HEARTH AND HOME

Cozy up to one of Sandy Springs’ favorite pizza taverns

The ever-popular Ring of Fire is as close to perfection as pizza gets.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Hearth’s roasted Brussels sprouts are drizzled with a touch of sweet balsamic vinegar.

Hearth Pizza Tavern has a real urban feel, like the buzz of a city subway, […]

FLOWER POWER

Flower Child executive chef Matthew Schwab puts the ease in healthy eating

STORY: Carly Cooper
PHOTO: Christopher Watkins

Like the health-conscious restaurant that he leads, Flower Child executive chef Matthew Schwab is new to Buckhead. But that doesn’t mean he’s not embracing the local lifestyle from heart to stomach.

After working at busy restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory and Cooper’s Hawk Winery in Orlando and Nashville, Schwab joined Flower […]

A SUPER BOWL SPREAD

WINNING GAME-DAY RECIPES

BY: Lia Picard
Photo: Henri Hollis

The Super Bowl is Feb. 3, and although at press time we don’t know who’s playing in it yet, we do know that Atlanta will be partying. And what’s a Super Bowl bash without good food? A proper watch party doesn’t necessarily call for gourmet eats, but they do need to be tasty.

Irby’s Tavern opened in Buckhead last June, giving us […]

ALCOHOL NOT INCLUDED

COCKTAILS REINVENTED WITH ZERO ALCOHOL

MEDICINE MAN

STORY: Angela Hansberger

APPLE-OPAL BASIL

It’s the new year, when everyone’s calendars fill with the marks of lofty resolutions and goals of self-improvement. Let’s face it: The holidays can make us feel a bit pickled. Along with working out, meditating and organizing, many of us opt to start the […]

FOOD NEWS – January / February 2019

Le Colonial specializes in upscale Vietnamese food with a French twist.

Fifth Group Restaurants opened the first Buckhead location of Ecco in November. Executive chef Andrea Montobbio, who hails from Italy, helms the kitchen, where he prepares “elevated European cuisine” such as roasted lamb agnolotti and wood-grilled dorade. fifthgroup.com

In March, Buckhead will welcome Georgia’s first outpost of the popular Dallas-based eatery […]

OH, SHERRY

LEARN THE NUANCES OF THE WINE WORLD’S UNDERDOG

photo: Brett Ferencz

STORY: Angela Hansberger

While it’s the darling of sommeliers and cocktail makers, sherry is a hard sell for the average tippler. An aficionado knows of its transportive qualities that conjure halcyon days near the Mediterranean seaside, but the average drinker is often dissuaded by images of sweet stuff being dusted off for the holidays or […]

FOOD NEWS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

Aria’s selection of wines was recently recognized by the experts at Wine Spectator. photo: Tuan Huynh

Pho 24 has opened a seventh location on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Find delicious pho and other Vietnamese delights at the new spot in the Square One apartment building. pho24chamblee.com 

Of the 3,759 restaurants worldwide recently honored by Wine Spectator for their strong wine programs, […]

GATHERING TABLE

CHRIS HALL OF LOCAL THREE SHARES A RECIPE SURE TO DELIGHT HOLIDAY GUESTS

BY: Lia Picard

If the holiday season means an uptick in visitors, you may be asking yourself how you’re going to feed everyone. The solution is found in a Southern cuisine classic: shrimp and grits. In a recipe provided by Chris Hall, chef/partner of Local Three Kitchen & Bar, you’ll find a delicious way to […]

TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS

For Bon Glaze’s general manager, the early bird gets the worm

STORY: Carly Cooper
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Carmalita Pridgen, general manager of gourmet donut shop Bon Glaze, is not what you’d expect from a donut maker. A former quartermaster in the Army, she worked part-time in hospitality before graduating from Georgia State University. While working at a Pinkberry yogurt shop, she met Bon Glaze owner Kelly Keith. “Her card […]

A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FLAVORS

Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub is colorful and ever-evolving, as the name implies

Convivial patrons fill the seats at Kaleidoscope come mealtime.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

While hanging near the bar on my inaugural visit to Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, I examined the room with its vaguely industrial energy, soaring ceiling and expressionistic oil canvases (a permanent collection by artist Tyler Blum). The walls are amber-hued […]