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Ligaya Figueras

Senior Editor, Food and Dining

Ligaya Figueras joined the AJC as its food and dining editor in 2015.The Midwest transplant digs biscuits, collards and peanuts — roasted, please.

Latest from Ligaya Figueras

Atlanta food scene: The ones to watch
 Innumerable names and faces deserve credit for keeping Atlanta well fed and for keeping this city on the national culinary radar year after year. Yet, there are select folk in the midst of pivotal moments. Those having breakout years include entrepreneurs with dining concepts that resonate with the times. They are chefs who have been given...

Posted: 2 days ago

Innumerable names and faces deserve credit for keeping Atlanta well fed and for keeping this city on the national culinary radar year after year. Yet, there are select folk in the midst of pivotal moments. Those having breakout years include entrepreneurs with dining concepts that resonate with the times. They are chefs who have been given...
Easter is a time to celebrate new life, be it chicks or babies
 I love a good swap meet, that place where people gather to buy, sell and trade stuff, including animals. I’m especially fond of seeing classic barnyard chickens like a Rhode Island Red or a black-and-white speckled Plymouth Rock, along with exotic ones like a fluffy Silkie or a Polish with its funky head feathers. It’s a zoo of...

Posted: 10 days ago

I love a good swap meet, that place where people gather to buy, sell and trade stuff, including animals. I’m especially fond of seeing classic barnyard chickens like a Rhode Island Red or a black-and-white speckled Plymouth Rock, along with exotic ones like a fluffy Silkie or a Polish with its funky head feathers. It’s a zoo of...
We’re over the moon for this Indian dish
Palak paneer (bottom right) from Moon Indian Cuisine / Photo by Ligaya Figueras Dish of the Week: Palak paneer at Moon Indian Cuisine All of Atlanta knows that Buford Highway is lined with affordable, authentic ethnic eats.

Posted: 11 days ago

Palak paneer (bottom right) from Moon Indian Cuisine / Photo by Ligaya Figueras Dish of the Week: Palak paneer at Moon Indian Cuisine All of Atlanta knows that Buford Highway is lined with affordable, authentic ethnic eats.
The best of food at SunTrust Park
 Peanuts and Cracker Jacks are standard ballpark fare, but if you’re headed to a Braves game this season, there is a long roster of creative bites to keep you content from first pitch to final out.  The Braves, in partnership with Delaware North Sportservice, which manages food and beverage service at SunTrust Park, have cooked...

Posted: 12 days ago

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks are standard ballpark fare, but if you’re headed to a Braves game this season, there is a long roster of creative bites to keep you content from first pitch to final out.  The Braves, in partnership with Delaware North Sportservice, which manages food and beverage service at SunTrust Park, have cooked...
6 recipes for a rainy day
Need a project on a rainy day? Make biscuits using a recipe from Flora & Flour owner/chef Lauren Raymond.

Posted: 17 days ago

Need a project on a rainy day? Make biscuits using a recipe from Flora & Flour owner/chef Lauren Raymond.
This is not your average mushroom pizza

Posted: 18 days ago

The maitake pizza, aka No. 6, at Vero Pizzeria. / Photo courtesy of Word of Mouth Restaurant Group Dish of the Week: Maitake mushroom pizza at Vero Pizzeria It’s spring and mushrooms are on our mind.
Fan complaints prompt Braves to reverse new policy on outside food
 After public backlash, the Atlanta Braves decided to permit fans to bring in outside food to SunTrust Park this season after all. A team spokesperson said last week that fans would not be allowed to bring outside food into the stadium, with exceptions that included food for infants and those with dietary restrictions.This would have been...

Posted: 25 days ago

After public backlash, the Atlanta Braves decided to permit fans to bring in outside food to SunTrust Park this season after all. A team spokesperson said last week that fans would not be allowed to bring outside food into the stadium, with exceptions that included food for infants and those with dietary restrictions.This would have been...
Order the soft-shell crab at this Atlanta restaurant before it’s all gone
First-run soft-shell crab at Restaurant Eugene is an epicurean dream. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras Dish of the Week: First-run soft-shell crab at Restaurant Eugene “We let the ingredients write our menu,” said Atlanta chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins.

Posted: 25 days ago

First-run soft-shell crab at Restaurant Eugene is an epicurean dream. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras Dish of the Week: First-run soft-shell crab at Restaurant Eugene “We let the ingredients write our menu,” said Atlanta chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins.
What are concessions prices at SunTrust Park?
Salads, rollups and gluten free hotdogs will be available from the Centerfield Market at SunTrust Park for the 2017 Braves season.

Posted: 28 days ago

Salads, rollups and gluten free hotdogs will be available from the Centerfield Market at SunTrust Park for the 2017 Braves season.