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How an Indian civil engineer changed Atlanta’s culinary landscape with his restaurant, Calcutta
Opened in 1973, Calcutta was Atlanta’s first Indian restaurant—but, much more than that, it was a community center, a place where South Asians could socialize freely.
Bhojanic Market opens in Emory dining hall; possible expansions in Midtown and Alpharetta
Bhojanic Decatur closed after 12 years in November 2015, but owner Archna Becker already had her sights on Bhojanic Market, which opened at Emory University January 11. Becker says the setup is like a “Willy’s-style line for hot food with rice bowls, samosas, naan, a few desserts and a few drinks.”
Website connects restaurateurs with service industry pros
A couple of years ago, if you had asked Fred Castellucci (the Iberian Pig, Double Zero Napoletana and Sugo) what his biggest problem was, he’d have said finding reliable staff for his restaurants. Like many restaurateurs, Castellucci relied on Craigslist to fill his openings.
The Kids Are All Right: Children of Immigrant Restaurateurs
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Asian community. Atlanta’s adventurous Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Japanese, and Indian eateries have saved me from a boredom that otherwise would have broken my spirit over three decades of professional eating.