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Mason's Super Dogs

How a 13-year-old launched a popular Atlanta hot dog stand

Like many middle-schoolers, Mason Wright is into video games and science. But one particular after-school activity sets Wright apart from his peers. For more than two years, the 13-year-old from Lithonia has operated a street vending hot dog stand, Mason’s Super Dogs.
Little Rey Atlanta Ford Fry

Check out the menu for Ford Fry’s newest restaurant Little Rey, opening on Memorial Day

Located in Piedmont Heights in the old Anchor Bar & Tattoo space, Little Rey will offer tacos (including breakfast tacos), salads, and chicken al carbon, ordered at the counter or picked up at a take-out window.

Chef Kevin Gillespie will open pop-up restaurant Ole Reliable in the Georgia-Pacific building

The Gunshow chef tackles a new challenge—corporate office food—when he opens Ole Reliable in the Georgia-Pacific Center in June.
Sukoshi Colony Square Atlanta

At Colony Square, Sukoshi will offer sushi to-go and a 30-minute “omakase”

New to Colony Square, Sukoshi, from the team behind O-Ku, will offer sit-down and to-go sushi, poke bowls, salads, and Japanese bites.

A quick primer on Chinese hot pot restaurants in Atlanta

Chinese hot pot restaurants aren’t new to Atlanta, but we’ve never had as many as we do now. And these days, you can experience the hot pot ritual—in which you simmer a variety of ingredients in bubbling broth—in more finely appointed settings, with menus devoted to authentic regional styles.

Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer, a “sister to Gunshow,” will open July 4 along the BeltLine

Kevin Gillespie's latest bar and restaurant, Cold Beer, will open July 4 along the Eastside Trail. We chatted with the Gunshow chef about what kind of small plates to expect, why it's "very unlike a bar," and why it will feature a giant painting of a polar bear.

12 kid-friendly spots for Mother’s Day brunch in metro Atlanta

Mother's Day brunch is meant to be relaxing, but that can be difficult when you have small kids. So here are 12 of our favorite spots with kid-friendly menus, activities, and most importantly, great food.
Pancake Social Atlanta menu

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Boxcar, Lazy Betty, and Pancake Social

Drink hundreds of different beers and wines at West End's Boxcar, get an incredible taste of a high-end menu at Ron Hsu's Lazy Betty in Candler Park, and stuff yourself with Anne Quatrano's brunch options at Pancake Social in Ponce City Market.
Review: Gyu-Kaku

Review: Japanese barbecue chain Gyu-Kaku gives Atlantic Station some dining cred

Given the dearth of decent dining options at Atlantic Station, Gyu-Kaku stands out from the other chains. It’s your best bet for a pre-movie steak and beer.

Review: Nina & Rafi’s Detroit Red-Top is Atlanta’s new pizza obsession

O4W Pizza owner Anthony Spina has returned to Atlanta with a new concept: Nina & Rafi. Atlantans had been eagerly anticipating the Grandma Pie’s homecoming, but it isn't on Nina & Rafi’s menu. Could his Detroit Red Top possibly live up to grandma’s hype?
How Kimball House and Ticonderoga Club build their bars

Secret’s in the sauce: The bottles that built Atlanta’s James Beard-nominated cocktail bars

For the first time ever, Atlanta has not one but two local establishments on the shortlist of five finalists for the James Beard Outstanding Beverage Program award: Ticonderoga Club and Kimball House. Paul Calvert and Miles Macquarrie take us on a tour of their backbars.

2. Staplehouse

Staplehouse is a fine-dining experience as innovative as it is unfussy.

1. Miller Union

At Miller Union, Georgia native Steven Satterfield gathers every misguided notion about Southern food and tosses them in the compost heap.

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.

4. Spring

In 2016, a clever little restaurant sprang onto the scene and broke all the rules.

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