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GUNSHOW'S 2015 "HIRED GUNS" GOES OUT WITH A BANG
ON NOV. 17 AND 18
ON NOV. 17 AND 18
North Carolina Chef Joe Kindred Starring in Season Finale of Popular Dinner Series
ATLANTA (Oct. 5, 2015) – Gunshow, chef Kevin Gillespie’s nationally acclaimed Glenwood Park restaurant, is wrapping up its 2015 "Hired Guns" series with a grand finale befitting the stellar season of top talent and dynamic dishes guests have enjoyed thus far. Joe Kindred, chef and co-owner of namesake Kindred in Davidson, North Carolina, will grace the Gunshow kitchen on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18 with his award-winning, contemporary take on Southern cuisine.
Kindred - the restaurant - opened in February 2015 and was quickly named one of Bon Appetit magazine’s top 10 new restaurants of the year. Kindred - the chef - has been on the cooking scene a lot longer. He did so well in his Davidson high school’s culinary program that he won a national cooking competition at 18, earning a scholarship to Johnson and Wales in Charleston, South Carolina. He gained restaurant experience and met his wife, Katy at The Pump Room in Chicago, eventually moving to San Francisco to work at acclaimed restaurant Delfina. The lure of home brought the Kindreds back to North Carolina, where Joe joined chef Jim Noble's Charlotte restaurant empire and was named 2013 "chef of the year" by Charlotte magazine.
Now, the culinary couple has realized their dream of opening their own restaurant, winning a restoration grant from the town of Davidson to restore the historic building that houses Kindred. "Joe is very focused on community, from the guests he serves to the local purveyors he sources ingredients from. Everyone who meets him sees that unwavering commitment," says Gillespie. "He's a real chef's chef, elevating the team around him to create something special."
Kindred is an avid fan of sports and the teamwork involved. In fact, his focus on camaraderie is a trait that serves his restaurant team well. "I played sports growing up, and being part of a team was always something that I enjoyed," he says. "Being in a kitchen is like going to battle with your best buds and just cooking delicious food. I'm humbled by the opportunity to come to Atlanta and work with the Gunshow team.”
Gillespie and Gunshow's executive chef Joey Ward are ready to have their friend Kindred join them on the front lines in November. Gunshow guests will be the clear victors, enjoying dishes such as lamb tartare, uni aïoli, katsuobushi with seeded toast and chicken thighs and baked egg, crispy rice, chimichurri and hominy.
"Joe has been getting much-deserved attention around Charlotte and from national food writers because he knows how to present a sophisticated, contemporary menu in a warm, approachable way," says Ward. "Our guests are in for a real treat."
"Hired Guns" brings top talent like Kindred to town to flex their creative muscles. The guest chefs create dishes to serve alongside the restaurant’s regularly featured items, sharing their signature flavors and personalities with restaurant guests. Space is sure to go quickly, so guests are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. Online reservations will not be available until Oct. 17, but due to anticipated high demand, phone reservations are being taken now at 404-380-1886.
While this is the last of the 2015 series, "Hired Guns" will return in February 2016 with an exciting new lineup of guest chefs.
Gunshow is located at 924 Garrett Street. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests may park in the Glenwood Park parking lot and on the street. For more information, visit gunshowatl.com or call 404-380-1886.
About Red Beard Restaurants
Red Beard Restaurants is the parent company that oversees Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie’s food and beverage ventures, including his restaurants Gunshow and Revival, his BBQ pop-up Terminus City and all of his merchandise. The management company allows Gillespie to set comprehensive standards to ensure smart expansion, offer more internal growth opportunities for his team members and provide consulting services to other food and beverage start-ups. With the 2015 establishment of Red Beard Restaurants, Gillespie is able to continue his day-to-day interactions with diners while also pursuing his creative visions and impacting the culinary landscape of the South. The company’s offices are located in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, call 404-380-1886 or visit redbeardrestaurants.com.