A JOLLY TREAT

Kathleen McDaniel is the executive pastry chef and a partner of Zambawango, a gluten-free, sugar-free and low-carb bakery in Sandy Springs.

BY: Lia Picard

McDaniel came up with the recipe for the Jolly Bar after speaking with a diabetic customer who missed the cranberry bar served seasonally at Starbucks. McDaniel made some clever substitutions, and it became one of her best-sellers. Now you can make it at home […]

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead

Made with fresh ground chuck and a branded Holeman and Finch bun, this is no ordinary burger from Big Sky Buckhead.

BY: Wendell Brock, Rebecca Cha and Angela Hansberger
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

ANIS CAFÉ & BISTRO

Anis is everything you’d hope to find in a French bistro, without having to buy a plane ticket: traditional Provençal dishes, relaxed patio […]

FA-LA-LA-LIGHT BITES

WHERE TO GO IF YOU NEED A BREAK FROM HEAVY HOLIDAY MEALS

Feeling heavy with all that holiday food around? Turn to local eateries such as, Chopt, Cafe West Express and Clean Juice for lighter fare that won’t weigh you down.

BY: Lia Picard

The holidays tend to leave us feeling as stuffed as the turkey on our dinner table. Cooking nutritious meals may be a […]

AUTUMN PUNCHES

Fall-centric potions for Halloween, the Hunter’s Moon and more

HUNTER’S MOON PUNCH

HUNTER’S MOON PUNCH

STORY AND PHOTOS: Angela Hansberger

The arrival of crisp autumn weather is reason enough to celebrate the season. Add to that the changing leaves and harvest flavors of apples, pumpkins and warming fall spices, and it’s downright magic. If you gather your crew to admire the Hunter’s Full Moon (Oct. 13), for […]

GET INTO OUT OF THE KITCHEN

Twenty of Atlanta’s best chefs will gather at The St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead on Oct. 30 for the star studded Out of the Kitchen event.

At Out of the Kitchen, diners are treated to meals made tableside by expert chefs such as the St. Regis’ Jordan Barnett (below). At Out of the Kitchen, diners are treated to meals made tableside by expert chefs such […]

OTHERWORLDLY UNDERWORLD

Italian mecca La Grotta is the hidden heart of Buckhead

La Grotta’s filetto di manzo al Barolo tenderloin, served in a Barolo-Pommery mustard sauce and topped with Gorgonzola, is a triumph of complementary flavors.

La Grotta’s filetto di manzo al Barolo tenderloin, served in a Barolo-Pommery mustard sauce and topped with Gorgonzola, is a triumph of complementary flavors.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

16 YEAR STRONG

EXECUTIVE CHEF JOE MACY LEADS HAVEN INTO A NEW ERA

STORY: Carly Cooper

When Haven Restaurant and Bar opened in Brookhaven in 2003, it was one of the first upscale restaurants in the area. Through the years, it has maintained its status as a reliable neighborhood staple with sister spots Valenza and Vero Pizzeria alongside. In early 2019, Joe Macy took the helm in the kitchen after former […]

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 […]