YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY COCKTAIL

The tasty fruit shouldn’t just be reserved for Bloody Marys

The annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival celebrates the fact that tomatoes are equally as good in a glass as they are on plate.

STORY: Angela Hansberger
PHOTO: Erik Meadows, Brett Ferencz

The summertime thrill of slicing a vine-ripe tomato is a catalyst for poetry. They arrive in abundance and burst with color and lush flavor. […]

SWEET TOOTH

Restaurant Eugene pastry chef Jen Yee carefully crafts three courses of dessert

STORY: Carly Cooper

Linton Hopkin’s Buckhead fine dining establishment Restaurant Eugene launched a dessert tasting menu in the spring. The mastermind behind it is executive pastry chef Jen Yee. An Atlantan by way of New York, London and San Francisco, the multiple James Beard Award nominee oversees the dessert programs at C. Ellet’s, Holeman and Finch […]

BROOKLYN BOUND

Loyalists line up for a seat at Sandy Springs institution Brooklyn Cafe

Accompanied by ruby tomatoes and balsamic greens, the smoked salmon is lusciously marbled and fragrant with hickory.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Loyalists line up for a seat at Sandy Springs institution Brooklyn Cafe inspires one of those all-too-infrequent “a-ha” moments in a food writer’s life, a joyful reminder that when you think you’ve […]

FOOD NEWS – JULY / AUGUST 2019

 

City Springs in Sandy Springs recently welcomed 1920s-inspired restaurant The Select. Driven by Dave Green and David Lester, the team behind Paces & Vine, and executed by executive chef Matt Rainey, the restaurant’s menu takes inspiration from both American and European cuisine, as well as fresh, farm-to-table cooking. The bar menu highlights seasonal craft cocktails, local beer and wine. theselectatl.com

Mexican food and margaritas have arrived at Northside Parkway’s Whole Foods Market 365. Onsite restaurant […]

WHAT’S BREWING

SWEETWATER’S RENOVATED TAPROOM REVEALS NEW MENU OF BEER-FRIENDLY DISHES

Chef Nick Anderson designed SweetWater’s new menu to pair with the plentiful suds on tap.

BY: Claire Ruhlin

SweetWater Brewing Company fans now have the option to dine while they drink. The taproom recently debuted its highly anticipated renovation, which includes a new menu from executive chef Nick Anderson, formerly of Canoe, Rathbun’s and Ormsby’s.

The options include […]

CLASSIC COMFORT

Zesto rings in its 70th anniversary with special menu items and deals

BY: Claire Ruhlin

A fixture on Piedmont Road in Buckhead since opening 70 years ago, Zesto Atlanta began its legacy with a menu comprised exclusively of soft-serve ice cream that was designed to compete with Dairy Queen. In the mid-1950s, as a move to boost sales, owner John Livaditis added hamburgers as an option and began […]

SWEET SUMMER DELIGHT

The Mohalskis more than cut the mustard when it comes to frozen custard

At Southern Custard, Heather and Matthew Mohalski dish out frozen custard in crispy waffle cones and alongside delicious Dutch poffertjes

BY: Lia Picard

In the thick of summer, it’s good to know where to cool off. You could jump in a pool or hide out in the movie theater, but our favorite way […]

GOLDEN HOUR

Day drink with a refreshing spritz

While brunching at Dantanna’s, diners can trade the traditional Bloody Mary for an effervescent, aromatic spritz. Mia Yakel

STORY: Angela Hansberger

Summer’s sizzling afternoons call for a sipper that follows the rules for cocktailing under the sun: easy, fizzy, refreshing and low in alcohol. Enter the spritz. Originating in the northeast of Italy, it’s a drink splashed together with a […]

BUCKHEAD RESTAURANTS MAKE THE LIST

FOUR LOCAL EATERIES ARE NAMED AMONG THE COUNTRY’S BEST OF THE BEST

Blue Ridge Grill’s Georgia trout

BY: Lia Picard

Making any list is an accomplishment, but to make restaurant reservation platform OpenTable’s “100 Best Restaurants in America” is especially so. Such is the case for four Buckhead restaurants. Umi, Atlas, Bones and Blue Ridge Grill were chosen for the accolade based on an analysis of […]

PASS THE CHOPSTICKS

Taste culture and tradition at Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Your first visit to Nakato? Consider ordering a combo plate so you can sample a variety of dishes from across the menu.

STORY: Hope S. Philbrick
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Pay a little extra per person to enjoy dining in the private tatami rooms that can accommodate up to […]