PURE PLEASURE

There’s something to taco ’bout at Brookhaven’s Pure Taqueria

Pure Taqueria has tacos and homemade salsas for every palate and dietary restriction

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

With its sizzling veggies, avocado and charred tomatillo salsa, the cazuela bowl is as visually stunning as it is tasty.

As the hot summer sun bled through the blinds […]

RISE TO THE TOP

Catching up with Legendary Events’ new executive chef Diana Watkins

BY: Lia Picard

When it comes to preparing meals for Buckhead’s biggest soirees, Legendary Events lives up to its name. The company, which has planned parties for everyone from Jane Fonda to Tyler Perry, recently appointed Diana Watkins as its executive chef, but having been with Legendary Events for nine years already, she was more than ready to […]

PUTTING THE “MMMM” IN MEXICAN FOOD

WILLY’S MEXICANA GRILL FOUNDER WILLY BITTER SPICES UP THE LOCAL RESTAURANT SCENE

FUN FACT Willy Bitter plays guitar and once wrote a song about burritos that aired on a local radio station.

STORY: Carly Cooper

Willy Bitter worked on a tugboat in Alaska, built a school in Kenya and studied marine biology in North Carolina. But it wasn’t until the founder of Willy’s Mexicana Grill moved […]

ALL HAIL THE NEGRONI

Celebrating the centennial of the classic cocktail

STORY: Angela Hansberger

Invented 100 years ago, the Negroni is a perfect example of a three-part cocktail structure: one part spirit, one part sweet and one part bitter. Traditionally, it’s stirred with equal parts Campari, gin and vermouth, but it’s an easy classic for variations.

We owe the creation of the ruby-hued drink to Camillo Negroni, a count from Florence, Italy. An […]

SAVED BY THE BELL

A SAVORY AFTER-SCHOOL SNACK

BY: Lia Picard

School’s back in full swing, and if you’re like a lot of parents, you may be scratching your head trying to come up with fun and healthy after-school treats for your hungry kiddos. We asked Jaime Foster, the founder of Georgia Grinders, which makes premium all-natural nut butters (which are available online at georgiagrinders.com and at the […]

FOOD NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2019

Zinburger’s new catering service will deliver a box of mouthwatering burgers right to your door.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, with a location in Lenox Square, recently launched a catering program. Have a tailgating party, office shindig or other event coming up? The team there can feed your crowd a variety of burgers and treats sure to satisfy. zinburger.com 

Southern […]

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 […]