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Former One Midtown Chef Leading Kitchen at Shops Buckhead South African Restaurant

Matt Weinstein is in as executive chef for Biltong Bar at Shops Buckhead

Chef Matt Weinstein will lead the kitchen at Biltong Bar in Buckhead
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Former One Midtown Kitchen chef Matt Weinstein will lead the kitchen at the second location of South African restaurant Biltong Bar opening at Shops Buckhead later this fall. One Midtown closed in February after 16 years. Weinstein then did a brief stint at Tap in Midtown before it closed in May. Both were owned by Concentrics Restaurants. Prior to working at One and Tap, Weinstein ran the kitchen at chef Kevin Gillespie’s Woodfire Grill.

Weinstein is planning a few new additions to the restaurant’s beef jerky program, for which it’s known at the original location inside Ponce City Market. The Buckhead restaurant is also offering expanded hours—opening lunch through late night—and includes new menu items like a burger, tandoori chicken wings, and smoked peri-peri trout dip.

“The decision to join the team was not only exhilarating but an easy one for me”, Weinstein says in a prepared statement. “I love working with international fare, and South African fare encompasses a mix of several cuisines including Indian, French, and Malaysian. The menu will be brought to life with the use of as many locally-sourced products as possible, primarily cooking with each season.”

Weinstein joins beverage director Sean Gleason at the 6500-square-foot restaurant. Biltong Bar-Buckhead will sell grab-and-go items such as spices, rubs, and sodas.

The Ponce City Market location was recently named one of the top bars in the country by Thrillist.

Biltong Bar is owned by restaurant group True Story Brands—10 Degrees South, Yebo Beach Haus, and Cape Dutch.


1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404 347 2220

Ponce City Market

675 North Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 900-7900 Visit Website

Woodfire Grill

1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324 Visit Website

Yebo Beach Haus

56 East Andrews Drive Northwest, , GA 30305 (404) 228-8024 Visit Website

10 Degrees South

4183 Roswell Road Northeast, , GA 30342 (404) 705-8870 Visit Website

ONE. midtown kitchen

559 Dutch Valley Road Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 892-4111 Visit Website

Cape Dutch

1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 343-0313