The co-founder of burger restaurant FLIP Burger has opened a new concept to Sandy Springs.
Barry Mills’ Big B’s Fish Joint opens today at Gateway Sandy Springs development at 4600 Roswell Road. The restaurant takes over the space vacated by Verde Taqueria after it closed last summer.
Big B’s will be a “casual, fun place to eat great fish and seafood,” Mills told the AJC earlier this year.
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 features Southern seafood dishes, with a focus on healthy preparations and sustainability. Sean Telo, who Mills previously worked with at FLIP, helped to put together the menu.
The menu includes starters such as smoked trout dip and shrimp and grits fritters; “From the Grill” and “From the Kettle” sections offering a choice of protein including salmon, trout, scallops and chicken served as a sandwich, salad, taco or plate; and sides such as collard greens, Grandma’s Slaw, mac and cheese and green bean casserole.
A kids’ menu offers options including chicken tacos and fish and chips.
Beverage selection includes a full bar of classic beach and slushy cocktails, local craft beers and wine, as well as a n extensive selection of retro vintage bottled sodas.
Little was 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. Guests order at a counter, featuring a seafood display showcasing seasonal fish and seafood selections and a chalkboard menu.
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 joins 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.
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.
Big B’s is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
4600 Roswell Road, Atlanta. bigbsfishjoint.com/
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