Pastry chef Callie Speer is venturing out on her own by opening a punk rock diner named Bombshell. While the exact location is being kept a secret for now, expect to see it sometime in early spring of 2017.
The casual eatery, with what she describes as an “unapologetic wild child” vibe, will focus on breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. It goes without saying that baked goods and desserts are in tow, of course. Nighttime will transform the space into a “bad ass bar,” Speer explains, serving cocktails, wine, and beer.
Her husband, Philip Speer, is keeping busy with his own project, too, in Allandale. That spot, Bonhomie, will work as a full service neighborhood restaurant, debuting this winter.
Recently, Speer departed from Geraldine’s, the Hotel Van Zandt restaurant where she was the executive pastry chef, over the summer. Before she joined the hotel last fall, she was the pastry chef of The Chameleon Group’s Swift’s Attic, and had her hands in the company’s bakery Delish (it closed this spring) and the then-yet-to-open Wu Chow. She also worked at chef Shawn Cirkiel’s Parkside, too.
Keep an eye out on Eater for more details on Bombshell.