The Main Squeeze: Get a fresh start in 2015 at these local juice spots

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You celebrated. You overindulged. You wrote resolutions and are now poised to start the new year smarter and healthier. Post casserole season, taking advantage of Buckhead’s various juice bars can be a savvy first step. “There isn’t a specific profile of a person who would benefit the most from juicing,” advises Julie Taube, local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. “If you know that you’re not getting enough fruits […]

Distill our hearts: American Spirit Whiskey is opening the Buckhead area’s first distillery

STORY: Kelly Skinner

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Jim Chasteen and Charlie Thompson have long fancied themselves whiskey connoisseurs. Heck, they swilled the stuff with urgency during their college days as roommates at the University of Georgia (someone’s gotta do it) more than a decade ago.

At some point, they talked about making their own whiskey. And then they did. “To this day, I don’t know why we […]

Drink like a man: Your Crash Course In Scotch Whisky

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“I love scotch, scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” – Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

STORY: Kelly Skinner

Dennis Wood Chops_photo by Sara HannaThere’s something inherently manly about Scotch whisky. Made from malted barley or cereal grains, it’s an old-fashioned, fire- bellied drink aged in barrels and served simply—all you need is a glass. […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS | DRINKS: Sans-Spirits Sipper: Cucumber Refresher

In this month’s SIMPLY DELICIOUS | DRINKS, Kelly Skinner shares a few local sans-spirits summer favorites.  Check out this Cucumber Refresher from True Food Kitchen.

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SIP SPOT: True Food Kitchen (opening this month at Lenox Square)
MIX MASTER: Chef Michael Stebner
FLAVOR FACTOR: Replicate a luxurious spa day when you down this cooling blend of lemon, honey and cucumber.

YIELD: ONE MOCKTAIL

1 cucumber, plus cucumber slices […]