YOUR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD JOINT

Whenever anyone opens a restaurant, the focus tends to be on the food and decor. Mark Nelson, general manager of Hobnob Tavern, which opened its second location in Town Brookhaven in July, said there was another major factor they considered: a sense of community.

Here, Nelson explains why having patrons feel at home was just as important as what was being served.

Your owner, Sean Yeremyan, has said […]

SIP, SIP HOORAY!

In Wine Spectator’s annual Restaurant Awards, Buckhead’s La Grotta Ristorante Italiano was recently recognized for its notable wine selection.

La Grotta’s Dan Hott enjoying one of his favorite reds.

Given the nod, we asked sommelier Dan Hott for his top picks.

Best wine for a date night: 2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Champagne ($129)

“Whether you’re celebrating your anniversary or trying to impress a first date, our […]

FOOD NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2017

Valenza has offered a little slice of Italy right here in Atlanta for the last 10 years.

Buckhead restaurateur Linton Hopkins recently launched his newest eatery, a modern steakhouse, at The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park. C. Ellet’s offers an extensive menu of meat, seafood and oysters, plus a stellar wine program you’d expect from the team behind Restaurant Eugene. 

C. Ellet’s
2605 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta […]

LAST CHANCE SUMMER

If, like us, you’re big fans of Yebo Beach Haus, you’re running out of time to enjoy the Buckhead eatery’s summer inspired menu.

Yebo’s summer-only coconut ceviche.

That’s because in November, Yebo will close for a few days while the staff transforms its decor and dishes once again to create Yebo Ski Haus, so that guests can dine on winter-focused foods throughout the cold months. […]

RON 2.0

WE TALK WITH CHEF RON EYESTER ABOUT THE LAST 18 MONTHS AND HIS NEW DIRECTION

Executive chef and “Top Chef” season 12 alum Ron Eyester made news in 2015 when he got “in over his head” and had to sell his popular restaurants, including Rosebud and The Family Dog in Morningside, and also close Diner in Atlantic Station. (Basically, when Eyester added Diner to the mix, it […]

SUMMER, DISTILLED

Looking for something smooth to sip on this summer?

Try the Peach State’s own Richland Rum, available at many of your favorite Buckhead bars and restaurants, including Canoe, Holeman and Finch and the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. A recent partnership with Fifth Group Restaurants will add even more locations. Not only is this top-notch “sipping rum” created in Georgia, it’s America’s only single-estate rum distillery. Single-estate means they’re […]

FOOD NEWS – JULY 2017

Diners at Le Bilboquet, the classic French bistro located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, will be seeing a fresh new face pouring wine these days.

Dennis Wood has joined the restaurant as sommelier, wine director and assistant general manager. Wood has overseen the wine lists at numerous area establishments, including Chops and Chops Lobster Bar.

Le Bilboquet
3035 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30305
404.869.9944
lebilboquetatlanta.com

Echoing what many local […]

COOKING UP A BOOK

YEARS IN THE MAKING, PANO KARATASSOS’ COOKBOOK WILL HIT STANDS IN 2018

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect,” said famed writer Anaïs Nin. These words were taken to heart by Culinary Director of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group and Kyma Executive Chef Pano Karatassos as he embarked on his new still-unnamed cookbook project focusing on Greek-inspired cuisine that is set to […]

SETTING THE SCENE

People obviously go to a restaurant for the food, but its decor and atmosphere play a big role in the overall dining experience, too.

Local restaurant designer Bill Johnson put the sizzle in steakhouse at Kaiser’s Chophouse.

Bill Johnson, associate principal at hospitality design firm The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, explains how he approached the design of Kaiser’s Chophouse, a new steakhouse in Sandy […]

CHICKEN SALAD, ANYONE?

Set to open on Roswell Road in Buckhead this month, Chicken Salad Chick specializes in—you guessed it—chicken salad.

Chicken Salad Chick’s yummy Chick Trio.

There are 12 different flavors, in fact, with names such as Olivia’s Old South, Cranberry Kelli and Jalapeno Holly. The Classic Carol is the recipe that started it all back in 2008, when Chicken Salad Chick founder Stacy Brown was forced […]