It was only a little over a year ago when Tyler Williams landed the job as executive chef at Woodfire Grill, taking over the kitchen that Kevin Gillespie left to open Gunshow. But on Saturday, Woodfire owner Nick Quinones and Williams announced that they have "mutually agreed to end their culinary collaboration." No word yet on where Williams will land next or who will replace him at Woodfire. Sous Chef Matt Weinstein will lead the kitchen in the interim. Melissa Davis is the new bar manager. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 404-347-9055, www.woodfiregrill.com.
Chef series coming to Gunshow
May 8 marked the one-year anniversary of Gunshow, chef Kevin Gillespie's innovative Glenwood Park "on-a-cart" restaurant. To celebrate, Gillespie announced a new guest chef series that will run from May to October, and feature some of the South's most buzzed about talents — beginning May 27-28 with Chris Shepherd, the 2014 James Beard Best Chef Southwest winner from Houston's Underbelly. The "Hired Guns" will cook in Gunshow's open kitchen and serve their dishes alongside the restaurant's featured dinner items. Reservations: 404-380-1886, seatme.yelp.com/gunshow.
Mellow Mushroom Decatur closed
After days of speculation, and conflicting signs on the door, Decaturish.com reports that the Decatur outpost of Mellow Mushroom may be closed for good. The closing, allegedly initiated from the pizza restaurant's corporate office, Home Grown Industries, first surfaced on Facebook last week. Then a Facebook group, Stop Mellow Mushroom Decatur From Closing, went up in response. Decaturish quotes restaurant owner Dave Kieffer, who said simply, "For now we're closed." mellowmushroom.com/store/decatur-georgia.