TEX-MEX MEETS WILD WEST MEETS DEEP SOUTH

Tastes converge at neighborhood sports bar Big Sky Buckhead

With the Tres Tacos, you have your choice of delicious beef, chicken and shrimp.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Big Sky Buckhead reminds me of the small-town eatery I used to waitress at years ago in my pre-college days. No staff member was a day over 25, everyone was […]

HEARTH AND HOME

Cozy up to one of Sandy Springs’ favorite pizza taverns

The ever-popular Ring of Fire is as close to perfection as pizza gets.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Hearth’s roasted Brussels sprouts are drizzled with a touch of sweet balsamic vinegar.

Hearth Pizza Tavern has a real urban feel, like the buzz of a city subway, […]

A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FLAVORS

Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub is colorful and ever-evolving, as the name implies

Convivial patrons fill the seats at Kaleidoscope come mealtime.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

While hanging near the bar on my inaugural visit to Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, I examined the room with its vaguely industrial energy, soaring ceiling and expressionistic oil canvases (a permanent collection by artist Tyler Blum). The walls are amber-hued […]

BODACIOUS BREAKFASTS

Franchise favorite Flying Biscuit Café feels like one-of-a-kind

Come and get it, y’all! The Flying Biscuit serves a Southern breakfast in all its glory.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

I like the Flying Biscuit Café. A lot. Sure, it’s a chain—franchised, actually (at last count, there were 16 in the Southeast). What unites them is a commitment to a square meal, fairly priced, with all the […]

A SLICE OF HEAVEN AT HAVEN

The Brookhaven eatery is an oasis of good taste and casual elegance

Masterful food and wine pairing is one of Haven’s many charms.

Masterful food and wine pairing is one of Haven’s many charms.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Haven’s succulent, seared Georges Bank scallops are served on a bed of sweet creamed corn. Mouth watering yet? […]

HEALTH FOOD HAVEN

True Food Kitchen is the real deal —not to mention really delicious

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Since this is your first time, let me tell you, we’re based on an anti-inflammatory diet,” announces the server at True Food Kitchen. Ah, so that explains why the menu reads like the Rosetta Stone of health food. Thankfully, the food itself is user friendly, delicious and affordable, evidenced by the […]

DINNER AND A SHOW

Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi surprises with its diverse bites and knife-wielding chefs

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

At first blush, so much of Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi emits a flashy Times Square vibe. With its primo real estate, valet-only parking, glitzy interiors and excessively friendly waiters, one can hardly expect much from the food. Right?

The teppanyaki New […]

BUON APPETITO, BUCKHEAD

Dining in or out, Storico Fresco delivers a taste of Italy

Storico Fresco’s tagliatelle alla Bolognese may be one of the finest Bolognese ragus this side of the Atlantic

There is much I want to say about Storico Fresco Alimentari. Like a secret admirer, I’ve been watching it from a distance since it arrived at the Buckhead Exchange in 2016, waiting to see how it […]

SO PHARR, SO GOOD

Bienvenido to Buckhead’s delish Latin newbie.

Bar none: The liveliest spot in town for a hangover-free margarita, Cabo Cantina stocks 35 different pure-agave tequilas

Bar none: The liveliest spot in town for a hangover-free margarita, Cabo Cantina stocks 35 different pure-agave tequilas

For a non-sports enthusiast, you’d think I’d be irked by the number of blaring TVs at Cabo Cantina. I’m not in the least. That’s […]

A TRANSATLANTIC TASTE SENSATION

Savoring small plates and big flavors at Eclipse di Luna

Eclipse di Luna’s paella del día is brimming with shrimp, chicken, chorizo and authentic Calasparra rice.

It’s been several years since I’ve reflected on the days I worked the line in a restaurant, but it came to mind the other night while eating at Eclipse di Luna. The trigger was the bits of mise en […]