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As Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani's dynasty grows, so does Irani’s eagerness to explore local Indian restaurants. He frequents the small, mom-and-pop places around Decatur, near Patel Plaza. Here are four of Irani’s top spots for that Indian family vibe—and some superb vegetarian grub.
While we're celebrating everything that is the best about Atlanta in 2018, we couldn’t help but give a shout-out to Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye. The new series released not one but two seasons filmed in the metro area this year. Before they take on Kansas City, we asked the Fab Five for one more round of local style advice.
Hang out with zombies at Walker Stalker Con, dine with some of the city's best chefs at Sunday Supper South, and see a ghost at the Fox Theatre.
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.
Chai Pani owner Meherwan Irani and Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi, created the Brown in the South supper series as a way to spotlight Indian chefs living and working in the South. And the first dinner at Chai Pani in January was a sold-out success.
Hugely important to the restaurant industry, immigrants are scared right now.
The early word on 4 new Atlanta restaurants—Linton's, Botiwalla, Morningside Kitchen, and Brush Sushi Izakaya.
Meherwan Irani, founder of Chai Pani in Decatur and Asheville, is opening a food stall in Ponce City Market called Boti, the name for a marinated, grilled, and skewered chunk of meat. “With Chai Pani, we introduced Indian street food to America, but there are subcultures of it,” he explains. “At Chai Pani, it was about chaat—bright, crispy, multi-textured snacks like samosas or pakoras. Boti is about the street grill at night when the fires start blazing. It’s a style of kebab—lamb, beef, chicken, fish. It’s meat on a stick.”
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