The Barrelhouse is opening in Old Fourth Ward Monday
Check out the menu for Ramen Station, now open in Grant Park
Atlanta Bread in Smyrna offers free coffee and pastries, $5 sandwiches through Sunday ...
‘Weirdo’ bakery puts down roots at Ponce City Market
Recipes for sweet treats from a Dutch childhood
Make this butternut squash stew, perfect for fall dining
Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating
Make these chicken-stuffed peppers for an impressive appetizer
Healthy Cooking: A recipe for meatless chopped liver with chutzpah
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.
Hungry or thirsty? There are plenty of events to check out and new restaurants to try this weekend in metro Atlanta. Get a taste of Taiwan at the Atlanta Taiwanese Association of America’s Most Joyful Night Market, offering authentic Taiwanese street food including bubble tea, moon cake, pork buns and sausage. Read more here.
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.
To celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day, DaVinci’s Pizzeria is offering 10-inch pepperoni pizzas for $4 each all day long today. That’s it -- no catches, no coupons. Offer valid at all three locations.
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.
It’s a humble little sandwich with a funny-sounding name: a portmanteau that sounds like what happens when you smash its two main ingredients — shawarma and falafel — into a pita pocket.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Since opening at the end of July in the Beacon Atlanta development near the Beltline in Grant Park, Buteco has expanded its footprint with a new multilevel patio decorated with brightly colored ceramic tiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandy Springs Mexican and seafood restaurants are closing to make way for a new American concept. Tin Can Fish House and Oyster Bar and Teela Taqueria will close this month at 227 Sandy Springs Place in Sandy Springs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are few restaurants less pretentious than the average American sports bar. The style is so ubiquitous and so consistent that such a sweeping generalization is possible.
Several metro Atlanta restaurants and bars are offering specials to those fleeing Hurricane Florence: 5Church Atlanta. Get 10 percent off your bill through Sept. 15 with a South Carolina, North Carolina or Virginia driver’s license. Amalfi Pizzeria.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The latest tally of lives lost in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria is nearing 3,000 and rising.
These are the dining, drink and food stories that made a splash in metro Atlanta this week:
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday and continuing into the next morning, the Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points celebrates its 10th anniversary with a huge list of rare and one-off beers, including many made especially for the occasion.
Yogurt has long been touted as a healthy alternative to candy or other sweets. Studies have found yogurt is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlanta is included in a multistate recall of Gravel Ridge Farms cage-free eggs. According to Gravel Ridge Farms, which issued the voluntary recall because of possible salmonella contamination, five stores in the Atlanta area carry the eggs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.