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Author Emily Schneider-Green

  • Emily Schneider-Green

    Dining Intern


10 peach dishes you need to try now

Local restaurants dish up the state fruit in desserts, cocktails, and savory dishes

Given that our ubiquitous state fruit has made its way onto our license plates and street signs on practically every corner, it should come as no surprise that local chefs are also tinkering with the Georgia peach in a number of creative ways. Read more...

Urban farmers now opting to rent, not buy, land

The movement is creating a new generation of landless farmers

Even those with little to no agricultural know-how might assume, and reasonably so, that to be a farmer, you have to own land. Turns out, that’s not the case. Read more...

Urban beekeeping on the rise

Hives thriving on rooftops and in backyards

If it seems that the buzz around bees has picked up volume, that’s because it has. According to the USDA, bees help pollinate one-third of all our food, but recently, a mysterious and destructive honeybee disease called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been wiping out record numbers of hives across the U.S. Although CCD is a common phenomonom, scientists can't explain why it's increasing at such a devastating rate. Read more...

7 cool spots for spiked summertime drinks

Boozy milkshakes, floats, and slushies galore

The essential libations of childhood are summertime mainstays for a reason, but local bars and restaurants have stepped up the game with drunken spins on retro favorites like milkshakes and slushies. The thinking is simple—if a refreshing, icy confection is delicious as it is, a shot or two of something stronger can only make it better. Read more...

Doggy Dogg hot dog cart puts a local twist on the American staple

Owner James Hammerl has been serving since 2011

Think of the hot dog and visions of stadium concession stands and summer BBQs probably come to mind. But locally-grown, farm-fresh ingredients? Not so much. The humble American hot dog has a less-than-glowing reputation, notorious for a best-not-ask hodgepodge of add-ins and questionable sources. James Hammerl is trying to change that stigma. Since 2011, the creator and owner of the local hot dog cart, Doggy Dogg, has taken to the streets to push an American classic made using locally-produced meat, bread, and toppings. Read more...

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