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

Another steakhouse headed to Atlanta

Posted: 2 days ago

  This year has seen numerous steakhouses open in and around Atlanta, including Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs  and   C. Ellet’s at The Battery, a concept by restaurateur Linton Hopkins . The latest to join the primal-cut scene...
Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield shares tips to cut down on food waste
 Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield discusses ways to combat food waste during a workshop as part of programming for the Chefs
               Collaborative conference, held in Atlanta Sept. 9-11. / Photo credit: Erik Meadows “Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.” Steven Satterfield...

Posted: 2 days ago

Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield discusses ways to combat food waste during a workshop as part of programming for the Chefs Collaborative conference, held in Atlanta Sept. 9-11. / Photo credit: Erik Meadows “Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.” Steven Satterfield...
Chefs’ ideas can help home cooks turn garbage into edible gold
 “Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.” Steven Satterfield, the chef and co-owner of Miller Union, stood in the dining room of his Westside restaurant. Gathered around him were 20 people — fellow chefs, farmers and other food professionals — who did, in fact, want to talk...

Posted: 2 days ago

“Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.” Steven Satterfield, the chef and co-owner of Miller Union, stood in the dining room of his Westside restaurant. Gathered around him were 20 people — fellow chefs, farmers and other food professionals — who did, in fact, want to talk...
Fall Folklife Festival at Atlanta History Center promises fun for food lovers
 Cooking demonstrations by culinary historian Michael Twitty are part of numerous activities scheduled for the Fall Folklife
               Festival at the Atlanta History Center this weekend. / Contributed by Atlanta History Center  This Saturday, the Atlanta History Center will dish out fun for the entire family at the Fall Folklife...

Posted: 4 days ago

Cooking demonstrations by culinary historian Michael Twitty are part of numerous activities scheduled for the Fall Folklife Festival at the Atlanta History Center this weekend. / Contributed by Atlanta History Center  This Saturday, the Atlanta History Center will dish out fun for the entire family at the Fall Folklife...
MAP: 5 restaurants that deserve your attention in College Park
 Ronaldo’s Resto Bar offers a weekday, lunch-only menu of tacos, tostadas and quesadilla / Photo by Ligaya Figueras Eating in College Park is an all-chill, no-frills experience. Nothing about this place is contrived. Rather, it’s a refreshing
            pocket of Atlanta, one filled with people who couldn’t care less about...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ronaldo’s Resto Bar offers a weekday, lunch-only menu of tacos, tostadas and quesadilla / Photo by Ligaya Figueras Eating in College Park is an all-chill, no-frills experience. Nothing about this place is contrived. Rather, it’s a refreshing pocket of Atlanta, one filled with people who couldn’t care less about...
Christopher Kimball redefines dinner with new ‘Milk Street’ cookbook
 “Ethnic cooking is dead. We are all simply making dinner.” Thus writes Christopher Kimball in the introduction to his new cookbook, “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking,” published by Little, Brown and Company. If you are among those who, over the years, flipped through the pages of Cook&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

“Ethnic cooking is dead. We are all simply making dinner.” Thus writes Christopher Kimball in the introduction to his new cookbook, “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking,” published by Little, Brown and Company. If you are among those who, over the years, flipped through the pages of Cook&rsquo...
New cookbook: Farmhouse eating at its finest from a North Carolina farmer
    Read this cookbook: “The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm” by Jamie DeMent (University of North
               Carolina Press, $35)  
            By Wendell Brock Jamie DeMent grew up an only child and grandchild in rural North Carolina, where her family ran a farm-supply store. After seeing...

Posted: 8 days ago

  Read this cookbook: “The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm” by Jamie DeMent (University of North Carolina Press, $35)   By Wendell Brock Jamie DeMent grew up an only child and grandchild in rural North Carolina, where her family ran a farm-supply store. After seeing...
Food Tour: College Park
 Eating in College Park is an all-chill, no-frills experience. Nothing about this place is contrived. Rather, it’s a refreshing pocket of Atlanta, one filled with people who couldn’t care less about the tragically hip — and overpriced — Inman Quarter, or the glitz and glamour of Buckhead. Here, it is locals, and perhaps...

Posted: 9 days ago

Eating in College Park is an all-chill, no-frills experience. Nothing about this place is contrived. Rather, it’s a refreshing pocket of Atlanta, one filled with people who couldn’t care less about the tragically hip — and overpriced — Inman Quarter, or the glitz and glamour of Buckhead. Here, it is locals, and perhaps...
More details emerge on food hall coming to Midtown’s Colony Square
 Food hall Main & Main will open in Colony Square in Midtown in the fall of 2019. / Rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle and
               Lord Aeck Sargent Real estate development company North American Properties announced yesterday that it will be transforming 28,000 square feet
                  of space at Colony Square in Midtown into...

Posted: 9 days ago

Food hall Main & Main will open in Colony Square in Midtown in the fall of 2019. / Rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle and Lord Aeck Sargent Real estate development company North American Properties announced yesterday that it will be transforming 28,000 square feet of space at Colony Square in Midtown into...
Food hall coming to Colony Square in Midtown
 New food hall Main & Main will open next year in Colony Square in Atlanta’s Midtown. / Rendering: Beyer Blinder Belle
               and Lord Aeck Sargent Atlanta is about get another food hall. Real estate development company North American Properties announced today that it will be transforming 28,000 square feet
            of...

Posted: 10 days ago

New food hall Main & Main will open next year in Colony Square in Atlanta’s Midtown. / Rendering: Beyer Blinder Belle and Lord Aeck Sargent Atlanta is about get another food hall. Real estate development company North American Properties announced today that it will be transforming 28,000 square feet of...
UPDATED: Hurricane Irma: Which Atlanta restaurants are open or closed?
  On Monday, Hurricane Irma will hit Atlanta, and could bring between five and seven inches of rainfall, and high winds reaching
            more than 60 mph to the metro region, according to forecasters at Channel 2 Action News. Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency Sunday for all of Georgia’s 159 counties
          ...

Posted: 12 days ago

On Monday, Hurricane Irma will hit Atlanta, and could bring between five and seven inches of rainfall, and high winds reaching more than 60 mph to the metro region, according to forecasters at Channel 2 Action News. Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency Sunday for all of Georgia’s 159 counties ...