Before Shaun Doty started the popular local chains Bantam + Biddy and YEAH! Burger (which he's since sold his shares in), he was the executive chef at Mumbo Jumbo, a celebrated downtown hot spot that opened in time for the 1996 Olympics. The restaurant closed in 2003 so Doty could focus on a new restaurant in Midtown, but until then it was known as one of the best places to be seen and to grab a tasty bite and a mouthwatering cocktail.
The "modern eclectic" menu included dishes such as oxtail ravioli with a morel cream , Sardinian flatbread with bottarga and sauteed oysters with curry sauce and basil. When the restaurant first opened, an AJC story referred to the ambience as "Barcelona after dark - bold art over the bar, pentimento frescos on exposed brick walls, Gaudi-like broken tile applique on columns, Euro-lounge recorded music, kitchen right up front looking at the street."
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