HOG HEAVEN

DECATUR’S POPULAR IBERIAN PIG SET TO OPEN NEW BUCKHEAD LOCATION

BY: Lia Picard
Photos: Heidi Geldhauser

When the owners of the Castellucci Hospitality Group (CHG) opened The Iberian Pig in Decatur in 2009, they knew they had a winner on their hands. The Spanish-inspired restaurant has won people over with its creative takes on tapas and cocktails. CHG is opening a second outpost this winter in the Hanover Buckhead […]

FOOD NEWS – OCTOBER 2018

Casi Cielo’s rib eye with cilantro chimichurri.

Sarpino’s, the national pizza chain specializing in quick-prepped pizzas and late-night delivery, has opened a second Atlanta location on Piedmont Road in Buckhead. The pies come with creative toppings. The Super Taco pizza, for example, has ground beef, sautéed onions, cheese and salsa. You’ll also find calzones and wings on the menu. gosarpinos.com 

La Cosecha […]

A NOT-SO-SCARY TREAT

A health-focused blogger shares a Halloween recipe

BY: Lia Picard

Buckhead resident Athena Pearson is the woman behind the Instablog Southern Healthy Living (southernhealthyliving), where she posts beautiful photos of homemade dishes along with recipes. To get in the spirit of Halloween, we asked her to share a healthy but fun treat. The result is Witch’s Goo, a pudding made with avocado, chocolate and a […]

KITCHEN MAKEOVER

CHEWING THE FAT WITH WATERSHED’S NEW OWNER-CHEF MATT MARCUS

BY: Lia Picard

Atlanta native Matt Marcus purchased Watershed on Peachtree in April, shocking Atlantans with the suddenness in the change of ownership of such a landmark eatery. Formerly the executive chef of Portofino and BlueTop, Marcus has also taken over the reins in the kitchen, where he embraces a creative plating style with whimsical touches. We caught up […]

FOOD NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2018

Biltong Bar makes traditional South African beef jerky in-house.

Biltong Bar makes traditional South African beef jerky in-house.

Jerky lovers can get their fix at the South African-inspired Biltong Bar, scheduled to open its second location at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta this month. biltong-bar.com 

Lobster rolls aren’t just a summertime treat anymore. Cousins Maine Lobster, which started as a food truck in Los […]

EAT GOOD, DO GOOD

Stephanie Anne Photography. www.StephanieAnneGodfrey.com

Get your fill of great food and drink Sept. 20 at the 15th annual Taste of Buckhead. Hosted by the Buckhead Business Association at The Stave Room, the event features more than 20 chefs from the area’s best restaurants, including The Southern Gentleman, Davio’s and Southern Baked Pie Company. VIP tickets include an exclusive tour of the American Spirit Whiskey […]

FOOD NEWS – JULY / AUGUST 2018

Grub Burger’s killer Bacon Love #9 might take two hands to hold.

BY: Lia Picard

Savi Provisions has a new location on Pharr Road. Besides the usual gourmet grocery and wine offerings, it also features a drive-through Jittery Joe’s for a convenient caffeine fix, and a rooftop bar and restaurant called Rise & Revelry. saviprovisions.com 

Head to Town Brookhaven and feast on Italian […]

FIRE UP THE GRILL

TWO BUCKHEAD CHEFS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE WAYS TO BARBECUE THIS SUMMER

Stephen Herman

Stephen Herman

BY: Lia Picard

If there’s one thing that makes the Atlanta summer heat bearable, it’s grilling. There’s something about firing up the coals and sipping a beer while friends and family gather in eager anticipation of smoky meat. For two Buckhead chefs, it’s the ultimate pastime—and their jobs. To get the lowdown […]

A HISTORIC FEAST

A NEW EXHIBIT SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD OF BARBECUE CULTURE

BY: Lia Picard

Atlanta is a city that loves its barbecue. But other than knowing the best places to eat it, few people know how deep its roots really go. “Barbecue Nation,” a new exhibit on view at the Atlanta History Center through June 16, 2019, sheds light on the history of the cuisine. For instance, did you […]

FOOD NEWS – JUNE 2018

Secreto’s smothered and covered Southern fried chicken.

Public Kitchen & Bar, now open in Phipps Plaza, brings Daniel Reed Hospitality’s Savannah concept to Atlanta. With a focus on featuring the best possible ingredients, its beef and most of the produce is sourced from managing partner Jamie Durrence’s family farm in Glennville, Georgia. thepublickitchen.com 

Chef Boyd A. Rose of Secreto Southern Kitchen & […]