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Luis Damian, the executive chef at Big Sky in Buckhead, later this year will open Botanico Kitchen and Bar, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC).
Damian in an email confirmed the news with What Now Atlanta.
Botanico is targeting an August 2019 debut.
The Mexican eatery will replace the short-lived Rise and Revelry restaurant atop Savi Provisions, at 312 Pharr Road.
Botanico will feel like a greenhouse with walls of plants and a year-round, covered patio.
The menu will mostly consist of dishes from the Puebla region of Mexico including a few items with “creepy crawlies” like the Camarones Enchilpayados with an insect aioli made with chicatana ants.
Mezcal and tequila-based cocktails will make up the beverage program.
Damian told the AJC he and his team are going for more of a “high-end Mexican restaurant” like one “you might find in Mexico City or Tulum” rather than a spot with “sombreros hanging on the wall.”
Starting out, the restaurant will only serve dinner and could add brunch at a later date.
Chef Shaun Doty moved his King Barbecue restaurant to the specialty market early-2019.