Gunshow is a must try eatery in The A. A very unique dining experience like nothing else in the city. Opened by Kevin Gillespie of Top Chef fame, the restaurant is “inspired by Brazilian churrascaria-style dining and Chinese dim sum” so you already know you are in for a treat. The concept is each chef prepares a dish and brings it to your table. You pick the dish if you like and then another chef brings out his dish and you choose again. You will get to try about 10 dishes over the course of the dinner. The kitchen is up close and personal so you can watch each chef prepare their dishes. And, don’t worry about being thirsty, the bartender makes your drink right at the table – so very cool.
5 Things To Know About Gunshow
1 – There is no “may I take your order?” or “what will you have?” So, keep an open mind
2 – Make your choice quickly! If you see a dish you like, say yes, it might not come back around
3 – Don’t be concerned about insulting the chef! If you want to pass on a dish, that is perfectly okay
4 – Rub elbows with your neighbor, it is communal seating. My neighbor’s drink looked so inviting, he shared it with me – too much fun
5 – Perfect spot for small group outing – a girl’s night or a work meeting, lots of food to share among friends
I swear I would dine here once a week, totally worth it. My favorite dish was the braised lamb with confit sweet potato, endive, and celery root. The roasted garlic panisse, turnip, tahini, and kale was so pretty I did not want to eat it – but I did!! Okay so the signature dessert is banana pudding, but for me it was a miss. I like my banana pudding cold and thick. Hot, soupy banana pudding is not appetizing, sorry Chef Kevin. The restaurant is only open from 6-9, Tuesday to Saturday. If you want to try fancy food in a very casual environment, then this is the spot for you! Highly recommend if you are in the area!
Have you been to Gunshow or any good restaurants lately?
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