DINNER AND A SHOW

Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi surprises with its diverse bites and knife-wielding chefs

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

At first blush, so much of Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi emits a flashy Times Square vibe. With its primo real estate, valet-only parking, glitzy interiors and excessively friendly waiters, one can hardly expect much from the food. Right?

The teppanyaki New […]

BUON APPETITO, BUCKHEAD

Dining in or out, Storico Fresco delivers a taste of Italy

Storico Fresco’s tagliatelle alla Bolognese may be one of the finest Bolognese ragus this side of the Atlantic

There is much I want to say about Storico Fresco Alimentari. Like a secret admirer, I’ve been watching it from a distance since it arrived at the Buckhead Exchange in 2016, waiting to see how it […]

SO PHARR, SO GOOD

Bienvenido to Buckhead’s delish Latin newbie.

Bar none: The liveliest spot in town for a hangover-free margarita, Cabo Cantina stocks 35 different pure-agave tequilas

Bar none: The liveliest spot in town for a hangover-free margarita, Cabo Cantina stocks 35 different pure-agave tequilas

For a non-sports enthusiast, you’d think I’d be irked by the number of blaring TVs at Cabo Cantina. I’m not in the least. That’s […]

A TRANSATLANTIC TASTE SENSATION

Savoring small plates and big flavors at Eclipse di Luna

Eclipse di Luna’s paella del día is brimming with shrimp, chicken, chorizo and authentic Calasparra rice.

It’s been several years since I’ve reflected on the days I worked the line in a restaurant, but it came to mind the other night while eating at Eclipse di Luna. The trigger was the bits of mise en […]

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 […]

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 […]

PROVENÇAL ESCAPE

Anis Café & Bistro’s French-inspired patio dining provides a Buckhead oasis

On a recent Friday at 3 p.m., I called Anis Café & Bistro and was surprised to procure a same-day 7 p.m. reservation. Despite the bottleneck at the door upon arrival, my companion and I received a gracious welcome and were escorted promptly to the cozy patio.

THE SPICES OF LIFE

Modest ambitions make Copper Cove Indian Bistro a neighborhood favorite

Marinated and tandoorcharred chicken never disappoints.

Don’t be fooled by a few empty tables on a Friday night. And don’t let the informality of the staff scare you off. As completely void of pretense as it is, Buckhead’s Copper Cove Indian Bistro is the real deal. It’s no surprise when you consider the source: Co-owners […]

AGREEABLE ALFRESCO

Treehouse enlivens with old favorites

So savory and flavorful, the Georgia pecan waffles at Treehouse don’t need syrup.

Walking into Treehouse is like entering a backyard get-together. If this is your neighborhood, it’s comfortable straightaway, filled with neighbors and friends who visit regularly. If new to the party, the restaurant is welcoming and informal. A sign reads, “Seat yourself.” Most folks congregate on the patio […]

BLUE RIDGE BUZZ

A Buckhead institution stays relevant with unparalleled hospitality…

A seared crottin and toasted baguette hints of lunch in the French countryside.

Occasionally, new eateries get so much chatter that even skeptical foodies get giddy with anticipation. But a 23-year-old place that still has everyone talking? This I had to see and taste to believe.

Casual […]