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Atlanta Food Lovers Guide

Think of our A(TL) to Z index as your essential shopping list. We scoured the city’s best markets and shops to find fruits and vegetables at the peak of the season, fragrant olive oils, crusty breads, locally raised meats, tempting sweets, and much, much more. Plus, we sneak in a few restaurant recommendations. Read more...

Men's designer aprons make a statement in fashion and function

Atlanta chefs show off a fresh take on the plain white coat

Culinary students may still squeeze themselves into the stiff white chefs coat, long the industry’s de rigueur uniform. But the new must-have garb, particularly among Atlanta’s male chefs who have made it to the top of the food chain, is the designer apron. Read more...

Ten exhausting hours with restaurateur Federico Castellucci III

A day in the life of the president of Casellucci Hospitality Group

How does Castellucci keep up with four restaurants, 150 employees, and a six-days-a-week schedule? Read more...

Simply Seoul Kitchen's Hannah Chung: Atlanta's Kimchi Queen

The overnight sensation chef will soon have a stand at Ponce City Market

Kimchi—the fiery fermented Korean condiment, often made with cabbage or radishes—is hot on the taste buds and hotter in the marketplace. Korean cuisine as a whole has been drawing buzz, due in part to the craze for fusion tacos—filled with meats like bulgogi, or grilled marinated beef—that originated in Los Angeles. Read more...

Of lambs, lions, and libations: Two cocktails to start and end March

Cakes & Ale's Jordan Smelt offers up two delicious drinks

At the end of each February, my grandfather, a farmer, would pull a warm coat over his olive-drab work clothes, appraise the sky, and mutter an old saying: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” He wasn’t much of a drinker, so I hope he’d forgive his urbane grandson for applying the adage to cocktails. For the month’s moody weather, we might want a drink that warms one week and refreshes another. Read more...

Sweet Auburn Curb Market invigorates with global goodies

New vendors bring a much-needed ethnic and health-minded diversity to the 90-year-old market

Sweet Auburn Curb Market turns ninety this year. Originally known as the Municipal Market of Atlanta, it began as an assembly of open-air vendors on land laid waste by the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, which started near a Decatur Street warehouse and consumed almost 2,000 buildings. Read more...

Shell yeah! Hot restaurants crack open the world of raw oysters

I slurped my first oyster while standing in brackish water on the lower coast of Brittany. The sensation filled me with wonder. I had eaten something that was still alive—something pure and oddly fleshy trapped in a bracing sip of seawater. Read more...

Bowled over: Get your fill of Asian soups

Nutritious and comforting, these dishes might just be the perfect cold-weather meal

What food comforts in winter more than soup? It’s the universal restorative. But among the world’s goulashes, stews, and minestrones, the Asian traditions of soup may be the ideal one-bowl meals. Their fragrant, nutritious broths soothe and energize. These four bowls never fail to warm the stomach and heart. Read more...

Sipping chocolate: Hot cocoa for grown-ups

Spike this rich indulgance, and drink it like it's hot.

As children we found comfort in cups of Swiss Miss hot cocoa and those dinky mini-marshmallows. But the grown-up equivalent is hot chocolate—more accurately called “sipping chocolate.” Read more...

Comeback Carb: Pasta finally wins over Atlanta chefs

It's been a long time coming, but these six picks prove noodles are finally having their moment

It’s been a long road to glory for pasta in Atlanta. Without the large Italian population that blessed other American cities, we never had a community to teach us how to revere fragrant bowls of noodles. Read more...