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  • Evan Mah

    Deputy Food Editor

    Evan Mah joined Atlanta magazine full time in November 2013 after a successful internship in summer 2012. Chinese by heritage but Southern at heart, he grew up in the chicken-frying, biscuit-baking kitchens of his parents’ restaurants in Mississippi. In 2009 he moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, where he majored in journalism and sociology and served as editor in chief of the campus newspaper, The Emory Wheel. A lover of Bordeaux, breadbaskets, and afternoon naps, he’s positive he’s going to set the world record for youngest person ever to have gout.

 

High on the Vine: Whatever happened to Pinot Grigio?

It’s one of the most popular grapes in the world, but you rarely see it on wine lists

I know people drink Pinot Grigio because it’s one of the most popular varietals in the world and comes in jugs at the supermarket, but it’s been a long time since I last spotted a hearty selection of PG on a wine list. Sotto Sotto in Inman Park, for example, cellars the most Italian wine in Atlanta, and they’ve only got two. Slim pickings since Alto Adige in northeastern Italy is PG’s home. Bacchanalia, which has another extensive cellar, also only carries two. Bone’s, which has 20,000 bottles on hand, carries four. Read More

Your Guide to the Atlanta Food Truck Scene

Is Atlanta a food truck city? We’re getting there.

Think of food truck cultures, and cities like Portland and Austin and Los Angeles come to mind. Not Atlanta. But six years since people like Greg Smith and Carson Young started pushing legislators, we’re finally seeing some major changes for the better. Read More

High on the Vine: Blind tasting Trader Joe’s wine with Miller Union sommelier Neal McCarthy

McCarthy tried ten wines from Trader Joe’s, including Two Buck Chuck. What did he think?

Not everybody has an opinion on wine, but even those who confess to know little about the subject have something to say about bottles from Trader Joe’s. The pinnacle of Uncle TJ’s wine collection is Two Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw Blend), which rings in at $2.99. Read More

High on the Vine: Where do you spend $12,487 on a single bottle of wine?

Inside one of the biggest wine collections in Atlanta

It takes a lot of guts to cellar wine, the costly process of laying down bottles, letting them age, and waiting years before selling them to customers. Few have the confidence (business can tank quickly). Few have the money (thousands of dollars just sitting on a shelf). Few will commit the space (a room full of bottles replaces a room full of paying customers).  Read More

Beat the summer heat with frozen treats

Four sweet local picks

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, and gelato—we've got four local picks for frosty treats guaranteed to help you cool off. Read More