THAI SPLENDOR

Bask in the Asian spices and flavors at Bangkok Station.

Peek gai tod—Thai-style chicken—and the bonus accompaniments are a must try at Bangkok Station.

Few cuisines are both as perplexing and awe-inspiring as that of Thailand. The core ingredients are so distinct and peculiar (think galangal, lemongrass, fish sauce, holy basil) that diners, especially in the West, must really pay attention to fully appreciate what […]

POP THE TOP

No need for bar tools with these canned cocktails.

First came canned beer, and then canned wine. Now cocktails in a can have hit the scene for those seeking something perhaps a little stronger or a little more sophisticated at those backyard barbecues and autumn tailgating parties. Because, hey, not everyone is a beer drinker. These premade drinks encased in aluminum allow you to enjoy a blended […]

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 […]

SOUTHERN COMFORT

The Southern Gentleman delivers on gentility and gourmet eats

Springer Mountain fried chicken with dreamy classic sides is a handsdown winner.

Knowing that The Southern Gentleman (TSG) lives up to its name is about the greatest comfort one can hope for in these times of political divisiveness, doublespeak and distressing headlines. TSG is not fake news. It is the real deal, boasting terrific, fairly priced […]

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. […]

WISER THAN HER YEARS

At 27, Niki Pattharakositkul is introducing Atlantans to authentic Thai cooking

Pattharakositkul started a live jazz program at Thai 26. Check it out on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Last summer, Niki Pattharakositkul opened 26 Thai Kitchen & Bar at Lindbergh City Center in Buckhead. She was just 26 years old (hence the number 26 in the eatery’s name). Though she grew up in Thailand and […]

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 […]

ALE SHARPTON’S DRAFT PICKS

Atlanta’s beer expert shares his favorite spots to indulge in craft brews.

Photo: Ale Sharpton

Photo: Natrice Miller

As a beer journalist and dedicated authority on what I consider the world’s most interesting beverage, I spend grueling hours unselfishly unearthing the best places for fellow advocates to imbibe. Okay, I am being a bit facetious […]

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – SEPTEMBER 2017

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead

The pièce de résistance at Anis Café & Bistro? Creamy chocolate mousse topped with fresh berries.

ANIS CAFÉ & BISTRO

Anis is everything you’d hope to find in a French bistro, without having to buy a plane ticket to France: traditional Provençal dishes, relaxed patio dining and often a small congregation of French-speaking diners to help set […]