DECATUR — The wait for Revival, Kevin Gillespie's ode to Southern dining, is almost over. The date is tentative, but the Top Chef alum wants to begin service on Thursday, July 23, the restaurant's PR confirmed. Gillespie, chef and owner of Gunshow in Glenwood Park, has said dinner at Revival will "resemble a classic Southern family-style spread served in your grandmother's home. Revival will be like going to your grandma's on Sunday — except every day." Gunshow alum Andreas Müller will serve as executive chef.
Gillespie has been a busy man lately. He recently traveled to Argentina to film an episode of CNN International's Culinary Journeys, and earlier this week he announced the formation of his own restaurant group.
OLD FOURTH WARD — Jia, the forthcoming Sichuan eatery from Tasty China's Dahe Yang and executive chef Jiguo Jiang, is pushing back its opening until August. The restaurant, which aims to be the first to open in Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall, has been delayed a few times and most recently was planning a July opening. PR for the development confirmed Jia hopes to open next month, but said a specific date has not been determined.