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Beard Papa’s Japanese cream puff shop to open in Peachtree Corners

Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa's is set to open its first Georgia location in Peachtree Corners this spring. Expect flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, cookies and cream, espresso, hazelnut, and creme brulee.

I was supposed to love being a restaurant critic. What happened?

There are so many great stories about falling in love with food. There are far fewer about falling out of love with food.
H&F Burger expands Suntrust Park Restaurant Eugene new chef

Expansions and new chefs: Big changes coming to Linton Hopkins’s restaurants

H&F Burger is expanding to a new, bigger space at SunTrust Park, Restaurant Eugene has a new chef, and Linton Hopkins is back in the kitchen at Holeman and Finch.
Bar Nøne nonalcoholic cocktails Coca-Cola Atlanta

With nonalcoholic drinks in demand, Coca-Cola launches bottled line Bar Nøne

Atlanta bars have shown plenty of interest in crafting unique nonalcoholic drinks, but on grocery store shelves, the options can be slim. Enter Bar Nøne, a new line of cocktail-inspired, nonalcoholic bottled drinks that come in varieties such as ginger mule and Bellini spritz.
Nina & Rafi Grandma Pie

Here’s why the Grandma Pie is off the menu at Nina & Rafi

The Grandma Pie that made O4W Pizza is off the menu at Anthony Spina and Billy Streck's new restaurant, Nina & Rafi. Instead, the duo are focusing on the restaurant's other pizza styles and Italian-American comfort foods.

Manny’s Grant Park Pub is set to open soon—preview the menu plans

Manuel Maloof, a relative of the Manuel’s Tavern founder of the same name, is opening a restaurant and bar at 586 Woodward Avenue in Grant Park. Called Manny’s Grant Park Pub, it will serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night fare, alongside a full bar menu.
Nakamura.ke glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up Atlanta Paris on Ponce

Atlanta’s glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up, Nakamura.ke, gets a second location

Nakamura.ke, the otherworldly glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up debuting on Edgewood Avenue in late January, will host a second series of dinners and after-parties at Paris on Ponce beginning in mid-February.
Adalina

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene: Adalina, Gato Nights, Tuza

Vinings has a new traditional Italian restaurant, Adalina, which has former Empire State South chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm. Candler Park's Nicholas Stinson opened Gato Nights, which is dubbed “a weekly investigation into deep regional Mexican cuisine.” And Berkeley Park welcomes Tuza, a taco shop that is an ode to Mexico City street food.

Review: Banshee is East Atlanta Village’s most sophisticated spot

Banshee no doubt elevates East Atlanta Village’s reputation as a dining destination—a reputation that has been slow to take shape, despite several attempts by distinguished chefs. Yet the restaurant still feels very much of the Village, which is to say irreverent, chill, and clearly the product of a cohesive, creative vision.
Most anticipated Atlanta restaurants of 2019 restaurants opening in Atlanta 2019

The most anticipated Atlanta restaurants of 2019

There is plenty to look forward to in Atlanta's dining scene this year. Here's our roundup of some of the buzziest bars and restaurants that are (hopefully) coming soon.

Which is the right sparkling wine for your party?

Is there any party that can’t be instantly improved by the sound of a cork popping for sparkling wine? But not all bubbles are created equally: you might want the best champagne or a rowdy midnight toast with Solo cups. To help you plan, we sat down with sommelier Steven Grubbs, wine director at Empire State South, for a blind tasting of four sparkling wines.

1. Staplehouse

Two years after we gave it four out of four stars, Staplehouse is still on top.

2. Miller Union

Few chefs celebrate the region like Steven Satterfield does. He loves Georgia and accepts—with glee—what its soil gives him.

3. Masterpiece

As long as Rui Liu's fermented long beans with “streaky pork” and fish braised in chili oil are on the menu, Masterpiece's crowds won’t wane.

4. Spring

Spring's dining room is intimate— just 14 tables—and Brian So’s cooking is technical, restrained, even reverent.

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