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Author Evan Mah

  • 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: You literally need a crowbar to open this sparkling rosé from Slovenia

Super limited availability at Vine & Tap, Restaurant Eugene, H&F Bottle Shop

Unless you're that guy, you probably aren’t drinking Champagne regularly. The drink of kings that dates back to the Roman Empire, Champagne is one of the few beverages of the world that carries an inherently special and celebratory significance. It’s also bloody expensive, which is why many turn to sparklers produced outside of Champagne. Cava from Spain, Prosecco from Italy, sparkling from California—they’ll all well-known replacements coming out of established wine regions. But here’s something you don’t see every day: a sparkling rosé from Slovenia. Read More

High on the Vine: No food? No problem. Five obscure wines to try right now

Bubbles, whites, and reds

After a long day at work, all I really want is a glass of wine. A platter of cheese or a board of charcuterie would be thrilling pairings, but most of the time, that calls for a fussy level of effort and planning I just can't handle at that moment. Read More

Bowling gets fancy at Buckhead's Painted Pin

Hit the lanes with craft cocktails and wood-fired pizzas

Broad appeal is what we’ve come to expect in the last decade and a half from Concentrics Restaurants, the minds behind One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, and the Spence, among others. The group’s founder, Bob Amick, has proven that even in a fickle business, he can draw in crowds and keep them coming. But does success run in the family? It would appear so. Read More

Chamblee's Chinatown Mall captures China's culinary diversity

Fifteen dishes to try at Atlanta's own Little China

If you know the Atlanta Chinatown Mall at all, likely it’s as the shopping center that’s home to dim sum mainstay Oriental Pearl. But the mall’s origins actually date back to 1988, when it opened as a cultural center to serve the area’s growing Chinese American population. Read More

Sky high rents are not just an ITP thing

A 1,728-square-foot apartment in Alpharetta’s Avalon project just leased for $5,070

During a tour of Alpharetta’s mixed-used/mini-city/outdoor mall development Avalon on Tuesday, the property’s developer Mark Toro commented they had just inked a lease for a two-bedroom, 1,728-square-foot. apartment for $5,070 a month. For reference, that same rent will get you a three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot apartment at the Atlantic Midtown in Atlantic Station, the intown version of Avalon that Toro’s company manages. And there’s nothing in that price range at the highly anticipated Flats at Ponce City Market, where rental rates top out at $3,425 for a three-bedroom. Read More