Food & Dining


Beyond the hotspots: Dining suggestions for Buford Highway enthusiasts

As is the case with any food phenomenon, not all restaurants share the spotlight equally. Attention is repeatedly pulled to the same few places. Some offer a truly special experience. A good example from Buford Highway is Sushi Hayakawa, where chef Art Hayakawa has won universal acclaim for his skill and meticulous ingredient sourcing. Other times, a lucky restaurant may get swept up in the constant...


Recipe: Sweet corn, shrimp make this soup special

Recipe: Sweet corn, shrimp make this soup special

While The Federal has received national accolades for its oxtail French onion soup, the corn soup deserves an honorable mention. As corn comes into season, all I can think about is this velvety soup that left me craving more for months after my last spoonful. I hope they would be willing to share the recipe.
Chains opening Atlanta locations this week offer deals, ways to give back

Chains opening Atlanta locations this week offer deals, ways to give back

Some popular chains are debuting new metro Atlanta locations this week, and offering deals, freebies and ways to give back. •Build-your-own salad chain Chopt, which entered the Atlanta market earlier this year with its first location in Toco Hill, is set to open its second tomorrow at 3655 Roswell Road. The restaurant will sponsor Chopt Gives Back day on Nov.
Check out the menu for Ecco, opening for dinner tonight at Phipps Plaza

Check out the menu for Ecco, opening for dinner tonight at Phipps Plaza

It’s been a long time in the making, but Ecco is finally set to debut its third Atlanta location tonight. Ecco Buckhead at Phipps Plaza will open for dinner service tonight. The restaurant will be open for dinner nightly, and lunch services will launch in the coming weeks.
Where to buy fresh turkeys in Georgia for Thanksgiving

Where to buy fresh turkeys in Georgia for Thanksgiving

It’s better to be an early bird, especially the fresh kind. Opt for an organic, pastured-raised turkey from a local farmer this holiday season. While you may have to reserve your bird or visit a farmer’s market, it can be worth the investment—literally—since shopping locally helps the community.
Take an early look at pre-Prohibition bar Parlor in Castleberry Hill 

Take an early look at pre-Prohibition bar Parlor in Castleberry Hill 

Atlanta’s newest cocktail lounge has just unlocked its doors. Parlor is now open at 249 Peters Street in Castleberry Hill.  Parlor is the latest venture by Alphonzo Cross, owner of brand development company Quintessential. He has assembled a consultant team of veteran food and beverage pros to develop a menu fit for a sophisticated, 30-seat cocktail “den.
The wait is over: Gyu-Kaku finally opens at Atlantic Station

The wait is over: Gyu-Kaku finally opens at Atlantic Station

After several delays, a Korean BBQ restaurant has made its much-anticipated debut in Atlanta.  Gyu-Kaku is now open at Atlantic Station, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported and a representative for Atlantic Station confirmed to the AJC. The eatery took over the space formerly occupied by Copeland Cheesecake Bistro, which closed in early 2017.
Featured food events in metro Atlanta Nov. 15 – 17

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Nov. 15 – 17

Head to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park for the Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival. Celebrate Thanksgiving early with friends during a special friendsgiving event. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.    Thursday, Nov.
First Look: Root Baking at Ponce City Market offers much more than artisan bread

First Look: Root Baking at Ponce City Market offers much more than artisan bread

In late September, Root Baking Co. opened in the upstairs section of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market. Outlined with vintage windows, the airy, light-filled space mixes minimalist decor with greenhouse-like displays of potted plants. The menu features daily artisan and heritage grain breads, plus pastries, breakfast items, toasts, snacks, salads, soups and sandwiches.
Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get Ammazza’s pizza in Decatur

Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get Ammazza’s pizza in Decatur

There’s good news for fans of the Atlanta pizzeria Ammazza, which has been absent from the dining scene since two cars crashed into its Edgewood location last year. A new location of owner Hugh Connerty’s restaurant is set to open tomorrow at 314 E. Howard Ave. across from Kimball House in Decatur, with a menu featuring antipasto, pasta and pizza.
Mac ‘N Queso, brisket torta on menu at Moe’s new prototype restaurant

Mac ‘N Queso, brisket torta on menu at Moe’s new prototype restaurant

Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill is set to unveil its new test kitchen and prototype restaurant in Kennesaw later this week. The Oasis is slated to open Nov. 16 at 1450 Ernest Barrett Parkway and will feature an updated design and menu items currently being tested.
Buy This: Three ways to enjoy Georgia pecans   

Buy This: Three ways to enjoy Georgia pecans   

The 2018 pecan harvest is going on. That means it’s time to stock up for holiday parties and gift giving. We checked in with our pecan growers and they didn’t suffer from Hurricane Michael like many others. Out of 92 acres of pecan orchards at Koinonia Farm, they only lost two trees. At Schermer, they’ve been busy cleaning up the orchards and were able to resume harvesting.
Where to get a burger and beer for $12 in Atlanta every Monday

Where to get a burger and beer for $12 in Atlanta every Monday

When leftovers or cooking dinner on a Monday night is not an option, this dining deal is.   The Barrelhouse, one of Old Fourth Ward’s newest pubs, offers its signature double cheeseburger and Terrapin Recreation Ale for $12 every Monday. While dining, grab a seat anywhere in the house and watch your favorite teams play sports too.  
Beard Papa’s coming to metro Atlanta and other dining news from the week

Beard Papa’s coming to metro Atlanta and other dining news from the week

These are the dining stories that created a buzz in metro Atlanta this week:  Dessert shop Beard Papa’s is set to open its first Georgia location in Peachtree Corners early next year. The store will be located in Peachtree Corners Town Center, What Now Atlanta reports, and will serve a variety of flavors of cream puffs including vanilla, chocolate, green tea and honey butter.
Beer Pick: Try Dry County Old 41 at Butcher & Brew Fest

Beer Pick: Try Dry County Old 41 at Butcher & Brew Fest

Benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society, and hosted by Butcher & Brew restaurant and bar in Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District, Butcher & Brew Fest is back from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday.   In its second year, the outdoor event features craft beer, food, live music and games, and brings together some 23 breweries from around metro Atlanta and beyond.
Get more details on Joey Ward’s Ponce de Leon eateries

Get more details on Joey Ward’s Ponce de Leon eateries

Chef Joey Ward is getting closer to opening two restaurants in the Plaza Theatre complex on Ponce de Leon Ave. Ward, who will leave his current position at Gunshow in early 2019, told Eater Atlanta that he’ll open two concepts in Poncey-Highland in the former Island Flowers & Gifts space at 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Metro Atlanta restaurants serving Thanksgiving lunch and dinner

Metro Atlanta restaurants serving Thanksgiving lunch and dinner

Tired of cleaning dishes and slaving away in the kitchen? Let these metro Atlanta restaurants do the cooking -- and cleaning -- this Thanksgiving.  Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar. The Virginia-Highland restaurant’s Thanksgiving dinner, being served starting at 3:30 p.m.
Love food? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Love food? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Hungry or thirsty? There are plenty of events to check out and new restaurants to try this weekend in metro Atlanta. Andrea Slonecker and Dana Frank, authors of the “Wine Food” cookbook, will join the Perrine’s Wine Shop team in West Midtown for a special tasting, along with food from Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield.  Read more here.
Have a taste for Latin flavors? Heed to this Midtown spot for $4 margaritas every Thursday

Have a taste for Latin flavors? Heed to this Midtown spot for $4 margaritas every Thursday

Have a taste for Latin flavors?   Sip on a variety of flavored margaritas for $4 by the glass or $15 per pitcher at Loca Luna every Thursday from 4-10 p.m. Bring your appetite for dishes such as plantanos maduros, sweet fried plantains; pulpo a la gallega, sautéed Spanish octopus with potatoes, caramelized onions, garlic and chili oil; and beef empanadas as well.  
Vine Vault: Atlanta wine collectors bank on it

Vine Vault: Atlanta wine collectors bank on it

Turn off Piedmont Road onto Miami Circle in Buckhead and you’ll drive past purveyors of oriental rugs, fine art, furniture, antiques and, at the end of the cul-de-sac, luxe cars. Perhaps you know Miami Circle because you spend dining dollars at Eclipse di Luna. A select few individuals frequent this stretch for a different reason: to secure their high-end wines at Vine Vault.
See renderings for Boxcar, Hop City’s planned restaurant in West End

See renderings for Boxcar, Hop City’s planned restaurant in West End

A well-known Atlanta craft beer and wine store has announced plans for a new restaurant in the city’s West End neighborhood.  The team behind Hop City Craft Beer & Wine team is set to open Boxcar at 1020 White St. SW in the Lee + White development project this winter.
Recipe: Simple, refreshing cocktail from Goin’ Coastal uses basil, lime

Recipe: Simple, refreshing cocktail from Goin’ Coastal uses basil, lime

Melissa Laur, beverage director for Goin’ Coastal, was glad to share the recipe. Sadly, the restaurant closed the Virginia-Highland location (there’s still a Goin’ Coastal in Canton and a similar drink is available there on their seasonal cocktail menu as Basil Limeade). Laur said the drink was a fixture on the menu.
Say cheese: Gino’s East set to open in Atlanta next month

Say cheese: Gino’s East set to open in Atlanta next month

After several delays, the highly-anticipated deep dish pizza restaurant Gino’s East is set to open next month.  The eatery, set to open Dec. 7 at 675 North Highland Ave. NE in Poncey-Highland, will be the first Atlanta location.
‘Christmas Story’-themed holiday pop-up to launch in Marietta

‘Christmas Story’-themed holiday pop-up to launch in Marietta

Why should ITP-ers have all the holiday pop-up bar fun?  Red Sky Tapas & Bar at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta is making sure OTP-ers don’t have to travel all the way into the city this season with its holiday pop-up inspired by the classic film “A Christmas Story.
Featured food events in metro Atlanta Nov. 7 – 10

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Nov. 7 – 10

Taste food samples from some of your favorite restaurants during Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson at the airport. The annual Butcher and Brew Fest will feature almost 20 local breweries, food, live music, games and more in Decatur. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar.
First Look: A new Biltong Bar opens in Buckhead on Thursday 

First Look: A new Biltong Bar opens in Buckhead on Thursday 

At 5 p.m. Thursday, restaurateur Justin Anthony and the team behind the South African hospitality group True Story Brands (10 Degrees South, Yebo Beach Haus, Cape Dutch) will open a second location of Biltong Bar in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
Vote and get free coffee, beer and food at these metro Atlanta restaurants 

Vote and get free coffee, beer and food at these metro Atlanta restaurants 

If you’re hitting the polls tomorrow, you’ll get the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with doing your civic duty -- and maybe some free food and drinks, too. To be clear, you don’t actually have to vote to take advantage of these specials. These metro Atlanta businesses are offering freebies and specials on Nov. 6:  4 Rivers Smokehouse.
Buy This: Three things to keep on hand for holiday entertaining    

Buy This: Three things to keep on hand for holiday entertaining    

Yes, you could roast and spice your own nuts and cure your own fish, but why would you when these Atlanta area folks are doing such a great job?  In Sandy Springs, Lisa Kirkpatrick of High Cotton Co. is busy stirring up batches of her seasoned cashews. At first she was just making her flavored cashews for friends.
Pho 24 to open this weekend in Sandy Springs and other dining news from the week

Pho 24 to open this weekend in Sandy Springs and other dining news from the week

These are the food and drink stories that made a splash in the metro Atlanta dining scene this week. •Pho 24 is set to open its Sandy Springs location Sunday, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant will offer its entire menu for 30 percent off on grand opening day, according to owner Wilson Doan.
Xhibit Studio Kitchen & Bar to open in Canopy hotel next month

Xhibit Studio Kitchen & Bar to open in Canopy hotel next month

A forthcoming hotel in Midtown has released details about its restaurant, set to open by the end of the year. Xhibit Studio Kitchen & Bar will be the all-day, in-house restaurant for Canopy Atlanta Midtown hotel at 1414 West Peachtree St. NW.
International comfort food spot Wyer Street Foods now open in Smyrna

International comfort food spot Wyer Street Foods now open in Smyrna

Cobb County residents who crave food with an international flair without the drive to Buford Highway won’t have far to drive anymore. Wyer Street Foods, which specializes in comfort foods from around the world, opened earlier this month in Smyrna.
Beer Pick: El Felix Taco Truck Tap Takeover debuts with Scofflaw 

Beer Pick: El Felix Taco Truck Tap Takeover debuts with Scofflaw 

On Friday from 4 -7 p.m. at the Battery Atlanta, the El Felix debuts its new Taco Truck Tap Takeover series, offering beer from local breweries and taco truck “fan-favorites.”   Scofflaw Brewing is up first, and the theme is a Dia de los Muertos fiesta, with two Scofflaw top-sellers, Basement IPA and POG IPA, on tap.
Chef Ford Fry dishes $2 shrimp and pork belly tacos at Krog Street Market tonight

Chef Ford Fry dishes $2 shrimp and pork belly tacos at Krog Street Market tonight

Tacos are two bucks tonight. Chef-owner Ford Fry is offering citrus rock shrimp tacos with charred avocado salsa and jicama slaw as well as pork belly with spicy peanut and roasted banana tacos for $2 each at Superica. For calorie-counting guests (or those who want to show off their fancy footwork), a band will rock the stage from 9-10:30 p.m.   
Review: Tiny Lou’s adds French style to the Hotel Clermont

Review: Tiny Lou’s adds French style to the Hotel Clermont

Fifteen years ago, the Clermont Hotel was not the sort of place you wanted to stay. A room in the rundown 1924 relic went for about $150 a week around that time, as long as you were willing to risk questionable sheets and sketchy neighbors. (Suffice it to say, a local newspaper sent a reporter to stay there, not as a travel piece, but for a gritty work of undercover, investigative journalism.
7 essential November food events in metro Atlanta

7 essential November food events in metro Atlanta

Chow down on tacos, sip on some bourbon and learn how to make pasta in November in metro Atlanta. Try the best of Sandy Springs’ restaurant during the fifth annual Sandy Springs Restaurant Week.
Beer Town: ‘Drink Beer, Think Beer’ a thought-provoking primer

Beer Town: ‘Drink Beer, Think Beer’ a thought-provoking primer

In his new book, “Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint” (Basic Books, $26), John Holl challenges readers to think critically about beer. To that end, he draws on history and delves into business, sensory experience, and even some of the negative aspects of current beer culture for what adds up to a thorough and thought-provoking primer on the subject.
Kitchen Curious: What makes Creole-style Mac and Cheese a winner?

Kitchen Curious: What makes Creole-style Mac and Cheese a winner?

There are two areas of my culinary life that I’m working to improve these days: getting a handle on spicy heat and overcoming my skepticism of the Instant Pot. Last year, I literally cooked my family out of the house when I used handful upon handful of Naga Morich peppers to make a hot sauce.
Anyone can make Indian food at home. Begin with this chickpea curry

Anyone can make Indian food at home. Begin with this chickpea curry

More than anything else in the entire world, I hate, with all my heart, hyperbole. (See what I did there?) So I’m already kicking myself for saying this, but I’m going to share a recipe with you that … changed my life. Indian cuisine often gets a rap as too complicated or too spicy or too time-consuming or too ingredient-heavy (or all of the above) to cook at home.
We think these Swedish meatballs are better than Ikea’s

We think these Swedish meatballs are better than Ikea’s

Here’s a simple comfort food recipe that will put dinner on the table and kitchen skills in your back pocket. Let’s start with the meatballs, made traditionally tender with a moistened bread-crumb mixture called a panade. Because we’re using pita from the Dinner in Minutes Pantry, it can go right into the pan with sauteed onion and a little broth.

How can you stop wasting food? Beard Foundation wants to teach you how

As with the impacts of climate change and poor dietary habits, the effects of food waste are not felt right away. You may notice the amount of leftovers and spoiled produce that you toss into the trash every week, but you don’t see the mountains of waste rotting in landfills, generating billions of metric tons of greenhouse gases and wasting the Earth’s freshwater resources.
Food waste, and what to do about it

Food waste, and what to do about it

In case you’re unaware, food waste is a problem, and that’s a hot new topic. The James Beard Foundation just released the book “Waste Not: How to Make the Most of Your Food,” with celebrity chef/activist Tom Colicchio on board; in the introduction, he points out that, “Forty percent of all the food produced in the U.S.
These honey sesame candies are a chewy, nutty, 30-minute snack

These honey sesame candies are a chewy, nutty, 30-minute snack

I don’t eat a lot of packaged candy these days. If I want a sweet, I’m probably going to take aim at a baked good or ice cream. Some good dark chocolate or little artisan chocolate confection is about as close as I get. Yet something about candy has a nostalgic stranglehold on me - and on many of us.
This elegant tuna salad is ready quickly

This elegant tuna salad is ready quickly

It’s a simple composition: crisp haricots verts, capers, celery, baby potatoes and Italian tuna tossed with a generous drizzle of fresh lemon juice. As uncomplicated as it may seem, Scopa Italian Roots’ Sicilian tuna salad makes for an elegant appetizer, first course or simple dinner.
A guide to picking the right apple for the right recipe

A guide to picking the right apple for the right recipe

An apple a day, they say. Whoever first penned that famous adage (oh, hey - the Welsh, apparently?) was not standing in front of a bountiful farmers-market stand in the fall. Whether it’s straight out of hand or in a salad, sauce or pie, it can feel downright impossible to eat only one apple each day.
‘Orange’ or ‘amber’ wines are coming on strong. Here are five to try

‘Orange’ or ‘amber’ wines are coming on strong. Here are five to try

Skin-fermented white wines, also called “orange” or “amber” wines, are a niche category that continues to grow in numbers and styles. They may be aged in traditional clay vessels called qvevri for a long or short period, or they may be made in more modern oak and stainless-steel vessels.
Review: Coalition in Alpharetta is solid addition to busy dining scene

Review: Coalition in Alpharetta is solid addition to busy dining scene

The dining world is changing. What’s driving restaurant growth in every county in greater Atlanta is not big buck, fine dining. That’s taken a back seat to eateries of a more casual sort. These are joints with a more affordable price point that still strive to serve a menu from the mind of a chef and to offer some sort of “experience.
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner 

The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner 

Does Thanksgiving make your mouth water, dreaming of your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie recipes? Are you ready to pull out your crowd-pleasing stuffing recipe or are you a cautious cook easing into the kitchen for the first time?  No matter what your culinary skill level, it's easy to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal on a budget.
Satisfy a hankering for sweet potatoes with these recipes

Satisfy a hankering for sweet potatoes with these recipes

Last spring, shortly after visiting ASW Distillery’s head whiskey-maker Justin Manglitz at his Franklin County farm, an email popped into my in-box. “I planted most of my garden in sweet potato slips the other day,” Justin wrote. By fall, he predicted he’d have 800 pounds of bodacious Beauregards on hand.
6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

Although the turkey will surely take center stage at your Thanksgiving table, a few unforgettable side dishes can't hurt. These simple Thanksgiving sides won't take very much time or effort to pull together, but look (and taste) like a million bucks. This Thanksgiving Day, give your family a feast they won't forget by including a few of these easy-to-make dishes to accompany the big star.
Healthy Cooking: Enjoy this timeless fruit morning, noon and night

Healthy Cooking: Enjoy this timeless fruit morning, noon and night

While summer is revered for its fresh produce, let me suggest that fall should be similarly honored, thanks to the ruby-colored drops of deliciousness that are pomegranate seeds. These luminous arils are literally legendary, featuring prominently in the tale of the Greek goddess Persephone.
Big, juicy pork chops stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors

Big, juicy pork chops stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors

Here, big, juicy pork chops are stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors - and it’s all cooked in a single pan. They are filled with a savory-sweet mixture of sauteed apple, onion and kale, done just enough so the apple becomes tender, the onion mellows and the kale wilts a bit.
Celery root looks gnarly, but deserves star treatment in fall cooking

Celery root looks gnarly, but deserves star treatment in fall cooking

Celery root is like the Shrek of the food world. Its gnarly appearance makes it seem tough and unapproachable, but it is actually tender and lovable once you get to know it. Also called celeriac, it comes from a variety of the celery plant that has been cultivated for its root rather than its stem.
The magic of espresso powder: Perk up cookies, muffins, savory dishes

The magic of espresso powder: Perk up cookies, muffins, savory dishes

In our family, coffee and sweet treats go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Of course, we all enjoy coffee without sweets, but rarely the other way around. We criticize fancy restaurants that bring dessert but don’t offer coffee until afterward. Hot coffee proves the perfect beverage to counter sweet flavors and lubricate cakey textures and flaky-crusted pies.
A chicken-tortilla soup that’s creamy smooth

A chicken-tortilla soup that’s creamy smooth

As much as I like a good taco, my favorite thing to make with corn tortillas is … soup! When the tortillas are torn into craggy pieces that disintegrate in a good broth, their toasted corny flavor really pops. Here, they join forces with a couple of unexpected ingredients - golden raisins, tomato paste and sesame seeds - that make all the difference, bringing a subtle sweetness.
Extreme comfort food: Chicken and dumplings

Extreme comfort food: Chicken and dumplings

When people ask me “Why are you so weird?” I always look them square in the eye and say, “It is because I was raised without chicken and dumplings.” My mother is a wonderful cook and a woman of many accomplishments, and I’m not just saying that because she reads my columns. But for reasons unknown to me, she did not, during my childhood, make chicken and dumplings.
Five tips to make you a better baker

Five tips to make you a better baker

More than any other type of cooking, baking dishes out as much heartbreak as joy: Fallen cakes. Soupy pies. Cookies that crumble. If you’ve been burned by baking - or simply burned your baked goods - you may wonder whether it’s just you. It probably is. Just joking, of course - but even if you are in fact doing something wrong, that doesn’t mean you can’t fix it.
Which Atlanta doughnut shop was named the best in Georgia? 

Which Atlanta doughnut shop was named the best in Georgia? 

If you’re going to make room in your diet for one Atlanta doughnut, a recent national listing has made the case for one doughy, creme-filled local favorite. On the heels of National Doughnut Day, travel site Travelocity gathered its team of “fried dough fanatics” to scour each of the 50 U.S. states for the best doughnut shops in America.
National, local culinarians among author lineup at MJCCA Book Festival

National, local culinarians among author lineup at MJCCA Book Festival

The 27th annual book festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta is in full swing. Running through Nov. 18, the event, one of the largest book fests among Jewish centers nationwide, brings more than 45 authors to the organization’s campus in Dunwoody. Big names this year include Hollywood superstars Tom Hanks and Sally Field, former Sen.
Georgia teen on a hot streak with frozen treats

Georgia teen on a hot streak with frozen treats

Like some of his fellow classmates at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Beau Shell stays busy with schoolwork; extracurriculars, such as marching band and debate club; and, of course, playing video games. But, Shell is not the average high school freshman. This 14-year-old’s vocabulary includes words like business license, budget, gross profit and distribution.
Chicken liver mousse can be served many ways

Chicken liver mousse can be served many ways

When chicken livers are cooked well, they are sublime. Bistro Hilary’s Chicken Liver Mousse hits that mark. Will they share the recipe? —Andrea Lillet, Fayetteville Chef Hilary White adapted her chicken liver mousse recipe to provide a recipe that would work for a home cook.
Try making chili four ways with these award-winning recipes

Try making chili four ways with these award-winning recipes

Like barbecue, chili is a subject of serious debate, from Mexico and New Mexico to Texas and even Cincinnati, Ohio. What goes into it? Beef? Pork? Beans? No beans? Tomatoes? No tomatoes? How about spaghetti? And how do you even spell it? Chili or Chilli or Chilie? One thing’s for sure: People love making and eating chili, at home, at restaurants and at chili cook-off competitions.
Fonta Flora brings North Carolina saisons and fruit beers to Atlanta

Fonta Flora brings North Carolina saisons and fruit beers to Atlanta

Opened in late 2013 in Morganton, N.C., Fonta Flora Brewery has been creating unique “Appalachian-style” beer using grains and malts from the state and fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms. But until last week, its coveted farmhouse-style saisons and fruit, vegetable and wild beers weren’t available here.
How to cook the best pork chops, through thick and thin

How to cook the best pork chops, through thick and thin

There is a kind of endless feedback loop in cooking that I have found myself stuck in on multiple occasions. If there’s an ingredient I haven’t worked with a lot, I’m afraid to work with it. Being afraid to cook it means I won’t cook it, and so it goes. For me, pork is just one of those things.
Hollandaise: The harder way, and a foolproof method

Hollandaise: The harder way, and a foolproof method

Some people are scared of hollandaise sauce. They shouldn’t be. How can anything this good be frightening? Hollandaise sauce is like liquid sunshine — it’s even the color of sunshine. It is impossibly light, yet decadently rich. It is like a custard you can pour that makes everything it touches better. It is sublime.
A $15 red wine designed to reward your journey

A $15 red wine designed to reward your journey

Here’s an eclectic wine selection for you: One unites sea and land on your palate; another has comforted religious pilgrims for centuries as they near the end of their quest. From France, a Riesling expresses the work of one family over five centuries, coaxing the expression from their soils; a fourht - a red blend from the south - brings a Mediterranean vacation to your glass.
Chicken, chickpeas, checkmate: An easy, game-changing dinner for two

Chicken, chickpeas, checkmate: An easy, game-changing dinner for two

Chicken and chickpeas are getting to be pretty good teammates, paired in recipes by Martha Stewart, Tori Avey, Bon Appetit and the Food Network, not to mention Mediterranean, Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisines. The differences among them have to do with cooking approaches for each ingredient, which result in textures and flavors that complement each other.
Why size doesn’t matter in the produce aisle

Why size doesn’t matter in the produce aisle

I can’t tell you off the top of my head how large a “large” onion is. Or how hefty a “medium” tomato should be. That’s why it can be so maddening/frustrating/confusing when recipes call for a small, medium or large piece of produce: All you can do is stare at the supermarket bin and wonder. “Small, medium, large.
A little of this, a little of that: Puttanesca!

A little of this, a little of that: Puttanesca!

Just about every time I make a pasta sauce without a recipe, it turns into some form of puttanesca. I can’t seem to help it. Some nights it’s a little chunkier, other nights a little smoother. An extra shake or two of the jar of crushed red-pepper flakes, and it’s spicier. With green olives and basil, it’s a touch lighter and more herbaceous.

Ten fruits and vegetables you’re probably storing all wrong

You bring home fresh fruits and vegetables, stash them in the refrigerator, then wonder what the heck happened to make them shrivel, rot or go limp a few days later. Much of the time, the culprit is the way you’re storing them. To keep your produce fresher longer, remember: -Fruits and vegetables don’t play well together.
Cobb food hall announces full lineup: Now includes lobster rolls, Cuban

Cobb food hall announces full lineup: Now includes lobster rolls, Cuban

We finally know all the businesses that are set to fill the yet-opened Marietta Square Market food hall. Developers announced the full slate on Monday. In all, there will be 17 eateries. The five new additions are: Cousins Maine Lobster, D’Cuban Café, Four Fat Cows Ice Cream, Just Loaf’n Cajun Café and ‘Merica Clothing Co.
For Atlanta woman, blending teas is like painting with flavors

For Atlanta woman, blending teas is like painting with flavors

When you hear that Katie Watts began blending teas in college, you might think, “Who takes up tea blending as a hobby? And in college?” Then, you meet Watts, and it’s clear that blending tea wasn’t just a passing enthusiasm. Watts and her husband Dustin are the proprietors of K-Teas, an Atlanta-based company offering creative tea blends and mulling spices.
Review: Momonoki a peach of a place for Japanese diner food and sweets

Review: Momonoki a peach of a place for Japanese diner food and sweets

The other night at Momonoki in Midtown, I sat at the tiny bar, scarfed down a bowl of barbecue eel over rice and watched the kitchen at work. On the surface, it was just a bunch of cooks assembling bowls of ramen; cutlet sandwiches; artfully composed protein bowls and delicate pastries. And yet what I witnessed was more profound, a culinary love affair.
Learn to make the corn salad from Holler & Dash

Learn to make the corn salad from Holler & Dash

From the menu of … Holler & Dash, 1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 470-865-5660. holleranddash.com The chefs at Holler & Dash suggest this is a great salad to serve the next time you’re cooking on the grill. You can grill the corn while you’re grilling other things and then make the salad and refrigerate where it will keep for up to two days.
Savor the sweet side of Day of the Dead

Savor the sweet side of Day of the Dead

Anyone who has ever seen Disney’s Pixar-animated film “Coco” knows the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead, that inspired the film is about far more than sugar skulls and painted faces. The Academy Award-winning 2017 release did more than just delight audiences.
Healthy Cooking: Making a meal with kids can be a family adventure

Healthy Cooking: Making a meal with kids can be a family adventure

My mother and grandmother made better reservations than roasts, so the concept of home cooking was as wild as a barrel of monkeys to me when I was growing up. But then I had my own children and realized that meals were more fun and nutritious if we cooked them together.
Chicken cutlets make a fast, easy weeknight dinner

Chicken cutlets make a fast, easy weeknight dinner

What’s a chicken cutlet? You see the term often in recipes not only for chicken but also veal and pork. A cutlet is simply a thin piece of chicken breast. It’s also a solution for easy weeknight cooking. When I asked the Food Network’s Scott Conant about his favorite foods, he told me he could eat chicken cutlets “pretty much any day.” I wasn’t surprised.

Glamping up your campfire cuisine

For some of us, the concept of campfire cooking calls to mind hot dogs char-bubbling on sticks and gooey s’mores scorching the roofs of our mouths. But for Sunny Jin, the campfire cooking menu is a little more involved: cast-iron-seared foie gras over oak embers; beer-simmered bison roast; marshmallows soaked in Scotch and warmed fireside.
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