Having gained fans with the playful, irreverent food they serve out of their Cabbagetown restaurant, JenChan’s, the restaurateurs are making moves in East Atlanta Village.
Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL plans to officially open as a full-service restaurant on Buford Highway in June. Located in Asian Square near Mamak, it will serve traditional fare inspired by the heritage of owners Mia Orino and Carlo Gan.
The latest in a series of Buckhead hotel restaurants to open (following Dirty Rascal in the Thompson Buckhead and the Betty in the Kimpton Sylvan), the Americano is now serving dinner nightly in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Led by celebrity chef Scott Conant—known for his Food Network appearances and two James Beard Awards—the Americano is a modern Italian steakhouse.
In 2020, Price founded Crafted for Action, an organization focused on building an inclusive beer community. Its signature event, CraftBeerCon, attracts a diverse group of attendees and panelists and offers a platform for everyone in the beer community—not just brewers and brewery owners, but enthusiasts, influencers, journalists, and brands—to lend their voices to the conversation.
The verdict on 6 new Atlanta restaurants: Birrieria Landeros, MikChan’s, The Usual, Pala, Bastone, and El Valle
Birria to bleat about! Plus: Sichuan hot dogs in EAV, Roman-style pizza in Buckhead, a mozzarella bar on the Westside, and more.
For the past year, chef Arnaldo Castillo (previously of Minero) has been sharing his Peruvian roots through a pop-up dubbed La Chingana. Now, he’s giving his cuisine a permanent home with the opening of Tio Lucho's, a coastal Peruvian restaurant, in the former CO space in Poncey-Highland.
An exhibition of nearly 70 showstopping looks by fashion designer Christian Siriano opened to much fanfare at SCAD’s glossy Midtown museum, SCADFASH, featuring a color-coded rainbow of gowns, gender-bending suits, and waterfalls of tulle and billowing velvet.
Chef Chris Hughes plans to open Homage, an intimate Spanish tapas restaurant, in a former laundry service building on Rogers Street near the train tracks.
Skip Engelbrecht and chef Nhan Le, the team behind 8Arm in Poncey-Highland, have turned their focus to casual eateries. They recently launched Fishmonger seafood market and raw bar in Virginia-Highland and will open Small Fry—an elevated, fried comfort food takeout—in Atlanta Dairies in late fall.
Pickleball is a quirky mashup of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. With Atlanta’s year-round temperate weather and booming tennis scene—the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) boasts over 80,000 members—it’s easy to see why pickleball is catching on here.