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HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern to open second location

The Mother Nature Salad is on the menu at HOBNOB. An Atlanta tavern is set to open a second location in Town Brookhaven this May.
Atlanta restaurants offering ‘Bad Hombre’ menu items for Inauguration Day

Atlanta restaurants offering ‘Bad Hombre’ menu items for Inauguration Day

The scene at Fred’s Meat & Bread at Krog Street Market. / AJC file photo It was barely three months ago when then presidential candidate (now president-elect) Donald Trump made headlines by referring to “bad hombres” during a presidential debate.
Use in-season Brussels sprouts to make an Indian dish with a twist

Use in-season Brussels sprouts to make an Indian dish with a twist

Some farmers do it because it’s been a family business for generations. Some farm because they wanted a change from corporate and/or city life. And some farmers, such as Brad Nersesian of Sacred Ground Farms in Bowdon, are in it because they have a mission. Nersesian went to college for a horticulture degree, but his college coursework in permaculture shifted his focus from landscaping to farming...
Chicken combo meals are $2.99 at this popular chain restaurant

Chicken combo meals are $2.99 at this popular chain restaurant

Honey-butter biscuit battered chicken tenders are available for a limited time at Church’s Chicken.
Learn how to make Petite Violette’s onion soup

Learn how to make Petite Violette’s onion soup

Petite Auberge is starting 2017 in a new home, its first move since the restaurant’s founding in 1974. Leaving its longtime location in the Toco Hills Shopping Center, Petite Auberge is now Petite Violette on Clairmont Road near the I-85 intersection. Anthony Gropp, head chef and co-owner of Petite Auberge (now Petite Violette), was glad to share the recipe for this classic French soup that...
Punch Bowl Social expanding to The Battery at SunTrust Park under Hugh Acheson’s guidance

Punch Bowl Social expanding to The Battery at SunTrust Park under Hugh Acheson’s guidance

The interior of Punch Bowl Social Less than a year after announcing he was joining the Punch Bowl Social restaurant group as a “culinary advisor,” the Empire State South owner and “Top Chef” star has announced he’ll help open the first metro Atlanta location this year.
ChowBaby Alpharetta closes after less than a year

ChowBaby Alpharetta closes after less than a year

Stir fry veggies and shrimp over rice at Real Chow Baby. / AJC file photo A popular stir-fry restaurant that closed its Midtown location to make the move to North Fulton County has closed that location, too.
Baked now closed in Old Fourth Ward

Baked now closed in Old Fourth Ward

Baked, a comfort food spot that offered up take out options and brunch, has closed its doors in Old Fourth Ward. The restaurant, situated next to Condesa Coffee at the bottom of Tribute Lofts at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, posted a statement on its website confirming the closure: “Baked has closed its doors permanently in Atlanta. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for allowing us...
$5 burgers and drinks at The Pinewood and other top food events happening in Atlanta

$5 burgers and drinks at The Pinewood and other top food events happening in Atlanta

Cooks & Soldiers will host a lively fete in honor of Spain’s La Tamborrada party. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing & Communications.
Free cookie at Great American Cookies today

Free cookie at Great American Cookies today

Get a free cookie at Great American cookies today. Photo credit: Global Franchise Group. Today is a fun, yummy food holiday; it’s National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day.
Surviving the ‘storm’ takes more than bread, milk and eggs

Surviving the ‘storm’ takes more than bread, milk and eggs

The Big Storm has come and gone. How’d you fare? I got through it, although there were some sticky moments. You know, before this “storm,” I felt all arrogant and smug about my ability to handle snow, sleet, rain, ice, tornadoes and whatever else Mother Nature whips up and sends our way. I grew up on that stuff in the Midwest. They don’t call us “hearty” for nothin&rsquo...
The Halal Guys set to open in Chamblee this month, celebrating with free food

The Halal Guys set to open in Chamblee this month, celebrating with free food

A platter and sandwich from The Halal Guys. The long wait is (almost) over — The Halal Guys is ready to make its Georgia debut, and give out some free food in the process.
Second Muss & Turner’s location coming to East Cobb, taking place of Common Quarter

Second Muss & Turner’s location coming to East Cobb, taking place of Common Quarter

Muss & Turner burger / Photo courtesy of Unsukay Concepts Common Quarter in Marietta is closing to make way for a second Muss & Turner’s location.
5 reasons to check out Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta

5 reasons to check out Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta

Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar’s bourbon-braised short ribs are served on truffle sweet potato puree and topped with Cajun shoestring onions.
Mediterranea set to open this month in Grant Park

Mediterranea set to open this month in Grant Park

Baked Egg Shakshouka at Mediterranea. / Photo courtesy of Mediterranea A new restaurant and bakery with a Mediterranean flair is set to open its doors this month in Grant Park.
Fast causal Korean restaurant BullGogi now open in Decatur

Fast causal Korean restaurant BullGogi now open in Decatur

The interior of BullGogi. / Photo from the BullGogi Facebook page A new spot for fast-casual Korean food has opened in Decatur.
Review: Ramen (with the drinks to match) at Nexto

Review: Ramen (with the drinks to match) at Nexto

Behind the former factory that once made telephones, look for an outbuilding where a welder once lit torches and cut metal. You will know you are in the right place when you see a pixelated space invader glowing mysteriously on an exterior white wall. Step inside. Look up. The industrial ceiling will rise so high that it seems to disappear over the room’s centerpiece: a bonsai-like arrangement...
Review: Stick with the chowder at C&S Chowder House in Roswell

Review: Stick with the chowder at C&S Chowder House in Roswell

I love the sand and sea, but I don’t like to eat beach. Yet, there I was at C&S Chowder House trying to stomach gritty-beyond-edible steamed clams that were part of a $50 lobster dinner called the Down East Feast. The debacle of the Down East Feast was the breaking point after a slew of misshapen fish and seafood dishes at the restaurant, which opened this fall a few doors down from the Peach...
We tried Korean Barbecue, Sriracha and Maple Bacon chips — find out what we thought

We tried Korean Barbecue, Sriracha and Maple Bacon chips — find out what we thought

Plain chips are overrated. That’s the consensus after trying some new-ish flavors of Kettle Brand Potato Chips on our most recent Snapchat Taste Test (follow us on Snapchat here). We tried Korean Barbecue, Sriracha and Maple Bacon (using unsalted chips as a palate cleanser in between flavors). Check out the results here: Have you tried these chips before? What did you think?   MORE...
Atlanta area universities show the way on food sustainability

Atlanta area universities show the way on food sustainability

You hear a lot of talk about “sustainability” these days. Sustainability, in the food world, means considering the source of the food; its affordability and quality; how it’s grown; how the workers who grow, process and prepare the food are treated; how the food is packaged and transported; and so much more. It’s one thing to say you’re sourcing things sustainably when...
Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro now closed at Atlantic Station

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro now closed at Atlantic Station

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro at Atlantic Station. / AJC file photo One of the first tenants to open at Atlantic Station has decided to close its doors.
Learn how to make fermented food at Fermentation Fest in Decatur

Learn how to make fermented food at Fermentation Fest in Decatur

Kimchi is one of several fermented foods that will be for sale at the Fermentation Fest. / (Chris Lee/St.
Your ultimate guide to Atlanta Falcons tailgating

Your ultimate guide to Atlanta Falcons tailgating

Pork green chile Frito pie, dirty bird upside down cake, grilled fundido and Fox Bros. barbecue ribs and wings.
Learn how to make Cakes & Ale’s fruit-filled cake

Learn how to make Cakes & Ale’s fruit-filled cake

We had the most amazing vanilla cake with buttercream frosting at Cakes and Ale. It was just sweet enough, incredibly light and the frosting was perfect. Would they be so kind as to share the recipe? Thank you! — Sarah Chane Abend, Decatur Proof Bakeshop’s pastry chef Carey Bell supplies this cake for Cakes & Ale and occasionally it’s served at Bread & Butterfly, as well. Bell tells...
A meal of burgers, wings, fries and more is $4 at this chain restaurant now thru Feb. 12

A meal of burgers, wings, fries and more is $4 at this chain restaurant now thru Feb. 12

Head to Krystal for the More meal, a hearty combination of two signature burgers, two boneless wings and more for $4.
Orpheus Brewing launches double IPA Truth, Body, Soul

Orpheus Brewing launches double IPA Truth, Body, Soul

By George Mathis Atlanta’s Orpheus Brewing has launched a new double IPA packed with hop and fruit flavors. VIDEO:  Orpheus president and brewmaster Jason Pellett discusses the brewery’s double IPA Truth, Body, Soul The midtown brewery first offered Truth, Body, Soul at an anniversary event in early 2016, but is now making the brew available on tap at local bars and in cans...
Kick back with $3 and $5 drinks in Atlanta today

Kick back with $3 and $5 drinks in Atlanta today

Draft cocktails are $5 today at Morningside Kitchen. Photo credit: Henri Hollis. Kick it with colleagues after work at Morningside Kitchen where draft cocktails are $5 and draft Georgia brewed beers are $3 from 5-10 p.
Craft Izakaya to close at Krog Street Market, will reopen as Makimono

Craft Izakaya to close at Krog Street Market, will reopen as Makimono

Assorted sushi , takoyaki and pickles at Craft Izakaya. / (Beckysteinphotography.com) One of the first spots to open at Krog Street Market is closing its doors to rebrand, Eater Atlanta reports.
First Look: Scout brings casual fine dining and a communal bar to Oakhurst

First Look: Scout brings casual fine dining and a communal bar to Oakhurst

Bangs Island Mussels, Free Range Chicken Sandwich, Local Veggies and cocktails at Scout in Oakhurst.
SAMA Food for Balance coming to Buckhead in early 2017

SAMA Food for Balance coming to Buckhead in early 2017

SAMA owner Shannon Sliger. The Andrews Square development in Buckhead is set to get a new option for healthy eating in early 2017.
Remember This Restaurant, Atlanta?: Pacific Kitchen in Inman Park

Remember This Restaurant, Atlanta?: Pacific Kitchen in Inman Park

Peach cobbler at Pacific Kitchen. / AJC file photo Before he made a splash in Midtown with Saltyard, Nick Leahy cut his teeth in the kitchen at Pacific Kitchen in Inman Park.
Kids meals are $1.99 at this restaurant in Buckhead and Roswell

Kids meals are $1.99 at this restaurant in Buckhead and Roswell

Kids can eat for $1.99 at The Big Ketch. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates. Children 12 and under can sink their claws teeth into a Fun Zone menu meal at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill.
The Pinewood unveils new dining room in Decatur and more Atlanta food and restaurant news from the week

The Pinewood unveils new dining room in Decatur and more Atlanta food and restaurant news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta: The Pinewood’s new lounge.
Atlanta weather: Which metro Atlanta restaurants and bars are open?

Atlanta weather: Which metro Atlanta restaurants and bars are open?

5 soup recipes to keep you warm during the Atlanta storm

5 soup recipes to keep you warm during the Atlanta storm

Ready to hunker down and eat some soup, Atlanta? These five recipes from the AJC archives should get you through even the roughest of storms.
Review: Old-school Italian is alive and well at Nino’s in Atlanta

Review: Old-school Italian is alive and well at Nino’s in Atlanta

There is a neighborhood in my hometown of St. Louis called the Hill. Great things have come out of that Italian immigrant pocket. Like baseball legends Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. Like five of the no-name guys on the slapdash 1950 U.S. men’s national team who defeated England in a 1-0 World Cup upset known as the “Miracle on Grass.” The Hill also is home to loads of mom-and-pop...
Oysters and beers are $1 on weekdays at this Inman Park restaurant

Oysters and beers are $1 on weekdays at this Inman Park restaurant

Oysters and beer are $1 during the week at One Eared Stag. Photo credit: Green Olive Media. Got a buck?
Atlanta chefs react to news of Angus Brown’s death

Atlanta chefs react to news of Angus Brown’s death

Chef Angus Brown / (Photography by Renee Brock/Special) The Atlanta restaurant scene was left reeling after the sudden death of 8Arm and Octopus Bar chef Angus Brown, who was found unresponsive this morning.
Bon Ton to open in Midtown next week

Bon Ton to open in Midtown next week

The exterior of Bon Ton. / Photo from the Bon Ton Facebook page A New Orleans-meets-Vietnamese spot — and an entry on our list of most anticipated 2017 restaurant openings — is set to open its doors next week.
Learn to make Miller Union’s sour cream coffee cake with in-season pecans

Learn to make Miller Union’s sour cream coffee cake with in-season pecans

Pecans are the quintessential Southern nut. Delicious. Prolific. Ubiquitous. Pecan trees grow across the southern United States from California to Georgia but Georgia is the nation’s leading producer of pecans. Most of Georgia’s pecans grow in the central area of the state and Dougherty County and the city of Albany lay claim to being the “pecan capital of the world.” But Georgia...
Make Noble Fin’s ‘off-the-chart delicious’ garlic bread

Make Noble Fin’s ‘off-the-chart delicious’ garlic bread

Swift was happy to send the recipe for this bread that made the move from his long-running restaurant, 4th & Swift in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, to Noble Fin, his new venture in Peachtree Corners. It’s focaccia glazed with garlic oil. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1...
Cook’s Warehouse, Sherlock’s Wine joint Decatur store to close

Cook’s Warehouse, Sherlock’s Wine joint Decatur store to close

A Decatur spot for cooking supplies and wine will close early this year after more than a decade in business. The Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant announced they will not resign their lease 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. when it expires on Feb. 28. The store was open since 2005. Cook’s Warehouse founder Mary S. Moore addressed the closure in a press release: “This location...
Kelz Crab House opening in Atlanta this week

Kelz Crab House opening in Atlanta this week

Garlic crab from David’s Crab House will be served at Kelz Crab House in Atlanta. / Photo from David’s Crab House Facebook page The owner of an Atlanta Carolina coastal restaurant is set to open a second spot this week, minutes away from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Fish stew from Vivian Howard

Fish stew from Vivian Howard

Time: 1 hour 1 pound sliced smoked bacon    1 6-ounce can tomato paste 3 pounds white or red potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 2 pounds yellow onions, peeled, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 pounds fish steaks (about 6 steaks) around 1-inch thick, with bones and skin intact (striped bass, salmon, red drum, rockfish or sheepshead are good...
You'd think it's Scotch. You'd be wrong.

You'd think it's Scotch. You'd be wrong.

Call them American originals, flattering imitators or spunky, funky derivatives. Call them smart business choices or unique expressions of region and craft; call them intensely smoky, delicately aromatic, honeyed and heavenly. When you're talking about American single malt whiskeys, any of those descriptors might be true - sometimes several at once. Just don't call them Scotch. Depending on which...
Literary prose, ancient texts and other documents covered in ‘Eating Words’

Literary prose, ancient texts and other documents covered in ‘Eating Words’

This gift was in my holiday stocking, snuggled next to a gift certificate from the Davis Beer Shoppe and a bag of Kauai Coffee Koloa Estate beans. “Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing” (W. W. Norton & Company; $19.95, 512 pages) compiles a millennium of literature related to one of the most universal human experiences. It includes writings from ancient Rome on the morality...
Craving Chinese takeout? Make easy, stir-fried noodle dish at home

Craving Chinese takeout? Make easy, stir-fried noodle dish at home

Today, I want to share a recipe that I crave when I’m sick with a cold. When my sinuses are stuffed and my body aches, I crave Chinese food. I’m not talking about excellent renditions of Cantonese, Szechwan or Taiwanese cuisines that you might find at any number of excellent Chinese restaurants. I’m talking about Chinese-American food found in many American strip malls. Specifically...
Stuffed, and still feeling good about it

Stuffed, and still feeling good about it

These stuffed peppers have a homey, old-world appeal but with a healthful update that makes them an even better fit on today's table. They are built on the same tried-and-true foundation of sweet bell peppers stuffed with a mixture of seasoned meat and grains, baked in a tomato-y sauce. But they have more color, nutrition and fresher flavor because brightly hued (more vitamin C-rich) red, yellow and/or...

Burrata inspires a simple, indulgent weeknight meal

Like many avid grocery shoppers, I tend to rely on different stores for different kitchen staples. Publix has its reliable BOGOs; Winn-Dixie has a loyalty card that can save you lots of money if used frequently. And I will make a special trip to Aldi, the no-frills discount German grocery store with about 100 locations in Florida, for a few certain products. One of them is cheese. The chain carries...

A baker asks: Which cup to use?

Columnist Dorie Greenspan answered reader questions. Here are edited excerpts from a recent online chat. Unless otherwise noted, recipes with capitalized names are found in our Recipe Finder at washingtonpost.com/recipes. Q: Many times when I'm baking, a recipe calls for dividing the batter so that ingredients can be added to just a part of it. The instructions usually specify how many cups to take...
7 Day Menu Planner

7 Day Menu Planner

1/ 29 Family Sunday Make family day extra-special with Roasted Lamb on the menu. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Crush or finely chop 1 tablespoon fennel seeds. Combine seeds with 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon zest (yellow part only), 1 teaspoon coarse salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Rub mixture on 1 (4- to 5-pound) boneless leg of lamb. Place on rack in roasting pan...
Madre + Mason has closed

Madre + Mason has closed

Doria Roberts (left) and Calavino Donati have closed their restaurant Madre + Mason. Latin American-Southern fusion restaurant Madre + Mason is permanently closed.
We’re busting our diet at this Marietta doughnut shop

We’re busting our diet at this Marietta doughnut shop

Daily Donuts opened last year in Marietta. Its Old Fashioned Doughnut (at bottom left), is a sour cream cake doughnut that ranks high in texture and taste.
7 of the best banh mi around metro Atlanta

7 of the best banh mi around metro Atlanta

When the Vietnamese adopted the bread of their colonizers, they made it their own by tossing rice flour with the wheat. The result is a loaf that’s cloudlike on the inside and more crackly when it comes to the crust. It is one of the most weightless breads around, yet it has the fortitude to sandwich a whole lot of delicious stuff. In the case of the banh mi, that stuff almost always consists...
A foodie's stinky-tofu tutorial in Taiwan

A foodie's stinky-tofu tutorial in Taiwan

My flight from San Francisco to Taipei was delayed, and painfully so. My eyes were bloodshot, my long, black hair already matted, and I was only a quarter of the way to my destination. Warily, I glanced at my text messages. Aren't you going to Taiwan? Did you hear about the phone call? What luck. Just as I was Taiwan-bound, on a seven-day trip with a group of fellow unwashed-writer types, the 13,000-square-mile...
One cookie, 2 versions: why Girl Scout s’mores won’t all be the same

One cookie, 2 versions: why Girl Scout s’mores won’t all be the same

After 100 years of selling cookies, the Girl Scouts have come up with two new flavors. It may seem odd that it took a century when the inspiration was right under their noses: s’mores. The Girl Scouts first published a recipe for the quintessential campfire snack in 1927. The two newcomers share the same name, Girl Scout S’mores, but play separate variations on the theme of chocolate,...
Grass-fed beef, sold one cow at a time

Grass-fed beef, sold one cow at a time

On a blustery afternoon in December, Scott Meyers mingled in a pasture with a herd of black cattle, sweet-talking them as if they were family dogs with a weakness for flattery. He scratched their backs, hugged them and rattled off their names: Chocolate, Fudge, Honey. From these pampered creatures, Meyers produces grass-fed agyu beef, celebrated for a buttery flavor that comes from the Japanese breed&rsquo...