Former Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie hasn’t given up on his plan to open a barbecue restaurant. He just hasn’t found the right spot.
Not that there isn’t plenty of vacant restaurant real estate in Atlanta, but locations he has seen so far all tend to be too big. He wants to find a place that seats about 40 people.
“It’s not about making tons of money,” he said. “It’s about doing it right.”
Buzz can attest that it’ll be worth the wait. Gillespie was the featured chef at Sunday’s For Food’s Sake benefit at Dunaway Gardens in Newnan. Gillespie cooked a whole pig, donated by Buckhead Beef, overnight, and served it both sliced and NC-style, chopped and vinegary, with sides of fresh slaw, potato salad and slices of white bread from Holeman & Finch.
The feast was paired with beers selected by brewmaster Crawford Moran of 5 Seasons