FOOD & MIXOLOGY Chef Lynne Sawicki: Turning sandwiches into art
By DARIAN AARON
Lynne Sawicki is in a lane all by herself. As owner and executive chef of the Decatur eatery Sawicki’s Meat, Seafood and More, the variety and deliciousness of her sandwiches has everyone from critics to the average foodie Yelping about one of Atlanta’s best-kept secrets.
Sawicki prefers to stay behind the scenes and scoffs at the notion that she could even be considered a popular chef. But when customers credit her for revolutionizing their sense of taste or for experiencing the art of sandwich making differently, she’s left with little choice but to accept the crown she’s been given.
With Sawicki’s busy, hands-on approach to business and cooking, catching up with her can be challenging, but Sawicki managed to chat with Georgia Voice in between crushing her nearest competition and running the restaurant that has become a high point for the lesbian chef in a career that spans 30 years.
Georgia Voice: Tell us a little bit about Sawicki’s Meat, Seafood and More.
‘Sorry, I can’t get it.’ I have my own principles and values and they’re pretty high.
Tell us about your experience in the kitchen as an openly lesbian chef.