Tidbits: Chef Gillespie’s new finishing salt, Souper Jenny classes, Las Brasas hiringDecatur's No. 246 launched a new brunch menu for the fall. Photos courtesy of No. 246/Kristen Mooney
Lots of tasty Decatur restaurant news…
Celebrity Chef Kevin Gillespie and his team have launched Gunpowder Finishing Salt.
The owner of the restaurants Gunshow and Revival here in Decatur said in a press release, “Joey [Ward] and I wanted to create the ultimate umami flavor bomb. Beautiful Briny Sea offered us free reign of their entire ‘spice library’ to experiment, and we think the result amps up any dish without changing the flavor. It goes especially well with grilled meats, fried foods, barbecue or any foods lacking deliciousness.”
Beautiful Briny Sea is an Atlanta-based company that creates finishing salts and sugars for seasoning. The 5-ounce tin of finishing salt retails for $15 and is sold at Gunshow and online. Decaturish called Revival, and an employee said it was not currently being sold at the Decatur restaurant.
September 30 happens to be Chef Gillespie’s birthday. Revival Decatur posted a family photo of him as a baby on Instagram, very apropos since family is a motif of the new restaurant.
Want to learn to make soups like Souper Jenny? The Decatur restaurant is hosting a “healthy fall soups” cooking class on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m for $40. A description says, “This class is just the answer to help you combat those seasonal temptations. Chef Jessica is there to save the day and teach you how to make some of our healthy, Souper Jenny-inspired soups.”
Decatur’s Las Brasas is looking to hire servers, bartenders, and dishwashers. As Decaturish reported, the restaurant just reopened in its new Church Street location on Saturday. More details can be found on Las Brasas’ Facebook page.
No. 246 launched a new brunch menu for the fall. Described as a merging of traditional Italian cooking with the South’s fall produce, new menu additions include baked ricotta with roasted eggplant, squash with tomato filleto and egg, and house-cured sausage benedict with caramelized onions.
Decatur’s highly-anticipated new sushi restaurant Brushstroke Sushi Izakaya posted an Instagram photo of work being done in the former Houndstooth Road bike shop, saying “See you soon.” Though by the looks of the work site, it may not be very soon.