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Friday June 19, 2009 09:00 AM EDT
Emory grows its own herbs and Sandy Springs gets air-baked | more...

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Friday June 12, 2009 01:00 PM EDT
Plus a roundup of intown 'cue | more...

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Friday June 5, 2009 04:05 PM EDT
image-1Remember the ‘70s? Probably not, but if you were dining out then, you remember the revolution in Atlanta’s restaurant scene, courtesy of the Pleasant Peasant. Owners Steve Nygren and Dick Dailey opened the restaurant on Peachtree in Midtown in 1973. It featured creative cooking, an informal atmosphere and theatrical waiters who flashed blackboard menus in your face and recited... | more...

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Friday May 22, 2009 01:00 PM EDT
The loud and the beautiful | more...

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Friday May 8, 2009 01:00 PM EDT
Soul-food-inspired fine dining | more...

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Friday May 8, 2009 09:00 AM EDT
Soul-food-inspired fine dining | more...

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Friday May 1, 2009 02:00 PM EDT

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Atlanta is not a city that’s been kind to its own past. Having made the mythological Phoenix its logo to describe its own recovery from the fire of the Civil War, the city has been on a constant rebuilding campaign ever since.

I’m not talking about antebellum architecture alone – most of that was indeed destroyed in the war – but much of the architecture of...

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Friday April 10, 2009 01:10 PM EDT

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Enrico Liberato is the new chef, the pizzaiolo, at Fritti. Like everyone else obsessed with pizza in our city, he had to visit Varasano’s Pizzeria (2171 Peachtree Road, 404-352-8216) in the new sky-scraping Mezzo building in Buckhead.

Varasano’s, in case you’ve been living contentedly under your homemade Chef Boyardee pizzas, has received more media buzz than...

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Friday April 3, 2009 04:27 PM EDT
A first look at Spoon in East Atlanta | more...

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Friday March 27, 2009 01:30 PM EDT

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It’s been about five years since Linton Hopkins opened Restaurant Eugene (2277 Peachtree Road, 404-355-0321). During my first visit – before the restaurant had received much press — I showed up dressed in my usual slothful way, direct from the gym, as I recall. Wayne was similarly attired.

As soon as we walked through the door of the restaurant, we felt out of place. Nearly every...

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Friday March 20, 2009 02:00 PM EDT
Paul Albrecht and son Patrick open a second restaurant | more...

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Friday February 20, 2009 03:55 PM EST
If you heart Decatur, you will heart Leon's Full Service | more...

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Friday February 13, 2009 01:37 PM EST
Atlanta's first Japanese gastro-pub needs improvement | more...

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Friday February 6, 2009 12:58 PM EST
A new restaurant offers an inconsistent taste of Mexico City | more...

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Friday January 30, 2009 01:00 PM EST
New restaurant in the Studioplex may be the Old Fourth Ward's most ambitious yet. | more...

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Friday January 23, 2009 01:00 PM EST
Jean-Georges Vongrichten features his "greatest hits" at a second restaurant in Atlanta. | more...

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Friday January 2, 2009 01:00 PM EST
Tom Colicchio's Craft comes to Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday December 31, 2008 12:04 AM EST

Trends of the last year?

Slow-roasted meats. More tapas. Local produce. Organic meat. Fancy burgers. Gastropubs. Fixed-price menus. Chocolate. Mainstreaming of molecular cuisine. Yummy scrap meat. Gluten-free dining. Tea. Chef-driven steak houses.

And then, looking ahead: poverty and bad health. No, they're not exactly dining trends but they're certainly beginning to play a significant role...

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Wednesday December 24, 2008 12:04 AM EST

Pity Richard Blais. The brilliant runner-up in Bravo's "Top Chef: Chicago" has a local history of jumping from one restaurant kitchen to the next.

Critics – by which I mean average foodies – grouse repeatedly about Blais' peripatetic ways. They want him to stick to one kitchen for a few years, pushing out the same menu night after night, refining his skills, holding his nose to the grindstone,...

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Friday December 19, 2008 01:40 PM EST
Richard Blais has designed a menu that features wacky and mainly delicious takes on the classic American burger. | more...

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Wednesday December 17, 2008 06:09 PM EST
Les bon temps...oh never mind | more...

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Wednesday December 17, 2008 12:04 AM EST

When a friend saw me perusing the website for Harry Bissett's (360 Pharr Road, 404-425-5995), he got excited. A Georgia Bulldogs fan, he's eaten several times at the Athens restaurant, which has been serving New Orleans-style cooking since 1986. He was happy to learn that a clone of the restaurant opened here a few months ago. "You'll enjoy it," he promised.

I've never eaten in the Athens...

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Monday December 15, 2008 05:51 PM EST
A new steakhouse in Decatur | more...

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Wednesday December 10, 2008 12:04 AM EST

Last week, Our Fearless Leader finally uttered the "r" word: recession. Never mind that anyone who has rolled a cart in a grocery store or coasted to a gas pump has known the word has been applicable for months. Now it's an official part of reality. We've been in a recession for a year.

Given that, it's surprising that restaurants, especially higher-end restaurants, continue to open. My bank...

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Wednesday December 3, 2008 12:04 AM EST

"It's not liver."

Wayne and I looked at one another. What we were eating was obviously not liver. More important, it was not lung. The menu's fanciful description of the dish was "Husband and Wife Lung Slices."

Instead, it was tender slices of beef along with somewhat rubbery slices of beef tendon, tossed in a spicy-hot sauce with some vegetables. I'd asked our server at Man Chun Hong (5953...

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