HOW TO COOK LIKE A CHEF THIS SEASON

Break out the oven mitts; it’s the holiday season, and for many of us that means slaving away in the kitchen preparing food for all the get-togethers with friends and family. Here, three Buckhead chefs offer some insights into perfecting your holiday feasts.

CRAIG RICHARDS
St. Cecilia

Roasting a turkey may seem like a daunting task, but fear not, St. Cecilia Executive Chef Craig Richards has a full-proof […]

JENNY LEVISON – Souper Jenny

Chef Jenny Levison is known by many as “Souper Jenny” for her popular eateries in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Decatur and the Westside that serve healthy soups, salads and sandwiches.

She brings the same homemade spirit to her epic annual holiday gatherings. For the last five or so years, the Atlanta native, who lives in the Buckhead area, has thrown a holiday party for around 50 to 75 people […]

SHAUN DOTY – Bantam + Biddy

Shaun Doty didn’t grow up in a family with strong food traditions. But you wouldn’t know it from the eclectic, homemade spread that’s rolled out at the chef and restaurateur’s house every Thanksgiving.

The Oklahoma native co-owns Bantam + Biddy, a Southern diner and chicken rotisserie with locations in Buckhead, Alpharetta and Midtown, as well as The Federal and Chick-a-Biddy in Midtown, and he’s been planting his […]

SEASON’S EATINGS

WHAT FOUR LOCAL RESTAURANT CHEFS ARE COOKING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN THEIR HOME KITCHENS

You may think that some of Atlanta’s most highly acclaimed chefs get fancy when it comes to hosting and preparing a holiday meal at their homes. On the contrary. What we found is that top area chefs such as Shaun Doty, Jenny Levison, Jamie Adams and Chris Edwards keep it casual and […]

SECRET CODES, HIDDEN DOORS, TOP FLIGHT COCKTAILS

Your guide to the ATL’s coolest speakeasies

Beyond an unmarked door behind Smokebelly BBQ, you find The Blind Pig Parlour Bar.

You’ve probably walked right past them and didn’t know it. Atlanta’s speakeasies are some of the city’s coolest spots to meet friends for drinks—if you know where to look and how to get in, that is.

THE BLIND PIG PARLOUR BAR

What’s cool: A small […]

CITY CLUB OF BUCKHEAD

City Club of Buckhead, the newest of the private clubs in the neighborhood, strives to appeal to those who want both a private club and a fitness club. Opened in December of 2008, it has a full spa and exercise facility with an indoor pool. “Not many clubs offer that anymore,” says Mario Campuzano, City Club’s general manager.

Between the athletic club and the dining club, City […]

BUCKHEAD CLUB

Founded in 1988, Buckhead Club currently has about 1,100 members, says Jeffrey Goldworn, who has been general manager for 19 years.

“We have a really good cross section of members,” he says. They come largely from the financial services, legal and commercial real estate industries, although since moving to its current location at the Sovereign building in 2008, the club has had “a huge influx of [members […]

FOUR SMOKIN’ ACES

Love cigars? We have you covered

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em at Buckhead Cigar Lounge.

With all the hustle and bustle Atlanta generates daily, relaxing with a good cigar in a cozy, club-like atmosphere can serve as the perfect escape. After doing some research, lighter in hand, we found a quartet of lounges specializing in selling “sticks” to enjoy in bliss.

BUCKHEAD CIGAR LOUNGE

Located inside […]

A SNEAK PEEK INTO BUCKHEAD’S PRIVATE CLUBS

In a dimly-lit, wood-paneled lounge, random groups of smartly dressed Atlantans are hunkered around the tables, watching the Falcons game on the big-screen TV, enjoying dinner with a commanding view of the city skyline or simply unwinding with a scotch and a cigar after a hard day’s work. Such is a typical nightly scene at Buckhead’s premier private clubs.

Once the restricted domain of Atlanta’s business echelon, […]