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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.
These are the metro Atlanta breweries and brewpubs to look out for in 2017

These are the metro Atlanta breweries and brewpubs to look out for in 2017

2016 was a big year for beer in Georgia. Among other things, MillerCoors took a majority stake in Athens-based Terrapin and Brick Store Pub joined the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle. 2017 is shaping up to be just as — if not more — exciting, with several new projects set to make their debuts. Check out what to watch for in the year to come: Athens-based Creature Comforts...
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.
Here’s how to assemble a stinky cheese plate for the Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game

Here’s how to assemble a stinky cheese plate for the Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game

Epoisses (center) will make your cheese plate nice and pungent. / AJC file photo Wisconsin is best known for three things — its frigid winters, the Green Bay Packers and cheese.
Poll: Which Georgia foods should Gov. Deal wager for Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game?

Poll: Which Georgia foods should Gov. Deal wager for Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game?

Chili dogs sit ready to be served at The Varsity in downtown Atlanta/ BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL Do Coca-Cola and peanuts cut it?

VIDEO: Top Atlanta chef announces new cookbook

One of Atlanta’s noted chefs is writing a cookbook. Pano Karatassos, executive chef at upscale Greek restaurant Kyma, announced today that he is writing his first cookbook. The unnamed title, to be released by Rizzoli in the winter of 2018, will focus on Greek cuisine. >VIDEO: Behind the scenes for the making of chef Pano Karatassos’ new cookbook: [facebook url="https://www...
Try these 8 new metro Atlanta spots to eat brunch and lunch

Try these 8 new metro Atlanta spots to eat brunch and lunch

Brunch cocktails from Drift Fish House. / Photo courtesy of Drift Fish House It’s a new year, and with the turn of a calendar page comes a bunch of new metro Atlanta restaurants serving brunch and lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Hippity-hop to this Atlanta restaurant and order the rabbit

Hippity-hop to this Atlanta restaurant and order the rabbit

Coniglio from Valenza, an Italian restaurant in Brookhaven. Photo by Ligaya Figueras DISH OF THE WEEK: Coniglio from Valenza There is a delightful stretch on Dresden Drive that is full of palate-pleasers whether you’re in the mood for Mexican, Japanese or New American bistro fare.
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.
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.

5 French toast recipes to help you use that milk, bread and eggs during the Atlanta snow

During winter in Atlanta, you know there’s always one thing you can can’t on — if there’s even a whiff of snow, there will almost certainly be a run on bread, milk eggs and toilet paper.
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

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.
Linton Hopkins on the rebranding of Linton’s at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and more

Linton Hopkins on the rebranding of Linton’s at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and more

Chef Linton Hopkins. Credit: Resurgens Hospitality Group. Housed in a two-story contemporary glass-and-stone structure, nestled among the lush landscapes of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Linton’s in the Garden, the restaurant and cafe from James Beard Award-winning Atlanta chef/restaurateur Linton Hopkins and executive chef Jason Paolini, made its official debut on April 28, 2016 The opening...
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.
Linton’s in the Garden relaunching as Longleaf as Jason Paolini takes the culinary lead

Linton’s in the Garden relaunching as Longleaf as Jason Paolini takes the culinary lead

Chef Jason Paolini at Linton’s in the Garden. (Beckysteinphotography.com) Linton’s in the Garden, the full-service restaurant and quick cafe at the Atlanta Botanical Garden from James Beard Award-winning Atlanta chef/restaurateur Linton Hopkins, is being relaunched as Longleaf, according to a news release.
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.
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.
Start 2017 off right with a healthy option from this Peachtree Corners Mexican restaurant

Start 2017 off right with a healthy option from this Peachtree Corners Mexican restaurant

Dish of the Week: “Skinny” del Mar taco at Taqueria del Mar If eating healthier is on your list of New Year’s resolutions (again) this year, you can still stick to your diet without giving up tacos—well, sort of. Enter the “skinny” del Mar taco served up at popular Peachtree Corners eatery Taqueria del Mar. With your choice of chicken, steak, shrimp or salmon, this...
Stock up: Buy these kitchen products for a healthy start to 2017

Stock up: Buy these kitchen products for a healthy start to 2017

Somewhere on your list of things to do in 2017 is “eat healthy.” We know it’s there.
Unlimited pancakes at this chain restaurant and more in Atlanta this week

Unlimited pancakes at this chain restaurant and more in Atlanta this week

Bite into a burger while enjoying a Afro-beat fusion performance at Venkman’s. Photo credit: Henri Hollis.
Spotted Trotter and Frankly have closed at Krog Street Market

Spotted Trotter and Frankly have closed at Krog Street Market

A charcuterie plate at the Cockentrice. Credit: Becky Stein. On the heels of the closing of The Cockentrice in early November 2016, Megan and Kevin Ouzts have decided to close their related hot dog stand, Frankly, and butcher shop stall, The Spotted Trotter at Krog Street Market.
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