Tidbits: Revival’s Kevin Gillespie shares recipes on CBS

Posted by Dena Mellick February 25, 2016
Kevin Gillespie sits down for an interview with Decaturish. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Kevin Gillespie sits down for an interview with Decaturish. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Happening in this week’s food news:

Revival and Gunshow chef and owner Kevin Gillespie was featured on CBS This Morning Saturday to discuss his book “Pure Pork Awesomeness.” The former “Top Chef” contestant shared some of his signature dishes with the hosts, including Coca-Cola glazed pork shoulder and overnight grits (the recipes are on the CBS website). Gillespie, who was recently nominated for a James Beard award, explained how he came up with the name of the book. He had the hosts in stitches during the five-minute interview. And when asked who he would want to share a meal with if he could sit down with anyone, Gillespie said “Homer Simpson.” Here’s the full interview:


In other Gunshow news, the restaurant announced the chefs participating in the 2016 “Hired Guns” series. A lineup of guest chefs will join Gillespie in the kitchen to whip up their own signature dishes. Here’s the lineup:

  • March 13-14: Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi (Tickets are still available via Xorbia for Monday, March 14)
  • May 22-23: Brian Baxter from HUSK in Nashville, Tennessee (Tickets on sale April 22 at 8 a.m.)
  • June 12-13: Kenny Gilbert of Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach, Florida (Tickets on sale May 12 at 8 a.m.)
  • September 11-12: Brooke Williamson of Hudson House in Redondo Beach, California (Tickets on sale August 11 at 8 a.m.)
  • October 16-17: Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina (Tickets on sale September 16 at 8 a.m.)

Bad Dog Taqueria in Emory Village has a new name. It is now Dankbaar Taco. What Now Atlanta reports “there is a new management team” in place. The general manager told What Now that the “current owner” is still on board “as a creative cultivator.” Tracy Mitchell, owner of Bad Dog Taqueria, was arrested in a deadly hit and run last November. Her charges include homicide by vehicle, hit and run, and reckless driving.

Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards released a new weekend brunch menu, according to Atlanta Eater. It reports, “the expansive menu covers a variety of dishes, including a granola and yogurt bowl, shakshuka and naan, corned beef sausage hash, and a house bagel with cured salmon.” Eater says Twain’s is also rolling out new lunch and dinner offerings.

Cakes & Ale’s wine and beverage director talks wine philosophy with Atlanta Eater at both the Decatur restaurant and Bread & Butterfly in Inman Park. Jordan Smelt said he and chef Billy Alin enjoy talking about wine and push each other to improve the food and wine menus.

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About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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