Co-founder of FLIP Burger opening Big B’s Fish Joint in Sandy Springs

Restaurant will take the place of the shuttered Verde Taqueria

The co-founder of burger restaurant FLIP Burger is bringing a new concept to Sandy Springs.

Barry Mills is slated to open Big B’s Fish Joint at the Gateway Sandy Springs development at 4600 Roswell Road this fall, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported and Mills confirmed to the AJC. The restaurant will take over the space vacated by Verde Taqueria when it closed last summer.

Big B’s will be a “casual, fun place to eat great fish and seafood,” Mills told the AJC. 

He describes the vibe as “upscale fast casual, but a little higher end,” similar to local Atlanta restaurants including Taqueria del Sol and Little Rey. 

The menu, which is still being finalized, will feature Southern seafood dishes, with a focus on healthy preparations and sustainability. Sean Telo, who Mills previously worked with at FLIP, is helping to put together the menu. 

Little is being done to the former Verde space, Mills said, with the exception of the the addition of a counter where orders will be placed. The restaurant also includes a full bar and outdoor patio. 

Mills looked at several potential location for Big B’s before landing on Gateway, which he described as having a “neighborhood feel.”

“I wasn’t looking for the trendiest spots in town,” he said. “I wanted somewhere I could be for a long time.”

Big B’s will join several other food and beverage concepts at Gateway Sandy Springs, including Santorini Taverna, which opened earlier this year. Tupelo Honey, TAKA Sushi, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kale Me Crazy and Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop are all located in the development, and Snooze: An A.M. Eatery will open next year in place of Urban Cookhouse, which closed earlier this year.

The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. Mills is shooting for an October opening.

In addition to FLIP, which has one remaining location on Howell Mill Road, Mills also co-founded HD1 hot dog eatery in Virginia-Highland, which closed several years ago. Both concepts were co-founded with former “Top Chef” contestant Richard Blais. The Howell Mill FLIP was later sold to new owners.

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