For an easy dinner at home, Billy Allin suggests open-top braising, a slow-cooking method that yields super-tender meat with minimal kitchen effort. For poultry, Allin prefers the “crocodile” method, in which he places chicken (or duck) pieces in a pan and partially covers them with liquid, leaving the tops exposed “like the backs of crocodiles floating in the water.”
Listen to their allegation, from this morning's show, at the four-minute mark. Essentially, our writer at large, Justin Heckert, did a feature on the Beards of Comedy, a local quartet of stand-up acts, in our April issue. Since the group has a regular spot on Regular Guys, Heckert suggested we send them some copies of the mag. Larry Wachs contends this makes us "douchey." Really? What do you think?
Buckhead's shopping revival isn’t all centered on Buckhead Atlanta. In addition to (or perhaps in reaction to) the new development, Simon, the Indianapolis-based owner of Phipps and Lenox, is investing millions to attract more luxury retailers and better dining options.
When I was coming up in West Virginia, all food was comfort food. Which is to say the food that graced our dinner table was entirely home cooked, from simple ingredients, made that day. Every dish was familiar. Every meal surprise free. This was less about style than economics.
The Atlanta History Center uses daily household artifacts to tell the stories of the people who lived here. A double-sided display case shows a Civil War soldier’s virtues (pocket-sized scriptures and hymnals) and vices (tin poker chips, whiskey bottles, and dice). Walk through a reassembled log cabin or shotgun house, where creaky wooden floors transport you to the nineteenth century. Sit in a country chapel and cool off with a paper fan while you listen to shape-note singers or an African American sermon. And there are poignant reminders of a darker past; near a Ku Klux Klan robe is a grainy, black-and-white photograph of an anonymous lynching—covered discreetly by a flap of black felt.
At 9,000 square feet, the new Little Alley Steak on Lenox Road in Buckhead is three times the size of the original in Roswell. And for the first time, the restaurant will offer lunch service.
Frye and CorePower Yoga open at Ponce City Market, Robert Graham sets up shop at Lenox Square, and more Atlanta style news tidbits.
Most Atlantans know Antwan Patton (stage name: Big Boi) as half of the beloved hip-hop duo Outkast. But lately the rapper—and bulldog enthusiast—has teamed up with Chicago-based pet grooming guru Bobbi Panter on a line of natural dog shampoos.