Tastemaker

MASTER OF REINVENTION

Grits Bits founder Diane Pfeifer pivots from songwriter and guitarist to chemist and chef Buckhead…

At age 22, Schmitt started a business called Ex-cessories where people could sell jewelry from their exes.
SWEETENING THE WORLD

Buckhead resident Elizabeth Schmitt sells candy charcuterie boards for every occasion Cheese and charcuterie boards…

BLAISS NOWAK
Son of a Restaurant Man

BLAISS NOWAK EMBRACES TRIED-AND-TRUE HOSPITALITY TECHNIQUES AT NOWAK’S Sandy Springs resident Blaiss Nowak always knew…

One Smart Cookie

Brookhaven’s Renee Bledsoe bakes and decorates shortbread treats for every occasion Renee Bledsoe is what…

FUN FACT Balshan is an amateur photographer and takes most of the photos for his markets himself.
Meet the Man Behind The Market

After 27 years in Morningside, Alon Balshan opens his namesake bakery and market in Phipps…

ONE OF THE SELECT

Dave Green helms Sandy Springs’ new 1920s-style restaurant STORY: Carly Cooper Born to an U.S.…

THE EGG TO HIS ROLL

Business partners Joe King and Rick Wahlstedt bring Le Colonial to Buckhead STORY: Carly Cooper…

16 YEAR STRONG

EXECUTIVE CHEF JOE MACY LEADS HAVEN INTO A NEW ERA STORY: Carly Cooper When Haven…

PUTTING THE “MMMM” IN MEXICAN FOOD

WILLY’S MEXICANA GRILL FOUNDER WILLY BITTER SPICES UP THE LOCAL RESTAURANT SCENE STORY: Carly Cooper…

SWEET TOOTH

Restaurant Eugene pastry chef Jen Yee carefully crafts three courses of dessert STORY: Carly Cooper…

ICE CREAM ROYALTY

Queen of Cream’s Cora Cotrim brings her unique treats to Buckhead STORY: Carly Cooper Cora…

PEOPLE PLEASER

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

YAY FOR YUMBII

Let’s taco-bout the brand Carson Young built STORY: Carly Cooper In 2017, Buckhead native Carson…

FLOWER POWER

Flower Child executive chef Matthew Schwab puts the ease in healthy eating STORY: Carly Cooper…

TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS

For Bon Glaze’s general manager, the early bird gets the worm STORY: Carly Cooper PHOTO:…

GLUTEN-FREE AND LOVING IT

BONNIE OWINGS MAKES CELIAC-FRIENDLY COOKIES, CAKES AND PIZZAS THAT ACTUALLY TASTE GOOD STORY: Carly Cooper…

FUN FACT Winslade’s dream job is race car driver. “The adrenaline you feel working in a restaurant is similar to what you feel moving at high speeds,” he says.
FROM BRITAIN TO BUCKHEAD

MISSION + MARKET’S IAN WINSLADE TAKES US BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN STORY: Carly…

EVERY DAY, I’M JUGGLING

FOR RESTAURATEUR DEEDEE NIYOMKUL, LIFE IS A BALANCING ACT STORY: Carly Cooper PHOTO: Chucky Kahng…

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA

For Chido + Padre’s Executive Chef Jonathan Mercado, cooking is a family affair STORY: Carly…

PERSEVERANCE [ WITH A SIDE OF PIE ]

Amanda Wilbanks, the founder of Southern Baked Pie Company, was so determined to make her…

FROM WAFFLE HOUSE TO WATERSHED

Chef Zeb Stevenson tells it like it is Being a chef is a lot of…

EXTRA BITE “I think there is a place for all kinds of cheese. I love Rotel, Velveeta and the soupy, milky white cheese you get at Mexican restaurants.”
CHEESE PLEASE

Robin Schick takes a bite out the cheese-making biz. Robin Schick had been a salesperson,…

BAKER’S DOZENS

Hundreds of desserts later, Ami Dand celebrates five years as Legendary Events’ executive pastry chef…

LOVE AT FIRST BITE

F&B executive chef Gabriel Capo Camargo fell into cooking for all the wrong reasons. This…

WISER THAN HER YEARS

At 27, Niki Pattharakositkul is introducing Atlantans to authentic Thai cooking Last summer, Niki Pattharakositkul…

HAVE TOQUE, WILL TRAVEL

St. Cecilia’s Craig Richards is taking Atlantans on a Tuscan culinary tour As vice president…

CAFFEINE DRIP

Jonathan Silver has been keeping Atlanta caffeinated for more than 20 years Ever dined at…

BROWNIES À LA NOSTALGIA

Marisa Meddin brings the much-loved The Dessert Place treat back to Buckhead Nearly 40 years…

SUJIT SHARMA SAYS “DRINK UP”

This Sandy Springs resident wants Atlantans to think about what they consume A pediatric emergency…

THE PERFECT TREAT

Brookwood resident Finia Jahangard is the Macaron Queen When Finia Jahangard first opened her macaron…