Storico Vino to become Pachengo’s Mexican taqueria in late July
When the Storico team opened Italian focaccia bar concept Yeppa & Co. in February, they knew there was a good chance they’d cannibalize their own business from wine bar Storico Vino nearby. So, they started planning a new restaurant—something vastly different from what they’ve done at Storico Fresco and Forza Storico. Enter Pachengo’s, an elevated Mexican restaurant that will replace Storico Vino in late July.
Punk Foodie Fest Vol. 2 to feature 45 dishes from 16 Atlanta pop-ups
On June 10 from noon to 5 p.m., Punk Foodie Fest Vol. 2 will bring 16 local, under-the-radar popups to Westside Motor Lounge, where attendees can sample 45 curated dishes ranging from a Mapo chili dog to ube cheesecake.
All Revved Up: Insider tips for visiting the National Corvette Museum
The woman at the helm of the National Corvette Museum gets us up to speed on the destination that celebrates America’s iconic sports car
Greg Best and Paul Calvert discuss Southern National’s beverage program
Chef Duane Nutter and restaurateur Reggie Washington will bring their Mobile, Alabama, restaurant Southern National to Summerhill on June 29. This time, the duo—who originated One Flew South in Hartsfield-Jackson airport—will bring with them a pair of seasoned, award-winning mixologists as partners. Ticonderoga Club’s Greg Best and Paul Calvert are designing the new Southern National beverage program, focusing on a sophisticated, refined experience that emphasizes Champagne, Old World-style red wines, and riffs on classic cocktails.
Room Envy: A beachy retreat in Buckhead
This retreat channels both Florida’s Palm Beach and the French Riviera, although it belongs to a family home in Buckhead.
The Tara Theatre is back and better than ever
At first, when I pulled into the parking lot of the newly reopened Tara Theatre for a Sunday screening, the 55-year-old theater seemingly hadn’t changed at all. The 1960s facade’s glittering lights still illuminated an otherwise generic Cheshire Bridge strip mall, finally lit after a seven-month closure. The Plaza Theatre’s owner, Chris Escobar, revived the Tara just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and I was excited to return to the place where I’d seen dozens of movies over the past decade, from obscure A24 indies to Oscar-winning dramas. But there was something off I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Well Served Shorts: Chef spotlight on Eric Rivera in Montgomery, Alabama
Plus destination dining at the Hermitage Hotel, a roadside food hall, and our recommendations for Kentucky bourbon getaways.
Meet three Atlantans who are making women’s fitness apparel more accessible
“There’s a direct correlation between what you wear and how confident you feel,” says Jacqueline Dow of J. Dow Fitness. “Ensuring a woman feels beautiful and that her clothes are made for a body type like hers—I hope that inspires a journey to explore what a healthy lifestyle looks like.”
House Envy: Modern architecture and backyard amenities elevate this Blue Ridge home
Dubbed “The Peaks House,” this newly constructed home offers a refined approach to mountain living, says Lucy Small, the builder, designer, and listing agent through Engel & Volkers Atlanta and North Georgia Mountains. High ceilings and an abundance of windows are a large part of the appeal, as well as unexpected materials.
Let’s Get ‘Phygital’!
Maliki Gilbert wows the SCAD Fashion runway.