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Zaza Pachulia Interviewed On Buckhead Bottle Bar, His Atlanta Restaurant

Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia is a man of culture and taste, as could be gathered from his standard of off-court attire. Did you know he owns and runs Buckhead Bottle Bar, a lively joint in (guess!) Buckhead? Here's part of an interview with longtime Hawks fan and SLAM editor-in-chief Lang Whitaker in Food Republic:

I wouldn't neccessarily say the restaurant business is something everyone should get into, because it's very risky. But it's something where I've always wanted to have my own place, especially in a city that I love, a city that I call home. I have a lot of friends, know a lot of people, and with my age and my personality, it's been a good fit. And it was fun to create a place in my style. I'm not saying I have the greatest style, but I wanted to bring that Miami-slash-New York atmosphere to Atlanta, something very new, very modern. We hired a very well known designer here in Atlanta to help us design the space, and it was a total team effort.    

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