So the cat is officially half out of the bag. After a lot of public maneuvering, the powers that be finally went “on the record” and announced that Top Chef alum Kevin Gillespie is all but wrapped at Woodfire Grill (you didn’t know he was a TC contestant until I told you … right?). Gillespie is being supplanted by E.J. Hodgkinson, the longtime #2, who has often been the guy cooking your food.
What they’re not exactly telling you right now is his next step. Even though Gillespie saved the Cheshire Bridge restaurant from the brink after Michael Tuohy departed for Sacramento, the writing has been on the wall for this move for months (and some might say years). So you can buy Fire in My Belly … that cookbook thing; but, he also has plans for a new restaurant (which I already alluded to in a kind of snobbish/roundabout way).
Time’s a little short so pardon the lack of elaboration … but so far, the deets are as follow: the name of the restaurant is slated to be Gunshow. As of now, the location is in earshot of The Shed at Glenwood, but that *might* still change. It’s supposed to be porktastic. More elaboration if/when I have more than a moment.