Tio Lucho’s opens in Poncey-Highland

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Returning to Peru for the funeral gave him the chance to hear tales from his uncles about his father, who owned a burger cafe in Lima in the 1980s and afterwards a Peruvian cafe and catering business enterprise in Atlanta. ”He was a hustler,” Castillo mentioned. “He did it all.”

Motivated by Luis’ ordeals, Castillo resolved to hone his cooking skills, working in the kitchens of a number of Atlanta restaurants before launching La Chingana.

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Vintage Pisco Sour from Tio Lucho’s produced with pisco, eau de vie, egg white, lime, peychaud flag.

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Basic Pisco Bitter from Tio Lucho’s made with pisco, eau de vie, egg white, lime, peychaud flag.

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Credit: Tio Lucho’s

Influences from all over Castillo’s relatives can be noticed on the Tio Lucho’s menu. Ceviches are influenced by the types Luis would make at residence, “but with extra chef-driven technique,” Castillo reported. A pork chop entree is served on calapulcra, an Andean potato stew that his Tia Carmen tends to make each and every time he visits Peru.

The menu’s dishes are seasonal, hinging mainly on the availability of substances in Ga, with a handful of core objects remaining on the menu all over the 12 months.

“I want to keep it rotating and evolving, which includes more from the repretoire of Peruvian cuisine,” he mentioned.

The cocktail choices will also improve with the seasons. To get started with, the list will consist of “classic Peruvian cocktails” like a Pisco Bitter and Chilcano, along with a handful of beers and wines.

Together with Castillo, the Tio Lucho’s kitchen workforce includes Manuel Lara, former chef de delicacies at Serpas Accurate Food items, although Dillon Slay, previously of Sweet Auburn BBQ and Kimball House, will support run the bar application.

Daria brown, formerly of Oliva Cafe Group, will provide as basic supervisor, Katie Bandit works as company manager and Sonny Howell is in operations.

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The Tio Lucho’s place, which was beforehand household to pan-Asian cafe CO, only essential minimal beauty variations, Castillo stated. His wife, Julie, who he phone calls the “in-home botanist,” is liable for the greenery put in during the cafe, which “brings so considerably lifestyle to the place” he mentioned.

Other style touches consist of a partition wall produced with cement blocks “reminscent of blocks you’d see on Latin American patios” and a mural painted by Peruvian artist Franco, with font similar to that utilized on flyers produced by Chicha bands. The restaurant can seat about 70 friends inside and 50 on the outdoor patio.

Castillo strategies to use pop-up chefs to use the room for specific dinners, “the exact way other mates in the sector authorized me to pop up with La Chingana.”

Tio Lucho’s opening several hours are 4-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Brunch menus and hours will be extra in the coming months, with lunch additional right after that.

675 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-343-0278, tioluchos.com

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The menu from Tio Lucho’s.

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The menu from Tio Lucho's.

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The menu from Tio Lucho’s.

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Credit history: Tio Lucho’s

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