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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...

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...

Anne Quatrano's Dub’s Fish Camp to be casual, "more like Star Provisions"

Ponce City Market fish shack to open in March or April 2015

James Beard Award winner Anne Quatrano will open her fifth restaurant, Dub’s Fish Shack, at Ponce City Market in the spring of 2015. Named after her great-great-great-great grandfather W.H. Stiles, Dub is a nickname and also the name of her dog. Read more...

Murphy's launches new concept, Paces & Vine, in Vinings

Chef Ian Winslade to serve ‘neighborhood comfort food’

It took Tom Murphy thirty years, but he’s finally expanding his empire. The founder of Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland got his start selling hot dogs in Peachtree Battle. He opened Murphy’s as a basement deli and eventually grew it to the comfort food spot it is today. Come mid-September, Murphy, executive chef Ian Winslade, and director of operations Dave Green will open a spinoff restaurant called Paces & Vine at 4300 Paces Ferry Road in Vinings Jubilee, previously occupied the Garrison's Broiler & Tap. Read more...

What happens when a lifelong vegetarian eats the parts menu at Holeman and Finch?

Our dining intern takes a stab at brains, testicles, and more

I wish I could say there was one life changing experience that caused me to be a vegetarian for twenty-three years, but really, it just happened. My father, who is what we’ve always called a “sort of vegetarian” (meaning he eats fish), first had the idea to raise me and my sister on a no-meat diet. My mom, herself a carnivore, protested at first but eventually agreed, assuming it wouldn’t last anyway. Read more...

Taking sides: five Atlanta chefs on Georgia v. North Carolina trout

Look for seasonal renditions of local trout on Atlanta menus

Atlanta’s distance from the sea sends local chefs to the farm-raising waterways of North Georgia and North Carolina in search of sustainable seafood. Sunburst, Bramlett, and Enchanted Springs are just some of the suppliers you’ll see on Atlanta menus. We caught up with five chefs to find out whose side they’re on when it comes to sourcing trout from southern streams. 


Lusca, Gunshow, Sobban nominated for Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit

Finalists will be announced next Tuesday, August 19

Atlantans already know our food scene shines, but recognition on a national scale is always a nice bonus. This week three Atlanta restaurants—Lusca, Gunshow, and Sobban—were included on Bon Appétit's annual “50 Nominees for America’s Best New Restaurant 2014” list. Read more...

Chefs help feed the hungry through cooking classes

Classes are held monthly at Cook’s Warehouse and benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank

For the last fifteen years, top chefs around Atlanta have been donating their time to help feed the hungry. Every month—sometimes multiple times a month—local chefs lead cooking demonstrations, workshops, and/or tastings at one of the four Cook’s Warehouse locations around the city to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Read more...

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