EATER Atlanta is reporting that Abattoir chef Hector Santiago and the team from his former Latin sandwich shop, Super Pan, will be creating the menu and manning the kitchen at Big Sky Buckhead, opening in early 2014.
Santiago, who came to fame as a Top Chef contestant, landed at Abattoir after making the decision to close his main Poncey-Highland tapas restaurant, Pura Vida, last year. Santiago also closed the adjacent Super Pan lunch spot, which was famous for the likes of pork buns and media noche Cuban sandwiches.
Big Sky, from the Cains Hill Group will open for lunch, dinner and brunch in Cains Hill Place in the heart of the Buckhead Village nightlife district.
Several other restaurants are set to open nearby in 2014 — including St. Cecilia from Ford Fry and Smokebelly, the Southern Gentleman, and Gypsy Kitchen, from the team behind Tin Lizzy’s, the Big Ketch. and Milton’s.
Could this be the beginning of a renaissance of the Buckhead dining scene?
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.