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The Year in Food: The most important things that happened in Atlanta’s restaurant scene in 2018
Looking beyond such fanfare as the opening of Tiny Lou’s and the rise of fast-casual everything, what else happened in the food world this year—and what does it say about Atlanta? We received a few snubs on the national stage, which might suggest that our dining scene is faltering. It could also be that we’re currently stewing on our most promising culinary ideas and talent.
This year’s James Beard semifinalists look a little different—and Atlanta gets multiple nods
The James Beard Foundation's 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists include seven Atlanta-based chefs and three elsewhere in Georgia received nominations. If you look closer at the list, you'll notice a trend: Seven of these ten chefs are people of color.
New chef: Brian So
Brian So took one of eight spots on Atlanta’s best new restaurants list this year for his French technique-driven cooking at Spring in Marietta.
Review: Spring offers minimalist charm in Marietta
Brian So, the chef and owner of Spring in Marietta, does not like clutter. Good thing, too, because his restaurant—a converted train depot—doesn’t have room for much more than tables and chairs. So’s minimalism extends to his menu, which rarely boasts more than five entrees.
The 10 best dishes I ate in Atlanta in 2016
Restaurant critic Jennifer Zyman looks back at her favorite dishes of 2016, including brisket from B's Cracklin', Carolina gold rice and vegetables at Spring, and more.
Spring restaurant opens mid-April on the square in Marietta
Named after So's favorite season, Spring will offer a small but highly curated menu that changes based on the availability of local ingredients. “We’re going to concentrate on using the highest quality ingredients and cooking as simply and naturally as possible without masking flavors or adding too much cream, butter, and salt,” So says.