Revival

Atlanta
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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.