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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 […]

ICE CREAM ROYALTY

Queen of Cream’s Cora Cotrim brings her unique treats to Buckhead

FUN FACT: Cotrim is 32 years old but doesn’t drive.

STORY: Carly Cooper

Cora Cotrim, the woman behind Atlanta’s Queen of Cream artisanal ice cream, taught herself to make the sweet, scoopable treat. She had bartended at various restaurants and worked as a pastry chef at Paper Plane, a Decatur watering hole now known as […]

SAY CIAO TO CHOWTIME

Cibo e Beve is your Italian-American home away from home

Warm earth tones and token reminders of Italy grace Cibo e Beve’s welcoming dining room.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Eyeing an order of the Cibo meatballs? They’re magnifico!

Having spent a quarter of my life traveling Italy with the sole purpose of consuming cibo e […]

PEOPLE PLEASER

AS THE FACE OF AMERICAN CUT, MIT AMIN’S JOB IS TO MAKE GUESTS HAPPY

FUN FACT: Amin wears a red rose on his lapel every day to distinguish himself and break the ice with guests.

STORY: Carly Cooper
PHOTO: Heidi Geldhauser

Mit Amin is the face of LDV Hospitality, the parent company of American Cut steakhouse in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. And yes, “face” is his real […]

PEACHY POTIONS

Sip and savor Georgia’s official state fruit

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STORY: Angela Hansberger
Photos: Brett Ferencz

It’s peach season. Our state’s namesake fruit begins ripening mid-May, and soon local markets will be flush with juicy, fragrant peaches. The U.S. has more than 300 varieties—four dozen from Georgia alone. Tasty and packed with vitamins, fiber and potassium, peaches can be seen everywhere, from menus to license plates. Here are six […]