The forthcoming East Atlanta Village (EAV) restaurant from former Ford Fry employees Peter Chvala, chef Nolan Wynn, and Faielle Stocco, and former Wrecking Bar Brewpub manager Katie McDonald has been named Banshee. The restaurant is scheduled to open in the late spring.
While naming a restaurant after a mythical apparition whose wailing arrival heralds death may seem odd, Chvala said the reasoning behind it was simple. It was time to take a risk.
“All four of us have spent a lot of time talking about opening our own restaurant, and we all feel that if we don’t do it now, it may never happen,” Chvala said.
Chef Wynn’s menu at Banshee will include dishes employing locally-sourced ingredients from farms such as Finch Creek, Rogers Greens and Roots, and Tucker Farms. The bar menu, under the direction of both McDonald and Stocco, will focus on “stiff and cheeky” cocktails, select amari, a tight wine list, and local beer.
The partner’s unofficial mantra for Banshee “Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think” is in keeping with their original vision—to bring something new to EAV while respecting the area’s relaxed, creative vibe and late night culture.
The 2000-square-foot restaurant situated in the former My Sister’s Room space is located at the corner of Glenwood and Gresham Avenues. Banshee’s design is being handled by Decarlo Hawker Architecture and Elizabeth Ingram Studio (Golden Eagle).
Banshee will serve dinner and late night snacks Tuesday through Saturday as well as brunch on Sunday.
Banshee, 1271 Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta