Georgia-produced masterpieces.

PHOTO: Sara Hanna

PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Georgia is a veritable agrarian paradise with its varied climate, topography and native produce— including cheese. It’s only natural for Buckhead’s chefs to showcase this locally produced fare on every part of their menus. Whether you prefer to start your meal with a savory cheese plate or have a bite as a dessert course (as the French […]


Tasty hot dogs with all the fixin’s.

Favorite Hot dogs (left to right)

Favorite Hot Dogs (left to right)

Few foods scream “summer!” like a juicy hot dog. Even though technically the season’s last day is Sept. 22, Atlanta’s balmy “dog days” stretch well into October. So go on—have a bite of one of our Buckhead favorites.

1. Buckhead Diner:
American Kobe Beef Hot Dog ($11.50)

The high-end dog […]


Dish-finishing accoutrements to make your meals sing.


A well-made sauce can be the crowning glory of any dish—from steaks to stir-fries and burgers to veggies and so much more. Here, we explore some standouts, available right in our own Buckhead backyard.

1. 10 Degrees South:

Peri-Peri Sauce ($7 for 9.7 ounces)

Made from the African bird’s eye chili, this is hot sauce with the interest turned up a notch. Named […]


Creamy treats make summer even sweeter.

In our own Buckhead neighborhood, there are all manner of sweet treats—from classic ice cream and gelato to creamy pops and boozy, adults-only varieties. We dare you to not give a little yelp of pleasure when you explore these dreamy sweets for yourself.

Portofino: Pistachio Gelato ($5) 1. Portofino: Pistachio Gelato ($5)

Any meal at Portofino is a treat, but ending it […]


Fresh spring scents will keep you smelling delicious.


Buckhead is in full bloom and this spring we set out to find fragrances that are in keeping with the carefree season of reawakening. Here, some under-the-radar finds from local retailers that will have you smelling fresh.

1. Ona: Malin + Goetz Citron Vert
($150.95, 100 milliliters)
We can’t get enough of this bright fragrance, made by the New York-based apothecary brand. […]


Sparkling cocktails are delicious mood-lifters…

Unique Drinks In Atlanta

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

There is something about drinking bubbles— Champagne, cava or prosecco, by themselves or blended into a cocktail—that feels like a celebration. Whether you’re whetting your appetite for a meal ahead, finishing dinner on a sparkling high note or just having a drink, we invite you to embark on your own Buckhead-based exploration of these […]

Pretty Sweet: Candies to satisfy your sugar craving


Sweet is a flavor that kids of all ages can appreciate. How better to get a sugar fix than nibbling on some candies? Here are a few of our favorites, available in our neighborhood, Buckhead. Some are nostalgic, others are grown up, but all of them are delicious and guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Lucy’s Market:

Chocolate Almond English Toffee ($6.50 per box) Butter is the first […]

MAC DADDY: Creative and delicious mac ’n’ cheese


STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin | PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

A favorite year-round, macaroni and cheese feels particularly appropriate now that there’s a chill infusing Atlanta’s air. We scoured our neighborhood’s restaurants and picked a few favorite noodle- and cheese-laden dishes to share.

Seven Lamps:

Lobster Mac and Cheese ($18) Chef Drew Van Leuvan’s version folds buttery, rich lobster into his macaroni, upping the luxury quotient of this dish. He keeps […]

Suds In The Bucket


STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin | Photo: Sara Hanna

Raise a glass to Georgia-brewed beers

Beer accompanies many milestones, from football victories and birthday celebrations to the completion of a busy workweek. Here, we explore some of the standout beers that are brewed in Georgia and available right in our own backyard.

Watershed: 420 Extra Pale Ale by SweetWater Brewing Company ($5, bottle)

It’s hard to talk about Georgia-brewed beer […]

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Cupcakes are as “in” as ever

By Jennifer Bradley Franklin | Photos by Sara Hanna

More than just for birthdays, cake is a way to celebrate just about any milestone, or a tasty treat for no special occasion  at all. Perhaps better than their full-sized counterparts, these diminutive cakes are portable, fun and highly customizable. Here are some of our favorite cupcakes in Buckhead.

1. Classic Cami: CamiCakes […]