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Healthy, fast-casual dining is the next big trend

Local chefs predict the future

At a recent restaurant development conference in Buckhead, several chefs were asked to predict the next big food trend. The consensus? Healthy, fast-casual, and superfood-focused restaurants. Read more...

High on the Vine: Which celebrity makes the best wine?

Nicki Minaj? Train? Dave Matthews?

Everybody spends excess income in different ways. If you're a celebrity, owning a winery is one way to do it. People like Drew Barrymore, Fergie, Sting—they're all producing wine whether you want to drink it or not. The most well-known celebrity label is probably Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather. And the most expensive celebrity label out there is by Yao Ming, whose 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve went for $625 in 2012 (not surprisingly, it was sold only in China and sold out immediately). Read more...

Jia to open in Ponce City Market early 2015

Dahe Yang and Jiguo Jiang prepare 100-item menu of Szechuan dishes

Ever since Dahe Yang moved to Atlanta and opened Tasty China in Marietta, he's been looking for an in-town space to call his own for nine years. He crossed the perimeter three years ago with the opening of Peter Cheng’s Tasty China II in Sandy Springs. Now, he's made it to the heart of the city, and if all goes according to plan, Yang and Tasty China executive chef Jiguo Jiang will open their new restaurant, Jia, in Ponce City Market in the first quarter of 2015, ideally by January 15. Read more...

Grand Champion BBQ to open late September or early October in KSM

Opening menu will be limited

Grand Champion BBQ will open its third location in Krog Street Market late September or early October. Read more...