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Busy Bee Cafe

The pandemic reminds me of a time when Atlanta was a very different food city

In this hiatus, I’ve had ample time to return to memories of the restaurant scene of Atlanta’s past.
Pollo Supremo

Next up from the owner of Octopus Bar and 8Arm: Pollo Supremo near EAV

Located on Moreland Avenue a few blocks from East Atlanta Village, Pollo Supremo is slated to open by September.
Aviva by Kameel

Atlanta’s happiest chef spreads the joy to Midtown with second Aviva location

Downtown Mediterranean eatery Aviva by Kameel is opening its second location on June 26—this one in the Collective food hall in Coda Tech Square.
Lyla Lila review

Review: Lyla Lila is a serious destination for pasta

With pasta from a profoundly talented expat of Ecco and St. Cecilia, Lyla Lila is as much a draw for Fox Theatre patrons as for Midtown residents looking for a reliable yet exciting neighborhood haunt.
Lazy Llama Cantina Atlanta

Is patio dining the future of restaurants?

Some say it’s always patio season in Atlanta—and, with COVID-19 concerns plaguing indoor dining rooms, they could be right.

New ideas, smaller portions, and increased demand: How four Atlanta pop-up chefs and bakers adjusted in the pandemic

When the pandemic shut down Atlanta in mid-March, Nick Melvin made the difficult decision to furlough himself from his chef position at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. But he couldn’t keep out of the kitchen for too long and soon launched a burrito pop-up out of his house called Poco Loco.

Bagel Palace isn’t re-opening yet—but there is hope

Bagel Palace—the beloved New York-style bagel shop that closed in Toco Hills a few years ago—may be resurrected, but not just yet. Owner Manny Klein is looking at spaces but hasn't yet signed a lease.
Honeysuckle Gelato

Seven spots to get gelato in metro Atlanta

It’ll be some time before any of us make it to Italy, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t try to capture some of the magic through one of its greatest exports. Here are seven places to find great gelato scoops in metro Atlanta.
Gunter Seeger

Chef Günter Seeger returns to Atlanta from New York—with a plan for a new style of restaurant

Chef Günter Seeger discusses his decision to leave New York, the future of restaurants, and his resurrected role as an Atlanta chef.
Atlanta takeout Talat Market

My life in takeout

Ordering food is a way to relive old restaurant memories—and to, somehow, strangely form new ones.
Chef Kevin Rathbun

Rathbun’s and Krog Bar were going to close. COVID-19 just accelerated it.

Chef Kevin Rathbun's 17-year-old flagship American restaurant and nearby wine bar were due to shut down in early 2021 regardless because of a lease dispute, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed up the timeline.

3. Masterpiece

Rui Liu, a certified master chef from northeastern China, came to America on an O-1 visa given only to “individuals with extraordinary achievement.” Just wait til you bite into the more than 100 dishes on his menu.

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