Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bryan Voltaggio Kicks Off New Season of Gunshow’s Hired Guns On Jan. 31

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Kevin Gillespie Welcomes Top Chef Comrade Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
as First Guest Chef of 2016

ATLANTA (Dec. 22, 2015) – Chefs Kevin Gillespie and Joey Ward of Gunshow are bringing back their popular “Hired Guns” series for the third year and the lineup is full of great talent. This year’s guest chefs will cook dinner on Sunday and Monday, nights Gunshow is normally closed, with a limited number of tickets sold for each night. Kicking off the series is Gillespie’s Top Chef friend and one of DC’s most recognizable culinary talents, Bryan Voltaggio. Tickets for his Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 dinners are $95 each and go on sale Dec. 31, 2015 via Xorbia. For those who want to attend all six dinners in the series, season tickets are available for $75 per person through Dec. 31, 2015 and for $85 per person starting Jan. 1, 2016 at RedBeardMerch. (Drinks, tax and gratuity are additional.)

Voltaggio’s  family of restaurants includes VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, RANGE and AGGIO, and is a collection of experiences from fine dining culinary adventure to casual comforts and grab-and-go. He has won accolades for his ability to merge tradition and innovation using fresh, local ingredients.

“I have long admired Bryan’s skills and look forward to having him in the kitchen at Gunshow,” says Gillespie. “I’m really excited about all the chefs who are coming this year. At these dinners, the show is the food. We're going to be graced with rock-star chefs giving some of their best performances. Make sure you get your tickets to this show." 
“With only 100 guests dining each night, the setting is intimate and will allow the guest chefs more time to mingle throughout the room,” says Ward. “Hired Guns will still present their signature dishes for all guests to sample alongside favorites from the Gunshow kitchen dudes, including Kevin and me.”

Future additions to the "Hired Guns" lineup are:
  • March 13-14, Vishwesh Bhatt, executive chef of Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi, is coming to town with his French brasserie fare and Creole Southern flair.
  • May 22-23 will bring Brian Baxter from HUSK in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • June 12-13, mark your calendar for Kenny Gilbert of Gilbert's Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
  • Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina, is lined up for October.
  • And one more surprise chef!

Hired Guns began in 2013 as a way to lure some of the country’s most talked about chefs to Gunshow for a two-night showcase of their signature flavors and personalities alongside the restaurant’s featured items. For the past two years, this creative collaboration with chefs from around the nation has brought in award-winning talent like Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, John Currence of City Grocery, Joseph "JJ" Johnson from The Cecil, and Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of Ox

"Each chef has blown us away with creativity and passion for what they do, bringing their 'A' game and inspiring us to match it," says Gillespie.

Gunshow is located at 924 Garrett Street. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are accepted but not required. 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.


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