Paper Plane, a bar/restaurant in back of Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur, opens for business on Friday.
Victory opened in February and offers order-at-the-counter casual dining. Paper Plane will be a smaller and fancier sit-down restaurant with special cocktails. It will have a separate entrance reached by walking down an alley at 340 Church St.
At Paper Plane we'll do dinner and drinks five nights a week - right now it's Tuesday through Saturday. [It will be] much more focused on the sit-down experience of dinner as opposed to Victory, which has more of a come-and-go feel.
We have a menu of modern American-composed plates designed to walk the line between communal dining and individual dining. By that I mean the plates are smaller than traditional, 1950s post-war dinner plates that have that protein + starch + greens thing, but they are larger and more composed than just a tapa, or an appetizer.
Calvert told Creative Loafing the name Paper Plane is supposed to convey the fun and sophistication air travel provided decades ago. "There was a time when people got dressed up to fly on an airplane, and there was an element of luxury or at least of service," he said.