I left Atlanta for a few years in early 2006. A week before my departure, another food critic in town reached out and said, "Let me treat you to dinner. Name the place."I had already splurged on farewell meals at Seeger’s, Joël, Soto, and the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead—not because of any prescient notions that Guenter Seeger, Joël Antunes, and Sotohiro Kosugi would soon leave the city, or that the Dining Room would close not long after I returned in 2009. I just knew how much I’d miss the marvels those restaurants served. So for this final dinner, I wanted an institution that honored Atlanta’s Southern marrow but also fed off its appetite for prestige and success. "Let’s go to Bone’s," I said.
The Hop City Craft Beer & Wine team is opening its second restaurant in West End's Lee + White development in March. Boxcar will allow Barleygarden chef Matt Hutchins to "create things that [are] a little more sophisticated."
As a writer, director, filmmaker, and mom to two rambunctious girls—Olive and Ora Abercrombie— Karla Davis is busy 24/7. She got her start at Turner Studios and has elevated her Instagram account @mintkarla into a picturesque moodboard featuring her two stylish daughters.
No other place came as close to satisfying my simultaneous yearnings for discovery and acceptance as this weirdly tropical and uncharacteristically health-focused restaurant. When I found R. Thomas, it didn’t fit in, and I therefore believed in my teenage heart that it was just like me.
The Potlikker Papers is a food history of the modern South, “the South that awakes from slumber in 1955 when the cooks and maids in Montgomery step off the buses and begin walking to work, rejecting Jim Crow,” says Edge.