Atlanta Chef Kevin Gillespie Plans to Open a New “High End” Restaurant Concept in 2024

The team behind Atlanta's Gunshow is opening a new high-end restaurant concept in 2024.
Atlanta Chef Kevin Gillespie Plans to Open a New "High End" Restaurant Concept in 2024
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The metro Atlanta area could soon get a new high-end restaurant by Chef Kevin Gillespie.

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Gillespie is the man behind Red Beard Restaurant group and Gunshow restaurant. The new concept is slated to open in 2024 in a yet-to-be-announced location, Gillespie told What Now Atlanta Monday.

The former executive chef at Woodfire Grill noted that the new restaurant would have a similar experience to Gunshow.

Gunshow is located in Atlanta’s historic Glenwood Park and opened in 2013. The restaurant’s name is a tribute to Kevin Gillespie’s family, attending gun shows with his father during his childhood.

The space has a few walls connecting to the kitchen. It also offers a unique spin on the traditional dining experience with dishes presented table side. While Gillespie’s emerging restaurant will be similar in price and service, he noted the concept would be totally different from the existing Atlanta restaurant.

Gillespie is currently negotiating space agreements with the current landlord of the planned restaurant, noting it would take over a space that plans to close soon.

Although the planned culinary destination is slated for a 2024 opening in Atlanta, Gillespie is not new to the robust food scene in the area. In addition to his time as executive chef at Woodfire Grill, Gillespie also worked as chef de partie at Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton and sous chef at TWO Urban Licks.

According to his website, Gillespie also opened Revival Restaurant in 2015, paying homage to southern-inspired family suppers.

Joshua Rodgers

Lover of Culture. Curator of Motivation. Advocate for Equity. Josh Rodgers is a writer, content creator, and DEI practitioner originally from Memphis, TN. He works with Habitat for Humanity International – creating strategies, tools, and resources that support the organization's global DEI strategy for over 1,000 local affiliated organizations. Josh also serves as a content writer for Blavity, Inc. His work can be seen across several of the organization's verticals, including AfroTech, Blavity News, and Shadow & Act. Josh is also a contributing writer for Buzzfeed, highlighting the nuanced experiences of Black culture and entertainment. When he isn't writing and disrupting spaces with his DEI work, he can be found on the mic as the co-host and founder of The Jigsaw Podcast. It's a platform dedicated to helping Black millennials attempt to navigate life, the craziest puzzle piece ever created. Josh holds a B.A. in Political Science from Morehouse College, an MPA in Non-Profit Management from Arkansas State University, and an MPP in Community and Economic Development from Georgia State University. Josh lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Asha, and two sons, Joshua II and Jayden Alexander.

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