Yvonne Zusel

Yvonne Zusel is a digital audience specialist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com

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Concert review: St. Vincent brings pop art performance to The Tabernacle
 St. Vincent performs onstage during Spotify and Mastercard present St. Vincent and Maggie Rogers at Mastercard House on January
               23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Mastercard) “The world isn’t sane right now,” St. Vincent told the audience at her sold-out show at the Tabernacle...

Posted: 23 hours ago

St. Vincent performs onstage during Spotify and Mastercard present St. Vincent and Maggie Rogers at Mastercard House on January 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Mastercard) “The world isn’t sane right now,” St. Vincent told the audience at her sold-out show at the Tabernacle...
Team behind Illegal Foods opening new restaurant and other top metro Atlanta dining news from the week
 Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week. The Hank at Illegal Food / Photo: Todd Brock After the sudden closure of Illegal Food last year
            , the team behind that Virginia-Highland restaurant is gearing up to open another eatery. Steven Lingenfelter confirmed in an email that Mouth of the South...

Posted: 2 days ago

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week. The Hank at Illegal Food / Photo: Todd Brock After the sudden closure of Illegal Food last year , the team behind that Virginia-Highland restaurant is gearing up to open another eatery. Steven Lingenfelter confirmed in an email that Mouth of the South...
A new coffee shop is coming to Grant Park
 Blue Donkey Coffee is based in Atlanta. / Photo from the Blue Donkey Facebook page A Grant Park multi-use residential building is getting a new spot for coffee. Blue Donkey Coffee, which both roasts and serves coffee, is set to open another location in The George at 275 Memorial Drive this year, What
            Now Atlanta first reported...

Posted: 2 days ago

Blue Donkey Coffee is based in Atlanta. / Photo from the Blue Donkey Facebook page A Grant Park multi-use residential building is getting a new spot for coffee. Blue Donkey Coffee, which both roasts and serves coffee, is set to open another location in The George at 275 Memorial Drive this year, What Now Atlanta first reported...
Former Beltline Partnership leader opening farm, restaurant in Atlanta this month
 Jim Adams storefront in Riverside neighborhood / Photo courtesy of Chuck Meadows A community leader is launching big projects in two Atlanta neighborhoods. Chuck Meadows — who previously served as a Metro of Atlanta Chamber vice president and executive director of the Atlanta Beltline
            Partnership, among other positions &mdash...

Posted: 2 days ago

Jim Adams storefront in Riverside neighborhood / Photo courtesy of Chuck Meadows A community leader is launching big projects in two Atlanta neighborhoods. Chuck Meadows — who previously served as a Metro of Atlanta Chamber vice president and executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, among other positions &mdash...
Check out renderings for the new bar and event spaces coming to Ponce City Market
 The Parlor at RFD Social / Rendering courtesy of ASD | SKY The Roof at Ponce City Market will expand this spring with the unveiling of RFD Social in the building’s tower space, featuring
            a revamped 10th floor lobby area and a private event venue. Slater Hospitality – owner/operator of the rooftop amusement park, Skyline...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Parlor at RFD Social / Rendering courtesy of ASD | SKY The Roof at Ponce City Market will expand this spring with the unveiling of RFD Social in the building’s tower space, featuring a revamped 10th floor lobby area and a private event venue. Slater Hospitality – owner/operator of the rooftop amusement park, Skyline...
Atlanta restaurants, chefs among James Beard Award 2018 semifinalists
 Chef Ryan Smith / (Chris Hunt/Special) The James Beard Foundation has announced its list of semifinalists for 2018 awards, and metro Atlanta restaurants and chefs
            fared well, although there were several notable omissions. The finalists will be announced March 14 in Philadelphia, and the winner will be announced May 7 in Chicago...

Posted: 3 days ago

Chef Ryan Smith / (Chris Hunt/Special) The James Beard Foundation has announced its list of semifinalists for 2018 awards, and metro Atlanta restaurants and chefs fared well, although there were several notable omissions. The finalists will be announced March 14 in Philadelphia, and the winner will be announced May 7 in Chicago...
A Nashville doughnut shop is opening a Ponce City Market location
 Doughnuts from Five Daughters Bakery / Photo from the Five Daughters Bakery Facebook page There’ll be 
            
               yet another place to try doughnuts this year
            , this time at one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Nashville-based Five Daughters Bakery will open this spring at Ponce City Market,...

Posted: 5 days ago

Doughnuts from Five Daughters Bakery / Photo from the Five Daughters Bakery Facebook page There’ll be yet another place to try doughnuts this year , this time at one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Nashville-based Five Daughters Bakery will open this spring at Ponce City Market,...
East Atlanta is losing one Mexican restaurant, but is set to gain another
 A Tomatillos burrito / AJC file photo A Mexican restaurant 
            
               that has called East Atlanta home since 2011
             is closing next month, with another spot offering similar cuisine set to take its spot. Tomatillos 
            announced on its Facebook page that it will close at 1242 Glenwood Ave. SE March 11...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Tomatillos burrito / AJC file photo A Mexican restaurant that has called East Atlanta home since 2011 is closing next month, with another spot offering similar cuisine set to take its spot. Tomatillos announced on its Facebook page that it will close at 1242 Glenwood Ave. SE March 11...
A popular Alpharetta cafe is closing this month
 Quiche from Mittie’s Cafe / Photo from the Mittie’s Cafe Facebook page A popular Alpharetta cafe will close this month after nearly 15 years in business. Mittie’s Cafe announced the closure at its location at 62 N. Main St. 
            on its website and 
            on Facebook: Another post on the Mittie’s Facebook...

Posted: 5 days ago

Quiche from Mittie’s Cafe / Photo from the Mittie’s Cafe Facebook page A popular Alpharetta cafe will close this month after nearly 15 years in business. Mittie’s Cafe announced the closure at its location at 62 N. Main St. on its website and on Facebook: Another post on the Mittie’s Facebook...
A margarita bar is coming to the Beltline
 Margaritas will be the specialty at Guac y Margys / Photo from the Guac y Margys Facebook page Get ready to chip, dip and sip just off the Beltline this summer. Guac y Margys is set to open at 661 Auburn Ave. #120 on the bottom floor of the Residences at Studioplex in late May, just off the Eastside
            Beltline. The spot is keeping...

Posted: 7 days ago

Margaritas will be the specialty at Guac y Margys / Photo from the Guac y Margys Facebook page Get ready to chip, dip and sip just off the Beltline this summer. Guac y Margys is set to open at 661 Auburn Ave. #120 on the bottom floor of the Residences at Studioplex in late May, just off the Eastside Beltline. The spot is keeping...
A popular Charleston bakery is setting up shop in an Atlanta food hall this year
 Bread from Root Baking Co. / Photo credit: Nicole Lewis A bakery and cafe set to open in Atlanta is about to dash all your low-carb diet resolutions. Root Baking Co. is set to open in a “prominent Atlanta food hall” in early- to mid-summer, according to Chris Wilkins, who owns Root with
            his wife, Nicole (who also has...

Posted: 6 days ago

Bread from Root Baking Co. / Photo credit: Nicole Lewis A bakery and cafe set to open in Atlanta is about to dash all your low-carb diet resolutions. Root Baking Co. is set to open in a “prominent Atlanta food hall” in early- to mid-summer, according to Chris Wilkins, who owns Root with his wife, Nicole (who also has...