Pursue true hoppiness at by scoping out craft beers from two local breweries during the nationally acclaimed restaurant’s first “Shotgun” Beer Dinner. Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Glenwood Park restaurant fires off its new quarterly brew-ser series on Sunday, October 25 by partnering with Athens-based and Decatur’s . Executive chef Joey Ward says the dinner will feature 10 beers representing the two breweries’ wide range of flavors, complemented by six dishes created by his sharpshooting culinary team. Dinner rolls out to the communal-style dining tables on the restaurant’s signature rolling carts. Shotgun guests head home with glassware and other goodies from the breweries. Limited to 60 guests, tickets are $100 per person and cover tastes of all the night’s dishes and beers as well as tax and gratuity. Buy tickets online through .
Those hunting for another dynamic blast of top talent can set sights on the final Hired Guns dinner of the 2015 season, on target for a 6 p.m. start on November 17 and 18. Guest chef Joe Kindred, chef and co-owner of hometown namesake in Davidson, North Carolina, hits the bull’s-eye with his award-winning, contemporary take on Southern cuisine. Chef Kevin Gillespie considers Kindred a “chef’s chef.” Training at Johnson and Wales in Charleston, South Carolina and gleaning experience at well-known restaurants in Chicago, San Francisco and Charlotte already filled Kindred’s apron pocket when he and wife Katy opened their Davidson restaurant in February 2015. Kindred quickly climbed the chart to be one of Bon Appetit magazine’s top 10 new restaurants of the year. Don’t miss a shot at reservations to this high-demand event. Make phone reservations now at 404-380-1886. Online reservations open up October 17.