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Chicomecoatl

Chef to Watch: Maricela Vega, a.k.a. Chicomecóatl, 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.

The trick to finding your favorite wine: Know your importer

Find an importer you trust, and then search for their other wines by looking not at the front label—but near the barcode on the back. Empire State South and Five & Ten wine director guides you through his favorites: Kermit Lynch, Becky Wasserman & Co., Rosenthal, Louis/Dressner Selections, and Uva Imports.
Edible Bugs

Will Atlanta restaurants soon serve insects? This scientist hopes so.

Eighty percent of the world’s countries already consume insects. They have nutritional benefit—toasted grasshoppers are rich in protein, fatty acids, and iron—and environmental benefits—it takes 2,000 times the amount of water to produce a pound of beef than it does for a pound of crickets.
Draper James Reese Witherspon Atlanta

Reese Witherspoon opens Draper James in Atlanta—and explains how the city inspired the brand

Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon makes no secret about her roots: She’s from the South. And last night the actress/producer made an appearance in Atlanta, where she was celebrating the opening of her fourth store for her Southern-inspired clothing and lifestyle brand, Draper James.
Red Clay Soiree

Community Farmers Markets’ inaugural Red Clay Soirée has an impressive food lineup

Community Farmers Markets—a nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets—is hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée 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.

What’s next for Hugh Acheson?

We talk to the James Beard award-winning chef about his new restaurant at the Battery, Achie's, his sketchbook doodles, and whether or not he'll return to television.

Why chef Nick Melvin left Venkman’s

In October 2015, just a month after Venkman's opened its doors to the public, chef Nick Melvin wasn't in the restaurant's kitchen. He was two hours away in a North Georgia rehab facility.
Anne Quatrano

Anne Quatrano: The queen of Atlanta fine dining

At 58, she's at an age when many of us would start slowing down. Instead, Quatrano owns and runs Star Provisions and its sandwich shop; Floataway Cafe; and W.H. Stiles Fish Camp. “There is a lot of overthinking of food now, and I’m not interested in that.”
Best metro Atlanta restaurants with free parking

The best metro Atlanta restaurants with free parking

Parking in Atlanta can be a nightmare, especially when all you want is a bite to eat. So we've rounded up where you can park for free. No, not complementary valet and no, not in the occasional open space found on a side street after rounding the block three times. These are free lots next to the restaurant itself.
Atlanta immigrants restaurant workers

We wanted to tell you the story of Atlanta’s unsung kitchen workers, but we can’t.

Hugely important to the restaurant industry, immigrants are scared right now.

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