Eater reports that Gwynnett St. executive chef Justin Hilbert has left the restaurant and has been replaced in the kitchen by partner and former sous-chef Owen Clark. The two chefs met in 2007 when they were working separate stations at wd~50, and then opened the restaurant in November of 2011. The good news for fans of Hilbert’s avant-garde comfort food — and that’s not an oxymoron, especially considering the restaurant’s stellar whiskey bread — is that Clark will carry on in the same style of cooking. “He’s a bad ass,” says owner Carl McCoy. No word on Hilbert’s next move just yet. [Eater NY, Earlier, Related]
No big changes planned.