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Seafood, health, and wellness to be themes at 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The fifth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) will be held May 28-31, and early bird ticket sales begin Friday, February 13. Founders Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter say this year’s guests should expect the unexpected with a bevy of new programming.

Brash Coffee coming to Westside Provisions District in early summer 2015

Brash Coffee is opening its first Atlanta store on the Westside in early summer 2015. In 2011, owner Matt Ludwikowski was working at Octane and took a trip to El Salvador with one intention: work directly with coffee farmers to learn as much about coffee as he could. He practiced what he learned and, two years later, opened the first Brash Coffee store in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Cockentrice to launch Sunday lunch service starting February 22

Starting Sunday, February 22, the Cockentrice will switch up its Sunday hours to open for lunch at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Currently, it’s open only for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. General manager Daisy Nagel says they hope to mirror the long Sunday lunches found in the French countryside.

In season: white Albas and local pecan truffles land on fall menus

Costing as much as $200 an ounce, white truffles are the diamond of fall produce. Hailing from select parts of Europe—primarily France and Italy—the small round bulbs are prized for their pungent fragrance and subtle earthy notes. When restaurants can’t afford them, many turn to pecan groves, which yield pecan truffles year-round in the Southeast region of the United States.

In season: Asha Gomez’s fig molasses upside down cake

Asha Gomez shares her fig molasses upside down cake recipe as the fall fruit's season peaks.

In Season: Smoke Ring’s no-hassle Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts have familial ties with collard greens, broccoli, kale, and kohlrabi, so it’s no wonder they’re in peak season at the same time. Chock full of vitamin C, fiber, and nutrients, even the syrup-dressed styles are good for you. Since the crispy, sweet globes are a stand-out side at Smoke Ring in Castleberry Hill, we asked chef Jordan Wakefield for the how-to.

In season: 5 Atlanta restaurants with odes to okra

Okra is as fickle to grow as it is cook, sometimes emerging in tough stalks or resulting in slimy preparations. And after September, the quintessentially-Southern vegetable becomes difficult to source. Before it's too late, visit these five spots for okra that's fried, charred, pickled, and more. With so many varying preparations, even okra-fearing diners may take a liking to this polarizing vegetable.

Preserve end-of-season produce with Martha McMillin at Preserving Place

Starbucks has started serving pumpkin spice lattes, which can only mean one thing: Hearing “It’s Fall Y’all” is just around the corner. With that...

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

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,...

In Season: 7 eggplant dishes to try now

Picking the purple vegetable marks the imminence of fall. Chefs start trading in red tomatoes for their meatier oblong-shaped cousins, and diners start toting...

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