You might know Kevin Gillespie from Bravo’s Top Chef. You might know him from Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill. But you should know him from Gunshow, his very own, very experiential Ormewood Park establishment. Voted the best new restaurant in Atlanta by Creative Loafing magazine, Gunshow draws inspiration from Chinese dim sum and Brazilian churrascaria-style dining. And maybe a bit from Spanish tapas.
This is how it works: You get there (and hopefully have a reservation). You sit down in the big, open dining-room-slash-kitchen. The energy is magnetizing. You are given a piece of paper, which has been printed with that night’s menu. Maybe you order a beer or a glass of wine. Maybe you have them cork the bottle of wine you brought in with you. As you sit back and relax with your date/friends/family/beautiful stranger, Gillespie and his team of world-class chefs take turns rolling the menu items through the dining room on carts. You want it? You take it. You don’t? You let them keep walking. Everything is a la carte. Everything is a-ma-zing.
We can’t tell you what will be on the menu when you get there – it changes perpetually. What we can tell you is that Gillespie makes a mean plate of “Assorted Savory, Spicy, Crispy and Crunchy Snacks,” the smoked pork belly gets rave reviews, and the “West Coast” burger will be one of the best burgers you ever eat. From traditional Southern specialties to dishes with distinctive international flair, Gillespie and his team run the gamet when it comes to good cookin’.
Oh, and the banana pudding? It’s Gillespie’s grandma’s recipe. Need we say more?