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The food is both timeless and current—just like Floataway itself.

For the Love of Ponce

Perhaps more than any stretch of pavement in the city, the expanse of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Mary Mac’s Tea Room and the Majestic Diner possesses the historic charm, the culinary creativity, and the total weirdness that makes Atlanta, well, Atlanta. Our ode to Ponce.
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The Christiane Chronicles: Restaurant restroom nightmares; Perfect post-meal digestifs

In an ideal world, all public restrooms would have automatic faucets, fresh linens, mouthwash, and those fancy, high-tech toilets from Japan. But that’s not the world we live in. And at the end of a heavy meal, nothing clears the palate and jump-starts digestion quite like a digestif: brandy, Armagnac, eau de vie, grappa.

Snapshot: Meet the breadmaster of Star Provisions

Dorothy Copenhaver walks into the underground kitchen at Star Provisions every morning at 4 a.m. to prepare bread for Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison’s numerous restaurants.

Technique: Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield on the art of the salad

“Everyone thinks salad-making is so friggin’ easy,” says Steven Satterfield. “But there’s a lot more nuance to it than people realize.” How you choose, wash, dry, store, dress, and toss those leaves can mean the difference between a salad that dazzles and one that disappoints.

Anne Quatrano’s Dub’s Fish Camp to be casual, “more like Star Provisions”

James Beard Award winner Anne Quatrano will open her fifth restaurant, Dub’s Fish Shack, at Ponce City Market in the spring of 2015. Named after her great-great-great-great grandfather W.H. Stiles, Dub is a nickname...

In Season: 7 eggplant dishes to try now

Picking the purple vegetable marks the imminence of fall. Chefs start trading in red tomatoes for their meatier oblong-shaped cousins, and diners start toting light jackets to the table. While Atlanta is far from...

Comeback Carb: Pasta finally wins over Atlanta chefs

It’s been a long road to glory for pasta in Atlanta. Without the large Italian population that blessed other American cities, we never had a community to teach us how to revere fragrant bowls of noodles.

A fundraiser picnic by Anne Quatrano

Anne Quatrano, the chef and restaurateur behind Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, Star Provisions, and Abattoir, will be creating traditional Southern picnic dishes for a Nickel Bottom Community Garden fundraiser on May 19. The event, called BUDS, will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. behind Floataway Café and include bocce, cornhole, live music, a raffle, a wildlife release, and of course, food prepared by Quatrano and Floataway executive chef Todd Immel.

Todd Immel named executive chef of Floataway Cafe

Todd Immel, who has run the meat department at Star Provisions since 2008, has been named executive chef of Floataway Cafe. Under Immel's control the meat department flourished, putting out fresh sausages, terrines, and cured meats that rival the best in any butcher shop or restaurant in Atlanta. Speaking over the phone, Immel said that helming Floataway Cafe, which is part of the Anne Quattrano owned restaurant group that owns Star Provisions, had been in his sights for some time.

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