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If Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie—he of the cherubic smile, inky arms and jovial demeanor—seems a bit cheerier than usual these days, it’s because his long-awaited solo venture, Gunshow (924 Garrett St. SE), is opening in Glenwood Park. On the day we spoke to him, he was also over the moon that his first book, Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking ($40, Andrews McMeel), was nominated for a James Beard Award. Here, the Ormewood Park resident shares his favorite neighborhood places to pick up... 

Caffeine

 

I go to the coffee shop Drip twice a day—at least. It’s your quintessential neighborhood coffee shop. It doesn’t feel pretentious. Everybody there is nice. They know what I drink, so when I walk in, they break out the plastic pour-over filter and make me a cup of black coffee. 928-B Garrett St. SE, 404.627.7375, dripatl.‌com

 

Takeout

 

I have a couple spots that I really like. My wife and I get takeout from Spoon all the time. 749 Moreland Ave. SE, 404.624.4713, spoonatlanta.com

Fresh Fare

 

The Grant Park Farmers Market feels like a condensed community. One of my favorite things that I have found there is a goat cheese made by Decimal Place Farm. Open Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm. 600 Cherokee Ave. SE, grantparkmarket.org

 

Booze

 

Recently I had the pleasure of going to H&F Bottle Shop. That might be my new spot. I bought some gin from St. George—the botanical variety gin. It is the best-tasting gin I’ve ever had. 2357 Peachtree Road, 404.841.4070, hfbottleshop.com

Doughnuts

 

I really, really like the fried cake doughnuts at Revolution Doughnuts. My favorite is, hands down, the gingerbread one. It makes me want to cry it’s so good. 908 W. College Ave., Decatur, 678.927.9920, revolutiondoughnuts.com