Angela Hansberger

Drinks columnist at Simply Buckhead. Food, spirits, and culture writer. 

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SIMPLY SELECTING

Be prepared to buy wine, even if you don’t know wine words! Buying wine can…

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2024

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! AZIZA Meaning “happiness” in Arabic, Aziza…

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2023

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! BANGKOK STATION Of all the restaurant…

THE SIDECAR

Take a classic for a spin. Like the little black dress, the sidecar cocktail is…

FALL FORWARD

Cocktails that straddle the seasons. The word “fall” brings to mind piles of leaves, harvest,…

FLY ME TO FALL

Want an easy transitional cocktail to make at home? The Paper Plane is a modern…

There's something for every taste on The Woodall's approachable menu.
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – SEPTEMBER 2023

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA The best pizzas…

Bethany Taylor is manager of Brookhaven Wines and a certified sommelier. Her guidance will ensure a fun and tasty book club evening.
UNCORK

Pairing the perfect wine for book club! Whether you’re hosting a monthly book club or…

A peach bellini captures the best of summer in a glass, lifting peach aroma with bubbly.
JUST PEACHY

Bushels of flavor from local stone fruit cocktails! We only get fresh peaches from June…

WASTE NOT

Mixologists bring the kitchen into the bar! When life gives you lemons, make a syrup…

SIMPLY BALANCED

May is for margaritas in all their forms! Origin stories for the margarita are as…

GARDEN TO GLASS

Garnish your drinks with a home cocktail garden. Expanding your home cocktail repertoire is as…

Distillery of Modern Art uses their bourbon, cinnamon and honey syrup for a simple and cozy toddy.
SIMPLY SOOTHING

Hot toddies to warm you from the inside out! The hot toddy has long been…

Canoe's idyllic location along the Chattahoochee River feels like an escape.
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead. ANIS CAFÉ & BISTRO Anis is…

SEALED UP CELEBRATION

Pop the cork with a bottle made for a joyous occasion! Champagne has long been…

EXTRA BUZZ

The espresso martini is back. Without a drop of gin or vermouth, the espresso martini…

SMOKE SHOW

Smoky cocktails that will get you fired up for fall. Adding a touch of smoke…

Sure Shot - Summer Time Punch
PUNCH IT UP

Reclaim your cocktail hour! This summer, spend less time mixing up cocktails and more time…

Ecco's interpretation of classic scampi includes perfectly al dente bucatini, Georgia shrimp and Sapelo Island clams.
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – JUNE 2022

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! THE ALDEN Chamblee’s popularity as a…

The Zero Proof brought Swedish non-alcoholic spirit Gnista to the United States and is now the country's largest importer of alcohol-free spirits.
SPIRITED SIPS

Add a kick to your bar cart, sans alcohol! Sometimes an adult beverage sounds good…

Getting comfortable with sake begins with understanding rice and that there are 100 different strains used to create it.
SAKE TO ME

Taste thousands of years of brewing history in every sip. Pristine and complex, sake (“sa-keh”)…

Cooper's Cup
HUZZAH FOR HIGHBALLS

THE LONG, TALL DRINK IN A COLD GLASS. In a memorable moment in The Great…

Aria's King of Hearts proves whiskey and amaro are perfect companions. photo: Brandon Amato
AMORE FOR AMARO

BITTER AND BALANCED BEFORE OR AFTER A MEAL, OR BETTER YET IN A COCKTAIL! Amaro…

Ecco's interpretation of classic scampi includes perfectly al dente bucatini, Georgia shrimp and Sapelo Island clams
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2022

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead, THE ALDEN Chamblee’s popularity as a…

Unique Eats spotlights restaurant stories in Atlanta
PASSPORT TO EXPLORE

Unique Eats spotlights restaurant stories in Atlanta. Growing up in South Carolina, Amanda Plumb watched…

Buckhead’s ASW offers a selection of chocolates and whiskey to fuel your tasting at home.
Whiskey & Chocolate

AN ALCHEMY OF AROMATICS AND FLAVOR. It’s well known that wine and cheese are standard…

Magical -And Often Misunderstood- Mezcal

GET TO KNOW THE SPIRIT WITH A TASTE OF PLACE. Thanks to its versatility for…

Le Colonial's Cari ga (chicken curry) is an exceptionally executed dish, a bubbling hot bowl of pungent aromatics, finely diced sweet mango, yam, green beans and chicken.
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – OCTOBER 2021

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! ARNETTE’S CHOP SHOP Arnette’s will dazzle…

Go all out at Capital Grille with the sizzling, 22-ounce bone-in ribeye and a side of creamy lobster mac 'n' cheese.
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – SEPTEMBER 2021

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! ARNETTE’S CHOP SHOP Arnette’s will dazzle…

A splash of rum brings out the best in The Betty’s Old Fashioned.
Simply Seasonable

TRANSITION SUMMER TO FALL WITH RUM! September is an enigma, especially in the South. Nights…