Angela Hansberger

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

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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…

Forza Storico’s Jose Pereiro adds a fluffy texture to his Garibaldi by using a centrifugal orange juicer. photo - Nick Hogan
HAPPIER HOUR

MEET THE LOW-PROOF COCKTAIL. Light in alcohol but substantial in flavor, low ABV (alcohol by…

Brookhaven Wines' Bethany Taylor (above) recommends Ventisei Rosso (below), a juicy red bursting with berry flavors and that is certified organic and biodynamic.
JUICY FRUIT

PERFECT WINES FOR PORCH SIPPING THIS SUMMER! When summer arrives, those hearty, rich wines don’t…

Casi Cielo's melt-in-your-mouth sea bass is dusted with achiote and topped with fresh corn puree. To drink? Smoky Old Fashioned, of course!
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – MAY 2021

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead! 10 DEGREES SOUTH After 15 years…

Daisy cocktail
In Bloom

Meet the Daisy cocktail, a family of drinks you probably already love! He loves me;…

Simply Appealing

ELEVATE YOUR BAR CART A home bar cart need not be all function and no…

Make Mine a Mule

VARIATIONS ON THE CLASSIC COPPER MUG COCKTAIL. The Moscow Mule is inextricably linked to the…

THE CLASSIC TODDY
Essential Cocktail

ADAPT THE CLASSIC TODDY FOR A WARMING TWIST AT HOME Feeling chilly? Have a hot…

Springdale Utah Vacaction
Canyon Paradise

Springdale, Utah, commands attention in the fall The tiny town of Springdale in Southwest Utah…

A trio of rich flavors—sherry, apple jack brandy and cider—create an autumnal sipper at Alma Cocina.
Fall Drink Favorites

BE AN IN-CIDER WITH THESE COCKTAILS It’s that time of year when we don our…

Kyma’s new ouzo bar makes for plush transport to the Greek Isles with a large selection of ouzos and cocktails made with the aperitif.
Sip in Style

BUCKHEAD’S STYLISH COCKTAIL HAUNTS There is a time and a place for drinks in a…

For a smokier version of the simple yet elegant Negroni, replace gin with mezcal.
Rule of Three

EASY YET SOPHISTICATED COCKTAILS TO MIX IN YOUR HOME BAR Sipping cocktails should be a…

Two terraces with sweeping skyline views await at Whiskey Blue after a glass elevator trip to the top.
Sky High Sipping

BUCKHEAD’S FINEST ROOFTOPS FOR THE HAPPIEST HOURS In a city with mild weather and an…

Asheville boasts more breweries than one could visit in a weekend. The scenery, with the blue and gray Blue Ridge Mountains rising around, is spectacular.
Tap into Asheville

The beer lover’s getaway with mountains for backdrop With more breweries per capita than any…

Snap peas are added to a Last Word at The Iberian Pig for a zingy and savory take they call Young Lady You’re Scaring Me.
Garden to Glass

BOTANICAL COCKTAILS INSPIRED BY THE GIFTS OF NATURE Botanical tinctures, infusions and syrups have a…

A Bee’s Knees cocktail has sweet and citrusy balance that is easy to replicate at home.
Buzzworthy

THE BEE’S KNEES COCKTAIL “You’re the bee’s knees” was a popular idiom in the 1920’s…

GET STEEPED

SAVORING THE RITUAL OF MATCHA TEA STORY: Angela Hansberger Tranquil voices, the gentle sound of…

A glass of Sicilian Morgante Nero d’Avola is the perfect accompaniment to the flavorful chicken parmigiana at Cibo e Beve.
FEATURED RESTAURANTS – January / February 2020

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead BY: Wendell Brock, Rebecca Cha and…

THE HEAT IS ON

WINTER COCKTAILS THAT WARM FROM WITHIN STORY: Angela Hansberger As the seasons change, so does…

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead BY: Wendell Brock, Rebecca Cha and…

SPOOKY PUNCH
AUTUMN PUNCHES

Fall-centric potions for Halloween, the Hunter’s Moon and more STORY AND PHOTOS: Angela Hansberger The…

ALL HAIL THE NEGRONI

Celebrating the centennial of the classic cocktail STORY: Angela Hansberger Invented 100 years ago, the…

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY COCKTAIL

The tasty fruit shouldn’t just be reserved for Bloody Marys STORY: Angela Hansberger PHOTO: Erik…

GOLDEN HOUR

Day drink with a refreshing spritz STORY: Angela Hansberger Summer’s sizzling afternoons call for a…

PEACHY POTIONS

Sip and savor Georgia’s official state fruit STORY: Angela Hansberger Photos: Brett Ferencz It’s peach…

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – MAY 2019

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead BY: Wendell Brock, Rebecca Cha and…

IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

IT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY ALL YEAR LONG AT THESE LOCAL PUBS STORY: Angela Hansberger Come…