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In the course of a week, two beloved pizzerias (Ammazza Decatur, Nina & Rafi) and a revered Sichuan spot (Gu's Kitchen) each made a comeback of sorts. How do they stack up against the originals?
As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta’s restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter—waged by chefs hosting pop-up “restaurants” and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces—isn’t as easy to observe as the former. But it’s similarly impressive. In many ways, it’s more impressive.
BuHi Lights, a temporary art installation in Pinetree Plaza, will feature large-scale illuminated inflatables with printed work by four female artists of color that will open on Saturday, November 3. The month-long art installation is a follow-up to last year’s Living Walls Conference in Chamblee.
In this age of fancified food halls and cheffy fast-casual concepts, the ignoble strip mall has new competition—which makes now a good time to remind ourselves that some of Atlanta's most enduring and endearing restaurants call the strip mall home.
When it opened in 2000, Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta was among the first shopping malls in the U.S. marketed specifically to Latinos. Today, the 350,000-square-foot compound attracts more than four million visitors each year. You could spend several days sampling all of the tacos here—or you could study this taco cheat sheet to narrow your choices.
If Ugly Delicious had you craving Vietnamese-Cajun dishes, look no further than Buford Highway newcomer Kajun Crab, where you can get your hands messy with saucy crawfish boils and sip drinks that literally smoke and bubble with the help of dry ice.
Many DeKalb County residents had a rude awakening this morning when they turned on their showers and faucets to find, well, nothing. Sometime before 4:30 in the morning, a 48-inch transmission water main broke and flooded a section of Buford Highway north of I-285.
The restaurant is owned by a family from Mexico City, and though the place has "tortas" in its name, it offers everything from sopes (a round disc of masa topped with beans, cheese, shredded lettuce, and crema Mexicana) to enchiladas to enormous meat and cheese filled quesadillas.