Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Oysters

Will the Georgia oyster rise again?

Ask Kimball House co-owner Bryan Rackley about any gaps in his Decatur restaurant’s oyster menu, and his answer comes clear and quick: On a list that includes selections from the Carolinas, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana, he can offer no Georgia oysters.
50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

The 50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

Here we rank the city’s best—power players who define our dining culture, impress us consistently, and leave us hungry for more long after we pay the check.
Chicomecoatl

Chef to Watch: Maricela Vega, a.k.a. Chicomecóatl, crafts beautiful, plant-based Mexican dishes

Maricela Vega's complex "modern Mexican" dishes are often entirely plant-based and always Instagram-worthy. She currently hosts pop-ups at the Spindle and LottaFrutta, and hopes to eventually open a bodega where she can give back to her community.
Bento Box

A “Bento Box” of stylish professional wear delivered to your door? Yes, please.

Not a food item but certainly craveable, the Bento Box from workwear fashion disrupter MM.LaFleur is like a chef’s tasting menu for professional women, served with four to six stylist-selected items (accessories, knits, separates, and dresses up to size 22W) and a nonsubscription, four-day free trial—a no-pressure sales pitch.

What’s hidden underground in Atlanta?

The ship from Dante's Down the Hatch and the Crypt of Civilization at Oglethorpe University are just a few of the relics hidden under our feet.
Reese Bluestein

Instagram Star: Why you should follow style blogger Reese Blutstein

Georgia State student and style blogger Reese Blutstein (aka @double3xposure) may make you reconsider trendy fast fashion.

1. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

In a city that has leveled so much of its history, what Bob and Kristine Sandage have done to renovate the century-old Kriegshaber mansion on Moreland, just south of Little Five Points, is nothing short of heroic.

Atlanta’s open kitchens turn up the heat

Restaurant kitchens used to be cramped, windowless hellholes invisible to the dining public. Now the cooks have moved into the dining room—literally. Breaking down the fourth wall between chef and customer, these restaurants represent the newest movement in kitchen design.

Best New Restaurants: King and Duke

“I feel like I just walked into a restaurant time machine and leaped three decades ahead,” said a native Atlantan friend.
Empire State South

48. Empire State South

This rustic Midtown centerpiece still draws enormous energy from its handsome bar, which opens at 7 a.m. with coffee, pastries, and bagels.

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