Kevin Gillespie’s new restaurant, Revival, to open in Decatur in early June

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Kevin Gillespie, owner of Gunshow, on “Top Chef Duels.” CREDIT: Bravo
Kevin Gillespie, owner of Gunshow, on “Top Chef Duels.” CREDIT: Bravo

Kevin Gillespie, owner of Gunshow, on “Top Chef Duels.” CREDIT: Bravo

 

In a press release this afternoon, chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow announced that his newest project, Revival, will open in early June and be located in the Decatur space recently occupied by Harbour House Pub.

The concept will be a “fresh take on the traditional, family-style Sunday dinner, with a focus on farm-raised and artisan-prepared ingredients.”

“I have fallen back in love with the traditional dishes I grew up eating, and those that represent the beautiful culinary traditions of the Deep South,” Gillespie says in the release. “Inspired by the cooking of my grandmothers and the history of our region, I want to breathe new life into that classic family-style restaurant, or ‘meat and three.’ We hope to showcase the dishes with a passion and precision that is largely unavailable currently.”

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Revival’s menu will offer a blend of meats, fish, and fresh vegetables, with seasonal options that change daily. Lunch will be served a la carte, while supper, Gillespie says, “will more closely resemble a classic Southern family-style spread served in your grandmother’s home. Revival will be like going to your grandma’s on Sunday—except every day.”

The setting even promises to echo a visit to your grandmother’s house, with a lush garden in the front and a spacious yard in the rear. Revival will be located at 129 Church Street in Decatur and is scheduled to open in early June.


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