Cinda Shera of The Shed at Glenwood plans to open The Pig and The Pearl later this fall at Atlantic Station.
The Pig and The Pearl will serve barbecue and seafood and will occupy suite 14180 at Atlantic Station, known to locals more specifically as the failed Geisha House restaurant. The restaurant is likely to be helmed at least part-time by Todd Richards, who last year left The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead to join The Shed as their Executive Chef. Last August, Richards told me he planned to open his own restaurant (this year) and that it would be at the old Vinocity on 13th Street in midtown, with a tentative name of "The Wildflower." At that same time, Richards said he expected the new restaurant would be open in March of this year. Perhaps those plans were put on hold (or scrapped altogether) in favor of this new project.
As little as I care for either the property or management at Atlantic Station, the Geisha House space is somewhat of an improvement if only logistically from their planned eatery on 13th Street.
Richards was previously a partner in Rolling Bones BBQ on Edgewood Avenue, among other restaurants. The popular BBQ eatery "temporarily closed" after a reported fire in late 2011, but never reopened.
A Facebook page for the restaurant went live earlier today with the above image and the restaurant described as a "smokehouse and raw bar," but few other details.
Will BBQ save Atlantic Station? Are you impressed with what North American Properties has done at Atlantic Station or are you still only there for single purposes and leave soon after? Who offers the best BBQ in Atlanta?