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Author Chris Davisson


Whatever happened to Soylent?

Soylent v1.0 is now shipping across America

Not into food but still need the nutrients? Rob Rhinehart has got you covered. Read more...

Hop City to open second Atlanta store in Krog Street Market

2,400 square feet of craft beer and wine

As if there weren't enough reasons to be excited for Krog Street Market, Hop City has announced it will be the market's beer and wine retailer. Growler service will be available on roughly 60 taps, and the wine selection will be similar to its flagship location in Westside. Read more...

Villains goes coastal, pop-up to offer mussels and lobster rolls

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Villains Wicked Heroes has partnered with the Fry Guy food truck and mixologists from Miller Union for the latest entry in its pop-up series: Moules Frites. Focusing on mussels and fries, the menu will change each week. Miller Union mixologist Zach Capito will helm the first evening, and Stuart White will lead the last two. The special menu will be available Monday night from 5 to 10 p.m. April 7th, 14th, and 21st. Read more...

Where gamers go to dine

The Force is strong with these five nerdy restaurants

If memories of He-Man on Saturday mornings, Marvel’s absurd comic storylines, or Starcraft matches on dial-up internet strike a chord with you, listen up. Armed with console games, nerd-trivia, board games, and arcade machines, these five restaurants are perfect for embracing your inner (or outer) nerd.  Read more...

Cigars and cocktails at five Atlanta speakeasies

Secret passwords, hidden passages, and special memberships abound

Ever wanted to return to the days of old when alcohol was illegal and accessible only behind shady fronts? While Atlanta’s speakeasy scene isn’t as historical as New York City, we do have our fair share of bars that utilize secret passwords, hidden passages, and special memberships to recreate history. Below are five local establishments. Dress up and stack your wallet—oh, but do be quiet about it. Read more...

Hunger Games: Girl Scout Edition

What does it take to sell 1,000 boxes of cookies in one month?

From cool Thin Mints to buttery Trefoils, Girl Scout cookies are a seasonal obsession, and every year, thousands of girls arrange rows of brightly-colored cookie boxes outside of grocery stores and local businesses. But underneath the sweet façade of smiling girls and delicious treats lies a fierce spirit of competition as girls command their own companies. Each sets her own goal, and those who sell the most are recognized or, in some cases, adorned. At one thousand boxes, she is officially a “top seller.” Read more...

Vintage Frozen Custard to open March 1

From food truck to brick and mortar

After starting Atlanta’s first frozen custard food truck in 2012, Vintage Frozen Custard is opening a brick and mortar location on Howell Mill Road. Co-owner Kelly Wilder says they hope to open Saturday, March 1. Read more...

2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced

Celebrating Atlanta's top restaurants and chefs

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists have been announced, and ten of them are from the Atlanta area (eleven counting Athens). This award goes to outstanding chefs and restaurants across the country annually, and is one of the highest recognitions in the food industry. Winners will be selected at the 2014 James Beard Awards in New York City on May 2nd and 5th. Read more...

Villains Wicked Heroes begins pop-up series

Roasted pigs and fried plantains with PR 184

Normally closed on Monday nights, Villains Wicked Heroes now features a pop-up restaurant of the month. For February, executive chef Jared Lee will be working with guest chef and Puerto Rican native Carlos Collazo to host PR 184. Inspired by the Puerto Rican “pork highway,” PR 184 focuses on cuisine from “lechoneras,” or South American restaurant shacks centered around roasted pig. PR 184 will run until March 3. Look for a paleo-concept starting March 10. Read more...

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