2 Mar, 2017

EDITOR’S CORNER – MARCH 2017

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IMG_1918_pp-1I’ve never really thought about my life without siblings.

My two older brothers had such a profound impact on who I am that I’m sure without them, I’d be a completely different person. They taught me to stand up for myself and the ones I love. They encouraged me to shed my serious layers and be silly—to have fun. They gave me insight into boys (and […]

2 Mar, 2017

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

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Teela Restaurant Group owners Artie Antoniades and Nikitas Panagopoulos certainly aren’t the only siblings who work together in the restaurant biz here. We came across several other sets of siblings who share a bond both blood-wise and in their professional kitchens. Here are a few.

Ilona and Ellia Knopfler

One of the perks of working with a sibling is “knowing that when I turn around, there is someone who […]

2 Mar, 2017

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – MARCH 2017

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A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead…

Inviting and casual, inside and out, Pasta Vino triumphs with classics like eggplant Parmesan.

1KEPT KITCHEN & BAR

This hidden, club-like space took over the home of old-school French restaurant Toulouse in 2013. Manned by a trio of chefs with equal authority, the collaborative kitchen strives to keep up with the contemporary culinary game. When they nail […]

2 Mar, 2017

BROOKHAVEN IN BLOOM

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A FITTING EVENT FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING

Given the 140 cherry blossom trees that were planted in Blackburn Park back in 2014, the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival was an ideal name for a new annual event that sprang up at the park the following year. Now in its third year, the festival will draw visitors to the park on March 25 and 26 for a […]

2 Mar, 2017

TO THE HILT

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Sip waterside at the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival… March 6-12, 2017

In March, the coastal town of Hilton Head, South Carolina, is at the height of its beauty—sans the hectic summer crowds. So when I was invited to attend last year’s Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival at The Sea Pines Resort, I gave an enthusiastic yes.

Started 31 years ago (2017 marks the […]

2 Mar, 2017

BLUE RIDGE BUZZ

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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 […]

2 Mar, 2017

ARTIE ANTONIADES AND NIKITAS PANAGOPOULOS

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This brother-sister team is the duo behind the Teela Restaurant Group that operates Teela Taqueria and Tin Can Fish House & Oyster Bar in Sandy Springs, Tin Can Oyster Bar in Brookhaven and Filo’s in Buckhead. The pair grew up in a Greek household in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) in the middle of a civil war. “There was […]

2 Mar, 2017

CHURCH YARD SALE BENEFITS NONPROFITS

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Buckhead Baptist brings the community together…

Rev. William Givens, his wife, Gloria, and sons, Isaac (left) and Asher head to Buckhead Baptist’s annual yard sale.

When the Buckhead Baptist Church holds its annual community yard sale on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 100 percent of the proceeds will help fund three organizations: Buckhead Christian Ministries that provides business clothing and emergency financial […]

2 Mar, 2017

HAPPY PERSIAN NEW YEAR!

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Every March, Persians around the world celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Nowruz translates to mean “new day,” and it marks the beginning of spring. This year it falls on March 21, and what better way to honor it than by highlighting three Persian restaurants?

Divan’s doublecut lamb rib chops are by far the restaurant’s best item.

Rumi’s Kitchen

Iranian Ali Mesghali has been the chef […]

2 Mar, 2017

BETWEEN THE LINES

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Book lovers find author talks add more to the story…

Authors Sam Hayes and Allen Goodwin with Winecoff Hotel Historian Chet Wallace spoke about about the Winecoff Hotel Fire at a recent Titles@Twilight event.

The idea for Heritage Sandy Springs’ monthly author discussion series came from Milam Propst, with a little help from William Tecumseh Sherman.

That storied Civil War general, forever linked with the phrase […]