Life’s a Picnic. Eat It Up.

YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART OF ALFRESCO DINING

INTRO: Jennifer Bradley Franklin
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the temperature is climbing and the oppressive Atlanta pollen has vanished. Is there anything more blissful than the golden glow of this glorious time of year? And is there any better way to indulge in it than with a mouthwatering alfresco meal?

The styles of picnicking are […]

WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR BASKET

Not sure what to take on your outdoor feast? We put together the ultimate picnic roundup, from gear to grub.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

1. Picnic Time Bristol Picnic Basket ($126)

Just grab this cute woven wicker basket and go. It’s loaded with all of the accessories you need for a picnic for two, including plates, forks, knives and spoons, as well as salt and pepper shakers, a corkscrew and […]

THE THRILL OF THE GRILL

The barbecuer’s top accessory comes from right here in Buckhead

STORY: Rebecca Cha

Grilling and picnics go hand in hand. And perhaps no grill on the market has garnered more of a cult following than the Big Green Egg. But while hordes of Atlantans are devotees of the kamado-style grill, which refers to its ability to cook at a consistent temperature, what’s likely not as well-known is that […]

WHERE TO PARK YOUR PICNIC

SIX SWEET SPOTS FOR YOUR ALFRESCO FEAST

Chastain Park – Carson Matthews Photography

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

When the urge strikes to eat outdoors, you needn’t look far. Here are six favorite neighborhood spots, each with its own appeal.

1. CHASTAIN PARK

Spanning 268 acres, Chastain is Atlanta’s largest city park and has everything you need for a fun and fabulous outing, from jogging paths and tennis courts […]

DIY PICNIC PERFECTION

Easy recipes from three Buckhead chefs

Lemonade-Brined Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits and Whiskey Maple Syrup Drizzle

STORY: Rebecca Cha

So you want to orchestrate an unforgettable, homemade picnic but are intimidated by the process and time involved? (Pinterest makes it look so easy, right?) No worries. Here are some simple, scrumptious dishes from local chefs that are easy to shop for and make ahead, that […]