Restaurant Review: The Pig and The Pearl

posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm



Nearly a decade after opening, Atlantic Station still struggles to find an identity beyond outdoor mall. Although, it’s not for a lack of trying. In the past few years, the development has been brand building, and part of that strategy has included pursuing more local restaurateurs. Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere’s Chick-a-Biddy opened at Atlantic Station in 2013. Construction began on Rosebud chef Ron Eyester’s Diner last year, although it appears to have stalled since Eyester headed out to compete on “Top Chef.”

Last summer, chef Todd Richards, Cindy Shera, and Todd Martin of the Shed at Glenwood opened The Pig and The Pearl, a meat and seafood restaurant. The Shed has a strong identity as a neighborhood mainstay with a dependable brunch and a strong customer base. The Pig and the Pearl teeters between fancy smokehouse and a neighborhood restaurant. It’s still working on finding its place in the oddity that is Atlantic Station.

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