James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Gillespie is taking over the backyard of his Decatur restaurant to serve some whole hog barbecue this July 4. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gillespie's Terminus City project will set up shop at Communion, the beer garden that recently opened behind Revival, to offer barbecue plates for four tokens ($20) each.
Each plate comes with a chopped whole hog sandwich, Brunswick stew, potato salad, coleslaw, and a fried pie. Beer from Communion will be available, and all proceeds from the day will benefit the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, which helps post-9/11 veterans "heal the invisible wounds of war and ease their reintegration into everyday life." Donations will be accepted as well.
"We want this to be the ultimate Fourth of July backyard barbecue," Gillespie said in a statement announcing the event. "We've been doing this every July 4 since 2005, so it's a tradition for us. We always support a local charity and this year it's the Emory Veterans Program. This event embodies what the holiday is all about — celebrating country, freedom, and family. And it just doesn't feel right to do that without doing something to help the brave men and women who've given so much on our behalf."