Gay supper swaps beds for tables in downtown

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The first time around, it was dinner in bed. On Tuesday, it was tables — 30 of them, in fact — as the Big Gay Supper Club took on a downtown restaurant for its monthly gathering.

The evening of cocktails, conversation and prix fixe menu shifted to 30 Tables at the Glenn Hotel in downtown Atlanta, the second time the gay supper club has landed in the restaurant space on Marietta Street across from the CNN Center and Philips Arena.

imageThe group dined in the same space in July 2006 when it was B.E.D., a trendy concept that involved dining — you guessed it — in large beds with your foodie friends. Fast forward more than three years and two renovations — B.E.D. closed and turned into Maxim, which also shut its doors — and now there’s the upscale 30 Tables.

The gay supper club, which started in September 2002, took some time off, too, and re-emerged last May with founder Rande Head (top photo left) and new partners David Diehl and Michael Chavez (bottom photo) with a dinner at Spice Market and its first-ever brunch at Baraonda.

On Tuesday, diners enjoyed a three-course meal that included porkbelly spring rolls, zucchini hush puppies and rigatoni. Dessert included espresso bread pudding and vanilla-sour cream cheesecake.

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