2 Chainz’ Escobar Restaurant and Tapas to open in Atlanta next week

Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, shown is getting into the restaurant and lounge business with Escobar. Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos.com

Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, shown is getting into the restaurant and lounge business with Escobar.
Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos.com

Ugly Christmas sweater salesman and V-103 Winterfest co-headliner 2 Chains is adding another line on his resume — restaurateur.

The College Park native — also known as Tauheed Epps — is opening Escobar Restaurant and Tapas Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 237 Peter St. SW in Castlberry Hill, in collaboration with entrepreneur Mychel “Snoop” Dillard, who also owns The Hookah Hideaway at 43 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. NE in Atlanta.

An RSVP-only soft launch will be held Dec. 1, according to the spot’s Instagram account:

The menu features a variety of tapas, including crab cakes, collard green spring rolls and hot chicken sliders, entrees including grilled ribeye and seafood linguine, and sides, salads and desserts.

The drink offerings include craft cocktails and fishbowls.

Executive chef DePhon R. Robinson previously served as a personal chef for Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union and Olympian Carl Lewis and has cooked for Tyler Perry Studios, Bravo, WE, TBS, amongst other organizations.

Atlanta restaurants and rappers opening restaurants in the city is nothing new — most recently, rapper Ludacris opened Chicken + Beer at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and T.I. closed Scales 925 after several legal issues.

Diddy owned Justin’s on Peachtree Road before it closed in 2012, and Ludacris also owned Asian-fusion restaurant Straits in Midtown, which relaunched as Time in 2015.

Watch 2 Chainz encourage people to vote in November:


Escobar Restaurant + Tapas, 237 Peter St. SW, Atlanta. 404-941-7907, escobaratlanta.com

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10 comments
Ted Smith
Ted Smith

Why name a Restaurant " Escobar"

sp60
sp60

Gee, just what Atlanta needs, an over-priced tapas bar full of thugs and gangbangers.

Gene Summers
Gene Summers

Will I be allowed to carry my weapon in his place so I can shoot back at any idiot that may stumble drunk and armed into the place thinking his girlfriend is in there with another swinging richard?

Omar K. Ali
Omar K. Ali

Just because you can open a restaurant, doesn't mean you should. I wish him luck.

EdGraham
EdGraham

A rapper thug opening a restaurant.  Anyone care to bet how quickly there will be a shooting there?

Tom HornBlow
Tom HornBlow

Love how the reverend and the rapper who glories calling woman b**ches and ho*s can come together for such a worthy cause. 

creative
creative

Over under 10 months. I'll take the under