What’s the craziest thing El Super Pan’s Hector Santiago has ever butchered?

El Super Pan's Hector Santiago discusses Top Chef, Spam, and the problem with culinary school now.

Guy Wong and Mihoko Obunai of Miso talk ramen, labs, and lunch

The return of ramen to menu of chef Guy Wong's Miso Izakaya is shaping up to be an event. Wong's ramen, which was once served only after 10 pm at the Old Fourth Ward eatery, earned him more than a few devotees and fans.

Watershed on Peachtree to serve its famous fried chicken for lunch on Wednesdays

Today at 11:30 a.m., Watershed on Peachtree will serve its lauded fried chicken to a lunch crowd for the first time. The saltwater and buttermilk-brined bird has previously only been available on Wednesdays at dinner, often selling out before 7:30 p.m. Now, executive chef Joe Truex is broadening this window to include Wednesday lunch service.

Asha Gomez on closing down Cardamom Hill, opening Spice to Table in Studioplex Friday

Last week Asha Gomez surprised Atlanta when she announced that she would be closing Cardamom Hill after dinner service tonight. Cardamom Hill had been named among Bon Appétit magazine's Top 50 Best New Restaurants in 2012, and the restaurant later became a James Beard semi-finalist. But even after tonight, Gomez will still be hard at work; she plans to open an Indian patisserie called Spice to Table in Studioplex Friday.

11 restaurants ringing in the New Year in style

There are many nights when an early bedtime is acceptable, but New Years Eve is not one of them. Here are 11 Atlanta restaurants ending the year in style. Join them. Reservations are highly recommended.

Jeni’s Spendid Ice Creams opens October 23 with free scoops for all

After much ado, the Ohio-based gourmet ice cream company Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will open in the Westside Provisions District on October 23 with complimentary scoops for all. Located at 1198 Howell Mill Road, next to Star Provisions, the party goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes access to all flavors (numbering between twenty and twenty-five) being sold in the store. That means fall flavors like Cinderella Pumpkin and Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows are fair game! Founder and chief creative officer Jeni Britton Bauer will be there for the kickoff as well as for the store’s first full day of regular operations (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) on October 24.

Looking back, a review of 2013

As the saying goes, you win some, and you lose some. This year we saw famed mixologists leave their longtime outposts, award-winning chefs open new “it” spots, and the restaurant community band together to help one of their own. As we welcome in the new year, we pause to take a look back at what happened in 2013.

Cirque to take over former Piebar space

The iconic, round, spaceship-like building off Monroe Drive and visible from I-85 is about to open its doors again. Formerly home to a handful of short-lived concepts like Eros Tapas Bar, IXTLAN Ultra Lounge, and Piebar, the building is set to become a seafood and daiquiri spot called Cirque by February 2014 (at the soonest).

Hugh Acheson on the difference between “real” and “fake” Southern food

Empire State South chef Hugh Acheson reveals the one dish he wishes he knew how to cook, his favorite cookbooks, and why he hates Jell-O.

Waffle House launches new food truck focused on disaster relief

Earlier this month, WaHo started bringing plates of joy to disaster stricken areas with a new food truck specialized for disaster relief. The company contracted David Ford of Food Trucks South to create a truck that would not only hold the ambience and productivity of a brick and mortar location but also could be used to assist areas affected by natural disasters. Recently, we got in touch with Ford for more details about the truck and how it will be utilized.

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