Food & Dining


Curry Up Now picks first metro Atlanta locations and other dining news from the week

A popular San Francisco-based Indian chain has chosen its first metro Atlanta locations. Curry Up Now is slated to open at 1555 Church St. by the end of the year, with more locations to follow at Madison Yards on Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown and The Interlock on Howell Mill Road in West Midtown. Franchisee Hemant Suri, who recently sold Midtown Tavern is opening the Atlanta locations, which will...


Three Taverns Imaginarium coming to Atlanta Dairies project

Three Taverns Imaginarium coming to Atlanta Dairies project

An established Decatur brewery is opening a second location next year in mixed-use development Atlanta Dairies. Set to open summer 2019, the Three Taverns Imaginarium “ will be equal parts laboratory, brewery, and tasting room,” according to a press release.
Celebrating 20 years of South African cuisine in Atlanta

Celebrating 20 years of South African cuisine in Atlanta

20 years ago, Justin Anthony was sidelined by an injury and looking for his next move. Enter 10 Degrees South, one of the first South African restaurants in the country and the start of Anthony’s Atlanta restaurant group. Anthony has opened several South African-inspired eateries since opening 10 Degrees South in 1998, but his culinary baby is still going strong.
Review: Arnette’s brings steak to stunning space in Brookhaven

Review: Arnette’s brings steak to stunning space in Brookhaven

Arnette’s Chop Shop is a word-of-mouth kind of place. You’d have no reason to venture this far back on Apple Valley Road in Brookhaven unless you were planning to sup here. Well, you could be dropping off your pup at the doggie day care next door. Otherwise, it’s because you’re lost. But word-of-mouth about Arnette’s is spreading.
Featured food events in metro Atlanta Sept. 19 – 22 

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Sept. 19 – 22 

Head to Cobb County for three-course dining deals at a bevy of restaurants. Some of Atlanta’s best chefs will come together to host a five-course dinner and do what they do best — cook and give back to the community. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar.
This vegan caviar is almost as good as the real thing

This vegan caviar is almost as good as the real thing

For this week’s taste test, we went beyond vegetarian with vegan versions of caviar, cheese and gummy bears. Check out the video above to see how all the vegan products stack up.  RELATED: Get a taste of the new fusion revolution with the 2018 AJC Spring Dining Guide: Global Mashup 
Make this butternut squash stew, perfect for fall dining

Make this butternut squash stew, perfect for fall dining

Learn to make the butternut squash stew from Twain’s:  Last fall I visited Twain’s in Decatur and had this delicious butternut squash stew that was incredibly flavorful and I have been wanting to get the recipe so I can make it this upcoming season.
Ecco to open at Phipps Plaza in November

Ecco to open at Phipps Plaza in November

A long-awaited third location of Fifth Group Restaurant Group eatery Ecco is set to open in November at Phipps Plaza. Ecco -- which also has locations in Midtown and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport -- will be open for lunch and dinner and will signature Ecco dishes including goat cheese balls.
Take a tour of Bazati and Estrella on the Eastside Beltline

Take a tour of Bazati and Estrella on the Eastside Beltline

There’s a new kid on the Beltline. Bazati made its debut earlier this month, featuring French restaurant The Brasserie and Estrella, a rooftop bar with a Yucatan menu. AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras took a tour of the new project with a view of the Atlanta skyline -- watch the video above to get an inside peek.
Try different food trucks at Truck and Tap, now open in Duluth

Try different food trucks at Truck and Tap, now open in Duluth

The third location of a spot offering food and craft beer with both indoor and outdoor seating is now open in Duluth. Truck and Tap --which also has location in Alpharetta and Woodstock -- opened earlier this month.
Mexican, health food concepts to open in new Whole Foods 365 stores 

Mexican, health food concepts to open in new Whole Foods 365 stores 

New locations of established dining concepts will be part of Whole Foods Market 365 stores when they open later this year in Buckhead and Decatur. Both the Decatur store -- to be located at 1555 Church St. and the Buckhead store -- to be located at 3535 Northside Parkway --  will feature an onsite restaurant, Loteria Grill, and coffee from Cold Cocked Coffee.
Check out the menu for Root Baking Co., opening Thursday at Ponce City Market

Check out the menu for Root Baking Co., opening Thursday at Ponce City Market

Come Thursday, there’ll be a new place to get bread (and lots more) in Old Fourth Ward. Root Baking Co. is set to open its doors in the Central Food Hall at mixed-use development Ponce City Market.  Formerly located in Charleston, Root Baking Co. was founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife duo Chris Wilkins and Nicole Lewis.
Get in the pumpkin spice season spirit with this running list of pumpkin products

Get in the pumpkin spice season spirit with this running list of pumpkin products

It’s pumpkin spice season, which, depending on your stance on the omnipresent flavor, is cause for celebration or frustration.  In that vein, here’s a list of new products you’ll either love or love to hate, beyond the famous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (which was released earlier than ever this year).
Terrapin CJ10 Kolsch brewed in honor of Braves great Chipper Jones

Terrapin CJ10 Kolsch brewed in honor of Braves great Chipper Jones

Terrapin CJ10 Kolsch  Terrapin Beer Co., Athens and Atlanta Available on draft and in 4-pack 16-ounce cans. Brewed by Terrapin to celebrate the career Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones — and commemorate the recent induction of No. 10 into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — CJ10 is a kolsch-style beer currently available for a limited time on draft and in 16-ounce cans.
Buy This: Three ways to enjoy pimento cheese from Georgia

Buy This: Three ways to enjoy pimento cheese from Georgia

Georgians may not “own” pimento cheese, but we sure have perfected it.  In Sandersville, about halfway between Milledgeville and Wrens, Deana Bibb is known as “the queen of pimento cheese.” Twenty-three years ago she tweaked a friend’s pimento cheese recipe and she’s been sharing it with friends and neighbors ever since.
Italian restaurant Adalina set to open in Buckhead and other dining news from the past week

Italian restaurant Adalina set to open in Buckhead and other dining news from the past week

These are the dining, drink and food stories that made a splash in metro Atlanta this week:  •Italian restaurant Adalina could open as early as next week at 4403 Northside Parkway in Buckhead, Eater Atlanta first reported. The eatery is owned by Dennis Lange of Five Seasons Brewing Co., with Josh Hopkins, formerly of Empire State South, serving as executive chef.
Hungry for a slice of bug cake? The latest chirps on edible insects

Hungry for a slice of bug cake? The latest chirps on edible insects

Picture a hornet, a scorpion, some black ants, red termites and a few crickets, all dead and dried, lying in the palm of your hand. Pop them into your mouth. Crunch down. Chew. Swallow. Does the thought of eating creepy crawlers make you squirm like a worm? Me, too. But I’m trying to get over it. Bugs may be part of the solution to saving our planet.
Shrimp and Grits Fest is going on as planned this weekend -- and paying it forward

Shrimp and Grits Fest is going on as planned this weekend -- and paying it forward

It was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Irma, but this year’s Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival is moving forward as planned, with an eye on paying it forward. The event, which is set to start today at 4 p.m. and run through Sept. 16, will encourage attendees to make donations to the Red Cross for Hurricane Florence relief.
Nakato celebrates senior citizen with free dinner next week

Nakato celebrates senior citizen with free dinner next week

Aging has benefits.   Nakato Japanese Restaurant is bringing the Japanese tradition of celebrating seniors to Atlanta by providing a complimentary dinner for everyone 65 years of age and older Sept. 17. To cash in on this offer, guests will need to show a valid form of identification. Additionally, there is a $25 maximum per person and a two-person limit per table.     
Restaurant workers can get free physicals next week through Giving Kitchen

Restaurant workers can get free physicals next week through Giving Kitchen

If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to the doctor, and you work in the restaurant industry, The Giving Kitchen is stepping in to make sure you’re at your physical peak. The Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers is hosting a pop-up doc event from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at its offices at 513 Edgewood Ave. SE.
French-Vietnamese eatery Le Colonial coming to Shops Buckhead Atlanta

French-Vietnamese eatery Le Colonial coming to Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The ownership groups behind Le Bilboquet and Umi are bringing the first location of French-Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial to Atlanta. Le Colonial, which has locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston, is slated to open in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta development in spring 2019.
Another Nashville-based hot chicken spot is coming to Atlanta

Another Nashville-based hot chicken spot is coming to Atlanta

Following hot on the heels of the first Atlanta location of the popular Nashville hot chicken spot Hattie B’s comes word that another hot chicken eatery from the same city is set to debut in the A this year. Helen's Hot Chicken is slated to open at 200 Edgewood Ave. in downtown Atlanta this winter.
Review: New chef comes to learn at old-school Sam’s BBQ-1 in east Cobb

Review: New chef comes to learn at old-school Sam’s BBQ-1 in east Cobb

On the counter of Sam’s BBQ-1 in east Cobb, you’ll find a tray of fried pork rinds. Crinkly and reddish brown, they are a revelation, even to connoisseurs of pig skins high and low. A complimentary nosh for those who queue up to place an order at legendary pitmaster Sam Huff’s original joint, they are perfect just as they are: naked.
Check out the menu for Banshee, opening next week in East Atlanta

Check out the menu for Banshee, opening next week in East Atlanta

A long-awaited East Atlanta restaurant is opening its doors next week. Banshee, which will open for dinner Sept. 18, is from a team of former employees of Ford Fry restaurants and Wrecking Bar, including partner and general manager Peter Chvala, partner and executive chef Nolan Wynn and partner/bar managers Katie McDonald and Faielle Stocco.
Florida chicken finger chain expanding to metro Atlanta with up to 46 stores 

Florida chicken finger chain expanding to metro Atlanta with up to 46 stores 

  An Orlando, Fla.-based chain is bringing its fingers to metro Atlanta. Huey Magoo’s will open an initial 10 stores, with a possible 36 locations to follow, in metro Atlanta.   Papa John’s franchisees Dean Thompson, Derry Thompson and Alex Larson will open the new eateries. The first is slated to open in spring 2019, followed by the second store in late 2019.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, local brewery team up on new craft beer

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, local brewery team up on new craft beer

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is brewing up a new collaboration with a well-known Avondale Estates brewery. Wild Heaven Beer is joining with the stadium to create ATL Pale Ale, a craft beer that will be offered for $5 for a 12-oz. draft and will launch Sept. 16 for the Atlanta Falcons home opener against the Carolina Panthers.
‘Modern Mexican restaurant’ Nacho Daddy coming to Duluth

‘Modern Mexican restaurant’ Nacho Daddy coming to Duluth

A Nevada-based Mexican restaurant is set to make its debut in metro Atlanta later this year. Nacho Daddy will open in the Parsons Alley development at 3095 Main St. in Duluth, What Now Atlanta first reported.  The fast-casual restaurant, which has four locations in Las Vegas, serves a variety of Mexican staples such as tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and burritos, with a focus on gourmet nachos.
Make these chicken-stuffed peppers for an impressive appetizer

Make these chicken-stuffed peppers for an impressive appetizer

Learn how to make the Adobo Chicken Stuffed Piquillo Peppers from Vino Venue:  Vino Venue’s executive chef Patric Good was happy to share this recipe. You will find them being served at Vino Venue’s Discover Napa Valley wine and food festival Oct. 14. There will be unlimited tastings of Napa Valley wines, chef stations and artisanal cheese and charcuterie.
Featured food events in metro Atlanta Sept. 13 – Sept. 17

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Sept. 13 – Sept. 17

Ladies can get ready for a good time with food and drink specials at a popular Johns Creek restaurant. For conversations about food, spirituality and more, head to Midtown for an exclusive soulful dinner. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta this week, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Thursday, Sept.
First Look: Po’Boy Shop brings flavors of New Orleans to Decatur

First Look: Po’Boy Shop brings flavors of New Orleans to Decatur

Like barbecue, burgers and pizza, the historic po’boy sandwich of New Orleans can stir fierce debate among devotees. It’s no wonder then that Mark Ferguson and Dave Schmidt felt some trepidation when they opened the Po’Boy Shop last month in a modest shopping center space a few doors down from Community Q BBQ on Clairmont Road in Decatur.
Atlanta’s ambassador for South African cuisine

Atlanta’s ambassador for South African cuisine

When Justin Anthony took to the field as a striker for the Atlanta Ruckus in 1996, there were not 70,000 screaming fans in the stands. Neither Mercedes-Benz Stadium nor Atlanta United FC was probably even hatched in Arthur Blank’s head. Certainly, a South African dining concept was not cooking in Anthony’s mind.
Buy This: Love crunchy snacks? Try these chips. 

Buy This: Love crunchy snacks? Try these chips. 

“Bacon” chips made without bacon? “Bacon” chips that don’t involve pigs? Yes. These new chips from PigOut really do taste like bacon, but (surprise) they’re made from mushrooms, not pork. We tried the Original flavor - it’s just straight up “bacon.” If you didn’t know, you’d think real bacon was involved.
For Better or worse on the Isla del Encanto

For Better or worse on the Isla del Encanto

Joe steered the rental car onto the gravel driveway. The cluster of two-story, concrete buildings looked like a ghost town. Downed palm trees lay on the rooftops. The grounds were littered with clothes, broken bottles and wooden slats from shutters ripped off windows. I stepped over a high-heeled shoe as I walked up the busted stairwell to the reception desk. We were back.
Beer Town: Atlanta Brewing Co. rebrands, celebrates 25 years this month

Beer Town: Atlanta Brewing Co. rebrands, celebrates 25 years this month

Atlanta Brewing Co., which until a major rebranding move late last month was most recently known as Red Brick Brewing Co., will mark its 25th anniversary this month with a series of collaboration beers. And on Sept. 29, there’s a big party at the brewery. Though Atlanta Brewing is Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, charting its history can be tricky.
Recipes for sweet treats from a Dutch childhood

Recipes for sweet treats from a Dutch childhood

Boterkoek is neither a cookie, nor a cake nor a pie. The Dutch treat is a dense, sweet pastry made from a simple mix of butter, sugar and flour, kneaded into a firm dough, pressed into a baking pan and cooked to a buttery golden delight. “Boter” means butter and that sums it up pretty well.
4 Atlanta burgers make list of 100 best burgers in the US

4 Atlanta burgers make list of 100 best burgers in the US

Atlanta does not scrimp on its burgers.   From the most over-the-top to those that cater to the veggie lover, Atlanta chefs have mastered crafting the juiciest, mouthwatering burgers, and one national critic has taken note.  Thrillist food critic Kevin Alexander took on a one-year quest across 30 cities to identify the most delicious and unique burgers known to man.
Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating

Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating

My family was never much into tailgating. An early ’90s photo of my dad chomping on an apple prior to a U.S. Air Force Academy football game against a Western Athletic Conference rival pretty much sums it up. A few years later, I had the opportunity to be a better tailgater at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Fresh summer tomatoes take classic Southern red rice to the next level

Fresh summer tomatoes take classic Southern red rice to the next level

The earliest designs on summer tomatoes are always the raw ones: tomato sandwiches, tomato salads, tomatoes peeled and sliced and fanned out on a platter, glistening like something more carnal than vegetal. They are the preparations for which the supermarket counterpart offers no fair approximation, the ones the tomato righteous may forgo eight or nine months out of the year.
What to do with all those cucumbers? Make pickles.

What to do with all those cucumbers? Make pickles.

So. Many. Cucumbers. My garden — more correctly, my husband’s garden — was overflowing with cucumbers. Lots of tomatoes and peppers, too, along with lesser amounts of carrots, eggplant, Egyptian spinach, zucchini and the list goes on.
These wines – and wine cocktails – can see you through a dinner party

These wines – and wine cocktails – can see you through a dinner party

Here’s a dinner plan: Start by opening a bottle of Montenidoli Chianti and letting it air - decanted, if possible. Then enjoy a Pampelonne wine cocktail while you cook. When you begin to eat, whether nibbles or a more formal first course, switch to either the Attems Ramato Pinot Grigio, Ken Forrester Old Vines Chenin Blanc or Esprit Gassier rosé.
The bitter taste of assimilation and the joy of ‘stinky’ food

The bitter taste of assimilation and the joy of ‘stinky’ food

(This story was presented by the author at Printers Row Lit Fest this June, during a session of Between Bites, the Chicago-based storytelling group.) Ashley T. handed me a pink cloud wrapped in a wrinkly, silver piece of paper. On top, a shower of red and white hearts. The thing smelled suspiciously sweet, almost sickly so, but tantalizing nonetheless.
This salad makes good use of stale bread and not-so-pretty tomatoes

This salad makes good use of stale bread and not-so-pretty tomatoes

When you’re puzzled about what to do with leftover bread that’s getting stale, think panzanella. This Italian bread salad pairs herbs and vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers with cubes of leftover bread. Panzanella is drizzled lightly with a vinaigrette.
This spicy stir-fry only takes a few minutes to cook

This spicy stir-fry only takes a few minutes to cook

Five-spice powder gives this stir-fry its intriguing taste. The flavors delicately glaze the ingredients. The spice is a pungent mixture of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed and Szechwan peppercorns. You can use it to add a different flavor to other rice or vegetable dishes. The dish has several ingredients, but once they’re assembled they take only a few minutes to cook.
Video shows Taco Bell employee refusing to take English-speaking customer's order

Video shows Taco Bell employee refusing to take English-speaking customer's order

Taco Bell has parted ways with an employee captured in a video telling a woman at a Florida drive-through that she couldn't take her order because no one working at the store spoke English. » RELATED: Taco Bell voted best Mexican restaurant in US The video was posted on Wednesday by Alexandria Montgomery.
These comforting lemon basil noodles are a one-pan wonder

These comforting lemon basil noodles are a one-pan wonder

I couldn’t have said it better myself, so here’s the thing, paraphrasing from Cook’s Illustrated: Egg noodles are the starchy soul of comfort foods. They provide a chewy bite and seem easier not to overcook than your standard dried pasta noodle.
The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun

The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun

Remember wine coolers? Bartles & Jaymes, those two old guys, one in suspenders, sitting on a front porch or flying a biplane while thanking us for our support? Bruce Willis strutting through a bar singing about Seagram’s wine coolers - “It’s wet and it’s dry”? Those ads were all over the airwaves during the 1980s.
Public canneries help food lovers save the season

Public canneries help food lovers save the season

Two summers ago, Ronald David canned something he never had before at the Glade Hill Cannery - and he’s canned just about everything: beans, beets, corn, carrots, tomatoes, cherries, peaches, fried apples, applesauce, apple butter, ground beef, stew beef, venison, liver pudding and souse meat. “It was water,” he said, breaking into a hearty laugh.
Coconut turmeric cake tastes like tropical paradise

Coconut turmeric cake tastes like tropical paradise

Sometimes you know what a dish will taste like before you even start cooking it. For me, this Coconut Turmeric Sweet Bread was not one of those dishes. When I came across the recipe in “Tahini and Turmeric: 101 Middle Eastern Classics - Made Irresistibly Vegan,” by Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox, I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to make it.
Adjika: A Georgian condiment that brings fire to the table

Adjika: A Georgian condiment that brings fire to the table

Tunisia has its harissa, Louisiana has its Crystal, and Georgia - the country, not the state - has adjika. But to designate this spicy condiment “Georgian” is a disservice to the intensely complex pepper paste and its somewhat complicated ancestry.
Easy flatbreads can be made in no time – and with no oven

Easy flatbreads can be made in no time – and with no oven

Fresh bread, however, is a year-round necessity, as far as I’m concerned. When there’s a nip in the air, I love to churn out crusty loaves of rye, fill sheet pans with dimpled focaccia drizzled in olive oil, and knead mashed sweet potatoes into my Thanksgiving dinner roll dough.
4 of the best spots for sizzling steak in Atlanta 

4 of the best spots for sizzling steak in Atlanta 

These are not your average steakhouses.  Chic and swank in appearance, the following four steakhouses offer the best in beef—from bone-in to burgers and skirt to strip. Should you prefer to eat and entertain in private, one restaurant even offers a closed-curtain option called The Hideout. 1075 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Modern. Swanky. Sultry. Steakhouse.
Review: The Alden reaches for great culinary heights

Review: The Alden reaches for great culinary heights

There is nothing better on the menu at the Alden than the rack of lamb. The other night, as I sat eating it in full view of the open kitchen, I had to close my eyes just to contain my feelings. To borrow a line from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, let me count the ways.
Conveyor-belt format lets diners choose at I Luv Hot Pot in Duluth

Conveyor-belt format lets diners choose at I Luv Hot Pot in Duluth

You’ll know you’ve arrived at I Luv Hot Pot when you see the Eiffel Tower replica out front. Strung with Christmas lights and reaching skyward, the Parisian mini-monument dominates the parking lot of a Duluth strip mall that also boasts a 24-hour Vietnamese noodle parlor called I Luv Pho and a clutter of Asian shops and restaurants. A poor man’s Vegas, open until 2 a.m.
Healthy Cooking: A recipe for meatless chopped liver with chutzpah

Healthy Cooking: A recipe for meatless chopped liver with chutzpah

We’re about to enter the Jewish high holidays, and I find myself wrestling with the meat of them. Not the meaning, but literally, the meat. Similar to families of all faiths, our important religious days are marked with a service, followed by loud, large gatherings of relatives and a meal that is as timeless as it is abundant.
Atlanta pizzeria named one of the best in America

Atlanta pizzeria named one of the best in America

Whether you prefer yours deep dish with doughy perfection or thin crust covered in rich cheeses, veggies and meats, finding the perfect slice of pizza is no easy feat. But the self-titled “pizza freaks” over at Tasting Table, a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts, came up with a state-by-state list of the nation’s best pies.
A renaissance for rice

A renaissance for rice

At Two Brooks Farm in the Mississippi Delta, 10th-generation farmer Lawrence Wagner and his sister, Abbey, grow remarkable strains of basmati, jasmine, red and brown rice. There’s even a black rice, a grain they call Sable. Lawrence says it’s a superfood that gets is vivid noir tint from anthocyanin, the same antioxidant pigment that makes blueberries blue.
Turn roasted veggies into eggplant soup with this recipe

Turn roasted veggies into eggplant soup with this recipe

Eggplant soup? Yes, absolutely. We’ve cut this recipe to a quarter the size they make at the restaurant, but it’s so delicious you just might want to double it. Everyone who tried it loved it. Danita Farrell of Sal’s Italian Ristorante was happy to send us this recipe and the accompanying photo. She told us it isn’t actually a seasonal soup.
Kitchen Curious: How to get clever with croutons

Kitchen Curious: How to get clever with croutons

Croutons are smile inducers. Set a plain dinner salad in front of someone, and they might thank you for making sure they get their daily intake of veggies. Give ‘em a salad with croutons, and they’ll start finger-picking the cubes out of the bowl right quick.
A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods

A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny’s restaurant, a researcher with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of a boxy robot. The robot whirs like an arcade claw machine, dropping blips of DNA into tubes with pipettes. It’s building an enzyme that rewrites DNA - and transforming food and agriculture in the process.
‘Everyone loves hummus’: Kitchens finding that it makes a lovely base

‘Everyone loves hummus’: Kitchens finding that it makes a lovely base

LOS ANGELES — Hummus is definitely having a moment. It seems you can’t scroll through a menu without at least one offering. And with all of the varieties available — I’ve seen variations flavored with everything from edamame to chipotle, roasted butternut squash to English pea with watercress — it’s become the muse of many a chef.
Bolivia makes polished, complex wines – almost all at high altitudes

Bolivia makes polished, complex wines – almost all at high altitudes

Wine fiends - those who not only enjoy or love wine, but spend an inordinate amount of time and energy talking, debating, reading, blogging and posting about it - often decry the “globalization” of wine. They point to an “international style,” or homogenization, and complain that cabernet sauvignon made anywhere tastes just like cabernet made everywhere.
Try this updated version of the classic Waldorf Astoria salad

Try this updated version of the classic Waldorf Astoria salad

Crunchy apples, celery and walnuts mixed with turkey make a crisp, cool salad perfect for a hot summer night or anytime. The original combination of apples, celery and mayonnaise was served at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City over 100 years ago. This updated version still has the pleasing combination of textures and flavors that has made the salad a classic.
Yes, you can make pesto with zucchini

Yes, you can make pesto with zucchini

On a recent trip to the market, some of summer’s best and freshest local produce was showing up. There were bushels of beautiful kale, baskets of early Red Haven Peaches and, of course, tons of zucchini and tomatoes. While perusing all this bounty, my thoughts turned to cooking.
Made in Georgia: Sweet Grass Dairy

Made in Georgia: Sweet Grass Dairy

Travel U.S. Highway 19 through the South Georgia community of Thomasville. Just a few miles north of town, you’ll see a small green and white sign at the west side of the road. It marks an unpaved driveway leading through trees. You’ve found the home of Sweet Grass Dairy, one of the nation’s pre-eminent artisan cheesemakers.

U.S. Open changes course on women changing shirts

The U.S. Open completed a massive renovation project around the grounds in time for its 50th anniversary this year. But with the construction crews gone and the tournament underway, the tournament still had work to do beyond its physical structures.
La Vie is so bad I'm only writing about it as a warning

La Vie is so bad I'm only writing about it as a warning

Every now and then I encounter a restaurant that's so dismissive of diners' senses, my initial reaction is simply not to write about it. Why waste the money, the words and your precious time? But the bigger and pricier a place, the more I feel the need to warn readers away from, among other dining pratfalls, kitchens that can't cook and design that makes you dizzy.
Tangy coleslaw a perfect side dish for spicy Southwest burgers

Tangy coleslaw a perfect side dish for spicy Southwest burgers

Spicy tomato salsa gives these light, juicy chicken burgers a hint of the Southwest. Cool coleslaw is a perfect side dish for burgers. Making fresh coleslaw that is tangy and crunchy is a breeze using shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix available in the produce department of the supermarket. Look for ground chicken made from chicken breast meat only.
Hospitality, Senegal’s way, at Teranga in Harlem

Hospitality, Senegal’s way, at Teranga in Harlem

For years, chef Pierre Thiam has been planning to open a restaurant and call it Teranga. Translated from Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal, teranga means hospitality — though as Thiam explained it, the meaning is more significant, and more complex, than any English translation will allow.
A beautiful mess in a savory pie

A beautiful mess in a savory pie

Ratatouille can take many forms. There’s fancy: eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini artfully cut and arranged in a dish before baking — the kind of thing you don’t mind getting the china down for. And there’s simple: a potentially sloppy mix of long-stewed vegetables, liable to collapse in an oily heap on your everyday plates before being devoured.
A ‘Queer Eye’ makeover for a vintage diner

A ‘Queer Eye’ makeover for a vintage diner

The first thing Antoni Porowski — the food and wine expert on “Queer Eye,” this year’s hit reboot of the makeover TV show — wants everyone to know about his new West Village restaurant is that it will not center on avocado.
Summits Wayside Tavern celebrates 25 years with a month of rare beers

Summits Wayside Tavern celebrates 25 years with a month of rare beers

In September, Summits Wayside Tavern celebrates 25 years with a monthlong series of keg-tapping events at its two locations in Snellville and Cumming. For a bit of history, Andy Klubock opened the original Summits on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs in 1989. The Snellville location followed in 1993, and Cumming opened in 1998.
Snoop Dogg’s first cookbook includes mac and cheese, gin and juice, even lobster thermidor

Snoop Dogg’s first cookbook includes mac and cheese, gin and juice, even lobster thermidor

These days, Snoop Dogg is known in food circles as much for his collaboration with Martha Stewart as he is for his music. The rapper, who was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., has been co-hosting “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1 with Stewart since 2016. (The show was nominated for an Emmy last year; Snoop has 17 Grammy nominations.

You know fall’s near when Pumpkin Spice everything hits Starbucks and store shelves

It seems that for some folks, it’s never too early to celebrate autumn. At least, that’s the motivation behind Starbucks’ decision to release its Pumpkin Spice Latte, a fall favorite, this week ahead of any actual season change. Made with real pumpkin, Starbucks’ espresso, steam milk and fall spices, the seasonal beverage returns for its 15th year on Aug.
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