Think we’re in a bad economy? Well you wouldn’t know by the ridiculous amount of restaurants brave enough to pull their heads out of the sand in recent months. One of the newest to put its name in the competition for restaurant with the biggest set of brass balls is Bocado.
Bocado, which translates loosely to mouthful or morsel, is going in on the Westside directly across the street from Octane, my favorite coffee shop in the ATL (savory plug life). The opening seems to be set for sometime between the end of August and the end of September. I would venture a guess that the cuisine will be tapa-centric … but that’s nothing more than a SWAG.
According to their website and info on the net (pdf), Bocado’s owner is a gentleman by the name of Brian Lewis (facebook). Lewis’ most recent endeavor was Table, a now defunct restaurant in Birmingham that opened in 2007. Prior to that, he was the owner of a Moe’s franchise in Montgomery. For help with the design, Lewis employed the services of ai3, the local design company behind places like Holeman & Finch, 4th and Swift, and Inman Perk.
Meanwhile, I apologize for the rash of news bits and dearth of reviews the past week and change. Unfortunately, this will probably continue for another week or so as I jet set around the country for bidness. Today, I’m actually sitting up here in the Highlands, NC, only to return this evening for a trip that begins tomorrow. Maybe I’ll get in a restaurant meal while I’m up here.