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Atlanta restaurants support families separated at U.S. border

How Atlanta restaurants are showing support for border families

Ticonderoga Club's Paul Calvert and Little Tart Bakeshop's Sarah O'Brien are working to rally Atlanta restaurateurs to support the efforts of those trying to help children who have been detained and separated from their families at the U.S. border.
The White Bull

Review: The White Bull takes the concept of housemade to the next level

The farm-to-table dishes at The White Bull need some editing, but there's no doubting the sincerity and talent underpinning this downtown Decatur restaurant.
Where to eat on Valentine's Day in Atlanta

Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

It's not too late to snag a hot reservation for February 14—as long as you act quickly. Here are 26 Atlanta spots offering special deals and menus for Valentine's Day.
50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

37. The Optimist

What with the mini-golf lawn outside, you don’t really need dinner to have a grand time at Ford Fry’s seafood sensation. But you'll want to eat.

Pat Pascarella is now executive chef at the Optimist

Ford Fry’s award-winning Westside seafood spot, the Optimist, has a new executive chef in the kitchen—its fourth since the restaurant opened.

Where to eat and what to do on Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

Dinner and a movie is so last year. Take advantage of these Valentine's Day specials–and special activities–around Atlanta.
BeetleCat

Review: BeetleCat proves Ford Fry needs to slow down

Cocktail-fueled crowds are standard when dining with Ford Fry, whose interiors are never anything less than stunning. But at some point, you will need to eat—calories to balance the booze. This is where BeetleCat starts to sink.
Taqueria La Oaxaqueña

The Christiane Chronicles: Yes, there’s great food OTP, and why eats don’t need to be Instagram-worthy

I’ll log as many miles as it takes for a good meal. Other folks eat only at restaurants nearby out of convenience. That’s fine, unless you’re one of the many intown residents who regard their refusal to travel outside I-285 as a badge of sophistication. Plus, why there’s nothing wrong with simple food.

Ford Fry’s Optimist spinoff to be called Beetlecat, opening in November

Ford Fry’s Inman Park restaurant, often referenced as “the little sister to the Optimist,” finally has a name. Beetlecat will open in November and is named after the small wooden sailboats popular in New England. Andrew Isabella, formerly of No. 246, will lead the kitchen, working closely with Kevin Maxey.

Wesley True, formerly of the Spence, replaces Adam Evans at the Optimist

Rocket Farms Restaurants and chef/restaurateur Ford Fry announced today that Wesley True is replacing Adam Evans as executive chef at the Optimist. True worked at Danube and Aquavit in New York City, and most recently the Spence; Evans, who has led the Optimist since its opening in 2012, announced his departure last month and has yet to reveal his future plans.

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