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The development will have two residential phases connected by a future mixed-use section next door to the new Mercedes-Benz headquarters.
Atlanta is a city that looks outward far more than inward, or even nearby. Outward, say, to the Lower East Side (the General Muir’s pastrami), or to China (Gu’s Dumplings), or to France (Bread & Butterfly’s tender, airy omelets). With the glorious exception of Ryan Smith at Staplehouse, I didn’t find a posse of young, or youngish, chefs all cooking as much for each other as for the public. The priority in Atlanta is less innovation based on local ingredients, as at Staplehouse, than finding a formula that works and then pumping out food to fit it. This makes for generous, untweezed food. But it also means food that, once successful, can become rote.
Aria has ditched its stark white-on-white color scheme. Chef Gerry Klaskala is also testing out a new menu format, eschewing appetizer, entree, and dessert sections for vegetables, meat, and seafood.
Now that so many bartenders are using sophisticated machines to freeze water into all shapes and sizes, I’ve started to worry about what kind of ice might appear in my tumbler. And 30 years ago, I discovered Andy’s Original Popcorn, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Gerry Klaskala discusses art, how Atlanta has changed, and the worst culinary trend he's seen in his 45-year career.
From cellars to chef's tables, Aria, Local Three, Porter Beer Bar, and Muss & Turner's all have private dining options you might not have heard of.
Costing as much as $200 an ounce, white truffles are the diamond of fall produce. Hailing from select parts of Europe—primarily France and Italy—the small round bulbs are prized for their pungent fragrance and subtle earthy notes. When restaurants can’t afford them, many turn to pecan groves, which yield pecan truffles year-round in the Southeast region of the United States.
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