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 […]

TIMELESS BRASSERIE STYLE

F&B is both charming and decadent.

F&B’s menu is filled with simple yet luminous dishes, such as this starter of crab claws.

Chef Gabriel Capo’s menu is bolstered by the flavors of the Mediterranean.

F&B charms, even tucked away on the ground floor of the glitzy Ritz Carlton Residences. It’s the kind of place you can […]

SMALL PLATES, BIG FLAVORS

Saltyard offers a lesson in worldly comfort food.

Crispy skin of duck confit with tangy mustard jus and Southern fried cabbage.

Crispy skin of duck confit with tangy mustard jus and Southern fried cabbage.

The bone white plate held a burnished bronze portion of duck. A tawny pool of jus gathered around, while a bundle of pan-fried shavings of maroon and green-white local cabbage huddled […]

BONA FIDE BBQ

Thick slices of smoked brisket and turkey on a Delta Double combo plate.

Thick slices of smoked brisket and turkey on a Delta Double combo plate.

Smokebelly wafts over Buckhead with old-school tradition.

Driving through Buckhead, past the posh retailers of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and the swanky St. Regis hotel, I pull into, of all places, a barbecue joint. Talk of barbecue ignites a […]

A STAGE FOR SUSHI

Sashimi platters are stunning with minimalist simplicity.

Sashimi platters are stunning with minimalist simplicity.

Brookhaven’s The One Sushi Plus makes room for all discerning diners.

The server lifted the glass dome from the white plate, releasing a drifting swirl of intoxicating smoke. My sushi novice friend and I were intrigued, and this smoked toro was only our first course at The One Sushi Plus. Could […]