Every week, we give you an in-depth calendar of upcoming dining events to help you navigate the weekend’s culinary festivities.
Friday, November 6Read more
NATIONAL NACHO DAY
Today is National Nacho Day! (I’m not sure what organization could possibly be important enough to decide the best date for cheese and chips, but I do know that contemplating this holiday makes me want to make jokes about cheese that ain’t yours.) Uncle Julio’s offers up a myriad selection, including one platter with refried beans or another with mesquite-grilled chicken.
Our man “Micropundit” obtained an early copy of the menu at Bistro Niko, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s new venture in the Sovereign building that is scheduled to open tomorrow night. The company states the restaurant aims to be a bistro that “offers a lighter version of classic French cuisine.” And—I’ll be darned—this menu actually looks French! True-minded interpretations of that cuisine have become scarce in these parts. The menu, overseen by ex-Pano̵Read more
ATL Food Chatter: November 2, 2009
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According to Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a chef with an impressive, international pedigree is headed to our town to helm the restaurant at the forthcoming Loews Atlanta hoRead more
A new dream team reinvigorates a Cheshire Bridge favorite
Woodfire Grill on Cheshire Bridge Road has undergone many changes in the last year, but its most essential trademark endures. The sweet, smoky aromas drifting from the open kitchen at the dining room’s entrance still tranquilize as if a lullaby had dissolved into fragrance. Borrowed from the playbook of California cuisine, the layout places the focal point of cooking directly in the path of newly arrived guests, who inhale scents evocative of campfire and barbecue en route to their table. Those first wafts anchor the meal. They communicate the tone and ambitions of the restaurant more effectively than words on a menu ever could. And now they act as an aromatic through-line that connects the restaurant’s past with its recent and remarkable reinvention.Read more
Pimento cheese, sometimes called the South’s “house pâté,” is a simple cheese spread made with extra-sharp cheddar, mayonnaise, and diced roasted red peppers. It’s a very mildly peppery blend straight from the midcentury, and it’s delicious on celery sticks, sandwiches, and hamburgers.Read more
Think of these rolls as the Lowcountry cousin to lobster rolls—those uber-decadent (and expensive!) sandwiches of lobster morsels dressed with mayonnaise, lemon juice, and diced celery that get served in roadside joints up and down the New England coast in the summer.Read more
You’ll find no better cookbook gift for Southern-food lovers this year than The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern, but first buy yourself a copy to serve the smashing pimento-cheese potato gratin with Thanksgiving dinner.Read more
Every week, we give you an in-depth calendar of upcoming dining events to help you navigate the weekend’s culinary festivities. In addition to ghouls, goblins, and gatherings, this weekend’s Halloween events entail a pumpkin-carving competition, costume contests, holiday treats, and more.
Thursday, October 29
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Atlanta Botanical Garden holdsRead more
Editor’s Note: Dining editor and restaurant critic Bill Addison is at the Southern Foodways Alliance gathering, so Rebecca Burns, interactive director and Top Chef obsessive, is filling in with this week’s recap.
Reality show traffics heavily in schadenfreude—we love to watch contestants squirm, freak out, or fall apart. This is especially appealing when we know somethingRead more
For the Wade family of Lucky7W farm in Wilkes County, local food is not a trend, but a birthright. Matriarch Etwenda “Tink” Wade is a fourth-generation farmer, and her three children, ages sixteen to twenty-three, do their share of chores on the 230-acre spread.Read more