Butter reigns supreme at Revival, Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant dedicated to reinterpreting the family dinners he grew up on in Georgia. Southern cuisine shines in dishes like buttermilk-fried chicken, cornmeal-fried catfish, duck-fat fried potatoes, and iron-skillet cornbread based on secret recipe passed down through the Gillespie family. The restaurant design itself is an ode to the chef's family, with a comfortable dining room modeled after his grandmother's farmhouse, complete with her old candy bowls and sewing kit.
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As we’ve already seen with restaurants like Joy Cafe, some of the most tempting pies can actually be found on your favorite local eatery’s criminally overlooked dessert menu. That’s definitely the case with Revival’s exquisite, circular Lemon Icebox Pie. It’s truly a beauty, and unlike some of the seasonal pies featured in this guide, you can order Revival’s lemon-flavored pie as much as you want, all year long.