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First Look: Find gluten-free Mediterranean at Mediterranea in Grant Park

Mediterranea Pan-roasted Branzino with Mediterranean orzo. Photo credit- Mia Yakel. Reading over the menu for the first time at Mediterranea in Grant Park, you wouldn’t guess that it’s strictly gluten-free.
Learn to make beignets with Venkman’s chef Nick Melvin

Learn to make beignets with Venkman’s chef Nick Melvin

Chef Nick Melvin It’s time to laissez les bon temps roulez, and nothing says “Let the good times roll” like some freshly-made beignets.
Find Cajun food at these metro Atlanta restaurants

Find Cajun food at these metro Atlanta restaurants

Smoked snow crab legs with crawfish smoked gouda mac and cheese and lo lat rolls on the side at Bon Ton.
Smoke & Duck Sauce now open in Decatur and other Atlanta food news from the week

Smoke & Duck Sauce now open in Decatur and other Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Smoke & Duck Sauce has opened a new location.
Want to know where the bartenders drink in Atlanta? This book can help

Want to know where the bartenders drink in Atlanta? This book can help

There are tons of places to enjoy a drink in Atlanta, but when you want to narrow it down to the best of the best, who’re you going to ask?
The dessert at this new Buford Highway tea shop will make you do a double take

The dessert at this new Buford Highway tea shop will make you do a double take

Milk tea from Boba Bee on Buford Highway. / Photo from the Boba Bee Facebook page Question: When is milk bubble tea not just milk bubble tea?
This Athens spot was named one of the best college bars in the U.S.

This Athens spot was named one of the best college bars in the U.S.

People stroll along Lumpkin Street in front of The Globe. / AJC file photo College is for learning, of course, but that also includes learning to have fun, right?
Atlanta chef hopes to breathe new life into site of Ludacris’ old restaurant with Simon’s

Atlanta chef hopes to breathe new life into site of Ludacris’ old restaurant with Simon’s

Marvin Woods / AJC file photo A well-known Atlanta restaurant space with a hip-hop pedigree is getting a makeover with a new concept, look and menu.
Is this Atlanta brewery one of the best new breweries in the U.S.?

Is this Atlanta brewery one of the best new breweries in the U.S.?

Scofflaw Brewing Co. selections. / Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser. There are tons of great breweries in metro Atlanta — and plenty more to come — but only one is in the running for Best New Brewery in the U.
4 places to party for Mardi Gras in metro Atlanta

4 places to party for Mardi Gras in metro Atlanta

Get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras with a masquerade party at Cypress Pint & Plate. HANDOUT / Caren West PR.
More poké is coming to Atlanta, this time in West Midtown

More poké is coming to Atlanta, this time in West Midtown

Poke bowls from Poke Perfect, which is entering the Atlanta market. / Photo from the Poke Perfect Facebook page Less than a month after releasing news that it was opening a store in Decatur, a poké restaurant has announced its second Atlanta location.
Bon Ton opening for dinner tonight in Midtown

Bon Ton opening for dinner tonight in Midtown

Sweet and Spicy Cold Noodles, Lo Lat Rolls, and Crawfish Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese. Credit: Mia Yakel.
A new Alpharetta juicery is celebrating its grand opening next week

A new Alpharetta juicery is celebrating its grand opening next week

3:8 Juice & Eatery is now open in Alpharetta. / Photo from the 3:8 Facebook page A new Alpharetta juicery is celebrating a month of business with a grand opening and ribbon cutting next week.
6 places to celebrate National Margarita Day in metro Atlanta

6 places to celebrate National Margarita Day in metro Atlanta

This eponymous double barrel margarita will be $10.99 at all PURE locations. HANDOUT / Birds of a Feather Creative.
More details on celeb chef Todd English’s new Atlanta restaurant

More details on celeb chef Todd English’s new Atlanta restaurant

Celebrity chef Todd English opening restaurant at the Battery Atlanta “I’ve been all over the world.
Not your ordinary chips and salsa at this Mexican restaurant

Not your ordinary chips and salsa at this Mexican restaurant

The guacamole and salsa tasting at Alma Cocina features three types each of guacamole and salsa with plantain chips and tortilla chips.
Celebrity chef Todd English opening restaurant at the Battery Atlanta

Celebrity chef Todd English opening restaurant at the Battery Atlanta

Celebrity chef Todd English is opening Todd English Tavern at Battery Atlanta. The Battery entertainment complex adjacent to the Atlanta Braves new stadium SunTrust Park will offer plenty of options for dining and drinking.
4 things to know about a Georgia farm bringing Iberian pork back to America

4 things to know about a Georgia farm bringing Iberian pork back to America

White Oak Pastures is now selling Iberian pork. / Photo by Backlight Photography The 500-year wait is over.
Make Marcus Samuelsson’s Double-Dragon Rice with Grilled Shrimp

Make Marcus Samuelsson’s Double-Dragon Rice with Grilled Shrimp

Ever wish a world-class chef would teach you how to cook? You can get at least one dish under your belt from Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who taught us how to make Double-Dragon Rice with Grilled Shrimp, a recipe from his new “Red Rooster Cookbook,” live during an appearance in Atlanta last week. Check out the demo here, and keep scrolling down for the complete recipe. [facebook url="...
Sweet Hut coming to Buckhead, Marietta and more top Atlanta dining news from the week

Sweet Hut coming to Buckhead, Marietta and more top Atlanta dining news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Red bean moon cake from Sweet Hut.
See the first three episodes of Chai Pani’s ‘culinary documentary’

See the first three episodes of Chai Pani’s ‘culinary documentary’

Meherwan Irani, chef-owner of Botiwalla and Chai Pani. Credit: Courtesy of Chai Pani. Looking to get a taste of India without leaving your couch?
Find out what we thought of Amara’s Inman Park Indian fusion

Find out what we thought of Amara’s Inman Park Indian fusion

Saag with paneer, 24 hour lentils, and Naan at Amara. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel. When I think of Indian cuisine, a particular dish is not what comes to mind.
Your favorite Atlanta chefs are cooking hot dogs on the Beltline for a good cause

Your favorite Atlanta chefs are cooking hot dogs on the Beltline for a good cause

Joshua Hopkins of Empire State South shows off his hot dog from last year’s Helpful Hotdog initiative.
Check out the menu for One Rooster Mongolian Bar, now open in West Midtown

Check out the menu for One Rooster Mongolian Bar, now open in West Midtown

The interior of One Rooster. / Photo by Jennifer Brett One Rooster Mongolian Bar has opened its doors in West Midtown.
You could get free wings for a year at the Atlanta opening of this restaurant

You could get free wings for a year at the Atlanta opening of this restaurant

Boneless wings at East Coast Wings & Grill. / Photo courtesy of East Coast Wings & Grill Want wings?
These Atlanta restaurants are participating in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

These Atlanta restaurants are participating in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

Georgia protestors come out during ‘A Day Without Immigrants’. / Photo courtesy of Mundo Hispanico Several metro Atlanta restaurants are set to participate in ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ a Feb.
Kevin Rathbun opening a new steakhouse

Kevin Rathbun opening a new steakhouse

Chefs Peter Kaiser and Kevin Rathbun. Credit: Kaiser’s Chop House. Kaiser’s Chop House, a collaboration from chefs Peter Kaiser and Kevin Rathbun, will open at 5975 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs in spring 2017.
North Fulton Mexican restaurant closes after 18 months

North Fulton Mexican restaurant closes after 18 months

The skirt steak fajitas at Ray’s Rio Bravo. / AJC file photo A Mexican favorite has closed its doors in Sandy Springs after less than two years.
Watch an Atlanta chef try to take the top spot on Food Network tonight

Watch an Atlanta chef try to take the top spot on Food Network tonight

TJ Reddick An Atlanta chef is trying to cook up a win on Food Network tonight — and you can help cheer him on.
Find out how to meet a Food Network star in Marietta and Buford

Find out how to meet a Food Network star in Marietta and Buford

Mario Rizzotti will be in town next week. Want to rub elbows — and eat food with — a Food Network celebrity?
A burger and beer is $9.95 at this popular metro Atlanta chain restaurant

A burger and beer is $9.95 at this popular metro Atlanta chain restaurant

Head to Taco Mac for an original burger and beer for $9.95 or upgrade to this bacon burger for a buck.
Krystal offering ‘Surf & Turf’ menu for Valentine’s Day

Krystal offering ‘Surf & Turf’ menu for Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for a meal that sounds fancy without all the trappings of fine dining — including the price tag — you’ll want to pull into a Krystal parking lot today. The Atlanta-based chain is offering a Surf & Turf menu for two today from 11 a.m. until close featuring eight classic Krystal sandwiches, a dozen fried shrimp, an order of chili cheese or Junkyard fries and...
Sneak Peek: Good times ready to roll at Bon Ton in Midtown

Sneak Peek: Good times ready to roll at Bon Ton in Midtown

Sweet and Spicy Cold Noodles, Lo Lat Rolls, and Crawfish Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese. Credit: Mia Yakel.

STATS adding brewery, rebranding as STATS Brewpub

STATS sports bar is expanding with a brewery. / AJC file photo A downtown Atlanta mainstay is getting a makeover this year.
VOTE: What’s the most dog-friendly restaurant in metro Atlanta?

VOTE: What’s the most dog-friendly restaurant in metro Atlanta?

After getting a first look at Fetch, the restaurant and dog park bar coming to Old Fourth Ward this year, we started thinking about the other dog friendly bars and restaurants in metro Atlanta. Our pooches are our best friends, and we love places that welcome them with special treats, menus and general puppy love, especially now that the weather is starting to warm up. What’s your favorite dog...
6 restaurants for singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

6 restaurants for singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

Dive into a basket of tacos and Valentine’s Day themed drinks at The Original El Taco. HANDOUT / Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.
Chef changes at Hampton + Hudson

Chef changes at Hampton + Hudson

Savannah Sasser. / Photo credit Matthew WongSavannah Sasser has been tapped as the new executive chef at Hampton + Hudson.
Linton Hopkins talks Cobb steakhouse and more top Atlanta dining news

Linton Hopkins talks Cobb steakhouse and more top Atlanta dining news

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Linton Hopkins Restaurant news and events Chef Linton Hopkins — of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch — is gearing up for the opening of his new dining concept at The Battery next to Suntrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves.
Celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson will be in Atlanta next week — here’s how you can see him

Celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson will be in Atlanta next week — here’s how you can see him

Marcus Samuelsson / Photo courtesy of Macy’s Famed restaurateur, cookbook author, frequent “Chopped” judge — and arguably the most prominent black chef in the U.
Beer Pick: Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

Beer Pick: Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

Rebel IPA. Credit: Boston Beer Co. Given the Super Bowl back-and-forth between Boston Beer Co. and SweetWater, it seemed like a good time to be a good loser and feature this new version of Rebel IPA.
We taste tested pasta chips — here’s what we thought

We taste tested pasta chips — here’s what we thought

We love pasta as much as the next carb lover — but in chips? Pasta chips — a baked alternative to potato chips made with semolina flour — strive to be your go-to snack with an Italian twist, with flavors including marinara, alfredo and garlic and garlic olive oil. We tried three flavors to determine if they would replace our greasy but beloved potato chips. The verdict? Check it...
We taste tested pasta chips — here’s what we thought

We taste tested pasta chips — here’s what we thought

We love pasta as much as the next carb lover — but in chips? Pasta chips — a baked alternative to potato chips made with semolina flour — strive to be your go-to snack with an Italian twist, with flavors including marinara, alfredo and garlic and garlic olive oil. We tried three flavors to determine if they would replace our greasy but beloved potato chips. The verdict? Check it...
Two new restaurants opening in the former H. Harper Station space in Reynoldstown

Two new restaurants opening in the former H. Harper Station space in Reynoldstown

This spring, Michael Lennox of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall will open two new restaurants in the former H. Harper Station space in Reynoldstown. Golden Eagle and Muchacho will divided by an interior brick wall in what was once a rail depot and is now adjacent to the BeltLine at 904 Memorial Drive S.E. According to today’s announcement, Golden Eagle will be the lager of the two spaces, designed...
Savannah Sasser leaving Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards as executive chef

Savannah Sasser leaving Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards as executive chef

Savannah Sasser. / Photo credit Matthew Wong Savannah Sasser, who has served as the executive chef at Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in Decatur since 2012, is leaving the restaurant.
4 last-minute places to RSVP for Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

4 last-minute places to RSVP for Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

Head to Le Bilboquet for dinner on Valentine’s Day. HANDOUT / Allison PR. Have a change of heart about dining out on Valentine’s Day?
MAP: 27 metro Atlanta restaurants to eat at this month

MAP: 27 metro Atlanta restaurants to eat at this month

Deviled Egg Po Boy with fried shrimp, farm egg salad, creole remoulade, veggies and Twisted house fries at Twisted Soul.
4 decadent chocolate desserts we’re craving OTP

4 decadent chocolate desserts we’re craving OTP

Sometimes we can say no to the temptation of the dessert menu—and sometimes we just can’t help ourselves, especially if chocolate is involved.
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