Gunshow Reloads Popular “Hired Guns” Dinner Series
Kevin Gillespie’s viewfinder zooms in on innovative chefs. The celebrity chef and owner of nationally acclaimedGunshow has a knack for knowing buzz-worthy chefs and inviting them in for some “Hired Gun” creative collaboration at his Glenwood Park restaurant. Dinner series guests score a bull’s eye, hitting regional tastes, chef personalities and signature dishes in one original package. Jason Alley fromComfort and Pasture in Richmond, Virginia is this season’s first “Hired Guns” guest chef on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25. Tenets of Virginia hospitality are right up Alley’s alley, bridging classic Southern flavors with new South style and feeding fellowship through the sharing of small plates and conversation. Heirloom cornmeal porridge with braised bacon, baby turnips and maitake mushrooms, and hot fried quail with pickle salad and mumbo sauce are two dishes he’ll turn out at Gunshow. If you’re hunting for reservations, these “Hired Guns” dinners are sold out. More incoming “Hired Guns” announcements will appear on Gunshow’s Facebook page so keep it in your viewfinder. Here’s a taste of who’s coming and when: Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton from Portland, Oregon’s Ox will cook up a storm at Gunshow on May 26 and 27 (both have been named among Food & Wine's 2014 Best New Chefs); and Jean-Paul Bourgeois comes to Gunshow from New York City’sBlue Smoke on September 29 and 30. Seats go quickly so anticipate and claim your seat soon by calling 404-380-1886. Just want to dine at Gunshow? Dinner hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 6-9 p.m.