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More Details on Revival, Kevin Gillespie's Upscale Southern Eatery, Coming This July

Gillespie is getting back to his Southern roots.

Photo: D.G. Whitefield/Next Stop ... Decatur

Gunshow chef/owner Kevin Gillespie's second restaurant, Revival, will open in Decatur this summer. Replacing the former Harbour House Pub, Gillespie aims to create a modern, upscale version of the meat-and-three and give diners the experience of eating at their Southern grandma's house. Revival is still a few months away from coming to fruition, but we have some more details on the venture.

  • When the restaurant was first announced, Gillespie was targeting a June opening. That's been pushed back a bit to July.
  • Andreas Müller is in as executive chef. Müller has been with Gillespie for a while as "kitchen dude" — sous chef — at Gunshow and pit master his Terminus City barbecue side project.
  • The full menu isn't available yet, but dinner service — called "full supper" at Revival — will include pastured Georgia chicken braised in sweet onions and golden raisins, smoke-roasted mountain trout stuffed with cornbread and green onions, Georgia white shrimp and Terminus City sausage in roasted tomato gravy, and country-fried grass-fed beef round steak with skillet pan gravy.
  • Entrees will be served with cornbread and four to six sides, such as fatback-fried Silver Queen corn; roasted heirloom baby tomatoes with spicy pepper relish; creamed potatoes; fresh field peas; and baby carrots in sweet cream, butter, and dill.
  • Lunch entrees will be served a la carte, and there will be sandwiches and salads, as well.
  • The patio space will eventually be home to an outdoor bar called Communion, which is planned to open by early fall. It will be Gillespie's take on a Viennese wine garden.
  • The revamped Harbour House space will feature trey ceilings, crown molding, fireplaces, mixed-metal and wood accents, and an antique blue-and-white color palette — think grandmother's china. The restaurant will seat 100 and include a garden in front and yard in back.

Revival will open at 129 Church Street in Decatur. Once it's up and running, the Terminus City operation will move from Gunshow to the new space.

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