Bird's the word Article

Sunday February 4, 2018 10:10 pm EST
Paper Crane Lounge offers a cozy retreat atop award-winning Staplehouse | more...

Iron maidens Article

Sunday February 4, 2018 07:59 pm EST
Cast Iron Chronicles heads to the Beard House, challenging myths around soul food, gender, and race in the food industry | more...

Easy being green Article

Friday January 26, 2018 10:06 pm EST
The Common Market Georgia helps small-scale farmers into large-scale kitchens | more...

SEE & DO: Atlanta Winter Beer Fest Article

Friday January 26, 2018 02:56 pm EST
Atlanta Winter Wine Fest will feature more than 150 beers, wines, and ciders on Jan. 27 at Atlantic Station | more...

Meet JS Kitchen Article

Wednesday January 3, 2018 06:00 pm EST
It's the Korean take-out shop you never knew you needed | more...

Farming while black Article

Thursday December 21, 2017 11:54 pm EST
How a small but mighty community is working to support and empower Georgia's black farmers | more...

What the chefs want Article

Wednesday December 20, 2017 08:34 pm EST
Need some last-minute gift ideas for the foodie in your life? Atlanta chefs got you covered | more...

JuicyDrop hopes to transcend trends Article

Thursday December 14, 2017 07:36 pm EST
Downtown Decatur's newest salad, poké, and juice bar offers more than meets the eye | more...

The art of preservation Article

Thursday December 14, 2017 06:50 pm EST
Once needed for times of scarcity, canning and pickling are now some of the hottest ways to prepare fresh food | more...

Somm Talk with Eduardo Porto Carreiro Article

Thursday November 30, 2017 01:54 am EST
Eduardo Porto Carreiro. It's a damn good name for a sommelier, isn't it? Exotic, complex with a touch of mystery? The man himself, like his actual title he was just promoted to beverage director for all Ford Fry Restaurants is more down to earth. After establishing a notable wine career in Los Angeles and New York, Porto Carreiro moved to Atlanta in March, along with his "very pregnant wife"... | more...

Gato pop-up chefs unite for silver anniversary Article

Tuesday November 28, 2017 06:49 pm EST
Nick Stinson's no-frills Candler Park breakfast spot, Gato, has been quietly hosting some of the city's best pop-up dining concepts for five years now. It all began with chef Allen Suh's ramen phenomenon, Gato Arigato, back in 2012. Next came James Beard semifinalist Jarrett Stieber's comedy-laden Eat Me Speak Me, which has since moved to S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur. Now, the crowds line up... | more...

Best Bets: Thanksgiving wine pairings Article

Monday November 20, 2017 05:52 pm EST

Headed to Thanksgiving dinner and no time to cook? No problem. Every potluck needs that lazy friend who just brings wine. And we've called upon two local vino experts to help us be that friend, without shame.

Advance sommelier Eric Crane is director of training at Empire Distributors, a wholesale beverage distributor home covering three states across the Southeast. Certified sommelier Kacey...

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Tried and true Thanksgiving recipes Article

Monday November 20, 2017 05:38 pm EST

The invitation hits your inbox: colorful leaves in shades gold, crimson, umber swirl around a cornucopia spilling with root vegetables. Yay, Friendsgiving! But wait, it says "potluck." The host is cooking the bird, but you need to bring a side. For the host, this means a lot less pressure than a typical dinner party. For you, it means the pressure's on.

No sweet potato marshmallow casserole...

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Room for conversation Article

Friday November 17, 2017 11:00 pm EST
Downtown's Ébrik Coffee Room started as a business but became a community | more...

ENCORE: Hollis Gilespie's five worst Thanksgiving dishes Article

Friday November 17, 2017 06:57 pm EST

Our favorite hometown honky bitch, author Hollis Gillespie, came up with "The 5 Absolute Worst Thanksgiving Day Dishes" for her Shocking Real Life Writing Academy newsletter. Now we all have our own weird little food quirks, but very few sound as unappetizing as Thanksgiving sushi. Thanksgiving sushi? Really? That's just gross.

1. Bacon Mug: This is a giant mug made of fried bacon and filled...

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ENCORE: Good gravy Article

Friday November 17, 2017 06:49 pm EST
Our family Thanksgiving meal was fabulous, but it wasn't the turkey or the cranberries or the dressing that really distinguished it from other meals it was the gravy. Gravy is the glue (forgive the unappetizing term) that brings the Thanksgiving meal together. It bridges the turkey to the dressing to the cranberries to the rolls. It magically works with just about everything. I could (almost)... | more...

ENCORE: Friendsgiving is more than hashtags Article

Friday November 17, 2017 06:45 pm EST
Thanksgiving champions a lot of great ideas, namely stretchy pants and testing said stretchy pants' stretching abilities. (Let's focus less on the holiday's troubling origin.) It's a whole lot of nutmeg, socially acceptable day-drinking with family members, going to bed at 8 p.m., etc. I don't even hate the influx of decorative gourds. It's a secular holiday so wonderful it might as well be... | more...

ENCORE: Thanksgiving revisited Article

Friday November 17, 2017 06:31 pm EST

A common joke in Native communities is that the time between Columbus Day and Thanksgiving is open season on Native Americans. Columbus Day, which celebrates the person who accidentally stumbled upon the Western hemisphere and then enacted genocide upon its inhabitants, is increasingly (and rightfully) being re-branded as Indigenous Peoples Day. But then comes Halloween, when Native Americans...

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Waste not, want not Article

Wednesday November 15, 2017 07:37 pm EST

"If you're working without a mission, what's the purpose?" says Steven Satterfield, chef and food waste activist, at a breakout session during Chefs Collaborative Summit held this past September in Atlanta. The annual gathering brings together chefs and food professionals to build a better food system, inspiring and educating attendees about sourcing, serving, and operating sustainably.


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Spiller Park Coffee nods to history Article

Tuesday November 14, 2017 10:54 pm EST
Spiller Park Coffee was batting a thousand. The Ponce City Market stall, co-owned by James Beard award-winning chef Hugh Acheson and barista extraordinaire Dale Donchey, was bustling, the accolades rolling in. But Donchey wanted to grow further, to open a brick-and-mortar location in which to hang his proverbial cap. And this fall, he and Acheson have done just that, with a standalone spot in... | more...

Let them eat brunch Article

Tuesday November 14, 2017 09:02 pm EST
I'm a 30-year-old vegan with a thriving Instagram account, a mostly ironic wardrobe, and a job that I can't really explain without the words, "Well, OK. Let me see how I want to say this ..." So, of course, I brunch. I brunch a lot. In Atlanta, that means a quick Google search for who has the most outrageously distant interpretation of traditionally Southern food or the best options for parking... | more...

Happy Hour with Tiffanie Barriere Article

Monday November 13, 2017 06:31 pm EST
If there were an award for smiling-est bartender in town, Tiffanie Barriere, a.k.a the Drinking Coach, would surely be a finalist. Barriere may be best known for her long stint seven and a half years running the award-winning drinks program at One Flew South, the restaurant/bar that literally set the bar for airport awesomeness. But to Atlanta's tight-knit bartender community, Barriere is like... | more...

Thanksgiving to-go Article

Monday November 13, 2017 05:28 pm EST

Turkey Day is exactly one week away, folks. Are you feeling pressed and stressed about the big feast? If so, let one of these Atlanta restaurants do the work for you this Thanksgiving.

- Sweet Auburn is putting forward some sweet offerings this Thanksgiving, with meal options for feasts of all sizes. A meal for for six people includes turkey breast, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, biscuits...

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Nakato celebrates 45 years Article

Friday November 10, 2017 04:01 pm EST

Enter Nakato and you have to choose: left or right. To the left, a tranquil, elegant space with a sushi bar opens out to traditional dining rooms, lined with rice straw mats and separated by silent sliding wooden doors. To the right, boisterous clapping cheers on hibachi chefs in a circus of cooking.

In the middle is Sachiyo Nakato Takahara, the third generation owner of the 45-year-old...

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Raising the Ossabaw Article

Wednesday November 8, 2017 04:32 pm EST
Marc Mousseau likes to tell a story. He's in a room full of people in Atlanta, asking four progressively more challenging questions about their familiarity with the Ossabaw pig. The story ends with a single audience member holding his hand up, the lone individual in the crowd who has not only heard of Ossabaw Island and the Ossabaw Island pig breed, but has actually eaten Ossabaw pork more than... | more...

Just what the doctor ordered Article

Thursday October 26, 2017 09:41 pm EDT

La Calavera honors the dead Article

Decatur's traditional Mexican bakery celebrates Dia de los Muertos with sugar skulls, pan de muerto and mariachi music
Thursday October 26, 2017 04:20 pm EDT
When husband and wife team Eric Arillo and Dale Ralston first opened their bakery, La Calavera, back in 2012, they hoped to bring a traditional taste of Mexico to Decatur. And come Nov. 1, that means celebrating Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. "It's a freestanding tradition that not only lived on but has come back to start taking over culture here in this country," Arillo says. "In the... | more...

Putting food waste to work Article

Compostwheels and King of Pops team up to boost commercial composting in Atlanta
Tuesday October 24, 2017 08:56 pm EDT

Compostwheels, the local company that built a business picking up home compost collections by bicycle, needs a tractor. And an industrial-strength windrow turner. And big-league sifting equipment, too. The estimated tab? $120,000. All in the name of nutrient recovery and a stronger local food ecosystem.

While home composting has been the core of Compostwheels' efforts to date, being able to...

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Creature Comforts stays G-O-L-D Article

Tuesday October 24, 2017 04:28 pm EDT
The Athens brewery's collaborative Run the Jewels beer debuts this week in Atlanta | more...

Eating the earth Article

Monday October 23, 2017 07:56 pm EDT
Among the rows of leafy greens and slabs of precisely butchered meats at Sweet Auburn Curb Market, you'll see it. Palm-sized pieces of bright white, chalky-looking material in a clear plastic bag marked "not for human consumption.' This is kaolin, familiarly known in the South as "white dirt,' and unless someone is looking for it, it's as noticeable as dirt often is, which is to say not at all.... | more...

King of Pops, king of my son's soul Article

Thursday October 19, 2017 03:04 pm EDT
Can you raise a child in a capitalist society without inherently raising a consumer? The intensely branded nature of my three-year-old son Declan's existence suggests not. On any given day, my son sports more logos than a NASCAR driver. Captain America, Paw Patrol, Spider-Man, Batman, Elmo: These are just some of the seemingly endless number of famous faces and lucrative brands that dominate... | more...

From Syria, with love Article

Syrian refugee Ruwaida celebrates her homeland and supports her family with cookies
Tuesday October 17, 2017 06:46 pm EDT

"Refugee cookies!" a 10-year old Syrian boy screamed from the front porch of an Oakhurst home. The shortbread style cookies, known in the Middle East as mamool and flavored with orange blossom, dates and pistachios, were an instant hit. In less than three hours, the entire batch sold: 45 dozen cookies in all. That was last fall.

Khaled and Ruwaida (last names withheld for safety reasons) are...

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Down on the fancy dream farm Article

Robin Santos aims to make herbalism accessible with her new business, Common Apothecary
Monday October 16, 2017 11:17 pm EDT
Driving up the gravel road to Robin Santos' homestead in Dahlonega, Georgia, the view from the car window is enchanting. Lush trees partition each neighbor's plot, creating intimate sanctuaries. Sunbeams poke through the leaves, revealing flowering bushes and wild chanterelle mushrooms. Bugs and birds chirp from every direction and neighborhood dogs and roosters safely roam free. There's a... | more...

Hello, monster soup dumpling Article

Thursday October 5, 2017 09:16 pm EDT
Meet the monster soup dumpling, a face-sized and highly-Instagrammable bun packed with hot soup. Found only at China Kitchen, located inside a small food hall in Chamblee, the dumpling ($7.45) has been making the rounds on social media. Eating it is a step-by-step process: First, slurp the hot soup through a thick neon straw. Next, use your spoon to gobble up the savory blend of shrimp,... | more...

A daughter's gift Article

Filipino soul food restaurant Janet's Kitchen pays tribute to Nycole Sanders' beloved mother
Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:38 pm EDT

Janet Armstead never used margarine. No generic-brand sugar, no canned vegetables, nothing processed. "She always bought the good stuff,' says her daughter, Nycole Sanders. "No cheap imitations."

Growing up, Sanders took her mother's cooking for granted. Baked goods and belly-warming soul food were her specialties, all made from scratch. When Sanders was in college, Armstead would FedEx...

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Disrupting the plantation Article

Black food historians like Clarissa Clifton and Michael Twitty teach through discomfort
Wednesday September 27, 2017 08:08 pm EDT
A black woman dressed as slave and cooking for free on a plantation is sure to raise a few eyebrows, but Clarissa Clifton isn't worried about a little criticism. At least twice each month, the 50-year-old Bulloch County native performs cooking demonstrations for the Archibald Smith Plantation Home in Roswell as a volunteer food historian. Here, she dresses up as Hannah, one of the slaves who... | more...

Catching up with Red Brick Brewing Article

Tuesday September 26, 2017 05:54 pm EDT
Georgia’s oldest operating brewery celebrates 24 years in the biz this weekend | more...

'P' is for plant-based, not pretentious Article

Chef Zu of Kings Apron designs a new dinner series to make veganism accessible for all
Friday September 22, 2017 08:52 pm EDT
In a world filled with problematic vegans and outright climate change deniers, it's sometimes hard to see how not eating animal products can actually relate to a bigger picture. Some are turned off by the exclusive, privileged, "better than" attitude often associated with veganism, while others seem personally offended by the very idea of not eating meat. Amid all the controversy is one chef... | more...

Gothic by nature Article

Friday September 22, 2017 06:59 pm EDT
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Food to grow, not mow Article

Twin brothers Roger and Reggie Ramos hope to change the way people look at their lawns
Tuesday September 19, 2017 11:29 pm EDT

Where most people see the idyllic symbol of home ownership, Roger Ramos sees an impetus for change. He's too modest to claim that Grow with the Flow, the company he founded with his twin brother Reggie, is a movement, but after a couple of hours with him, the proof is in the pudding. By transforming suburban lawns into food, we via Reggie transform ourselves.

I first learned about the...

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Road Trip: Euphoria Greenville Article

Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:12 pm EDT

Euphoria (noun): a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

This definition describes exactly how Euphoria 2017 wants you to feel. The four-day festival runs September 21-24 just two hours from Atlanta in Greenville, South Carolina and it is packed with tastings, music both intimate and large scale, cooking demonstrations, seminars and coursed dinners: pretty ideal for a weekend...

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Best of Atlanta 2017: Oral Pleasures Article

Monday September 18, 2017 03:38 pm EDT

Best of Atlanta 2017 is here! Click through to see our picks for the best the city has to offer, and along the way, learn a little bit about the personalities helping our city be the best it can be.

And while you're at it, be sure to snag tickets to our Best of Atlanta party going down Thurs., Sept. 28, at Terminal West, featuring ATL Collective performing songs inspired by the city of...

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Meet Valentin Hernandez, the (almost) 80-year-old pastry chef Article

At Valentino's Bakery in Duluth, the Venezuelan octogenarian is still going strong
Tuesday September 12, 2017 06:17 pm EDT
Valentin Hernandez arrives at his bakery at 7 a.m. every morning. At nearly 80 years old (he'll hit the milestone this December), he's learned the best way to keep going is to simply keep going. His morning ritual includes a surge of espresso, a peek at what's needed behind the glass counter and a scale to measure out ingredients for an assortment of cookies, pastries, turnovers and cakes the... | more...

Flour, sugar, butter, science Article

Friday September 8, 2017 07:49 pm EDT

Happy Hour with Mercedes O'Brien of Gunshow Article

Atlanta's queen of the cocktail cart talks early beginnings, guilty pleasures and mobile mixology
Wednesday September 6, 2017 06:21 pm EDT
When Mercedes O'Brien first got into bartending, at the cherished but now-shuttered H. Harper Station, she had no clue that she would soon be regarded as Atlanta's queen of the cocktail cart. But then chef Kevin Gillespie opened Glenwood Park's Gunshow in 2014, and O'Brien signed on as "cocktail cart conductor" in chief. In the years since, she's brought Gunshow's signature interactive style of... | more...

When someone great is gone Article

Tuesday September 5, 2017 09:54 pm EDT
On a cold Monday back in January, things were not business as usual on the Beltline near Paris on Ponce. Strolling pedestrians slowed, curious, as they passed by thousands of people gathered under an impromptu, professional-grade fireworks show. Flashes of color illuminated tear-stained faces. Atlanta's tight-knit restaurant community had gathered to say farewell to a brother-in-arms: Angus... | more...

The Plate Sale is a family affair Article

Friday September 1, 2017 05:07 pm EDT

Husband and wife duo Mike and Shyretha Sheats started their "evolving dinner series," the Plate Sale, back in August of 2016 with a late-night pop-up at Octopus Bar. It was an instant success: an evening of food and drink and love and community that Shyretha says far exceeded their wildest expectations.

Exactly one year and one adorable baby named Luna later, the Plate Sale is going stronger...

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Where to eat and drink in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Article

Thursday August 31, 2017 05:45 pm EDT
After ripping through Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, Hurricane Harvey has left a trail of devastation in its wake, killing at least 38 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless and in dire need of support. While we advise everyone to give generously and directly to reputable disaster relief funds like the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, The Greater Houston Community Foundation, United... | more...

Labor Day weekend food events 2017 Article

Tuesday August 29, 2017 08:28 pm EDT

The art of growing, and growing up Article

Monday August 28, 2017 08:28 pm EDT

There's a small community garden on Gordon Street in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta. It's unassuming: just a modest output of produce, maybe the size of your average hobby garden. But what's being created here goes far beyond lettuce and squash.

On the first Saturday of each month, you can find Abiodun "Abbey" Henderson in the Westview Community Garden schooling young kids in the art...

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Meg Brent takes over at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Article

Tuesday August 22, 2017 09:08 pm EDT
To go along with a scrolled etching that reads "sucre" (which means "sugar" in French) and a heart-stamped whisk with the word "patisserie," chef Meg Brent has a quenelle spoon tattooed on her right forearm. It is used to make rochers, those splendidly smooth egg-shapes that chefs form from the sweet and savory both sorbet and beef tartare. The tats are fitting for Brent's newest role:... | more...

Lisa Pellegrino makes pesto sustainable Article

Tuesday August 22, 2017 06:47 pm EDT

Sustainability has become such a buzzword that you may feel inclined to take a shot every time a brand touts it. But local craft pesto company PestoGrino practices what it preaches, thanks to owner and badass entrepreneur Lisa Pellegrino.

While attending Pinchot University's MBA program with a focus on sustainable systems, Pellegrino had her "aha!" moment. She was sitting in a class called...

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First Draft with Cameron Alme Article

Tuesday August 22, 2017 04:45 pm EDT

Before he made beer his career, Cameron Alme considered skateboarding and bass guitar. After "reluctantly" attending Georgia State University, he still didn't know what he wanted out of life, but did know he enjoyed hanging out in local brewery tasting rooms.

Born in Roswell and raised in Marietta, Alme says his family got "out of the East Cobb suburbia as much as they could, to give us some...

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Where to find vegan wings Article

Tuesday August 15, 2017 06:30 pm EDT

Graveyard Tavern

Satisfy your late-night wing craving with Graveyard Tavern's vegan wings, made from seitan wheat protein. An order of five drum-shaped wings are available in Buffalo, sweet Thai chili or Chernobyl-style sauce with vegan ranch dressing on the side. 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. 404-622-8686. graveyardtavern.com.

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Pair your wings with a local beer Article

Tuesday August 15, 2017 06:29 pm EDT

What goes together better than chicken and beer? Pretty much nothing. Here, from the reverend of hops himself, three excellent local brews to order up alongside your next basket of wings.

Barbecue: Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy

For barbecue, you have the sweet, smoky and often spicy, so this coffee brown ale will be the ultimate wingman (ha!) boasting notes of brown sugar, hints of coffee...

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Atlanta wing memories Article

Tuesday August 15, 2017 06:28 pm EDT

What's your strongest Atlanta chicken wing memory?

"The original J.R. Crickets, before it burned down, when you could order a 10-piece, all flats, and a 40-ounce of malt liquor. God, I miss the old Atlanta. I used to do an ATL challenge when friends would come visit: 40 ounces and a slice at Jack's Pizza, then a 40-ounce and 10-piece at JR Crickets." Bobby James, via Facebook

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The Ultimate Wing Smackdown Article

Tuesday August 15, 2017 06:09 pm EDT

When you eat at 12 different chicken wing joints in the span of three days, you ask yourself a lot of questions. Like, what exactly makes a wing great? And, how sweet is too sweet? And, how soon will I die?

Creative Loafing's culinary Smackdowns have become an annual tradition. Over the past three years, we've taste-tested, judged and ranked the city's best burgers, pizza and doughnuts. This...

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Baking for glory Article

Tuesday August 8, 2017 08:49 pm EDT

Even though Carrie Hudson didn't know anyone from Minnesota, when a call from an unknown number with a Minnesota area code popped up on her cell phone, she answered. And she's glad she did.

The call came from General Mills' headquarters in Minneapolis, informing her that her butternut squash and goat cheese turnover was in the running to become a nationally award-winning pastry. As a...

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Atlanta's best basement bars Article

Wednesday August 2, 2017 03:30 pm EDT

While our city touts its fair share of impressive rooftop and patio bars, we also know that, just like in high school, the real fun goes down in the basement. Moody lighting, comfy furniture and great music make you feel like you're at home ... if your home had cooler d̩ecor and way more booze.

In no particular order, the bars on this list range from dingy to trendy. Some are great for...

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Todd Richards teams up with the Slaters and Guy Wong for Analog pop-up Article

Monday July 31, 2017 08:12 pm EDT

These carrots have been buried underground for two weeks," says chef Todd Richards, holding up a mason jar. Packed tight with hay, vanilla, salt and thyme, the carrots give off a sweet and earthy fragrance when Richards unscrews the lid.

Perhaps served with bone marrow butter, these fermented carrots are just one of the many items on the menu at Richards' new monthly pop-up dinner series,...

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Atlanta Black Restaurant Week hopes to highlight black excellence Article

The restaurant week starts today and lasts through Aug. 13
Monday July 31, 2017 07:55 pm EDT

Convincing restaurant owners and chefs to participate in this week's Atlanta Black Restaurant Week hasn't been an easy task.

"I want to be a great restaurant, not a 'black' restaurant," says Dishema Fulton, owner of Pearl Restaurant & Lounge in Castleberry Hill.

Created by Warren Luckett, a Morehouse alumnus who launched Houston Black Restaurant Week in 2016, Atlanta Black Restaurant Week...

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Ode to Goldberg's Article

One man's Kosher-style appreciation of Atlanta's 45-year-old South African Jewish deli chain
Friday July 21, 2017 08:45 pm EDT
When my younger half-sister, Shari, was growing up, she used to say that she did not keep Kosher but instead kept "Kosher-style." I knew exactly what she meant. She didn't actually abide by the strict and exact rules of Kashrut (outlawing, among other things, the mixing of milk and meat and the exquisite delicacy known and worshipped as "bacon"), but she refrained from eating anything... | more...

Chef Stories: Stephanie Alderete Article

Friday July 21, 2017 06:13 pm EDT
Chef Stephanie Alderete's ears pop every day as she reaches the 28 floor of the Hilton Atlanta Downtown to start cooking at Nikolai's Roof. Since 2012, she's been quietly transforming the restaurant's vibe and tailoring the classic French-Russian menu to reflect her own style and values. Here, in her own words, the chef de cuisine shares her story, and how she keeps the award-winning rooftop... | more...

Move over La Croix, there's a new sparkling water in town Article

Thursday July 13, 2017 12:53 am EDT
Meet Montane, the locally sourced, locally canned, locally owned alternative to whatever you're drinking now | more...

'Food Grails' comes to Atlanta for the lemon pepper wings Article

Wednesday July 12, 2017 03:27 pm EDT
If you're not watching First We Feast's "Food Grails", ya should be. The YouTube series, hosted by radio personality Miss Info, explores underground food trends in major cities, from Vietnamese po' boys in New Orleans to Jamaican beef patties in NYC. And today, they debuted their Atlanta episode: an insider's look at what else? lemon pepper wings. The episode features rappers like Rick Ross and... | more...

If these walls could speak Article

Thursday July 6, 2017 06:02 pm EDT

Have you ever been into a restaurant, saw something kind of weird on the wall, and thought to yourself: What the hell is that thing? But then stopped caring because you were starving and your ramen just hit the table? Well, as it turns out, there are some really interesting stories behind Atlanta's culinary ephemera items that often hold deep meaning for the chefs and restaurateurs putting...

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8 frozen cocktails to get through July Article

Thursday June 29, 2017 09:01 pm EDT

Farmer Tales: Concrete Jungle Article

Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:57 pm EDT

7 must-try pop-ups in Atlanta Article

Monday June 26, 2017 10:11 pm EDT

Eat a peach (if you're lucky) Article

Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:14 pm EDT

A celebration of refugee recipes Article

Tuesday June 20, 2017 07:17 pm EDT

The power of a pizza crawl Article

Saturday June 17, 2017 03:07 pm EDT

From gospel to grub Article

Friday June 16, 2017 06:29 pm EDT

Father's Day weekend food roundup Article

Tuesday June 13, 2017 11:38 pm EDT

East Pole Coffee Co. goes clear Article

Friday June 9, 2017 04:14 pm EDT

Nom nom, fried pizza Article

Tuesday June 6, 2017 09:44 pm EDT

RADDISH provides vegan meals to homeless LGBTQ youth Article

Tuesday June 6, 2017 06:41 pm EDT

AFWF dishes worth the road trip Article

Tuesday June 6, 2017 04:37 pm EDT

7 ways to do Doughnut Day in the A Article

Get your not-so-traditional doughnut fix in Atlanta today
Friday June 2, 2017 08:00 am EDT

When the chefs go OTP Article

Intown restaurateurs are flocking to the 'burbs en masse ... but why?
Thursday June 1, 2017 10:46 pm EDT

Atlanta weekend food events: - June 01 2017 Article

Food and drink happs
Thursday June 1, 2017 12:00 pm EDT

SEE & DO: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2017 - Issue Date June 01 2017 Article

Foodies of the South, get ready!
Thursday June 1, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Neighborhood Eats: Clarkston Article

Mayor Ted Terry shares his favorite spots to eat and drink in America's most diverse square mile
Wednesday May 31, 2017 11:30 am EDT

Atlanta food events: - May 30 2017 Article

Things to eat and do this week
Tuesday May 30, 2017 11:30 am EDT

First Look: Petit Chou Article

French meets Southern cuisine with a side of feminism at Memorial Drive's cozy new bistro
Monday May 29, 2017 11:00 am EDT

Memorial Day weekend events 2017 Article

Spend the long weekend eating, drinking and being merry
Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00 am EDT

Farmer Tales: Filomena Andrade Article

From West Africa to Bankhead, the proprietor of Mena's Farm has succeeded against all odds
Wednesday May 24, 2017 02:20 pm EDT

SEE & DO: Margarita Wars - Issue Date May 24 2017 Article

Help crown the Best Margarita in Atlanta with Creative Loafing at Park Tavern on Thursday, May 25
Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta food events: - May 22 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday May 22, 2017 11:00 am EDT

SEE & DO: Atlanta Margarita + Taco Fest - Issue Date May 19 2017 Article

Get your South of the border fix this Saturday in Grant Park
Friday May 19, 2017 03:00 pm EDT

Atlanta weekend food events: - May 18 2017 Article

Food and drink happs
Thursday May 18, 2017 02:00 pm EDT

Cool treats to beat the heat Article

Survive the swelter with one of these handpicked frozen treats, all made right here in Atlanta
Thursday May 18, 2017 10:35 am EDT

SEE & DO: Toast to the Culture in Agriculture - Issue Date May 17 2017 Article

Feast on multicultural dishes made from produce grown right here in Atlanta with Global Growers this Sunday
Wednesday May 17, 2017 03:10 pm EDT

Get In Ma Mouth: Pizza Edition Article

Finding the most exciting new pizza in town in an unlikely place
Monday May 15, 2017 12:20 pm EDT

Atlanta food events: - May 15 2017 Article

Food and drink specials abound for Monday's reopening of the I-85 bridge, and more
Monday May 15, 2017 09:00 am EDT

Mother's Day brunch round-up Article

Treat yo' mama right with some tasty food this Sunday
Thursday May 11, 2017 02:00 pm EDT

First Draft with Lenox Mercedes Article

The High Gravity Hip Hop founder seeks to bridge the divide between hip-hop and craft breweries
Wednesday May 10, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta food events: - May 08 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday May 8, 2017 05:30 pm EDT

First Look: Old Lady Gang Article

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker's Old Lady Gang flies above the curse of celebrity restaurants
Monday May 8, 2017 11:00 am EDT

SEE & DO: Picnic in the Park - Issue Date May 05 2017 Article

Atlanta chefs whip up lunches for an afternoon fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park
Friday May 5, 2017 12:21 am EDT

Find a farmers market in your 'hood Article

Check out our alphabetized guide to Atlanta's top farmers markets
Thursday May 4, 2017 11:00 am EDT

Alon's celebrates 25 years Article

Chef and owner Alon Balshan of Alon's Bakery and Market looks back on a quarter century of pastries
Wednesday May 3, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta shines at James Beard Awards Article

Miller Union's Steven Satterfield wins Best Chef: Southeast 2017, CL writer James Oxendine is remembered, and more
Tuesday May 2, 2017 11:00 am EDT

First Look: Bacchanalia, revisited Article

Atlantabs farm-to-table fine dining pioneer moves even farther west
Monday May 1, 2017 05:00 pm EDT

Atlanta food events: - May 01 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday May 1, 2017 10:00 am EDT

PODCAST: Dish on the Dish b chef Todd Richards' collard green 'pho' Article

CL's new bite-sized podcast explores the tales behind some of Atlanta's most iconic dishes
Thursday April 27, 2017 02:07 pm EDT

Atlanta weekend food events: - April 27 2017 Article

Food and drink happs
Thursday April 27, 2017 10:00 am EDT

SEE & DO: Mother Clucker Chicken Fest - Issue Date April 27 2017 Article

Ron Eyester brings back his all-you-can-eat fried chicken festival
Thursday April 27, 2017 05:00 am EDT

First Look: Mediterranea Article

A lovely new Grant Park hideaway serves gluten-free Mediterranean cuisine inside an old trolley stop
Monday April 24, 2017 02:30 pm EDT

Atlanta food events: - April 24 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday April 24, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta weekend food events: - April 20 2017 Article

Food and beverage happs around the city
Thursday April 20, 2017 10:00 am EDT

From the Bay to the A Article

How Eat Here ATL founder Morgan Bryant turned her love of great food into a dream job
Tuesday April 18, 2017 11:30 am EDT

Atlanta food events: - April 17 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday April 17, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta Easter restaurant events 2017 Article

Easter food and drink happs
Thursday April 13, 2017 10:00 am EDT

FoodCorps looks to the future Article

Amid Trump's aggressive budget cuts, the AmeriCorps grantee strives to keep bringing healthy food to schools
Tuesday April 11, 2017 10:30 am EDT

First Look: Food Terminal Article

Buford Highway's sleek new Malaysian eatery offers 125 dishes to choose from
Monday April 10, 2017 12:00 pm EDT

Atlanta food events: - April 10 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday April 10, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta weekend food events: - April 06 2017 Article

Food happs
Thursday April 6, 2017 01:00 pm EDT

Farmer Tales: Cass Fraunfelder Article

Move over, chefs! Farmers take the spotlight in this new CL series
Thursday April 6, 2017 12:00 pm EDT

Fit for a king Article

Divanbs new chef Peyman Rostami brings his Persian cuisine from a palace in Oman to a house in Buckhead
Wednesday April 5, 2017 11:00 am EDT

First Look: Jai Ho Article

The owner of Savi Provisions serves up French-Indian cuisine beside Piedmont Park
Monday April 3, 2017 02:00 pm EDT

Atlanta food events: - April 03 2017 Article

Things to eat and do
Monday April 3, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Industry Insiders: Gabriel Capo Camargo Article

The F&B executive chef and Establishment partner shares his favorite spots to eat and drink in the A
Friday March 31, 2017 02:31 pm EDT

Atlanta weekend food events: - March 30 2017 Article

Food happs
Thursday March 30, 2017 10:00 am EDT

Web roundup - what we're gobbling online - Sept 8, 2011 Article

Thursday September 8, 2011 07:27 pm EDT

Atlanta one step closer to Sunday alcohol sales. The AJC's Jim Galloway reports that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plans to sign the measure passed by City Council on Tuesday regarding Sunday sales.

What Now Atlanta reports that Reuben's Deli is going mobile. Enter Rolling Reuben's, the newest addition to Atlanta's foodtruck scene.

The Telegraph reported last week that Domino's Japan plans to...

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Headline of the Week - August 7, 2011 Article

Sunday August 7, 2011 07:21 pm EDT

The winner is from the Huffington Post:

"Mealbreakers: Sushi Sauce Contained Semen, Woman's Lawsuit Claims"

The original source of the story is Eater New York. But the Huffington Post article also includes links to photos of other inappropriately "seasoned" dishes.

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Monday food links - June 28, 2010 Article

Monday June 28, 2010 08:15 pm EDT

Kombucha tea might have as much alcohol content as some beers, according to the New York Times Diner's Journal. The thing is that it keeps fermenting even after it's been bottled, so it just keeps getting more and more alcoholic.

Fish double-header! (Double-finner?) Both from the NYT.

Genetically-altered salmon are now under study by the FDA for possible approval. These salmon are pretty...

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Monday food links - June 21, 2010 Article

Sunday June 20, 2010 06:22 pm EDT

The BP "I Hate to Clean Up" cookbook from The New Yorker is hilarious. "Another Thought from Chef Tony: Who wants to slave over a hot stove all day? Call Morty’s Deli. They deliver. Don’t you want your life back?" Ooh. Bazinga.

Yale University confirms what all parents probably knew all along: kids think food tastes better when there are cartoon characters on the package.

One thing you...

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