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The country’s signature grape varietal, often accused of being too sweet, has yet to sync with the American palate, despite relentless nationwide campaigns and marketing pushes. But there is a way to dive into German wines—great German wines—without having to buy a copy of Rosetta Stone, memorize a map, or fork over a ton of cash: go sparkling.
Across the street from the Inman Park MARTA station, bakers David Garcia and Abigail Quinn churn out magnificent rustic sourdough loaves, stubby baguettes, and a wide assortment of sweet pastries.
Quiche, anybody? Yesterday I stopped by Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park to check out its new eight-item lunch menu, which debuted earlier this month. The most delightful thing I tried was a big wedge of quiche filled with a weightless, eggy custard of soft onions, broccoli, and smoky cubes of lardon.
Atlanta scored big on this year’s list of James Beard Award semifinalists with a record number of nominees. Thirteen Atlanta chefs and restaurants made the cut (fourteen, if you count The Grey in Savannah). Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, March 24.
It’s been less than a month since Thanksgiving, but with relatives on the way, it’s again time to consider the most important of questions: What do I drink now?
Alpaca, it’s what’s for dinner: Atlanta restaurants serve up alternatives to the usual beef and chicken
Historically speaking, the Southern meat-and-two has called for beef, pork, or chicken. Today kitchens are showing interest in other animals. I spoke with four chefs who know their way around the hottest cuts.
For the last fifteen years, top chefs around Atlanta have been donating their time and money (in the form of ingredients) to help feed the hungry. See, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) has a partnership with the Cook’s Warehouse, and every month—sometimes multiple times a month—a chef is invited to lead a cooking demonstration, workshop, and/or tasting at one of the four Cook’s Warehouse locations around the city. Everyone is invited, and all proceeds benefit the ACFB.
James Beard semi-finalist and Cakes & Ale owner chef Billy Allin has a new restaurant in the works. An all-day café with European sensibilities, Bread & Butterfly Café will open in Inman’s Park’s new development, Inman Quarter, in about a year.