LIFE’S A BUFFET

Chama Gaucha brings (another) taste of Brazil to Buckhead.

Gauchos deliver the meat like this bottom sirloin tableside.

Gauchos deliver the meat like this bottom sirloin tableside.

Even in America, where binge eating often feels like a competitive sport, “buffet” can be a pejorative term. If you don’t believe me, mention Golden Corral or Old Country Buffet to a CrossFit junkie. It’s like flinging holy water […]

MAKING WAVES

Kyma serves Greek seafood with contemporary panache.

Whole roasted fish is one of the signature experiences of Kyma. To go with it: Kale and a stew of giant white beans and tomatoes.

Whole roasted fish is one of the signature experiences of Kyma. To go with it: Kale and a stew of giant white beans and tomatoes.

Around this time in 2002, much […]

BRUNCH & BOOZE

End your weekend on a high note with eye-opening brunch cocktails.

In Atlanta, there are a few things you can count on: Traffic is always abysmal (and only gets worse this time of the year); sweet tea and Coca-Cola are a way of life; and we love—and I mean love— Sunday brunch, with cocktails, of course. Can you think of a better way to end the weekend than relaxing with a cold one over a […]

DOWN, SET, HUT!

The Bucket Shop Café is a prime spot for the college-football crowd.

The Bucket Shop Café on Lenox Road does right by burgers. Behold the blackened beef patty with bacon and blue cheese—and side of onion rings.

The Bucket Shop Café on Lenox Road does right by burgers. Behold the blackened beef patty with bacon and blue cheese—and side of onion rings.

The starting lineup […]

RATHBUN REDUX

After helping revive Krog Street, iconic chef returns to Buckhead.

The Johnson Studio provided the contemporary look of KR SteakBar—industrial warmed up with lots of woods.

The Johnson Studio provided the contemporary look of KR SteakBar—industrial warmed up with lots of woods.

When Kevin Rathbun left Buckhead Life Restaurant Group to chart his own path in Inman Park, little did he realize he was dropping anchor […]

ITALIAN GLAM – IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

Portofino, a neighborhood star for nearly 15 years.

The bar at Portofino is a dark, masculine nook graced with a portrait of Ernest Hemingway, who favored the celebrity haunt on the Italian Riviera. Photo: Sara Hanna Photography The bar at Portofino is a dark, masculine nook graced with a portrait of Ernest Hemingway, who favored the celebrity haunt on the Italian Riviera. Photo: Sara Hanna […]

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – July

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead.

Babylon Café’s samak masguf—a whole grilled wild tilapia sprinkled with sumac and breadcrumbs and plated with onion, tomatoes and beets—is a stunner.

Babylon Café’s samak masguf—a whole grilled wild tilapia sprinkled with sumac and breadcrumbs and plated with onion, tomatoes and beets—is a stunner.

BABYLON CAFÉ

When Iraqi native Saad Marwad and his wife, Kelly Rafia, opened […]

FEATURED RESTAURANTS

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead.

Bhojanic’s Chicken 65 is a tasty, non-fried version of the classic.

Bhojanic’s Chicken 65 is a tasty, non-fried version of the classic.

BHOJANIC

After two meals at this North Indian restaurant, I’ve come to admire the flavorful, long-simmered, aromatic home cooking. The Samosa Chat was a wonderful smash-up of potato-andpea samosas topped with tamarind and mint chutneys and […]

THE ESSENCE OF THE MIDEAST

Homestyle Iraqi cooking makes Atlanta debut.

Babylon Café’s samak masguf—a whole grilled wild tilapia sprinkled with sumac and breadcrumbs and plated with onion, tomatoes and beets—is a stunner.

Babylon Café’s samak masguf—a whole grilled wild tilapia sprinkled with sumac and breadcrumbs and plated with onion, tomatoes and beets—is a stunner.

The husband and- wife team of Saad Marwad [...]
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MAY FEATURED RESTAURANTS

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead.

Del Frisco’s Grille’s Pimento Cheese Burger was cooked to perfection.

Del Frisco’s Grille’s Pimento Cheese Burger

BHOJANIC

After two meals at this North Indian restaurant, I’ve come to admire the flavorful, long-simmered, aromatic home cooking. The Samosa Chat was a wonderful smash-up of potato-andpea samosas topped with tamarind and mint chutneys and cool yogurt. As for the […]