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‘Communion’ opens at Decatur’s Revival restaurant on April 15

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‘Communion’ opens at Decatur’s Revival restaurant on April 15

Photo courtesy of Revival

Photo courtesy of Revival

Revival, the Decatur restaurant that’s the brainchild of celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie, is inviting the public to Communion, the restaurant’s backyard beer garden.

Gillespie first mentioned the possibilities for the patio space at the Revival restaurant during an interview with Decaturish last year. A press release confirms Communion will open on Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m.

“Grab your crew and stop by for drinks, German beer garden-inspired food truck snacks and a game of horseshoes or cornhole,” the press release says.

Here is the full press release:

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German Beer Garden-Inspired Backyard at Revival Features a Food Truck,
Easy-Drinking Beverages, Tokens and Friendly Games of Cornhole

ATLANTA (April 12, 2016) – Just in time for the gorgeous spring weather, Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie is opening Communion, a German beer garden-inspired backyard at his popular Revival restaurant in Decatur on Friday, April 15. Since opening in 2015, Revival has welcomed diners to its historic converted house as a part of the Gillespie extended family and served them family-style portions of fried chicken, meatloaf and Gillespie’s grandmother’s cornbread. With Communion, the chef is ready to welcome guests to his insanely fun backyard, down to the horseshoes and cornhole games.

This latest creative culinary brainstorm includes a food truck where guests can sample executive chef Andreas Müller’s inspired takes on classic German beer garden snacks, including grilled rye with Kartoffelkäse, Bavarian-style pretzels with hot mustard and Obatzda and grilled sausages with sauerkraut, mustard and beef fat-fried potatoes. The drink list offers a selection of European-style draft and bottled session beers, Old World-style wines, punches and batched cocktails.

Backyard revelers won’t have to worry about keeping track of a tab, either. Upon arrival, guests purchase tokens – $5 each – from the Communion cashier and spend them on drinks and food truck purchases. Any unused tokens can be used on future visits. Most food truck snacks and drinks are 1-3 tokens, with server and bartender gratuities already factored into the price of each.

“In the truest sense of the word, Communion means ‘to share,’ and that is our guiding inspiration behind the new outdoor space,” explains Gillespie. “We love to treat our guests like family at Revival, extending that hospitality to cookouts in the front yard and supper on the side porch. Now, the backyard is our final addition. It’s a place where friends and neighbors can meet and share a drink, a snack from our food truck or play a game of horseshoes together.”

Communion opens Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m. behind Revival. Operating hours are Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 4 p.m. and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays (weather permitting).

About Communion:
Communion is an extension of Revival, offering an outdoor gathering spot for imbibing and socializing in the backyard of chef Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant. Perfect for enjoying a pre- or post-dinner drink when dining at Revival or for laid-back afternoon revelry on the weekends, Communion serves session beers, wine and cocktails as well as a small menu of food truck snacks. Casual entertainment such as horseshoes and cornhole is also provided, and reservations are not needed.

Revival and Communion are located at 129 Church Street in Decatur. For more information, call 470-225-6770 or visit revivaldecatur.com. Additional updates can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.