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How menus changed in the pandemic

How Atlanta restaurants are redesigning menus to weather the pandemic

The loss of a signature dish is just one example of how chefs have had to rethink their menus during the pandemic.
PERC_Coffee Cup Southern Belle

PERC Coffee pops up at Southern Belle throughout January

Chef Joey Ward has teamed up with PERC Coffee Roasters partner Alan Fischer to host a coffee pop-up at Southern Belle while the restaurant is on hiatus due to the pandemic.
Chef Jonathan Waxman describes his new Westside restaurant, Baffi, as “Italian-Californian-Georgian”

Chef Jonathan Waxman describes Baffi, his new Westside restaurant, as “Italian-Californian-Georgian”

James Beard Award winner and chef Jonathan Waxman, owner of the recently shuttered Brezza Cucina at Ponce City Market, is making his next mark on Atlanta with the opening of Baffi on January 5.
Nick's Westside

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Nick’s Westside, Mukja Korean Fried Chicken, and Elsewhere Brewing

A more casual (but still fancy) Westside watering hole, Korean fried chicken in Midtown, and beer and Argentinian food in Grant Park
Cocktails to end 2020

Say bye-bye to 2020 with these cocktail recipes from Atlanta bartenders

Mix and shake these drinks at home to bid adieu to 2020—and to toast the bartenders we’ve sorely missed.
comfort food quarantine

How comfort food—like my grandmother’s classic Korean stews—kept me company in quarantine

As more and more photos of sourdough bread emerged on my Instagram feed, I sought my own version of comfort—the OG Korean food that my grandmother would make, with full-on funk: Chamchi kimchijjigae, a slow simmered stew of “ripe” kimchi and canned tuna, followed by doenjang jjigae, a thick stew made with fermented soybean paste.

Spanish restaurant Botica takes over the former Watershed on Peachtree space

Chef Mimmo Alboumeh, fresh off his partnership at Red Pepper Taqueria, is reinventing the former Watershed on Peachtree space with the January 1 launch of Botica, a Spanish and Mexican restaurant.

Kinship Butcher & Sundry targets a February 1 opening in Virginia-Highland

Located in the former home of Goin’ Coastal’s bar area, Kinship will serve as a market and meeting place for neighbors to purchase fresh meat, sandwiches, coffee, and basic pantry items, each sourced from local purveyors, farmers, and artisans.

MUJO sushi pop-up will turn brick-and-mortar in 2021

Currently operating out of Cooks & Soldiers, which is also run by Castellucci Hospitality Group, MUJO will serve a by-reservation-only omakase experience in the nearby space once home to Kane Boutique.

Shop from Linton Hopkins’s pantry at the Buttery’s new retail location

Thirty cheeses, 15 types of ham, five varieties of bacon, four kinds of butter, fresh shrimp stock, pastas from the White Bull, and fresh sandwiches and salads. These are just a sampling of the items available from a new market located behind Nakato off Cheshire Bridge Road.

28 metro Atlanta patios ready for winter dining

Looking for a heated or covered patio in Atlanta? Here's a roundup of several restaurants with patios that you can enjoy even in dreary winter weather.

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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