'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Peter Thomas to open Bar One in Grant Park

peter thomas and cynthia bailey ~ what now atlanta
Peter Thomas and wife Cynthia Bailey

Can reality T.V. make a failed restauranteur successful?

God, let's hope so. Because if air time on Bravo doesn't make Peter Thomas' restaurant a success, he'll have to resort to singing back-up for Kim Zolciak.


Peter Thomas (husband to "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey) is opening Bar One -- a tapas and music centric bar and lounge -- late July on Memorial Drive, according to the restaurant's expensive Blogspot-powered "website."

Bar One will replace the now shuttered Redfish Bistro El Toro restaurant (Redfish Bistro before that).

"Bar One will open its doors to the public late July with a grand opening affair where it will present its food and bar selections," according to their Blogspot.

"With complimentary valet offered at all times, bar One has set its sights on not being your run-of-the-mill bar/lounge, but plans to offer an array of tapas for the discerning and diverse palate while providing music from an eclectic mix of local, national, and international DJs."

Oh, the imagery (more details, bless your heart, can be found here).

Thomas hasn't had the best restaurant success (Uptown Restaurant and Lounge, a previous venture, closed last year) but at least he isn't naming his new venture "Peter Thomas' Bar and Lounge" like the overly-creative Frank Ski, V-103 morning show host.