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Doughnut Dollies

Doughnut Dollies set to open its second location in West Midtown in January

Anna and Chris Gatti's doughnut shop made a splash in Marietta after opening its doors in 2015. The new shop, opening at 1963 Howell Mill Road, will be 625-square-feet and feature a walk-up window for people who have placed call-in orders.

Southern Baked Pie Company’s Amanda Wilbanks explains why “pie is timeless.”

It’s hard for Amanda Wilbanks to remember a time when baking didn’t symbolize love and family. The 31-year-old Gainesville-based Southern Baked Pie Company founder and newly minted cookbook author’s earliest memories are filled with time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.
Five Daughters Bakery

The story behind Five Daughters Bakery is as sweet as its doughnuts

In just a few years, Five Daughters Bakery's increasing popularity has led to several locations across the South, with the most recent debuting at Atlanta's Ponce City Market.

6 over-the-top sweets at Atlanta’s Asian tea houses and coffee bars

It seems every week, some prolific local Instagrammer has unearthed yet another jaw-dropping food creation that defies expectation (and sometimes even seems to defy gravity). Here are six you shouldn't miss.

Ashley Sue’s Baked Goods serves up “nostalgic junk food”

Amid the Latin candies that clutter the checkout counter at Old Fourth Ward’s LottaFrutta lie a few pristine wrapped handmade pastries: perfectly formed Pop-Tarts and mini chocolate chip cookie "chipwiches." The treats are the handiwork of Ashley Sue Holtzclaw.

Jennifer Hill Booker’s apple galette

Overcooked turkeys and prickly relatives can put a holiday dinner on edge, but nothing comforts a crowd like a warm pie. If you don’t have time to deal with a lattice top or crimped edges, Booker has a solution in this elegant, free-form tart adapted from one in her book, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, which came out in September.

Sammy Cheezecake’s Samuel Smith Jr. is the best Atlanta baker you’ve never heard of

With the towering six-foot-five frame of a basketball starter, Samuel Smith Jr. is an unlikely craftsman of delicate baked goods. Yet his fluffy cakes and toothsome cheesecakes have attracted clients like Georgia Power, Home Depot, Morehouse College, and Cox Communications.

7 cool spots for spiked summertime drinks

The essential libations of childhood are summertime mainstays for a reason, but local bars and restaurants have stepped up the game with drunken spins on retro favorites like milkshakes and slushies. The thinking is simple—if a refreshing, icy confection is delicious as it is, a shot or two of something stronger can only make it better.

Kathryn King’s coconut custard with blood orange sauce

s a child, King’s military family was always on the move. But wherever they lived—Virginia, Missouri, Hawaii—her grandmother, Mildred King, came for extended visits, bringing the flavors of Georgia with her. “Ganky” (as King called her) was revered for her layer cakes and pecan tassies. But the dessert that King most remembers is a simple, delicate coconut custard.

Sugar Coma tours are no cake walk to produce

Some of the best bakers in Atlanta don’t work in bakeries or own storefronts. Instead, they toil in their home kitchens, turning out cupcakes, cookies, cannoli, and other treats and relying on word of mouth to sell them.

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