and stringy haired woman needs one on her hair as well. Gross.I just know I would find a hair in my $12 salad.

No thanks.

It's the publicity, stupid

May 13th, 2013
3:24 pm

This just in: “Atlanta Restaurateur Says He Is Not Changing Name . . . For Now”

Dunwoody Dale: Hey, honey, I read this article about a new restaurant with a weird name that opened in May in one of the nicest apartment complexes in the hood south of I-20, and I really want to go there to find out what all the fuss is about. Can we go there tonight and spend $85.00 on food and another $30.00 on a bottle of wine while out car gets broken into?

Dunwoody Debby: Sure thing, honey. But let’s take my 3-Series Bimmer – and leave Dunwoody Junior’s I-Pad in the backseat in full view and park on the street to save $5.00 on valet. What did you say the name of that restaurant is again?

Dunwoody Dale: I forgot already, but it had something to do with inbred Southern politicians and male bonding.