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Big Sky Open in Buckhead Today


Abattoir chef Hector Santiago and the team from his former Latin sandwich shop, Super Pan,  created the menu for Big Sky Buckhead, open for fast casual lunch today 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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. Look for that good stuff plus burgers, wings and more.

Big Sky, from the Cains Hill Group, is located in Cains Hill Place in the heart of the Buckhead Village nightlife district. The bar grand opening is Saturday and full sit-down dinner service begins Monday.

Check Facebook for more updates and details: BigSkyBuckhead.

— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More.

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February 19th, 2014
1:52 pm

Is Hector still involved with Abbatoir or has he left there for this full time? Been meaning to go back to Abbatoir since I had enjoyed Pura Vida so much. Wasn’t sure if this was full-on at Big Sky now or if he is splitting his time.

Fast Eddy

February 20th, 2014
12:55 pm

Yes, he’s still there.
If you liked Pura Vida you will like Abattoir now.
Personally, I am pretty disappointed about the change at Abattoir.
I loved it before but of course they were never very busy.
I’ve been a couple of times since Hector took over the kitchen.
Not a wholesale change to the menu, but nevertheless some of the more adventurous menu items are gone.
I guess that makes it more “accessible” to the typical Atlanta diner, which is reflected in the fact that they seem busier now.
Oh well, I guess I can’t have everything.

John, can you tell us where the management and chef from Abattoire (aren’t they a married couple?) went? I heard they were opening a new place in Inman Park. Their great service was one reason I liked it so much before. Any news?