Toranj Middle Eastern Kitchen hopes to educate guests about the Tulip Era
A Middle Eastern restaurant is taking over the space formerly home to Atmosphere on Piedmont Road near Ansley Mall. Named Toranj, the restaurant is designed to educate as well as feed. “I want to teach through experiences,” says Amisha Popatiya, who founded the Toranj with her husband, sister, and brother-in-law.
Review: Spend a very happy hour at Whoopsie’s
Take me to a minuscule bar with clever low-budget decor, shove a one-page menu under my nose that doesn’t look like typical pub fare, and I am sure to fall in love before even tasting anything. Whoopsie’s, recently opened in Reynoldstown, checks all the boxes, playful and serious in equal proportion: a sparse 40 seats, lots of thrift-store finds and reclaimed furniture, lights turned way down low.
Exploring Georgia’s first mountainside bike park, surprisingly close to Atlanta
Jarrod’s Place Bike Park is the brainchild of two thrill-seeking buddies with disparate dreams for the same industry. It celebrated its first anniversary May 7. And it’s already established itself—without really trying to—as an international destination, an anomaly in a burgeoning sport, and a boon for one of Georgia’s poorest counties.
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Marcus Bar & Grille, Dolo’s Pizza, and Mobay Spice
Marcus Samuelsson rolls into Old Fourth Ward, pizza in Underground Atlanta, and Jamaican in Toco Hills.
Bastone to host Siciliano’s sandwich pop-up beginning June 9
If all goes well, Siciliano’s will be held monthly and eventually open as a brick and mortar elsewhere in the city. “We are definitely looking to do a sandwich shop in the future. We’re always looking at spaces,” Pascarella says. “We feel the Italian deli scene doesn’t exist yet in ATL, so we're just always trying to do our part.”
In a new cookbook, an Atlanta author shares classic spice blends from across India—including this decadent chai lassi recipe
This chai rabdi lassi pays homage to rich historical and culinary traditions. It embraces the regional love of cream, and the spiced black chai is a nod to its struggle for freedom against colonial rule.
Three Peaches brings dairy-free gelato and superfood lattes to Piedmont Park
Kendra Bauser started Three Peaches in 2018 after training at a health-focused gelateria in Sicily. She opened a small counter at the Municipal Market on Edgewood Avenue in 2020, where she sells pre-packaged dairy free and vegan gelato, as well as superfood lattes and vegan baked goods. Her goal is to expand at the Piedmont Park location, scooping gelato to order and offering additional dairy-free goodies.
The Hampton Social to bring “rosé all day” to Dunwoody’s High Street
A 10,000-square-foot restaurant is joining High Street in Dunwoody next spring. Called the Hampton Social, it’s a coastal-inspired spot with 11 locations in Illinois, Florida, and Tennessee. Founded in Chicago in 2015, it boasts a “Rosé All Day” mentality that focuses on social engagement. However, it’s not all about the ‘gram—a James Beard award-winning chef is behind the culinary program.
A tranquil spa and sanctuary at the MET Atlanta honors a famous Honduran herbalist
When you walk through the door at Sebi’s Daughters at the MET Atlanta in Adair Park, you are immediately transported to a tropical forest, complete with mangroves climbing the walls, soothing music in the air, and the sounds of a gentle, burbling waterfall.
Planta and Planta Queen descend on Atlanta
From Meatless Mondays to dedicated vegans, many Atlantans are opting for more plant-based meals and diets as a way to eat healthier. Planta founder and CEO Steven Salm is here for it. He’s bringing two plant-based restaurants to the city: Planta will replace Watchman’s in Krog Street Market in late June, while Planta Queen moves into Buckhead Village in October.