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60 Voices: Eddie Hernandez and Maricela Vega on the state of restaurants

Maricela Vega of Chicomec贸atl and Taqueria del Sol founder Eddie Hernandez discuss how Covid-19 impacted Atlanta's restaurant scene and where we will go from here.
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Maricela Vega is leaving 8Arm, but she has big plans for the future

Chef Maricela Vega will leave 8Arm in mid-April, but she's not leaving the food world behind. She'll focus on selling tamales, tortillas, hot sauces, and other goods through Chicomec贸atl and revitalizing her farm in Mexico.
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8Arm’s Maricela Vega is hosting a dinner to help restore the culture of the tortilla

8Arm chef Maricela Vega will be preparing a dinner on September 16 that weds the techniques and ingredients of ancient and modern Mexico. Her goal is to raise funds for a masa-making machine and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar shop that sells fresh, heirloom masa and tortillas.

Review: 8Arm is wildly different and as good as ever under new chef Maricela Vega

The Ponce de Leon Avenue den of cool never stopped being revolutionary. 8Arm's new chef, Maricela Vega, has made it even more deliciously subversive.

How pop-up restaurants are making Atlanta鈥檚 food scene so much better

As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta鈥檚 restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter鈥攚aged by chefs hosting pop-up 鈥渞estaurants鈥 and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces鈥攊sn鈥檛 as easy to observe as the former. But it鈥檚 similarly impressive. In many ways, it鈥檚 more impressive.

Chef to Watch: Maricela Vega, a.k.a. Chicomec贸atl, crafts beautiful, plant-based Mexican dishes

Maricela Vega's complex "modern Mexican" dishes are often entirely plant-based and always Instagram-worthy. She currently hosts pop-ups at the Spindle and LottaFrutta, and hopes to eventually open a bodega where she can give back to her community.
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Community Farmers Markets’ inaugural Red Clay Soir茅e has an impressive food lineup

Community Farmers Markets鈥攁 nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets鈥攊s hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soir茅e fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. The event will feature chefs from Kimball House, 8 Arm, the General Muir, Rising Sun, El Super Pan, and other favorite Atlanta restaurants.

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